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Pledge to celebrate Telluride Blues & Brews' 20th anniversary


Congratulations to Karen & James Fischer, who won the VIP passes and camping to next weekend's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. The Fischers are regular attendees at this event, but have never had the VIP experience. They were so excited that they drove out to the station within a couple of hours of winning to get those hot little tickets into their hands.

The Fishers will receive a VIP package that includes a pair of VIP passes, preferred seating, camping and entry into the late-night Juke Joints and special events like the Grand Tasting and Bloody Mary and Champagne receptions.

This year's lineup features the Black Crowes, Jim James, Melissa Etheridge, the Mickey Hart Band, the Rebirth Brass Band and many more. The brews make this festival even more special, as 56 breweries will pour more than 150 beers during the Grand Tasting. Sierra Nevada is the 2013 festival beer sponsor, while brews from Ska, Durango Brewing, Telluride, Smugglers and Aspen will also be available on tap throughout the weekend.

As part of our "Hit It and Quit" campaign, we'll stop pitching the fund drive once we reach our goal of $75,000 and draw for the grand prize immediately. KSUT listeners will then be spared the on-air pitch and we'll immediately return to the programming you love: our Music Blend, NPR mainstays like Morning Edition, World Cafe and All Things Considered and local favorites like Barrelhouse Blues and The Grass Is Bluer.

The on-air portion of the fund drive is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 through Saturday, Sept. 14. A pre-fund drive mailer was delivered to current and past KSUT members in early August. Pledge now and you'll automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing of a trip for two to the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

You don't need to make a pledge to be entered into the drawings, but your support certainly will help us hit it and quit. If you are a current member and don't want to make an additional pledge - but still want to be entered into the drawings - simply write that on the pledge card in the membership mailing you received and return it to KSUT.