Together with the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Listen Up Denver! and Park House, they are hosting a Battle of the Bands event that will give the some of the best up-and-coming bands in the Rocky Mountain region the opportunity to perform alongside some of the biggest musical names in the country at the 21st annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.
Telluride Blues & Brews originated over 20 years ago as a festival focused on Blues and Craft Beer. The music has become more diverse over the years, and now Telluride Blues & Brews has become a destination festival attracting thousands of music lovers from all corners of the United States and abroad. Last year’s line-up featured The Black Crowes, Jim James, Melissa Etheridge, John Hiatt, Gary Clark Jr., Mickey Hart and more along with more than 50 breweries who showcased their beers at the festival’s Grand Tasting. This year the line-up features legendary acts like The Violent Femmes, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Cray Band, Anders Osborne, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Dumpstaphunk, Black Joe Lewis and many more!
Whether you are a Blues, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Jam or R&B band, we invite you to submit your band for consideration via one of the two methods below. The submission window runs from April 1st through May 15th and then the selection committee will select up to seven bands to participate in a Battle of the Bands event that will be held at Park House in Denver on August 9th. Each band will be judged by a panel of industry professionals on criteria including: Talent, Musicianship, Production Value, Professionalism, Songwriting, Crowd Reaction & Stage Presence. Please keep in mind that this contest is designed to give smaller, less established bands a chance, so if your band has played major festivals or headlined major venues in the past, we request that you leave room for others.
The Winning Band Will Receive:
A performance slot at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
A complimentary “Jam In The Van