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, North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O., 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 three days devoted to music, craft beer and unforgettable memories. Artists will grace a brand new state-of-the-art stage for 2016. The town is surrounded by mountains, creating a divine atmosphere nestled in the heart of Colorado where the music can resound at its most powerful.
"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 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
North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O.
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