Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will return to Colorado in 2022 with a lineup headed by Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, and CeeLo Green as “Soul Brotha #100” (A James Brown Tribute). Comprising of three stages under the towering Rocky Mountain peaks, the 28th annual festival will take place at Telluride’s Town Park on September 16th–18th and include an eclectic mix of blues, funk, indie, rock, jam, gospel, and soul.
Also set to perform over the three days are John Hiatt & The Goners, The War And Treaty, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Curtis Harding, Thee Sacred Souls, Devon Gilfillian, Carolyn Wonderland, Shinyribs, Oh He Dead, Colin James, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Zach Person, Eddie 9V, Ghalia Volt, Dwayne Dopsie, Jontavious Willis, Dave Jordan & The NIA, Shane Hall, The Singing Stars, and Scramble Campbell.
The Music Maker Revue will also return in 2022 and feature performances by Albert White, Ardie Dean, Aretta Woodruff, Leonard “Lowdown” Brown, Pat Wilder, and Shelton Powe. This year’s event will also play host to several comedians, including Troy Walker, Danny Jolles, David Gborie, and Steph Tolev.
“Each year, it is our mission to curate a top-notch experience that our faithful attendees have come to expect and once again, I couldn’t be more excited about what we have crafted,” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director and Founder, in a press release. “Of course it goes without saying, it is an honor to welcome the legendary torch bearer of blues music, Buddy Guy, back to our stage. When I heard that CeeLo Green was doing a tribute to James Brown (a music icon we were fortunate enough to have at our festival back in 2001), it took me less than a minute to reach out.”
He continued, “We will always have our familiar favorites like Gov’t Mule, Anders Osborne and Samantha Fish and we know that our new friends Curtis Harding and The War And Treaty are going to feel right at home with our festival family. There are just too many exciting bands this year to mention all of them!”
As the name implies, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will curate the finest selection of craft brews and food vendors, along with cozy late-night club shows, free yoga sessions, five tasting sessions, multi-brewery collaborative beers, group hikes, group mountain bike rides, free gondola rides between Telluride and Mountain Village, and much more.
Passes for the 2022 edition of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will go on sale this Tuesday, March 1st, at 10 a.m. MT. The festival will offer a variety of ticket options, including single and three-day passes. Head here for purchase options and check out the full lineup below.