Blues From the Top
Music Festival


SAVE THE DATE

June 28, 29, 30 2024

Winter Park, Colorado

Check out The Music Side Stage is live in between set breaks Saturday and Sunday. Side Stage is located in Vendor Village.

Note: All showtimes are subject to change at any time & without warning.

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Save Money. Help Our Cause. Be A Festival Volunteer.

Full day volunteers receive a GA ticket to the day of their choice. Half day volunteers are welcome to attend the show that day.

2024 FESTIVAL FAQ

Can't find your Blues From The Top Festival tickets in your inbox?

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View Rules and Regulations: https://www.playwinterpark.com/ticketed-event-rules.

NOTE: There are no refunds. Event is rain or shine. All times are subject to change.

NOTE: All times are subject to change at any time and without warning.

Friday 28, 2024
***4:30pm - Doors Open***
Show
6:30pm – 7:40pm Opening Band
7:40pm – 8:10pm – Set Change
8:10pm – 9:30pm – Headliner

Saturday 29, 2024
***10:00am - Doors Open***
Showtime
11:00am – 11:50am – Opener
11:50am – 12:20pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
12:20pm – 1:10pm – Band 2
1:10pm – 1:40pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
1:40pm – 2:40pm – Band 3
2:40pm – 3:10pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
3:10pm – 4:10pm – Band 4
4:10pm – 4:40pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
4:40pm – 5:55pm – Headliner

Sunday 30, 2024
***10:00am - Doors Open***
Showtime
11:00am – 12:00pm – Opener
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
12:30pm - 1:30pm – Band 2
1:30pm – 2:00pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Band 3
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Set Change – Check out the Music Youth Stage Live
3:30pm – 4:45pm – Headliner

CHECK OUT THE MUSIC SIDE STAGE ARTIST SCHEDULE
Friday: 4-8pm
Cooper Creek Square Music on the Square Stage

Saturday:
Check Out The Music Festival SideStage at Rendezvous Center
11:30am – 12:00pm - 
12:50pm – 1:20pm - 
2:20pm – 2:50pm - 
3:50pm – 4:20pm - 

Sunday:
Check Out The Music Festival Youth Stage at Rendezvous Center
12:00pm – 12:30pm - 
1:30pm – 2:00pm - 
3:00pm – 3:30pm - 

VIP tickets will consist of:
3 day VIP non-transferable passes are available only. Single-day VIP tickets are not available.

  • 2024 VIP Experience includes -

    • Preferred seating (first come first serve basis in VIP area)
    • A private bar
    • 3 complimentary drink tickets
    • A hot snack ticket for Saturday & Sunday.

Please note:

  • Preferred seating in the lower section nearest stage.
  • Chairs are set up and provided for VIP. There is no assigned seating in the VIP section. VIP seat location is based on first-come, first-serve.
  • Private VIP Bar behind the stage (Drinks are for purchase via credit card).
  • All bathrooms are located at the top of the venue. There is no comp seating in VIP for kids. Paid ticket for this section is required.

General Admission
3 day GA non-transferable passes are available as well as single-day tickets.
Seating in grass is based on a first come first serve basis. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Kids 12 and under are free in General Admission when accompanied by an adult; no ticket is required.

NOTE: There are no refunds. The event is rain or shine. All times are subject to change.

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Need to purchase tickets? Buy early for the best rate.

  • Tickets on sale soon
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Show is rain or shine. 
  • Kids 12 and under are free in General Admission when accompanied by a paid adult.
  • There is no comp seating in VIP for kids. Paid VIP ticket is required regardless of age.
  • NOTE: There are no refunds. Event is rain or shine. All times are subject to change.

Please note, Blues From The Top is now a cash-free event and will only be taking credit cards at the bars and official merchandise tent. Please note: This does not apply to outside retail vendors nor food vendors.

Blues After Dark Shows
(All times and locations are subject to change without notice.)

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Free Show at the RENDEZVOUS EVENT CENTER | FREE SHOW with Dragondeer | 6-8PM. Produced by the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber


FRIDAY, JUNE 28

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Please visit our  Lodging section of our website Official Lodging sponsors are Winter Park Mountain Lodge and StayWinterPark
Parking is available throughout town. There is also free parking at Cooper Creek Square, across the street from the Festival Entrance, located at 225, 47 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park, CO 80482.
Disabled parking is available and located on corner of Highway 40 and Rendezvous Way, near Gate Entrance, but is limited to first come, first serve.

Visit TheLiftWP.com for schedule information and routes. Please note, buses run until 2:00 a.m. into Winter Park and Fraser only. Call the Free Shuttle Line at 970.726.4163 for Night Shuttle information. 

Please call the US Forest Service at 970.887.4100 for the most up-to-date camping information and conditions.
Camping and RV parking in the area: PlayWinterPark.com.
 or here is a handy Grand County Campground Resource Guide to help you find the perfect spot. 

Get LIVE road and weather updates by calling 511 or visit cotrip.org (we recommend downloading their app).

We love our sponsors! Download the sponsorship packet here and fill out the sponsorship form here. Questions, Email Tim.Hubbard@grandblues.org!  
 
 

2024 Sponsors:

GOLD SPONSORS SILVER BRONZE
Town of Winter Park Delany Guitars 10 Pound Gorilla
Grand County Tourism Grand Valley Hospitality Avalanche Car Rental
Down The Street Eats Henderson Mine & Mill with Climax Molybdenum BW Alpenglo Lodge
Middle Park Glass Michael's Audio Cooper Creek Square
Spectrum Electric Middle Park Medical Center Devil's Craft
Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Mountain Storage Doug Deutch Publications
  Rocky Mountain Sound Light and Video Edward Jones Jan Knisely
  Sky Hi News Epic Mountain Sports
  StayWinter Park Hernanod's Pizza
  TV 18 KFFR 88.3 FM
  Wealth Management Services MC Design & Print
    Safeway
    Sean Yarbrough Art
    Strictly Blues
    The Roofing Company
    The Trash Company
    Winter Park Mt. Lodge
Volunteer Opportunities TBA
Volunteers in various areas are needed on Friday, June 28 - Monday, July 1. 

Why Volunteer?

Your efforts contribute to the 501c3 non-profit Grand County Blues Society and its programs: Blue Star Connection, Check out the Music and help to help make this volunteer-based festival fun smoothly. Be proud and again, we thank you! 

Benefits:
Get a free volunteer t-shirt and lunch. Plus if volunteers work a full shift (aka 2 complete half shifts), they receive another ticket for a different 2024 BFTT festival day. If volunteering for a half day, volunteers get in that day all day for free.

Please, fill out the form below for the volunteer positions you are interested in. NOTE: THESE SECTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED and you may have to be moved to a different position. Thank you for understanding.

Need Community Service hours? We got you.

AREAS NEEDED:

- Bar Areas (TIPS trained preferred)
- Front Gate/Ticketing
- GCBS/Blue Star Connection Tent
- VIP Food Tent
- Festival Set Up
- Festival Tear Down
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Click here for Vendor Application. Booth space is for the three day festival.
10' x 10' booth: $5000
10' x 20' booth: $800
Contact Rob Krueger at rob.krueger@grandblues.org for 2024 vendor inquiry questions.
Great food vendors, vendors selling clothing, jewelry, art, etc. Plus Keeping the Check Out The Music Stage will be by the Vendor Village Saturday and Sunday.
 
Stop by the Blues Star Connection Tent and Grand County Blues Society Tent to check out Silent Auction Items that will help support our programs. 

Silent Auction will be available at the Blues Star Connection Silent Auction Tent. Bid on multiple signed guitars by national artists while helping support Blue Star Connection.

Food Vendors: Yes! there will be a handful of delicious vendors at the event. Please note, due to staffing shortages, there may not as many food vendors as we have hoped. We encourage festival-goers to bring snacks. It's an open event so you are more than welcome to enjoy the local restaurants as well.
 
Drinks:Canned beer, canned wine and canned mixed drinks available for credit card purchase. This is a no cash event.
 
Water stations will be around the venue. Bring a reusable cup. Vendors will have na drinks (pop and bottled water) for sale.
Go to playWinterPark.com for the official community website. There you will find an array of activities, hiking/biking trail maps, restaurants, shopping and monthly event calendar and other services.

Send your professional Electronic Press Kit in Adobe PDF format to: booking@grandblues.org.

Fill out this form to be considered to play on the Check Out The Music Side Stage.

Physical Press Kits can be mailed to:

GCBS
PO BOX 1530
Winter Park, Colorado 80482

Fill out this form to be considered to play on the Check out the Music side Stage.

Physical Press Kits can be mailed to:

GCBS
PO BOX 1530
Winter Park, Colorado 80482

Media Pass Request: Due to our limited capacity at this years event we can only allow a very small number of media passes. In order to support the the non-profit 501c3, Grand County Blues Society and its programs, Media selected must purchase festival tickets in order to enter venue.

Please note, if you would like to help sponsor, make a donation, or place complimentary advertising/promotion of the event before the event, event ticket fee may be waived.

If you would like to be considered, please email maria.chavez@grandblues.org. Media pass is not guaranteed. Note: Media pass is front-of-house access only with first three songs shots taken of each set. No backstage access. (These rules are subject to change at anytime without warning).

Below it is requested that five photo each section are given to the GCBS to use at our leisure:
1. Volunteers
2. Festival crowd/festival scenic
3. Stage/instruments/artists.

Please note, if you have been a chosen photographer in the years prior and have not submitted requested photos at an appropriate time, then you will not be considered. 

Appreciate your help supporting and promoting Blues From The Top. It is how we fund our Blues Star Connection, Check out the Music programs and the non-profit Grand County Blues Society as a whole.

The Grand County Blues Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to promote Blues and American Roots Music through live performance, music outreach and education.

Our Blue Star Connection program supports hospital music therapy departments across the country and has gifted over 800 instruments to children with life threatening health issues. In Grand County, Check out the Music exposes school age kids to blues music by funding school music programs, helping kids create their own “bluesical”, providing the Keeping the Blues Alive Stage for young musicians at Blues from the Top, and donating musical instruments to the Grand County Libraries so they are available for loan to patrons.

For more information visit grandblues.org

LODGING

WPML
Winter Park Mountain Lodge
81699 US 40 • Winter Park, CO

(855) 891-9900
www.winterparkhotel.com  •  email

StayWinterPark
50 Village Drive • Winter Park, CO 80482

800-215-6535
StayWinterPark •  email

Indian Peaks Resort with Grand View Hospitality

Grand View Hospitality, Indian Peaks Resort
821 County Road 834 Fraser, CO 80442

970.363.7149

IndianPeaks.org  email

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CAMPING?

Click here for a list of campgrounds in the Grand County area or check out this handy Grand County Campground Camping Guide.

FIND US

Blues From The Top

Rendezvous Event Center

78821 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482

 

2024 FESTIVAL HOURS:
(All times are subject to change. Rain or shine. No refunds.)

Friday:
Gates 4:30 | Music 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday:
Gates 10am | Music 11am - 6pm

Sunday:
Gates 10am | Music 11am - 5pm

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