Thursday, January 31, 2013

Art of Winter - Wagner Custom Scramble Campbell Skis Exhibit at Renegade Brewing

Wagner Custom Skis and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival collaborated with Colorado renowned artist, Scramble Campbell to create this unique Art of Winter exhibit. The idea was to create a pair of custom skis from start to finish using a custom ski canvas as the paint canvas for Scramble Campbell’s famed style of ‘Performance Painting,’ for the 2012 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. This video depicts the creation of the piece:

Starting Friday, Feb. 1, the Wagner skis will be displayed at Renegade Brewery. All Renegade visitors this weekend can enter to win two three-day passes to the 2013 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. The skis are available via online auction at with proceeds going directly to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Additionally, all Art of Winter Upcycled Gallery visitors can be entered to win a $200 Larimer Square gift card. Contestants simply need to upload a photo with them next to any Upcycled Art at gallery to

About Art of Winter:  A snow-inspired exhibition featuring Colorado artists and innovators expressing their passion and creativity in their everyday work. This three-week series from Jan. 25 through Feb. 10 features exhibits, events and panel discussions, offering a canvas for sharing the stories and creations of artists and entrepreneurs who are melding their passions and professions.

About Wagner Custom Skis and Snowboards:
Wagner Custom Skis are made from the world's finest components, one pair at a time, in an ultra-modern shop entirely powered by wind and sun.
About Scramble Campbell:
Colorado based artist Keith 'Scramble' Campbell is nationally recognized for his paintings 'live and in concert' because he actually attends concerts where he completes paintings during the course of a single performance. Campbell endeavors to capture- through light, color, texture, composition and vigorous brushwork- the inherent feeling of the music and actions of the performers. For two decades, Campbell's 'performance paintings' have been inspired in places like the intimate setting of a dark nightclub to the collective consciousness of a large concert or festival. The subject matters of Campbell's paintings include the musically elite as well as up and coming new talent. Including artists such as: BB King, Fats Domino, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, and String Cheese Incident.

Video Courtesy by Keith Hill and Pheasant Plucker Media

For a full schedule of events, gallery guides and more information about Art of Winter, visit


Thursday, September 20, 2012

THANK YOU from all of us here at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival


We can't say it enough, as we sift through the videos, photos, reviews, and online posts, we're left with a deep appreciation that the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is one of the most beloved Festivals around and we have, hands down, the most beloved fans of any Festival around! Many thanks to all of you who come together year after year to make each and every Blues & Brews a unique celebration of music, family, friends, and good fun. We're already looking forward to next year!

Special thanks to all our guests, volunteers, staff, sponsors, vendors, artists and especially the Town of Telluride & Mountain Village for helping to make Blues & Brews a success. We'll see you next year!

Be sure to Join our Mailing List, 'Like' us on Facebook and 'Follow' us on Twitter for photos (posting daily), videos (coming soon), reviews (posting daily), news, contests (coming soon) and more. We hope to see you next year for the 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Thanks again Fans!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Purchase a Green Ticket and Help Our Festival Offset Your Travel Emissions!

Our Festival is 100% carbon neutral! Thanks to our partners Green Mountain Energy Company, we have offset the emissions associated with the production of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.  Special thanks to EcoAction Partners, who also helps coordinate our waste reduction efforts and the associated carbon footprint reduction through composting and recycling efforts at our festival and for the Town of Telluride.

As a Blues & Brews fan you can help our waste reduction efforts too! Purchase a Green Mountain Energy® Green Ticket today to reduce the environmental impact of your attendance to the festival. Your purchase helps offset a portion of the CO2 emissions created by your travel to Telluride Blues & Brews Festival by supporting carbon offset projects that help take action against global climate change.

By purchasing the $3.00 Green Ticket, fans offset the equivalent of 220 pounds of CO2. That’s like not driving a car 245 miles, recycling 550 aluminum cans, or planting 13 trees. To date, Blues & Brews attendees have purchased over 2,500 Green Tickets and still counting!

It’s simple. Everyday routines like driving our cars, powering our homes, and traveling to music festivals create CO2 emissions. The more CO2 we produce, the hotter the Earth becomes and not in a good way. Telluride Blues and Brew’s commitment over the past 3 years, to track and offset the events carbon footprint, along with offering event goers an easy way to offset their own emissions, has helped to offset approximately 321 metric tons of CO2! This has the same environmental impact as taking approximately 550 houses turning their lights off for one year, or the amount of CO2 absorbed in a year by over 42,000 trees.

All carbon offsets purchased from Telluride will be sourced from Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Climate Action Reserve (CAR) projects across the United States. The project is third party certified, which means the offsets are real, permanent, additional, and verifiable.

Be sure to stop by our Green Tent and visit the crew from EcoAction Partners where you can learn what the local community and Blues & Brews is doing to enhance sustainability efforts, like seeing what happens to your compostable products from this festival and even get your cell phone charged from the sun!

For more information on how we Green our festival, click here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

THE B-52s Costume Contest Extravaganza - WIN 2013 FESTIVAL TICKETS!

It’s time to channel your inner ROCK LOBSTER at this year’s Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! On FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th we are hosting a full-blown B-52s COSTUME CONTEST and the Blues & Brews crew will be flaunting their eclectic B-52s style right along with you, so don’t be shy!

We will be handing out (6) “LOVE SHACK” tickets to the most enthusiastically dressed B-52 throughout the Festival on Friday. The chosen (6) will then report to the SIERRA NEVADA tent at 7:15pm that evening and produce their “LOVE SHACK” ticket to qualify for the final round. The (6) finalists will be directed by a member of the Festival staff onto the MAIN STAGE where they will vie for cheers of their fellow festivarians!

The contestant who gets the audience the most fired up for The B-52s performance will be awarded Two WEEKEND PASSES to the 20th ANNIVERSARY BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL in 2013!! So ladies, poof-up your bouffant and gents, throw on your best New Wave gear. It’s time to get serious and DANCE THIS MESS AROUND and may the BEST LOBSTER WIN!!!

If you are looking for some gear, we recommend and to find beehive wigs and all of your new wave gear! Amazon and Ebay are always good bets as well and our merchandise tent will be selling a limited amount of fun Beehive wigs to compliment your outfits!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Partners with Global 1% for the Planet Movement

Telluride Blues & Brews is a Proud Media Partner of the Global 1% for the Planet Movement. Since 2002, 1% for the Planet has encouraged members of the business community to contribute one percent of sales to environment causes. 1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

In early 2009, 1% for the Planet realized that in order for them to build consumer awareness and touch business leaders in new realms, they would need to create a parallel 1% model to complement and build their business network. This new business model would incorporate Media Partners, such as us, Telluride Blues & Brews, to commit at least 1% of their advertising to sharing 1% for the Planet with their audiences.

As a 1% Media Partner, we hope you'll help us build the 1% movement together. For more information and to learn how your business community can take part please visit

Here is a beautiful short film about 1% for the Planet presented by friends Felt Soul Media.