$20 – $100

Blues Under the Bridge featuring Los Lobos presented by 91.5 KRCC

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218 West Colorado Ave.

Under The Colorado Ave. Bridge

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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THE 13TH ANNUAL BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Headlining this year’s event is Los Lobos, the iconic East L.A. band whose mix of rock and roll, blues, and Latin music has reached millions, earned them three Grammy awards and nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Also featured on stage is the Chris Thomas King Band. King personified blues legend Robert Johnson in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou”; and is known as the pioneer of rap/blues fusion and is a Grammy award winner including "Album of the Year". Also scheduled are Kerry Pastine And The Crime Scene, Grant Sabin And The Juke Joint Highball, and Vegan Wolf.

Other festival features are a Silent Auction tent to benefit 91.5 KRCC, Bristol Brewing craft beer, wine and spirits, and favorite local food vendors, community sponsors, and art vendors.

Tip: Order tickets before June 10 if you want to order 2018 special edition tee shirts. See "Merchandise" below.


Seating is limited! Buy your tickets early! Bring your seat and claim your spot under the 4 lane Colorado Ave. bridge (admission gate opens at 1pm.) This is a rain or shine event, and in Colorado - it usually shines! Seating is first to come - first served. Most seating areas are under the bridge. VIP ticket holders - no need to bring your seat, we'll have a premium viewing seat reserved for you in the VIP section.


Plan to attend the pre-festival party on Friday, July 6. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy Chris Thomas King in the intimate Gold Room in Colorado Springs, located at 12 S. Nevada Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $20 and seating is limited! Tickets are available online and at the door (as available). More details are on the Blues Under The Bridge website.


Blues Under The Bridge ticket holders have a discounted room rate at the Antlers Hotel. We also suggest The Mining Exchange, both are Windham Hill properties in downtown Colorado Springs, and located near the venue.


General admission tickets $60 / 91.5 KRCC member tickets $50 / $65 day of event tickets at the Admission Gate (if available). We expect this show to sell out and suggest getting tickets online.

VIP Section $100 (includes free parking (limited - first come first served, seating in premium viewing section, 2 beverage tickets, meal ticket, free parking (limited and first-come-first-served) a souvenir tee-shirt. Available to purchase online (with ticket purchase) is a limited edition 2018 Blues Under The Bridge tee shirt and hat.

Kids under age 12 are free admission and must be accompanied by an adult. Kids who are unsupervised during the event will be returned to their party and asked to remain seated.

Pre-Festival Party at the Gold Room $20 - Friday 7pm at 12 Nevada St. (downtown Colorado Springs) with Chris Thomas King. Limited seating and intimate concert venue.


June 10 is the deadline for online festival merchandise pre-orders. Special edition 2018 tee shirts and a Blues Under The Bridge logo hat are available to purchase. These must be ordered with your ticket and are only available until June 10. If you miss the deadline, there will be Blues Under The Bridge tee shirts (not the special 2018 edition) and hats available to buy at the festival.

Merchandise images and ordering is available after the ticket order is entered. Pick up pre-ordered tee shirts and hats the festival Silent Auction tent (with proof of purchase ticket or app so we can scan it).


Event parking is $12 per vehicle - across the street from the venue at the corner of Colorado Ave. and Cimino. Admission gate is a short distance from parking. Lots of parking but it is limited, more parking may be found in the surrounding area. Handicapped parking is available for vehicles with legal and visible "Handicap" tags.


Gates open at 1:00 p.m and the music starts at 1:30 p.m. Sorry - pets are not allowed at this event. Service animals with official marking are allowed.

Blues Under The Bridge attracts fans from all over Colorado and the greater Southwest area, and is a production of 91.5 KRCC, Colorado College’s NPR-member station.

Event security is comprehensive and provided by a private company and Colorado Springs Police Department.




1. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No age requirements. ID must be shown to purchase alcohol beverages (ages 21 and over).

2. What can I bring into the event? Bring your seat (ground seating is on cement). Blankets, carried jackets, umbrellas are allowed. Backpacks and handbags will be gently searched. Coolers and beverage containers (of any kind) are not allowed. Thank you for your understanding for the need to do this. We want everyone to feel safe at Blues Under The Bridge.

3. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Danna Tullis, Event Director at 303.916.5711.

4. Where do I pick up pre-ordered festival merchandise? Tee-shirts will be at the Silent Auction tent, inside festival grounds. Bring your printed or digital ticket as proof of purchase.

5. What's the refund policy? Sorry, refunds are not available.

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218 West Colorado Ave.

Under The Colorado Ave. Bridge

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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