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2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Awards Reveal Victors in Wyoming Tribune

2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Awards Reveal Victors in Wyoming Tribune

2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Winners Announced

Record-Breaking Attendees Rocked the 2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival

The 2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival, held in the scenic town of Rock Springs, Wyoming, surpassed all expectations this year. With record-breaking attendance and a lineup of talented musicians, this year’s festival was an unforgettable experience for all blues and beer enthusiasts.

First Place: The Blues Bandits

The highlight of the festival was the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of the Blues n’ Brews Battle of the Bands competition. Fifteen talented bands battled it out on stage, and after a fierce competition, The Blues Bandits emerged as the undisputed champions.

Hailing from Denver, Colorado, The Blues Bandits captured the hearts of both the judges and the audience with their soulful and energetic performance. Their impeccable musicianship, powerful vocals, and infectious stage presence set them apart from the competition, earning them the coveted first-place title.

Second Place: The Mojo Blues Trio

Coming in at a close second was The Mojo Blues Trio, a local Wyoming band that has been making waves in the blues scene. Known for their original compositions and tight harmonies, The Mojo Blues Trio delivered a captivating performance that left the audience wanting more.

The band’s lead guitarist, Jake “Mojo” Johnson, wowed the crowd with his scorching guitar solos, earning him a standing ovation. The Mojo Blues Trio’s electrifying stage presence and raw talent solidified their position as one of the top blues acts in the region.

Third Place: The Delta Cats

Rounding out the top three winners was The Delta Cats, a blues band from Salt Lake City, Utah. With their authentic Delta blues sound and soul-stirring lyrics, The Delta Cats delivered a passionate and heartfelt performance that resonated with the audience.

Fronted by the dynamic vocalist, Sarah Johnson, The Delta Cats showcased their versatility and musicianship, leaving an indelible impression on everyone present. Their third-place finish at the festival solidified their reputation as a rising force in the blues music scene.

Community Spirit Award: Rock Springs Brewing Co.

In addition to the Battle of the Bands competition, the festival organizers also recognized the Rock Springs Brewing Co. with the prestigious Community Spirit Award. This award celebrated their contributions to not only the festival but also the local community.

Rock Springs Brewing Co., a beloved local establishment, played a pivotal role in providing a wide selection of exceptional craft beers for festival-goers to enjoy. Their dedication to supporting local artists and fostering a vibrant music and beer culture was well-appreciated by both attendees and organizers.

A Celebration of Blues and Beer

The Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival is more than just a music event; it’s a celebration of the rich history and culture of blues music combined with the artistry of craft brewing. This annual gathering brings together people from all walks of life in a joyous and harmonious atmosphere.

With its incredible lineup of performers, the 2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival delivered on its promise to provide exceptional entertainment and a memorable experience. The event showcased the immense talent in the blues genre and celebrated the craftsmanship of local breweries.

As the festival came to a close, attendees left with a sense of fulfillment and anticipation for next year’s event. The 2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival will forever be remembered as a monumental success, leaving an indelible mark on the music and beer-loving community.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

1 thought on “2023 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Awards Reveal Victors in Wyoming Tribune”

  1. Meredith Halvorson III

    I love how the Sweetwater Blues ‘n Brews Awards brings together beer aficionados and blues fans in Sweetwater, WY. It’s not everyday you witness the celebration of both exceptional breweries and talented musicians. This year’s winners must truly embody an eclectic blend of innovation and artistry. I can’t wait to uncover the victors and learn more about this exciting event through the Wyoming Tribune.

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