In addition to world class music on the Main Stage, the Telluride Jazz Festival has plenty of events to keep you entertained. From interactive artist performances on the Society Stage, free morning Yoga Sessions, a New Orleans 2nd Line Parade down Main Street, to a kids area and so much more, there's something for everyone.
Jazz On Main
Thursday at 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Downtown Telluride)
To kick off the festival, Thursday evening, features “Jazz On Main” in historic Downtown Telluride. Free and open to the public from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, the "Jazz On Main" series will feature five different venues with live jazz to kick off the weekend. To view the locations, click here.
Patron Experience Opening Concert
Thursday at 9:00 pm (Sheridan Opera House)
The Patron Experience features a private opening concert with Victor Wooten Band at the historic Sheridan Opera House the night before the festival begins.
Set in the heart of downtown Telluride, the opening concert is part of the new Patron Experience which treats pass-holders to top-of-the-line festival amenities making for a truly elegant and memorable experience. The opening concert joins a fleet of fresh upgrades to the Patron Experience including a one-of-a-kind, on-stage seated viewing area accompanied by a full stage-side hosted bar. For more info or to purchase tickets, click here.
Interactive ARTIST performances
Friday through Sunday ("Society 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 "Society Stage" in Elks Park.
All "Society Stage" at Elks Park events are free and open to the public. To see the full schedule, click here.
Brought to you by the generous support from the Dalton Family Foundation, Dworbell Inc., the Raynier Institute & Foundation, The Telluride Foundation and Telluride's Commission for Community Assistance, Arts, and Special Events (CCAASE).
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.
Please note, all venues are limited to ages 21 and over, with the exception of the Sheridan Opera House.
Friday and Saturday at 11:30 pm (The Liberty)
Following the “Jazz After Dark” shows, a late night series named “Liberty Sessions” will take place at The Liberty Bar & Lounge featuring The McCarthy Trio on Friday and J-Calvin on Saturday during the festival. These shows are free of charge. Please note, the Liberty Sessions are limited to attendees ages 21 and over.
First Note Yoga
Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am (Elk's Park)
Start your morning off right! 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, no registration required. Click here for more details.
What to Bring: Water, Yoga Mat, Towel and Active Wear (Come with or without - these items are not mandatory to join in the class)
Historical Walking Tour
Saturday at 9:00 am (Downtown Telluride)
Discover the past on Saturday morning at the 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. Click here to learn more.
Walking Tour registrations are free; however, space is limited. Registrations are now open. Be sure to sign up early! Click here to sign up.
Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am (Phoenix Bean)
Start your Telluride Jazz Festival mornings off with pleasant live jazz music, coffee and breakfast at the Phoenix Bean. Morning Jam will offer a jazzy wake up to a full day of music on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. Attendees can enjoy performance led by Jack Kotz and Jon Rose, along with a variety of breakfast dishes, baked goods and coffee drinks from the Phoenix Bean in the heart of downtown Telluride.
Any and all musicians are welcome and encouraged to join in on the jam for an improvisational performance to get their day swinging. The jam will be will be first-come-first-play, with a sign up sheet. The music jams will go from 9-10 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public, coffee and food are available for purchase.
new orleans 2nd line Parade
Sunday at 12:00 am (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.
Join Cha Wa along with the Festival staff, attendees, and other artists for a Second Line Parade down Main Street all the way to Telluride Town Park on Sunday, August 11.
Everyone is welcome! Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as attendees join in on the march through town.
The parade starts at 12 pm from Elks Park.
THE FINAL WALTZ
Sunday at 9:00 pm (The Liberty)
The Telluride Jazz Festival concludes on Sunday, August 11 with a special performance from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. The trio’s songs will sound both familiar and fresh, laden with deep groove and finger-snapping soul style. The Join us for this energetic show in what is sure to be a memorable way to end the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival. Click here to get tickets.