As September 16-18 inches just a bit closer, the 23rd Annual TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL reveals its 2016 artist lineup. Tickets are on-sale now here.
This year, the annual musical line-up again offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances from Joe Walsh, Gary Clark, Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Jason Isbell, Anders Osborne & North Mississippi Allstars present N.M.O’s, Shakey Graves, and many more.
Set in 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 four days devoted to music, local-brewed domestic beverages and unforgettable memories. Artists will grace a brand new state-of-the-art stage for 2016. It’s surrounded by mountains, creating a divine atmosphere nestled in the heart of Colorado where the music can resound at its most powerful. The full confirmed lineup is included below.
“Every year, we look to put together an eclectic line-up, one that stands out among the other festivals, says Steve Gumble, President SBG Productions. “There are so many festivals out there, and quite often their line-ups start to look very similar. I really enjoy combining iconic musicians like Joe Walsh with young and talented artists like Gary Clark Jr and creating a festival bill that appeals to both younger generations and older ones–it’s for the whole family. I’m so honored to be able to continue to bring incredible music to one of the most beautiful venues in the world.”
In addition, the festival uncorks an equally impressive and diverse slate of more than 55 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. See a comprehensive list below.
In its 23rd year, the TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL elevates the blues and beer vanguard to a new level once again.
The initial TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL 2016 ARTIST LINE-UP is as follows, with additional acts to be announced in the coming months.
Gary Clark Jr.
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
North Mississippi Allstars
Shovels & Rope
Anders Osborne & North Mississippi Allstars present N.M.O’s
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Little Freddie King
Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
The California Honeydrops
Tyree Morris and Hearts of Worship
Moreland & Arbuckle
Jonathon Boogie Long
The Rusty Wright Band
The Delgado Brothers
Comedians: Troy Walker and Sam Tallent
AC Golden Brewing Company; Aspen Brewing Company; Avalanche Brewing Company; Avery Brewing Company; Big B’s Hard Cider; Bonfire Brewing; Boulder Beer Company; Breckenridge Brewery; Bristol Brewing Company; Carbondale Beer Works; Crazy Mountain Brewing Company; Denver Beer Co.; Durango Brewing Company; Elevation Beer Company; Epic Brewing; Eske’s Brew Pub; FATE Brewing Company; Fiction Beer Company; Flagstaff Brewing Company; Four Peaks Brewing Company; Full Sail Brewing Co.; Grand Teton Brewing Company; Great Divide Brewing Company; Horse & Dragon Brewing Company; Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Left Hand Brewing Company; Lumberyard Brewing Co.; Marble Brewery; Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery; New Belgium Brewing; Ninkasi Brewing; Odell Brewing; Oskar Blues Brewery; Palisade Brewing Company; Prost Brewing Company; Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company; Roaring Fork Beer Company; Rockyard Brewing Company; Ska Brewing; Smugglers BrewPub; Steamworks Brewing Company; Stone Brewing; Strange Craft Beer Company; Suds Brothers Brewery; Summit Hard Cider & Perry Co; SweetWater Brewing Company; Telluride Brewing Company; Tenth and Blake Beer Co (Blue Moon); The Bull & Bush; Upslope Brewing; Vail Brewing Company; Vernal Brewing Company, LLC; Walnut Brewing Company; Zion Canyon Brewing Co.; Sierra Nevada.
VIP GRAND TASTING
Big B’s Hard Cider; Bonfire Brewing; Crazy Mountain Brewing Company; Denver Beer Company; Durango Brewing Company; FATE Brewing Company; Fiction Beer Company; Flagstaff Brewing Company; Four Peaks Brewing Company; Full Sail Brewing Co; Grand Teton Brewing Company; Great Divide Brewing Company; Left Hand Brewing Company; Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery; Prost Brewing Company; Roaring Fork Beer Company; Smugglers BrewPub; Upslope Brewing Company; Vail Brewing Company; Zion Canyon Brewing Co.
HOUSE OF BREWS
Big B’s Hard Cider; Bonfire Brewing; Durango Brewing Company; Ska Brewing; Telluride Brewing Company.
For festival information or to purchase tickets click here. To buy tickets by phone, please call (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally at both Telluride Music (333 West Colorado Ave) and Wizard Entertainment (126 East Colorado Avenue). Details about all ticketing packages can be found here.
About Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Renowned as one of the most scenic, hassle-free and comfortable music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located in the world-famous picturesque mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The multi-stage (campground stage, blues stage, main stage) celebration of music and microbrews offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances. Some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities (climbing wall, bounce houses and bungee trampolines, parades), cozy late night club shows (Juke Joints), and much more round out the 23rd annual weekend celebration. Annually set at the beginning of the beautiful fall foliage season, the event also boasts a number of unique local outdoor activities, including a free gondola between Mountain Village and Town of Telluride.