Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule and the B-52s Headline Telluride Blues & Brews

The 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival proudly announced the initial 2012 lineup today. Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule, and the B-52s headline the September Festival weekend, with additional festival appearances by Chris Robinson Brotherhood, MarchFourth Marching Band, Tab Benoit, Little Hurricane, and The Lee Boys, with more acts to be announced in May. Tickets for the 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, held September 14-16, 2012, are on sale now.

“We are extremely excited with the lineup this year in Telluride,” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “Phil Lesh, Gov’t Mule and the B-52s are sure to give stellar performances – the festival weekend boasts amazing and legendary musical talent with much more to come!”

Those looking for the inspiration of the current jam band movement need look no further than Phil Lesh. A founding member of the venerable American musical institution, The Grateful Dead, Lesh has continued to inspire while pushing the envelope with his highly evolved musical performances. His performance in Telluride this fall is one of the most anticipated in the festival’s 19 year history.

For guitarist/lead vocalist Warren Haynes and his band, Gov’t Mule, creating a new album is akin to walking a tightrope: they write new songs that please old fans, while hopefully garnering new ones. It’s not a surprise their coined one of the hardest working bands in rock history…

It is well known that the B-52s are the World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, The B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Their performance in Telluride Town Park will be one not to miss, as they serve up their unique blend of music with their combination of  rock’n’roll, funk and retro-hip music.

Tickets for 3-Day passes, Juke Joint passes, and Camping passes are on sale now. Single day tickets go on Sale June 15th. 3-Day passes are $170.00.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit us online at tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone please call toll-free at (866) 515-6166.

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