Willie Nelson plays GJ, Blues and Brews

Before he sets foot on stage in Grand Junction, Willie Nelson will headline with The Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the 18th annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

The other big player at festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16–18, is the beer. The Grand Tasting with more than 50 accredited, national microbreweries and 150 beers will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

And, filling out the entertainment, are Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights and others.

Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets and camping passes are offered by the festival. Call 866-515-6166 or go to http://www.tellurideblues.com for information on passes, to see a complete schedule of performers and a list of participating breweries.

Nelson will close the festival, performing from 6–7:30 Sunday night. His Grand Junction concert, postponed from April 22, is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Two Rivers Convention Center. Tickets are $48.

Anyone holding tickets to the original performance will have those tickets honored for the rescheduled date.

To purchase tickets for the Grand Junction show, call 866-464-2626 or go to http://www.ticketswest.com.


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