19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule and the B-52s Headline

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The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival ring in the event’s 19th year with headline acts Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule and New Wave, post-punk, pop rock legends, the B-52’s. The event dates are Friday, Sept. 14, Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept 16. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in the Telluride Town Park, located at the east end of town. Telluride offers a free shuttle service, the Galloping Goose, which runs from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day during the festival weekend, with stops located throughout the town. This is a “Featured Event” on the SantaFe.com event calendar.

19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule and the B-52s Headline

"We are extremely excited with the lineup this year in Telluride," said Steve Gumble, festival director.

The 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announces the event’s 2012 lineup.

Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule, and the B-52s headline the September Festival weekend, with additional festival appearances by Chris Robinson Brotherhood, March Fourth Marching Band, Phil Wiggins and Rev, John Wilkins, Kelley Hunt, Monophonics, The Todd Wolfe Band, Big Jim Adam and John Stillwagen, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Little Hurricane, The Lee Boys, Tab Benoit and Heartless Bastards with many more acts to be announced. Tickets for the 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, held September 14-16, 2012, are on sale now. This is a “Featured Event” on the SantaFe.com event calendar.

"We are extremely excited with the lineup this year in Telluride," said Steve Gumble, festival director. "The festival weekend boasts amazing and legendary musical talent with much more to come!"

Those looking for the inspiration of the current jam band movement need look no further than Phil Lesh. A founding member of the venerable American musical institution, the Grateful Dead, Lesh has continued to inspire while pushing the envelope with his highly evolved musical performances. His performance in Telluride this fall is one of the most anticipated in the festival's 19-year history.

For guitarist/lead vocalist Warren Haynes and his band, Gov't Mule, creating a new album is akin to walking a tightrope: they write new songs that please old fans, while hopefully garnering new ones. It's not a surprise their coined one of the hardest working bands in rock history...

It is well known that the B-52s are the World's Greatest Party Band. And 30 and more than 20 million albums into their career, The B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Their performance in Telluride Town Park will be one not to miss, as they serve up their unique blend of music with their combination of rock'n'roll, funk and retro-hip music.

Tickets for 3-Day passes, Juke Joint passes, and Camping passes are on sale now. Single day tickets go on sale June 15.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit us online at tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone please call toll-free at (866) 515-6166. Visitors and fans are encouraged to Like the festival on Facebook and follow it on Twitter for up-to-date news and contest ticket giveaways.

About the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival:
The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, a renowned outdoor music venue with breath-taking mountain peaks for a backdrop. At the heart of our venue is the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, a small, humble wooden stage that has held the weight of legends over the years. When B.B. King performed here in 2004, he sat on this same stage, looked out at the mountains before him and told the crowd, "Out of the 90 different countries I've been to, I've never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here." It's not the altitude that'll take your breath away. It's the views.

The historic mining town of Telluride, Colorado is situated 8,750' above sea level and is a renowned ski town by winter and the festival capital of Colorado in the summer. Telluride's main street, just steps away from the festival grounds, is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. At night, after the music ends in the park, we move the festival scene into various music venues located throughout the town of Telluride. These are the "Juke Joints," and once they get jamming a walk down main street feels like a walk down Beale Street in Memphis.

The festival is only three days and three nights. Once you get to Telluride, you won't want to go home.

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