Photo Credit: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is going virtual for 2020, broadcasting four-nights of gigs on their Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and KOTO Community Radio in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 quickly changed plans for the 2020 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – one of the most iconic music festivals in the state – originally scheduled for the weekend of September 18-20. The 3-night, four-day festival typically features everything from a diverse mix of live music performances to early morning yoga sessions to stand-up comedy and beer and food truck vendors.

The revised fall festival is set to go virtual from Thursday, September 17th through Sunday, September 20th.

The virtual festivities are set to kick off tonight at 5 PM with a special introduction, live performance, and archived set from Anders Osborne. Tune in by visiting tellurideblues.com/virtual-festival-fundraiser.

The virtual festivities will continue for three more days with daytime archived sets broadcasted on KOTO Community Radio Telluride followed by archived video sets kicking off each evening along with some surprises.

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Photo Credit: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Here's a look at the 2020 schedule for the virtual festival fundraiser, benefiting the Music Maker Relief Foundation and Telluride Food Bank.

Thursday, September 17

Video Broadcast

5:00 - 5:15 PM Living Room Set & Evening Hosted by Anders Osborne

5:15 - 6:25 PM Anders Osborne (2019)

Friday, September 18

KOTO Radio Broadcast

12:00 - 1:00 PM    The Sugar Thieves (2011)   

1:15 - 2:15 PM      Dana Fuchs Band (2010)   

2:30 - 3:30 PM    ZZ Ward (2012)   

3:45 - 4:45 PM    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (2013)  

Video Broadcast

5:00 - 5:15 PM    Front Porch Set & Evening Hosted By Dragondeer

5:15 - 6:15 PM     Shakey Graves (2016)   

6:20 - 7:10 PM    Tab Benoit (2019)   

7:15 - 8:05 PM    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)  

Saturday, September 19

KOTO Radio Broadcast

12:00 - 1:00 PM    Preservation Hall Jazz Band (2013)   

1:15 - 2:15 PM      Orgone (2012)   

2:30 - 3:30 PM    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (2011)   

3:45 - 4:45 PM    Trombone Shorty (2012)   

Video Broadcast

5:00 - 5:15 PM Living Room Set and Evening Hosted By Kelly Finnigan

5:15 - 6:15 PM    Dragondeer (2018)   

6:20 - 7:50 PM    Gov’t Mule (2018)   

7:55 - 9:25 PM    Gregg Allman (2015)   

Sunday, September 20

KOTO Radio Broadcast

12:00 - 1:00 PM    Otis Taylor Gospel (2010)   

1:15 - 2:15 PM      Allen Stone (2013)   

2:30 - 3:30 PM    Heartless Bastards (2012)   

3:45 - 4:45 PM    JJ Grey & Mofro (2013)  

Video Broadcast

5:00 - 5:15 PM    Living Room Set & Evening Hosted By Samantha Fish

5:15 - 6:25 PM    Samantha Fish (2019)   

6:30 - 7:30 PM    Robert Finley (2017)   

7:35 - 9:05 PM    TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band (2017)

Telluride Food Bank's mission is to provide food, clothing and necessities to those in the mountain town community struggling financially.

Music Maker Relief Foundation is a non-profit organization founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the efforts of musicians.

For more information, please visit tellurideblues.com.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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