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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2024, Colorado

13 September - 15 September

The music and beer festival is held in Telluride Colorado in September

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The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is held in September in the glorious town of Telluride nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Over the years it has drawn some of the greatest rock and blues musicians as well as the finest draft beer and cider producers from around the United States.

History of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The original Blues music festival was held in 1994. BB King, Lou Reed, ZZ Top, James Brown, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson and Joe Cocker have performed at the leading US music festival in the past. 2024 will see the 30th anniversary of the festival.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2024 Line Up

The full line up for the festival will be announced in March. It will appear here. Music genres will include blues, indie, funk, gospel, rock and soul. There will also be late night club shows, activities for the kids and morning yoga.

Telluride Blues & Beer Festival

Craft Beer and Cider

The festival is not just about the amazing music on offer. The festival gives you the opportunity to chat with the brewers, as well as join in tastings. Also a number of breweries will be offering limitless pours. Craft beer and cider producers at the festival will be announced here, where you can also purchase tickets.


However, arguably the star of the show is the town of Telluride itself, with its amazing backdrop of Rocky Mountains and its monstrous peaks. The town has 300 days of sunshine to boot. When BB King played here in 2004 he was left speechless by its beauty, although fortunately not songless. In 1964 the town was declared a historic landmark and has a historical museum and well-preserved nineteenth century high street. The nearby Mesa Verde National Park includes the ruins of the Puebloan Native American civilisation. You can explore the area easily by bike or hiking.

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Telluride Colorado Pixabay

When Is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024?

This year will see the 30th anniversary of the Colorado music festival. It will be held from 13 to 15 September 2024.

Tickets for the Festival

You can purchase tickets here from 13 March. Three-day festival pass tickets run from $300 to $4,000 for VIPs.

This is not the only music festival in Telluride. There is also the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Colorado also has a great range of festivals, including the Frozen Dead Guys and especially for beer lovers, the Great American Beer Festival.

Flights to Colorado

You can fly to Denver with British Airways from London Heathrow, and then travel overland to Telluride, a six-hour drive or one-hour flight away..

Things to Do in Colorado

For more information on what to do in Colorado, visit the official Colorado Tourism website:

All photos courtesy of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, unless stated.


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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