Blues from the Top Ready to Deliver in June

Want to get the blues? Look no further than the 20th anniversary edition of Blues from the Top Music Festival, presented by Grand County Blues Society June 24-26 in Winter Park, Colorado. This amazing three-day event has blues in all shapes and sizes at Rendezvous Event Center.

From the festival organizers:

Blues From The Top has earned the reputation for showcasing some of the best national talent in the business. Rendezvous Event Center at Hideaway park, the home of Blues From The Top, is centrally located in downtown Winter Park, Colorado, making BFTT a truly one-of-a-kind event with amazing views of the Continental Divide. Blues From The Top has grown since its conception in 2003 and has evolved into a true blues and roots music event, providing a welcoming atmosphere for all people, young & old.

The event’s producers, along with our volunteers and amazing ski-town community, create a utopia of great music and a great vibe for festival attendees.

The lineup boasts some of the greatest blues music you’ll hear anywhere, and impressively five of the eleven main acts feature women prominently. That is a dynamite statistic!

The blues begins with Gov’t Mule, whose most recent album Heavy Load Blues provides a good ass-kickin’, just like their live shows do. 

Gov’t Mule – GMF. 📷: Jeffrey Moellering /

Tab Benoit, based in Houma, Louisiana, is a king of the delta blues, thrilling audiences all across the country.

Tab Benoit. 📷: Laura Carbone

38 years into the adventure, Big Head Todd & the Monsters are still rockin’ with their Colorado roots.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters. 📷: Jenise Jensen

Larkin Poe have taken festival after festival by storm with their roots rock music, fronted by sisters sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell, from north Georgia and now based in Nashville.

Larkin Poe

Charlie Musslewhite at 78 remains one of the greatest electric blues harmonica players in the business, truly a legend.

Charlie Musselwhite

It has been 30 years since Canadian Sue Foley issued her first album, Young Girl Blues, and she hasn’t slowed down since. 

Sue Foley

Southern Hospitality is a collaborative project with three incredible players: Damon Fowler, J.P Soars, and Victor Wainwright.

Southern Hospitality

Eddie 9V are a young blues band out of Atlanta who exude that ’60s and ’70s blues vibes and look the part as well.

Eddie 9V – Suwannee Rising – 04.08.22. 📷: Silent J Studio

Bette Smith is a rock and soul singer out of Bed-Stuy whose sound includes plenty of gospel and blues influences. Get ready!

Bette Smith

Southern Avenue from Memphis have been making audiences get up and dance for six years with their funky blues and rock, and they continue to up the ante with incredible shows.

Southern Avenue. Photo Courtesy of Jam Cruise 17. Photo Credit:

Emma Marie Band is fronted by Emma Marie, a young woman with a big voice and a killer guitar. Don’t miss this Colorado native’s set. 

Emma Marie Band


Better yet, don’t miss ANYBODY’S set!


Blues from the Top




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