In addition to world class music on the main stage the Telluride Jazz Festival has plenty to keep you entertained. From artist workshops, wine and spirits tastings, to a kids area and so much more, there's something for everyone.

"Wine & WhiskEy"

Friday at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Festival Grounds)

"Wine & Whiskey" is a complimentary tasting that takes place inside the festival grounds on Friday, August 4th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The tasting features some of the best distilleries, wineries in Colorado and beyond. Enjoy music on the Main Stage while sampling premium wine and spirits in a beautiful setting. Commemorative glasses are provided to all festival goers.

Stay tuned for this year’s winery and distillery announcement coming soon!


"Bubbles & Bloodies"

Sunday at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Festival Grounds)

"Bubbles & Bloodies" is a complimentary tasting that takes places inside the festival grounds on Sunday, August 6th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The tasting features a variety of sparkling wine and Bloody Mary's. Commemorative glasses are provided to all festival goers.

Stay tuned for this year’s winery announcement coming soon!

new orleans 2nd line Parade

Sunday at 12:00 pm (Main Street)

Second Line Parades are a New Orleans tradition. Brass-bands take to the street, play and march. Onlookers who followed along to enjoy the music were known as the second line.

On Sunday, August 6th at Noon, Join the Festival staff, attendees and Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Band at Elk's Park for a Second Line Parade down Main Street all the way to Telluride Town Park. Everyone is welcome! Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as attendees join in on the march through town.

Jazz After Dark

Friday and Saturday at 10:00 pm (Late Night Clubs)

On Friday and Saturday nights, after the festival ends in Town Park, we continue the music with “Jazz After Dark” shows located in various venues throughout Telluride. One pass allows entry into three different shows!

Jazz After Dark passes allow access to all venues for the night purchased. Be aware, Jazz After Dark passes do not guarantee entry to the show, all venues are first come, first served and based on the capacity of each venue. As they fill up, we direct you to which Jazz After Dark venues are not full. As the night goes on, crowds at the Jazz After Dark tend to rotate, so even if you can't catch the start of the band you want to see, there's a good chance you can catch the last half of their show. So, if there is one particular band you really want to see, get in line early for the show! After the shows begin, entry is dependent on capacity.

The Patron Pass includes entry into all Jazz After Dark Shows and priority early entry.  For the Jazz After Dark schedule, click here.

Liberty Sessions

Liberty Sessions

Friday and Saturday at 11:30 pm (Late Night Clubs)

Following the “Jazz After Dark” shows, a new late night series named “Liberty Sessions” will take place at Telluride’s most recent addition, The Liberty Bar & Lounge. Free and open to the public, the series will feature The McCarthy Trio on Friday and The Bob Montgomery and Josh Quinlan Sextet on Saturday.

Jazz Art Walk

Thursday at 5:00 - 8:00 pm (Downtown Telluride)

To kick off the festival, Thursday evening, features a new “Jazz Art Walk” in historic Downtown Telluride. Free and open to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, the "Jazz Art Walk" will feature four different galleries with fine art and live jazz. Stay tuned for a location announcement soon! 

Historical Walking Tour

Saturday at 9:00 am (Downtown Telluride) 

Discover the past with Saturday morning's Historical Walking Tour presented by the Telluride Historical Museum. Presenter and long-time resident Ashley Boling will guide visitors through Telluride’s storied past and celebrated landmarks. More information will be available soon here! 

First Note Yoga

Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am (Elk's Park)

Start your morning off right with First Note Yoga provided by the Telluride Yoga Festival! Enjoy a fluid yoga flow, activating breath practice, liberating movement and playful exercises to discover new realms of embodied pleasure. Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the Festival weekend. Participation is free! 

Interactive ARTIST performances

Friday through Sunday (Free Stage at Elks Park)

These intimate and interactive classes with world class musicians and educators aim to further our mission of providing student education through music. All workshops are free and will be held on the Free Stage in Elks Park. Click here for the full schedule.

Stay tuned for more information about how you can sign up.

The Final Waltz 

Sunday at 9:00 pm (The Sheridan Opera House)

After Mavis Staples closes down the Main Stage, the festival concludes with a special performance by Vaud and the Villains at the historic Sheridan Opera House. This energetic vaudeville style show in the beautiful preserved Victorian-era Sheridan Opera House is sure to be a memorable way to end the 2017 Telluride Jazz Festival. Get tickets →


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