Even in a town famous for its festivals, Telluride’s Blues & Brews is one hell of a party. The 17th annual, beery, bluesy weekend takes place September 17-19th in Town Park, but if you’re short of cash or time, single-day tickets from $55 to $65 are now available.
Headliners include George Thorogood & the Destroyers, B.B. King, and a TBA performer whose identity will be released Augusts 16th. The lineup also includes perrenial favorites like JJ Grey & Mofro, as well as Jimmie Vaughan, Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and the Dana Fuchs Band. Late night “juke joint” performances at bars and other venues around town are also a festival highlight; be sure to get these tickets asap, because they’re a guaranteed sell-out.
A Grand Tasting featuring 53 (mostly Southwestern) microbreweries and nearly 150 beers includes big guns like Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing Co., and Red Hook, to Colorado standouts such as Avery Brewing Co., Ska Brewing Co., and Odell Brewing Co..
If spending a crisp, early fall weekend outdoors in one of the most spectacular mountain towns in the Rockies sounds like your idea of a good time, dust off your biker boots, and bring a warm, waterproof jacket, just in case. Town Park also has a beautiful campground with full amenities, right on the San Miguel River. It’s first-come, first-served, so get there early, or you might end up sleeping in your car for three days like a certain blogger once did. Thank god for construction site Andy Gump’s.