The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces Artist Lineup


As September 14-16 inches just a bit closer, the 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival reveals its 2018 artist lineup. The festival returns with a dynamic, well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances featuring Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Gov’t Mule, Booker T’s Stax Revue, JJ Grey & Mofro, Anders Osborne and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.

“This year is extra special because it is my 25th year producing Blues & Brews. It is hard to imagine that this all started when I was just 28 years old. 25 years and stronger than ever” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “This is one of the more exciting lineups for Blues & Brews. Two words: Robert Plant. To have a legend like Plant on our stage is well… Just pinch me! Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper could not be a better fit for us and Gov’t Mule has been a part of the festival since the very early years. I am especially looking forward to the many traditional blues artists from the Music Maker Relief Foundation roster. All of these artists combine to form a really well-rounded, powerful and inspiring music festival. 56 craft breweries is just icing on the cake!”

Artists will perform on three stages under towering 13,000 foot Rocky Mountain peaks as the fall foliage season begins to brighten the landscape. To complement the music, the festival proudly boasts a wide variety of local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities and cozy late night club shows (Juke Joints). In addition, attendees can enjoy an assortment of special events throughout the festival weekend including the “Blisters & Brews” 5k fundraiser race, free Yoga Sessions taught by instructors of the Telluride Yoga Festival, the Telluride Blues Challenge, Blues For Breakfast, Campground Sessions and the Sunset Blues Concert.

Honoring its craft beer roots, the festival uncorks an equally impressive and diverse collection of 56 craft breweries boasting 170 styles of craft beer and cider at the festival’s Grand Tasting. Highly regarded as one of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting takes place inside the festival grounds on Saturday, September 15 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Official festival beer sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will also be on hand with a bevy of favorites including classics and rare creations such as the “Back Porch Lager” (only available at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival).

The festival schedules for the Main Stage, Blues Stage, Campground Stage and late night Juke Joints will be released in the early months of summer.

2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Artist Lineup:
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Gov’t Mule
Booker T’s Stax Revue
JJ Grey & Mofro
Anders Osborne
Samantha Fish
The Marcus King Band
Valerie June
The California Honeydrops
Son Little
Pee Wee Hayes
Marco Benevento
RL Boyce and The Hill Country Allstars
Don Bryant featuring the Bo-Keys
The Glorifying Vines Sisters
The Keeshea Pratt Band
Albert Castiglia
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Johnny Sansone
Mitch Woods
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Husky Burnette
The Bones of J.R. Jones
Russ Chapman – 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner
Scramble Campbell
Stand-up comedian lineup will be announced soon!

Three-Day, late night shows (Juke Joint) and Camping Passes are on sale now. Three-Day passes are $200 plus service fees. Single day tickets go on sale June 13. For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit To purchase tickets by phone, please call (888) 512-7469. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music located at 333 West Colorado Avenue.