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FESTIVAL LOCATION

218 West Colorado Ave.  Colorado Springs 80903

A Fun & Unique Venue!  Under The Colorado Avenue Four-Lane Bridge

Questions? Call 303.916.5711

2018 FESTIVAL INFORMATION  

Blues Under the Bridge is now entering its 12th year and has been designated a Signature Event by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority. It is a production of 91.5 FM KRCC that benefits the not-for-profit public radio station to be able to serve the community with NPR, local reporting and music.

Blues Under the Bridge has become recognized as a premier blues music festival attracting blues fans from all over Colorado, and the greater Southwest United States.

Blues Under the Bridge is managed by Creative Resources And Venues. Please direct inquiries to Danna Tullis, Event Director at 303.916.5711.  
 

Interested in some great Blues Under the Bridge souvenir merchandise? Scroll to the bottom of this page.....

SPONSORS  Link to Sponsors  

NON PROFITS & VENDORS   Link to Vendors

VOLUNTEERS   Link to Volunteers

2018 SCHEDULE & LINEUP

1:00pm – Gates open

1:30pm to 3:00pm - Vegan Wolf

3:15pm to 4:45pm - Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball

5:00pm to 6:30pm – Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene

6:45pm to 8:15pm – Chris Thomas King Band

8:30pm to 10:00pm – Los Lobos

TICKETS:   After July 6th, tickets will be available ONLY at the Entrance Gate the day of the festival and credit card or cash is accepted. All tickets day of are $65.

MERCHANDISE:   Check out this year's t-shirts and hat! Artwork by Neon Pig.....scroll to bottom of page for details.  SOLD OUT!

VENUE LOCATION:   The unique festival venue is located at 218 West Colorado Ave.  - under the Colorado Avenue four-lane bridge. 

ENTRANCE GATES & PARKING:   Enter the festival admission gates at the Cimino Dr. parking entrance. The South Gate is the only entrance gate. Credit card and cash ticket sales, and an ATM will be available at the festival entrance. We expect to sell out. 

PAID PARKING: is available south of the Colorado Ave. bridge (across from America the Beautiful Park, on Cimino Drive). Parking is $12 per vehicle. A limited number of handicap spaces will be available next to the South Gate.

There is NO PARKING available on the North side of the bridge. 

V.I.P. ticket holders park for free until the lot is full. Disabled attendees may be dropped off at the South Gate entrance for easier access. Our Volunteers are happy to help!

LODGING:   Play and Stay!  Reserve a "festival attendee discounted room rate" in downtown Antlers Hotel, A Wyndham Hill Grand Hotel - just minutes away from the venue at 4 S. Cascade Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs.

Also recommended near the festival: The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel located at 8 South Nevada Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs.

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair to sit on under the bridge – blankets are permitted but the viewing area is paved, so sitting on the ground might be uncomfortable
  • Bring cash for food and drink – vendors may not have credit card capability
  • Bring your children to enjoy the music!  Ages 12 and under are free - kids that are unsupervised will be gently rounded up and returned to their adults and asked to remain seated. 
  • Park next to the festival area – parking will be available by exiting off the Colorado Ave. Bridge on the Cimino St. off-ramp – parking fee is $12 per car.
  • Thank you for your understanding of a security search of handbags and backpacks. We want everyone to feel safe at the festival. 

FESTIVAL GUESTS MAY NOT:

  • Cross the train tracks east of the performance area – access to and from Blues Under the Bridge is allowed ONLY by using the South Cimino St. off-ramps
  • Bring coolers, food or drink containers into the venue area
  • Drink alcohol without a valid photo ID
  • Record any portion of the musical event, i.e., no video or flash cameras
  • Bring firearms or weaponry into the event
  • Bring pets – we love them too, but cannot have them at this festival. 

ATM CASH:   Festival guests are encouraged to bring cash for food and beverages, and there will be an ATM located at the South Gate entrance. Some vendors may not have credit card capability.

SECURITY:  Colorado Springs police will be securing the venue with officers under the bridge during the festival. Please note: 91.5 KRCC Blues Under the Bridge organizers reserve the right to search individuals prior to entering the venue area and reserve the right to escort patrons to the exit who are unruly and/or a threat to others safety, without refund.

91.5 KRCC Blues Under The Bridge Merchandise - This great souvenir merchandise is available to buy with tickets - only until JUNE 10. 

Other souvenir merchandise will be available at the festival Info Booth.   

Unisex T-Shirt $24 & $26...Front/back printing  Sorry - no longer available

Women's Tee Shirt Shirt $22...Front printing only Sorry - no longer available

Hat $20...Velcro closure. Sorry - no longer available  

Order Pickup: Pickup orders at the Silent Auction tent - be ready to show your Eventbrite ticket with merchandise order.

Didn't order by JUNE 10? A limited quantity of t-shirts and hats will be available to buy at the festival. They will both have the round logo (as shown on hat).

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