Blues From The Top Music Festival

Winter Park Blues From The Top

Named Colorado’s best blues music festival by the Colorado Blues Society, Blues from the Top Music Festival is a calendar must for any blues fans out there.

A staple on the Winter Park summer music scene, Blues From The Top jams in a full weekend line-up of the Nation’s top acts and upcoming regional artists.

What to expect

What began as a purely Blues showcase has grown and evolved to embrace a diverse mix of blues off-shoots, including rock, soul, jam and gospel – making it an attractive line-up for a wide-ranging audience.

The 2019 Blues From The Top Music Festival will take place on June 29th & 30th, 2019 and headline acts will be announced in early June.  To see the most up to date line up of events,  CLICK HERE.

And for now…here’s a little snapshot of Kara Grainger performing some classic blues with Sadie Johnson in 2018:

Dates, Times & Location

Blues From The Top Music Festival takes place in Winter Park, Colorado at the Rendezvous Event Center in Downtown’s gorgeous Hideaway Park.   

Exact dates vary year to year, but you can normally count on it taking place over the last weekend in June.  This year, Blues From The Top Music Festival will take place on June 29th & 30th, 2019. 

The gates open at 10 AM and the entertainment keeps going into dark with after hour shows at Headwaters Center, Winter Park Pub and Cooper Creek Square.

Can’t fit it all in?  If you can only do one after-show party, we recommend The Pub to rub shoulders with the locals and get down in the big, open beer garden.

winter park charitiesGiving Back

A large part of the Blues From The Top Music Festival is its commitment to giving back to those in need, and every year, a sizable portion of the profits go to Blue Star Connection.

Founded in 2005, Blue Star Connection provides music therapy, instruments and community programs to children and young adults with cancer and other major illnesses.  Since its conception, Blue Star Connection has donated instruments to more than 65 children’s hospitals and music therapy programs, reaching more than 800 young people throughout the US.

Best Blues Festival Lodging

For those wanting to be as close as possible to Hideaway Park, Trailhead Lodges condos & Sawmill Station townhomes are the closest available rental options.  For those wanting to be within walking distance to the after-hours party venues, check out Telemark, Hi Country Haus & Red Quill townhomes.

There are also many other options available in downtown Winter Park, Fraser, Winter Park Resort, and the popular Zephyr Mountain Lodge that are an easy walk or bus ride away; and with free buses running until 2 AM in the morning, you shouldn’t be left out in the cold!

To search Blues From The Top lodging, CLICK HERE.

Buy Tickets

Want to come and join in the fun?  Tickets are on sale now, ranging from budget friendly General Admission (BYO chair to sit on the lawn), to the VIP experience that includes front of venue seating and access to the backstage plaza, a meal ticket and two drinks tickets!

After hours shows at the Headwaters Center are an additional admission fee of $20 per night; we recommend booking your after show ticket early as these events tend to sell out fast.

To book your Blues From The Top tickets, CLICK HERE