SEPTEMBER IN TELLURIDE MEANS ONLY ONE THING...
COOL BLUES & MICROBREWS!
The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Is Back for the 13th Year with John Mayer, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Tab Benoit & More!
Single Day Tickets Go On Sale Thursday, June 1!
Telluride, CO: It's time for the best of fests! The 13th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is returning to Telluride Town Park September 15-17, 2006. As in past years, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is bringing the paramount blues, rock, funk and gospel artists to Telluride and this year's line-up is smokin'! The three-day festival will feature performances by John Mayer, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Tab Benoit, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Hothouse Flowers, to name a few. And that's not all; six additional world-renowned artists will be announced soon!
Friday, September 15 opens in true delta blues style with Lightnin' Malcolm with The Knockdown South Band. Lightnin' Malcolm learned his trade in the juke joints in the Mississippi Delta, making friends and performing with Cedell Davis, Otha Turner and T Model Ford, as well as legendary blues masters, Junior Kimbrough and R. L. Burnside. Malcolm has now joined forces with The Knockdown South Band, featuring Jimbo Mathis from the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Darin Dortin from Beale Street Caravan. This potent combination of talent will leave any true blues fan in awe. James Blood Ulmer, one of the most respected and revered modern blues guitarists, promises to bring the house down with his raw and funky style. Mid-day at Blues & Brews heats up with Ireland's Hothouse Flowers. Weaving rock & roll with the rootsy sounds of Irish folk and American gospel, the Hothouse Flowers will be a unique compliment to the backwater blues artists they are sharing the stage with.
Saturday, September 16 features headliner Bruce Hornsby. Hornsby, a three-time Grammy winner who's sold more than 10 million records since his multi-platinum debut in 1986, joins Blues & Brews for the first time. He is known for his creative and spontaneous live shows, drawing from a wide array of influences including jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass and rock. Another genre-bending band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is a huge crowd-pleaser. The band's trademark style is a kinetic hybrid of traditional brass band marches, funk, R&B, bop, gospel and rock that never fails to get the audience going.
Sunday, September 17 will be a special day with sets by John Mayer and the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars. The Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars features Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Carl Dufrene and Darrell White, all Louisiana music royalty. Grammy Award winner and Billboard Chart topper, John Mayer is known for his radio hits "Your Body is a Wonderland," "Daughters" and "No Such Thing." Mayer will close out the 13th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and with the melding of his blues roots with mainstream sensibilities, this will be a festival ending no one can miss!
13th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Line-up As of May 10, 2006
Friday, September 15: Lightnin' Malcolm with The Knockdown South Band, James Blood Ulmer and Hothouse Flowers
Juke Joints: Lightnin' Malcolm with The Knockdown South Band, James Blood Ulmer and Hothouse Flowers
Saturday, September 16: Joey Gilmore, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Tab Benoit, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Juke Joints: Joey Gilmore, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Late Night Jam: Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove
Sunday, September 17: The Lee Boys, Eric Bibb, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Howard Tate and John Mayer
Fais Do Do (Sheridan Opera House): Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars
Single day tickets for the 13th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival go on sale Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. MST. Friday and Sunday passes can be purchased for $50 each night; Saturday passes for $55 and three-day passes (currently available) for $140. Ticket prices do not include a $2.50 per day Town of Telluride fee. Camping passes are still available for $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tellurideblues.com, by calling 866-515-6166 or locally at Telluride Music Company (201 East Colorado Avenue, 970-728-9592).
Don't forget the Brews! The Grand Tasting of more than 100 microbrewery beers will be held on Saturday from Noon - 3:00 p.m. Grab your souvenir glass and partake of beers from 50 microbreweries including Great Divide Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Socorro Springs Brewing Company, Grand Teton Brewing Company and Flying Dog Brewery.
The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is held at the famous Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue, nestled in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 8,750 feet. In addition to the amazing scenery and music, this family-friendly festival offers so much more. From late night shows at the local Juke Joints; after hours jams; the Telluride Acoustic Blues Camp and Competition, sponsored by Acoustic Guitar magazine; The Rainbow Kids area; Acoustic Artist Series; Blues for Breakfast and the Grand Tasting, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival has something for everyone.