Gregg Allman by George Weiss
Gregg Allman will return to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival this year as Gov't Mule's Special Guest, Saturday, September 18, 2004. Regarding the addition of Allman to the line-up, Steve Gumble, Festival Director, says, "Gregg Allman has been one of my musical heroes for many years. He is truly a part of rock and roll's living history and Telluride is once again part of that history. To have him grace our stage with Gov't Mule is more than just an honor, it is a privilege."

This year's diverse array of world class musicians also includes B.B. King headlining Sunday, Jonny Lang headlining Friday as well as the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Stockholm Syndrome featuring Dave Schools and Jerry Joseph, Edgar Winter, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop, Lonnie Brooks, Indigenous, Anders Osborne and Friends, Papa Grows Funk, Bonerama, Richard Johnston with Papa Mali, Gospel Hummingbirds, Hazel Miller, Mofro, Tommy Elskes and Friends.

To order tickets, check availability, and/or make camping reservations, call 866- 515-6166 (toll free) or log on to Three day passes are $125.00, Friday passes are $44.00 and Saturday and Sunday passes are $49.00 each. Juke Joint passes are $17.00 each per night. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music at 201 East Colorado Avenue.

Tickets for the closing show on Sunday, "A New Orleans Shakedown" with Papa Grows Funk, Bonerama and Anders Osborne are almost sold out. Tickets are $25.00 and available on the website or by calling the toll-free number. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music at 201 E. Colorado Avenue.

Every September, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival plays host to more than 20 national touring bands, 50 microbreweries, and a sold-out crowd of 8,000 adventure- seekers who come from around the country. The three-day family-friendly celebration takes place within the unparalleled culture and wilderness of the Rocky Mountain landscape. At an elevation of 8750 feet, this mountain hamlet is home to the famous Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with a humble wooden stage, towering mountain peaks for a backdrop, and a pristine mountain valley for a dance floor.

While the main stage in Telluride Town Park is the heart of the festival, the atmosphere is spread throughout the town with late night shows in local Juke Joints, an after hours Jam, the Telluride Acoustic Blues Camp and Competition, sponsored by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Back Porch Blues and Blues for Breakfast. In addition to the live music, attendees can take advantage of The Rainbow Kids Area, and The Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 18 which features more than 100 different flavors of beer by micro- breweries from the Western U.S. Also, on site for the first time this year will be a traveling exhibit by Gibson Guitars.

Official Lodging Sponsor: The Hotel Telluride: - 1-866-468-3501 Official Travel Sponsor: Telluride Central Reservations: - 1-800-699-9545

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[Published on: 8/5/04]

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