Blues and Brews Festival
If there is a more beautiful and perfect setting for a music festival, we haven't seen it (and frankly we're not even sure one exists). Practically as famous for its summer and autumn festivals as it is for its world-class skiing, Telluride is at the heart of the Colorado Rockies way up at 8,750 feet.
Contrary to the name, this three-day festival is a celebration of all music, so you can expect to hear plenty of blues but also funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul including Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Gov't Mule, and Booker T's Stax Revue among many others.
The festival, but the festival will also feature the 2018 House of Brews, a canvas-covered temple to beer (and cider) that will see Sierra Nevada joined by some local beer purveyors to pour all weekend long.
In the middle of the festival is the 2018 Grand Tasting. A three-hour hop-fueled session that will see 56 craft breweries bring over 170 beers for your tasting pleasure. There will also be food and craft vendors, children's activities and latenight shows among much more.
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