Road Trip Alert: Blues & Brews lineup announced |

Road Trip Alert: Blues & Brews lineup announced

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ZZ Top will headline the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.
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ZZ Top, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings and Gregg Allman will headline the Telluride for the 22nd annual Blues & Brews Festival in September.

The festival — an offseason destination for many a music-loving Aspenite — runs Sept. 18 to 20 and boasts four days of music and microbrews set against a backdrop of stunning mountain peaks.

Additional performers include the Taj Mahal Trio, John Hiatt & the Combo, Anders Osborne, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Blackberry Smoke, The Revivalists, Rich Robinson, Otis Taylor’s Hey Joe Opus, Tab Benoit and others.

The festival’s second stage, aptly named the “Blues Stage” returns with a jam-packed lineup of blues style performances and comedic sets from the endlessly funny Troy Walker, Brent Gill and Stephen Agvei. Colorado-based artist Keith “Scramble” Campbell also will return to Town Park with his eclectic performance painting.

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, the festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a second stage, children’s activities, late-night jams and much more. The lineup schedule and the Late Night Juke Joint shows in the coming weeks.

Three-day, Juke Joint and camping passes are on sale now. Three-day passes are $185 plus fees. Single day tickets go on sale June 17.

For festival info or to purchase tickets, visit To purchase tickets by phone, call 866-515-6166.