By Monica Banks
Held in September, Blues & Brews is a good stop at the end of a summer festival tour. Blues & Brews features three days of world-renowned musicians performing live on the famous Telluride Town Park stage, late night jams in the local juke joints, 50 choice microbreweries serving up their handcrafted “cream of the barrel” during Saturday’s Grand Tasting, the Rainbow Kids area, free Acoustic Artist Series, Blues For Breakfast, and the Telluride Acoustic Blues Camp. Located in Telluride, it’s even a good weekend escape for the working stiffs who can’t get any time off.
Though it has “Blues” in its name the line-up can range anywhere from traditional blues to rock and roll.
(As calculated by mapquest.com from
Denver, Co. to Telluride, Co.).
Total Est. Time: 6 hours, 15 minute
Total Est. Distance: 363 miles
ALONG THE WAY: (See details under Telluride Bluegrass write-up)