The Telluride Blues and Brews festival takes place this weekend and it is an experience like no other. The festival brings together great music and over 50 microbreweries in the beautiful lands of Telluride, Colorado.
Telluride is a former mining town and is now a gorgeous little town that has incredible views of the Rocky Mountains. The historic town is known for its ski resorts, but in the summer, it draws in a number of festivals.
The festival kicks off on September 18th and the 3-day festival is a celebration of blues, funk, indie, rock and soul performances. They say it is the most scenic and intimate event, right in the heart of Colorado.
Guests can catch performances like ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, Anders Osborne, Sharon Jones, The Dap-Kings and many more. The festival also will have 56 microbreweries with over 170 different types of beers. Plus there will be a variety of food vendors, craft vendors and even activities for children.
Sierra Nevada will be the official beer sponsor, but will be joined by a number of other brewing companies from across the country. Guests can enjoy brews from Fate Brewing Company, Flagstaff Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Telluride Brewing Company and Zion Canyon Brew Pub.
The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival really pushes for recycling and not trashing the festival grounds, which is an awesome message to send. They hope to keep the scene clean and green. The festival is also offering free filtered water to all festivalgoers.
Not far from the festival grounds is Telluride’s Main Street. The beautiful street, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, is full of a variety of little shops, delicious restaurants and fun bars. Campsites are available or there are also lodges nearby.