The day-by-day line-up for the 23rd Annual TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL featuring an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances can now be revealed

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DAY-BY-DAY LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
SINGLE-DAY TICKETS
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
FOR
23RD ANNUAL TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016 IN TELLURIDE, CO
PRE-FEST ACTIVITES KICK OFF
WITH THURDSAY NIGHT SHOWS
The day-by-day line-up for the 23rd Annual TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL featuring an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances can now be revealed.  Joe Walsh and Jason Isbell lead the Friday bill, Gary Clark, Jr. and Anders Osborne top Saturday’s performances, with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito and Vintage Trouble closing out the festival on Sunday (the full schedule is below).  Festival goers can kick off the weekend’s festivities with a few pre-fest shows in Mountain Village and downtown Telluride.
Set for September 16-18 in the 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.  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.
The day-by-day breakdown is as follows:
Thursday, September 15:
Sunset Blues Concert (free)
Mountain Village Sunset Plaza
5:00-7:00 PM
Con Brio, Israel Nash
Bal De Maison ($) (Opening Celebration)
Sheridan Opera House
9:00-11:00 PM
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
Friday, September 16 (Gates Open at 11:30 AM)
Main Schedule
12:00-1:00 PM
Con Brio
1:30-2:20 PM
Israel Nash
2:50-3:50 PM
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
4:20-5:20 PM
Shakey Graves
4:00-6:00 PM
VIP/Brewers Reception
5:50-6:50 PM
Jason Isbell
7:30-9:00 PM
Joe Walsh
Blues Stage
1:00-2:00 PM
2015 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner – TBA
2:30-3:30 PM
Mitch Woods
4:00-5:00 PM
Colin Lake
5:30-6:30 PM
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
Campground Sessions
4:00-4:45 PM
Reverend Deadeye
Juke Joint Clubs
10:00 PM
Sheridan Opera House: Con Brio
10:00 PM
The Moon at O’Bannon’s: Israel Nash w/opener Reverend Deadeye
10:00 PM
Blues Stage: Shakey Graves w/opener Colin Lake
10:00 PM
Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA
10:00 PM
Telluride Elks Lodge: Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
11:30 PM-1:30 AM
Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Mitch Woods Club 88 Open Jam
Saturday, September 17 (Gates Open at 11:00 AM)
Blues For Breakfast
The Elks Lodge
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Telluride Blues Challenge
Main Schedule
12:00-3:00 PM
Grand Tasting
12:00-1:00 PM
International Blues Challenge Winner – The Delgado Brothers
1:30-2:30 PM
TBA
3:00-4:00 PM
The California Honeydrops
4:30-5:30 PM
North Mississippi Allstars
5:30-5:50 PM
2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner
6:00-7:15 PM
Anders Osborne
7:45-9:15 PM
Gary Clark Jr.
Blues Stage
3:30-4:30 PM
Reverend Deadeye
5:00-6:00 PM
Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA
6:30-7:30 PM
Moreland & Arbuckle
Campground Sessions
4:00-4:45 PM
Moreland & Arbuckle
Juke Joint Clubs
10:00 PM
Sheridan Opera House: The California Honeydrops w/opener Rusty Wright Band
10:00 PM
The Moon at O’Bannon’s: TBA w/opener Moreland & Arbuckle
10:00 PM
Blues Stage: North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O. w/opener Reverend Deadeye
10:00 PM
Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA
10:00 PM
Telluride Elks Lodge: International Blues Challenge Winner – The Delgado Brothers
11:30 PM-1:30 AM
Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery: Mitch Woods Club 88 Open Jam
Sunday, September 18 (Gates Open at 10:30 AM)
Blues For Breakfast
The Elks Lodge
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
A.J. Fullerton and Telluride Blues Challenge Runner Up
Main Schedule
11:00-11:50 AM
Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship
12:10-1:00 PM
Little Freddie King
1:20-2:10 PM
Samantha Fish
2:30-3:20 PM
Jamestown Revival
3:40-4:30 PM
Shovels & Rope
5:00-6:00 PM
Vintage Trouble
6:30-8:00 PM
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito
Blues Stage
1:00-2:00 PM
TBA
2:30-3:30 PM
Rusty Wright Band
4:00-5:00 PM
Comedy – Troy Walker, Sam Tallent, TBA, TBA
5:30-6:30 PM
Jonathon Boogie Long
Campground Sessions
4:00-4:45 PM
TBA
Fais do do ($) (Closing Celebration)
Sheridan Opera House
9:00 PM
Anders Osborne
Beyond the music, the TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL elevates the blues and beer vanguard to a new level once again. The festivaluncorks an equally impressive and diverse slate of 56 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.
 
Single-day tickets start at $70, plus service fees.  These tickets go on sale Wednesday. June 15 at 11:00 AM (MT) at the festival’s website.
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