Robert Cray completes Telluride Blues & Brews Festival lineup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 25, 2011 6:34 pm

Telluride, CO – The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival returns to Telluride Town Park September 16-18th to kick-off another incredible year of good music, fun and some of the best microbrews in the country. This year marks the 18th Annual festival and Blues & Brews is proud to announce five-time Grammy winning Robert Clay to the festival lineup.

Robert Cray leads the Blues Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. Cray has established himself as one of the most popular artists in blues and has been a dominant force in blues ever since. He helped to reignite the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his breakthrough album, “Strong Persuader” in 1986. His soulful voice and creative guitar work shows why Cray has earned his rise t international fame and recent inductee for the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame. Don’t miss Robert Cray’s intimate performance where his meaningful songs and dazzling live performance with sore underneath the stars in Telluride Town Park.

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will also feature big headliners including: Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Additional performances will include Zappa Plays Zappa, Moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and more.

Renowned as one of the most scenic music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located within the world-famous resort of Telluride, CO, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Festival is a 3-day outdoor celebration of music and microbrews nestled within a box canyon of the San Juan Mountains. Festival-goers can dance away on the dance floor surrounded by the pristine mountains, as the humble wooden stage showcases big name talent.

By day you can experience live blues, funk, rock, gospel and soul performances with the best microbrews in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and much more – all within the Festival grounds and only a couple blocks from the heart of Main Street, Telluride. By night, follow the festival music as it flows into town, where late-night juke joints fill the indoor venues for after-hour jams. You just never know who’ll show up!

Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets and camping passes are on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday go on sale July 1st.

For Festival information and to purchase tickets online, visit or call 1.866.515.6166 today!  Tickets can be purchased locally at Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Avenue.