Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013

by Marla on October 11, 2013 · 14 comments

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Here in Telluride, Colorado we are known for lots of wonderful things. Stunning Rocky mountain views, world class skiing, fly fishing, hiking, phenomenal cuisine, the best people, outrageous festivals…the list goes on & on.

One of our most treasured and favored festivals by locals & tourists alike is Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, which takes place in September every year…

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Our spring/summer festival season kicks off every year with MountainFilm.

From there on out we have a festival mostly every weekend with the grand finale being this one.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Telluride Blues & Brews is a fine mix of rockin’ musical talent, super happy festival goers and world renowned beer tasting.

They say it’s one of the most scenic & intimate musical festivals in the country & I’ve gotta agree with that!

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

It’s a funny time of year with the weather. It can be perfectly dry or it can rain.

It sure was sunny on Friday. Then the weather did the typical mountain twist and changed ~ that’s the amazing drama here at virtually 8,750 feet. You just roll with it.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

It rained lots. But thats OK. Just makes the dancing more fun.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

But the thing is here in Telluride we don’t just get rainbows...we get double rainbows

Which thankfully only added to the thrills and excitement of the weekend.

We also get dancing fairies…

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The guests & locals were all very well prepared to play hard…

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Blues: This festival is jam packed with awesome live music. You can see the complete lineup here.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

It was so exciting to see The Black Crowes live. I have been a fan of theirs forever.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | The Black Crowes | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Melissa Etheridge was awesome! Such a strong stage presence ~ and I have enjoyed her since I was back in college.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | Melissa Etheridge | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | Melissa Etheridge | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Jim James was a crowd favorite.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | Jim James | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | Jim James | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Brews: The grand tasting is a favorite for many. We were all overjoyed that our down home Telluride Brewing Company took home awards.

If you plan on visiting us next year for Blues & Brews, do not hesitate to bring your children. Mine had a blast! There were so many things for them to do & they were never far from us at all. They enjoyed the Rainbow Kids Area.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

So go ahead and save the date (September 12-14th, 2104) for next year, we hope to welcome you to Telluride for Blues & Brews!

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

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1 Rosa October 11, 2013 at 6:39 am

Wonderful! A great event and lovely pictures.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Marla October 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

Thanks Rosa ~ think you would have had fun here for this!

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3 HeatherChristo October 11, 2013 at 6:43 am

Awesome pictures Marla- I love what an adventurous and beautiful life your family has settled into!

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4 Marla October 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

Thanks Heather ~ can’t get a bad angle on this place ~ thrilling for an outdoors enthusiast & photographer that is for sure!

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5 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen October 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

Just beautiful, Marla! I’m a huge fan of Melissa’s. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous autumn weekend!

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6 Marla October 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

Hi Stacy! Glad I could share all the FUN with you guys here :) You have a wonderful weekend too!

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7 Marly October 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

Your experience at the Telluride Blues Brews Festival looks like our experience at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. There were plenty of colorful rain boots as there too. Except that NO’s Jazz Fest is held on the grounds of a race track. You can imagine the smells that a day of torrential rains and millions of stomping feet on top of horse pastures can brew up? It definitely was an experience to remember. I love Melissa Etheridge. Can anyone belt it like Chris Robinson? Man, he’s got a voice. I’ve only hear a little of Jim James but will definitely be checking him out some more now. Thanks so much for sharing about your experience – love the photos!

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8 Marla October 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

Hi Marly! OMG ~ your experience in NO sounds like it was very memorable. For many reasons ;) Thankfully no horses run in our Town Park where the festival is held….Funny story!

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9 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

Looks like you guys had a great time! That double rainbow is absolutely gorgeous!!

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10 Marla October 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

We really did!! And those rainbows were unreal!!

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11 Julie @ Table for Two October 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

looks like so much fun! i want to come visit telluride some time!

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12 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I have always been a Melissa E fan, since h.s.! I have seen her once live, probably almost 17-20 years ago (wow that makes me sound so old!) but she’s one of a kind and amazing! The images you got of her are stunning!

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13 Marian (Sweetopia) October 12, 2013 at 5:08 am

Looks like such an awesome time! So many amazing things… and those double rainbows… wow! Enjoyed reading your post! xo

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14 Marla October 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

Thanks Marian ~ glad I can take people here even though virtually.

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