Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces 2018 Artist Lineup

By Scott Bernstein Mar 21, 2018 10:43 am PDT

The 25th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will return to Telluride, Colorado’s scenic Town Park September 14 – 16. Organizers of the long-running event have just unveiled the 2018 artist lineup.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite and Gov’t Mule have been tapped to headline this September’s festival. Booker T’s Stax Revue, JJ Grey & Mofro, Anders Osborne, Samantha Fish, Monophonics, The Marcus King Band, The California Honeydrops and Anders Osborne are among the other acts on the lineup. Check out the full lineup below.

Telluride Blues & Brews also hosts 56 craft breweries boasting 170 styles of craft beer and cider at the festival’s Grand Tasting. In addition, the festival offers local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities and “Jake Joints” late night club shows. Special events that will take place throughout the festival weekend include the “Blisters & Brews” 5k fundraiser race, free yoga sessions, the Telluride Blues Challenge, Blues For Breakfast, Campground Sessions and the Sunset Blues Concert.

“This year is extra special because it is my 25th year producing Blues & Brews. It is hard to imagine that this all started when I was just 28 years old. 25 years and stronger than ever” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director in a press release. “This is one of the more exciting lineups for Blues & Brews. Two words: Robert Plant. To have a legend like Plant on our stage is well… Just pinch me! Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper could not be a better fit for us and Gov’t Mule has been a part of the festival since the very early years. I am especially looking forward to the many traditional blues artists from the Music Maker Relief Foundation roster. All of these artists combine to form a really well-rounded, powerful and inspiring music festival. 56 craft breweries is just icing on the cake!”

Three-Day, late night shows (Juke Joint) and Camping Passes are on sale now with single-day tickets going up for grabs on June 13. All tickets can be obtained via

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2018 Lineup

  • Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • Gov’t Mule
  • Booker T’s Stax Revue
  • JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Anders Osborne
  • Samantha Fish
  • Monophonics
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Valerie June
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Son Little
  • Pee Wee Hayes
  • Marco Benevento
  • RL Boyce and The Hill Country Allstars
  • Don Bryant featuring the Bo-Keys
  • The Glorifying Vines Sisters
  • The Keeshea Pratt Band
  • Dragondeer
  • Albert Castiglia
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
  • Johnny Sansone
  • Mitch Woods
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Husky Burnette
  • The Bones of J.R. Jones
  • Russ Chapman – 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner
  • Scramble Campbell
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