TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
Nothing says party like Mitch Woods when he’s playing the 88s. His raucous, late night come-one, come-all, blues cruise boogie-woogie confabs have sealed his reputation as one of the best jump blues piano players working today. Fans dubbed those at-sea, sweaty sessions Mitch Woods’ Club 88. His infectious energy and incredible showmanship make sitting still an impossible proposition. Going to a Mitch Woods set means you are dancing. End of story. Mr. Woods delivers a sound that hearkens back to the great jump blues bands of the 1940s and 50s. He calls his style “rock-a-boogie.” We call it straight-up fun.
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 four days devoted to music, local-brewed domestic beverages and unforgettable memories. Artists will grace a brand new state-of-the-art stage for 2016. It’s surrounded by mountains, creating a divine atmosphere nestled in the heart of Colorado where the music can resound at its most powerful. The full confirmed lineup is included below.
“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 so 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.
Mitch Woods’ late night piano bar and blues lounge returns once again to the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Mitch will be up late boogeyin’ at the piano bar-dubbed-Mitch Woods’ Club 88 and jamming with his musical friends into the wee wee hours.
Not for the feint hearted….but you can expect great music, more fun than you can ever have with your clothes on, and very special guests to be jamming with Mitch.
You can expect some very special events as Mitch celebrates the release of his new CD-Friends Along The Way featuring Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, Kenny Neal, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Louis Walker, Maria Muldaur, John Hammond, Cyril Neville and more. Mitch will be presenting some informal duets with his very special guests onboard the ship!
So come and join us on the high Cs as we pillage and plunder our way through the Caribbean on the world’s best cruise-The Blues Cruise…..check out their website if you haven’t yet www.bluescruise.com