Telluride Blues and Brews B.B. King, ZZ Top, Galactic


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B.B. King, ZZ Top, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Allen Toussaint, and Galactic

Telluride Blues & Brews 2009 by Dino Perrucci
The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, which will be held September 17-20, 2010, has announced B.B. King and ZZ Top will be headlining this year's festival. Joining these legendary artists on the Blues & Brews stage will be Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Allen Toussaint, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lightnin' Malcolm & Cedric Burnside, Matt Schofield, Alberta Cross, Dana Fuchs, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Gospel Morning with The Otis Taylor Band featuring Chuck Campbell and the Sheryl Renee Choir (Otis Taylor & Chuck Campbell will also be performing at one of the Juke Joints), Phil Wiggins & Corey Harris, Grady Champion, Terrence Simian & the Zydeco Experience, The Sugar Thieves, Bill Magee Blues Band, Little Al Thomas and The Deep Down Fools. And that's not all! The final lineup for the 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, along with a very special Saturday headliner, will be announced on August 16, 2010. Stay tuned!

Along with an amazing weekend of music, Telluride Blues & Brews proudly presents the Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 18, 2010. One of the premier tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting features more than 150 beers from over 50 microbreweries, including those from the Telluride Blues & Brews official beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. This event has it all, from ales to lagers, nut browns to I.P.A.'s and everything in between, from award-winning microbreweries from the Southwest and beyond.

Additional festival highlights include, late night shows at the local Juke Joints and after hours jams, Free Acoustic Artist Series, Blues for Breakfast, The Rainbow Kids area and Kid's parade and the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition.

Juke Joint tickets, three-day passes and camping passes for the 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival are on sale now. A three-day pass is available for $160.00 and Juke Joint tickets are sold per night at $25. Festival camping is available adjacent to the festival grounds for $40 per person and are valid for 4 nights starting Thursday, September 16. Single-day, Bal de Maison and After Hours Jam tickets go on sale Thursday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. MST. Friday and Sunday tickets can be purchased for $55.00 each and Saturday for $65.00. Bal de Maison are $20. After Hours Jam are $15.00. Tickets can be purchased at tellurideblues.com or by calling 866-515-6166.

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