Willie Nelson, Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd to headline Telluride fest
The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announced an unprecedented lineup of talent Wednesday, including headliners Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This annual event takes place in Telluride Sept. 16-18 with Festival performances including Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Fitz and the Tantrums, Anders Osborne, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Marcia Ball, Eric Bibb String Band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Lionel Young Band, The Sugar Thieves, and many more.”This year is one of the most eclectic and exciting lineups in the history of the festival,” said Steve Gumble, President and founder of the Festival. “This weekend boasts amazing musical talent and late night Juke Joint performances to bring the house down!” With more than 20 nationally touring acts, music on the main stage all day, blues with breakfast in the middle of town at the Elk’s lodge stage, and late-night jams in four Juke Joint venues; musical entertainment abounds in Telluride at the 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. On Sept. 17 Blues & Brews presents the Grand Tasting. One of the premier tasting events in the southwest featuring more than 150 beers from over 50 accredited national microbreweries, including Telluride Blues & Brews Festival’s official beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets, and camping passes are currently on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday go on sale July 1. Three-day Festival passes are available for $160 and provide entry to the Festival grounds for all three days, entry to Saturday’s Grand Tasting and a souvenir tasting glass. VIP and Early Bird 3-day passes are sold out.Juke Joint tickets are sold per night at $25 and provide the musical freedom to bounce from one venue to the next along Main Street, Telluride – sampling intimate late-night performances where you never know who will show up!Festival 4-day camping passes are on sale now for $40 per person. Camping is located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 15. Tickets can be purchased locally at Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Ave. For Festival information or to purchase tickets online visit http://www.tellurideblues.com or call 1-866-515-6166.