Blues & Brews occurs on the tail end of the summer and is a large 3-day festival held mainly in Telluride Town Park with an attendance at about 10,000 people per day. There are also late night venues known as Juke Joints which also host music after the PA has shut down on the main stage for the night. While a good percentage of the musical acts are blues oriented, there is often a wider range of rock oriented bands and musicians who perform … including many from the “jam band” genre. As of the summer of 2013’s performance by the Mickey Hart Band, all former core members of the Grateful Dead have performed on the main stage for Blues and Brews, along with other well known bands such as the Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and many more.
As the other half of the festival title indicates, there is traditionally a grand beer tasting on Saturday which features a wide array of microbrews from around the state and country.