In addition to world class music on the Main Stage, the Telluride Jazz Festival has plenty of events to keep you entertained. From an art work, interactive artist performances on the Society Stage, a New Orleans 2nd Line Parade, to a kids area and so much more, there's something for everyone.
Jazz Art Walk
Thursday at 5:00 - 8:00 pm (Downtown Telluride)
To kick off the festival, Thursday evening, features a “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 five different galleries with fine art and live jazz. View the locations.
Patron Experience Opening Concert
Thursday at 9:00 pm (Sheridan Opera House)
The Patron Experience features a private opening concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 2, 2018 featuring Sammy Miller and the Congregation.
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.
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.
Friday and Saturday at 11:30 pm (The Liberty)
Following the “Jazz After Dark” shows, a new late night series named “Liberty Sessions” will take place at The Liberty Bar & Lounge featuring The McCarthy Trio on Friday, and Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
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, no registration required.
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 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. Registrations are now open, click here to sign up.
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.
Join the Festival staff, attendees, and festival artists at Elk's Park for a Second Line Parade down Main Street all the way to Telluride Town Park on Sunday, August 5th at Noon. Everyone is welcome! Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as attendees join in on the march through town.
THE FINAL WALTZ
Sunday at 9:00 pm (The Liberty)
The 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival concludes on Sunday, August 5th with a special performance by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at The Liberty Bar & Lounge. This profoundly talented keyboardist, with his group of handpicked musicians, stretches the boundaries of what funk should sound like and where it should take the listener. They test the limit of what's possible, turning funk and jazz and soul into a most delicious musical stew. Join us for this energetic show in what is sure to be a memorable way to end the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival. Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase.