In addition to world class music on the main stage the Telluride Jazz Festival has plenty events to keep you entertained. From artist workshops, wine and spirits tastings, to a kids area and so much more, there's something for everyone.
Mavis! - FILMraiser for San Miguel Resource Center
Tuesday at 8:00 pm (Sheridan Opera House)
Join us for the Telluride Jazz Festival film screening of Mavis! on Tuesday, August 1st at 8:00 pm at this historic Sheridan Opera House presented by KOTO FM's DJ Jimmy Jazz along with the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC), the Telluride Society for Jazz and the Telluride Jazz Festival.
Start your Festival early with a party and film screening celebrating the 2017 festival headliner and one of the greatest soul singers of all time, Mavis Staples. A good time and a good cause - all proceeds are donated to the SMRC, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence.
A pre-film VIP Reception Party will include live music, cash bar, complimentary food and raffle ticket. Tickets for the reception are $35 per person and available here. The film, with a separate admission ($15 suggested donation to the SMRC, will start shortly after the Reception Party. For more info or to purchase tickets, click here.
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 five different galleries with fine art and live jazz. View the locations.
Macy Gray - Patron Experience Opening Concert
Thursday at 9:00 pm (Sheridan Opera House)
The Patron Experience features a private opening concert with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
Set in the heart of downtown Telluride, the opening concert is the final addition to the enhanced 2017 Patron Experience which will treat 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. Click here for the full schedule.
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).
"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.
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 (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.
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. The Historical Walking Tour is now full!
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, Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Band and Hooligan Brass 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.
"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.
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 →