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TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL: Day-By-Day Line-Up Announced; Single-Day Tickets Available Wednesday, June 15‏

The day-by-day line-up for the 23rd Annual TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL featuring an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances can now be revealed.  Joe Walsh and Jason Isbell lead the Friday bill, Gary Clark, Jr. and Anders Osborne top Saturday’s performances, with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito and Vintage Trouble closing out the festival on Sunday (the full schedule is below).  Festival goers can kick off the weekend’s festivities with a few pre-fest shows in Mountain Village and downtown Telluride.

Set for September 16-18 in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, CO–in the heart of the Rocky Mountains–the festival site offers one of America’s most breathtaking venues with three days devoted to music, craft beer and unforgettable memories.  The town is surrounded by mountains, creating a divine atmosphere nestled in the heart of Colorado where the music can resound at its most powerful.

The day-by-day breakdown is as follows:

Thursday, September 15:

Sunset Blues Concert (free)

Mountain Village Sunset Plaza

5:00-7:00 PM

Con Brio, Israel Nash

Bal De Maison ($) (Opening Celebration)

Sheridan Opera House

9:00-11:00 PM

Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear

Friday, September 16 (Gates Open at 11:30 AM)

Main Schedule

12:00-1:00 PM

Con Brio

1:30-2:20 PM

Israel Nash

2:50-3:50 PM

Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear

4:20-5:20 PM

Shakey Graves

4:00-6:00 PM

VIP/Brewers Reception

5:50-6:50 PM

Jason Isbell

7:30-9:00 PM

Joe Walsh

Blues Stage

1:00-2:00 PM

2015 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner – TBA

2:30-3:30 PM

Mitch Woods

4:00-5:00 PM

Colin Lake

5:30-6:30 PM

Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers

Campground Sessions

4:00-4:45 PM

Reverend Deadeye

Juke Joint Clubs

10:00 PM

Sheridan Opera House: Con Brio

10:00 PM

The Moon at O’Bannon’s: Israel Nash w/opener Reverend Deadeye

10:00 PM

Blues Stage: Shakey Graves w/opener Colin Lake

10:00 PM

Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA

10:00 PM

Telluride Elks Lodge: Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers

11:30 PM-1:30 AM

Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Mitch Woods Club 88 Open Jam

Saturday, September 17 (Gates Open at 11:00 AM)

Blues For Breakfast

The Elks Lodge

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Telluride Blues Challenge

Main Schedule

12:00-3:00 PM

Grand Tasting

12:00-1:00 PM

International Blues Challenge Winner – The Delgado Brothers

1:30-2:30 PM

TBA

3:00-4:00 PM

The California Honeydrops

4:30-5:30 PM

North Mississippi Allstars

5:30-5:50 PM

2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner

6:00-7:15 PM

Anders Osborne

7:45-9:15 PM

Gary Clark Jr.

Blues Stage

3:30-4:30 PM

Reverend Deadeye

5:00-6:00 PM

Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA

6:30-7:30 PM

Moreland & Arbuckle

Campground Sessions

4:00-4:45 PM

Moreland & Arbuckle

Juke Joint Clubs

10:00 PM

Sheridan Opera House: The California Honeydrops w/opener Rusty Wright Band

10:00 PM

The Moon at O’Bannon’s: TBA w/opener Moreland & Arbuckle

10:00 PM

Blues Stage: North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O. w/opener Reverend Deadeye

10:00 PM

Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA

10:00 PM

Telluride Elks Lodge: International Blues Challenge Winner – The Delgado Brothers

11:30 PM-1:30 AM

Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Mitch Woods Club 88 Open Jam

Sunday, September 18 (Gates Open at 10:30 AM)

Blues For Breakfast

The Elks Lodge

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

A.J. Fullerton and Telluride Blues Challenge Runner Up

Main Schedule

11:00-11:50 AM

Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship

12:10-1:00 PM

Little Freddie King

1:20-2:10 PM

Samantha Fish

2:30-3:20 PM

Jamestown Revival

3:40-4:30 PM

Shovels & Rope

5:00-6:00 PM

Vintage Trouble

6:30-8:00 PM

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito

Blues Stage

1:00-2:00 PM

TBA

2:30-3:30 PM

Rusty Wright Band

4:00-5:00 PM

Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA

5:30-6:30 PM

Jonathon Boogie Long

Campground Sessions

4:00-4:45 PM

TBA

Fais do do ($) (Closing Celebration)

Sheridan Opera House

9:00 PM

Anders Osborne

Beyond the music, the TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL elevates the blues and beer vanguard to a new level once again. The festivaluncorks an equally impressive and diverse slate of 56 microbreweries boasting 170 styles of craft beer and cider. This year’s official beer sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will also be on hand with a bevy of favorites for tasting, trying, and enjoying.  It all goes down (smoothly) on Saturday September 17 during the Blues & Brews Grand Tasting, celebrated as one of the premier beer tasting events in the southwest. The Grand Tasting features selections from a total of 56 breweries, while the VIP Grand Tasting includes 20 exclusive breweries of its own.

Single-day tickets start at $70, plus service fees.  These tickets go on sale Wednesday. June 15 at 11:00 AM (MT) at the festival’s website.

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