The 24th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will once again take over the world-famous mountain town of Telluride Sept. 15-17. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the festival boasts three days of music, comedy, craft beer, yoga, art and entertainment in the iconic Telluride Town Park set against a backdrop of stunning 13,000-ft mountain peaks. Tickets can be purchased online at TellurideBlues.com, by phone at 866-515-6166 and at Telluride Music, located at 333 West Colorado Avenue. The 2017 artist lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Not to be outdone by the music, the festival is also host to one of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting, which features 56 craft breweries showcasing more than 170 beers and ciders. The Grand Tasting takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. inside Telluride Town Park. Attendees are welcome to sample as many beer styles as desired while enjoying live music from the main stage. The list of attending breweries, alongside official beer sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, has been announced. To view the list, visit www.tellurideblues.com/breweries.
Early bird and VIP three-day festival passes are very limited and will sell out within minutes. Juke Joint (late night shows) passes, four-day camping passes, glamping, campground vehicle and RV passes, and camping gear packages are also available for purchase.
Details about all ticketing packages can be found at www.tellurideblues.com/tickets.
For those looking to stay close to the action, a variety of on-site festival camping is being offered, ranging from luxurious glamping in the Safari Village to the affordable standard camping choice. Glamping packages come with two VIP passes, luxury heated tents provided by Colorado Yurt equipped with queen or twin beds, premium amenities and an on-site concierge located inside the festival grounds. Standard camping features easy access to the festival, exclusive, daily "campground sessions" shows on the rustic campground stage, and fun eco-friendly challenges to win prizes. To view all camping and accommodation selections, visit www.tellurideblues.com/stay.
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