Hideaway Park home of the new Rendezvous Stage and Event Center is going to be alive with the sound of blues greats this summer. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, North Mississippi Allstars, Vintage Trouble, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling, Southern Avenue, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kara Grainger, Dragondeer, Fuse Worship, Kate Moss & The Catt Pack will play at the 16th Annual Blues from the Top Music Festival Presented by the Grand County Blues Society, taking place June 23 & 24, 2018.
After being named Colorado’s best blues music festival two years in a row by the Colorado Blues Society, Blues from the Top Music Festival doesn’t plan to slow down. This weekend festival has earned the reputation of showcasing some of the best Regional and National talent and is excited to expand audience with its diverse musical scope in 2018. Musical sound includes an exciting mix of blues, roots, American rock, jam, soul and traditional blues gospel.
Tim Hubbard, Grand County Blues Society Board Member said “We are going to try some different stuff this year. We are bringing in some talent and stretching the budget to take a chance on some great acts!” The Blues Society doesn’t want to alienate its core but wants to expand its audience with “a blend and exciting mix.”
If you want a great festival experience, treat yourself and upgrade to the latest V.I.P Experience. Located in the new “Back Plaza” of the new stage. “We are working on the festival grounds layout.” Hubbard said, “We want to have a shaded area and TV Monitors in and around the VIP area so no one misses the show.”
The new venue and V.I.P Experience Tent with food, alcohol and private bathrooms is all part of the new stage and festival grounds in Hideaway Park.
“Simply one of the best, if not THE best, of all the fabulous blues festivals in Colorado – or anywhere else for the matter!” WOLF
“What could be better than beautiful landscapes of the Continental Divide, while dancing to great music, enjoying array of tasty food vendors and shopping at the venue.” Maria Chavez, President of the Grand County Blues Society said during our conversation. “This is going to be the best year yet!” Plus goers will experience the awe inspiring Future of The Blues side stage with “some of the nation’s most talented young music artists.”
“One of the very best festivals in the country. Can’t be beat for atmosphere, artists, and price!”
Once the sun goes down, the music doesn’t stop. There are Night Shows at Smokin’ Moe’s Ribhouse & Saloon in Cooper Creek Square on Friday, June 22rd (Blue Star Connection Night) and Saturday, June 23rd (Category 5 Night) with festival artist playing both nights starting at 9:00pm.
Festival hours approximately 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both days. Tickets are on Sale now and the Early Bird tickets sell out fast. Tickets for both Festival and Night Shows are available at BluesfromtheTop.org.