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.