The Telluride Jazz Festival and the Telluride Society for Jazz offers all attendees, volunteers, staff, partners and artists a special thank you. We had an outstanding festival and it wouldn't be possible without you! Let’s do it again next year, August 7-9, 2020.
Back for the 43rd year, the Telluride Jazz Festival features a dynamic mix of world class music and festival events including art walks and parades, experienced through luxurious pass options with upscale culinary and cocktail menus, intimate late night shows and more. The Town of Telluride also offers award-winning restaurants, unparalleled outdoor recreation and sightseeing opportunities. To ensure that you have the best experience possible, our staff has put together a comprehensive festival guide of pro tips, tricks, and how-to’s for the most epic weekend ever.
Not just for adults, kids of all ages can enjoy the Telluride Jazz Festival! Complete with student performances, a kids area with giant puppets and interactive activities like face painting, and the New Orleans 2nd Line Parade with an uncrowded laid-back atmosphere, the Telluride Jazz Festival is a perfect event for families.
With the final additions and finishing touches, we are excited to present the complete list of wines at the 43rd Telluride Jazz Festival. From full-bodied reds with bold flavors to dry, zesty whites with a smooth finish, the 2019 wine lists has something for every kind of wine enthusiast. Explore the list below!
Telluride Jazz Festival is excited to welcome Mile High Spirits as the official craft distillery partner! Throughout the festival, you can discover a variety of their award-winning spirits in cocktails at all festival bars. Mile High Spirits will also be featured in the extensive selection of specialty drinks in the luxurious Patron and VIP Experience. Explore the 2019 pour list below!
The original artwork piece behind the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival poster is now on auction! To build this year's poster, the festival staff took a fine piece of Telluride-inspired art from award winning painter Jennifer Godshalk and formatted it to suit our lineup poster. If you love the artwork, bid online to take home this one-of-a-kind original painting. Bid on the piece online here, or on-site at the festival's Merchandise Tent and Patron Concierge Station until Sunday, August 11th.
Just announced! Join legendary bassist Victor Wooten on Friday, August 9th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for a nature walk to the scenic Lower Bear Creek Waterfall (located near town park), followed by a short walk up the river trail (the walk is on relatively flat ground) to the Sheridan Opera House where Wooten will lead a Masterclass. Registrations are now open! Sign up early to reserve your spot. Space is limited, only 30 spots available.
Enter to win tickets and lodging to the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival! It doesn't get much better than world-class music under the towering San Juan Mountains in beautiful Telluride, Colorado! Showcasing a mix of jazz, soul, funk with interactive artist performances, intimate late night shows, luxurious VIP and patron experiences, children's activities and much more, the Telluride Jazz Festival is one of America's dynamic destination festivals.
The Telluride Jazz Festival is thrilled to team-up with Sierra Nevada Brewing company for the 2019 Festival! Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. Throughout the festival you can discover a variety of their craft beers at the main bar, VIP and Patron bars.
Guided by professional instructor Julie Johnston, enjoy a smooth yoga flow at the free “First Note” Yoga Sessions. Learn activating breath techniques, liberating movements and playful exercises in the crisp mountain morning air. Nestled in the cozy amphitheater of Elks Park in downtown Telluride, the yoga sessions are a fun and inspiring way to start your mornings.
Tantalize your taste buds with this sensational 'Tour De Food' presented by Telluride chef Josh Klein. Styled out for the 43rd year, the Patron Experience is by far the most luxurious way to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival. Featuring a private opening concert with Victor Wooten Band at the Sheridan Opera House, an on-stage seated viewing area, catered meals with the artists backstage and much more, Patron pass-holders will be treated to a weekend of world-class music, decadent food and drinks all surrounded by the unparalleled views of Telluride Town Park. Putting an emphasis on high quality, locally-sourced and fresh ingredients, this year's Patron Experience features an eclectic food menu served in a cozy, covered Patron Lounge located backstage at the festival.
Step up to the bar and grab yourself a refreshing craft cocktail! The sophisticated menu of craft cocktails at the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival is the final touch to the elegant Patron and VIP Experiences. Our extensive selection of mixed drinks featuring premium vodkas, gins and tequilas will keep you feeling festive all day long.
Kick off the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival in style with Jazz On Main on Thursday, August 8, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the heart of historic downtown Telluride. The official Jazz On Main venues will host live jazz bands setting a classy ambiance. All venues are located within walking distance of each other making for a truly vibrant Main Street atmosphere, the perfect way to set the mood for a weekend world-class music, mountains and great memories. Jazz On Main is free and open to the public.
The late night scene at the Telluride Jazz Festival keeps the music and party going into the deep hours of the evening with the all-inclusive Jazz After Dark format, Liberty Sessions, and The Final Waltz closing show. When the music ends in Telluride Town Park each day, the fun is far from over! Here is your guide to late night shows at the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival!
In addition to three days of world-class music, craft beer and outdoor recreation, festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of food and craft vendors at the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival! From delicious wraps, pizza, warm coffee and vegan options, the tasty food vendor menus will keep your taste buds satisfied all weekend long. Shop at the local craft booths for fine jewelry, clothing and keepsakes. Explore all of the vendors below!
A trip to Telluride for the Telluride Jazz Festival is not your average festival trip! In addition to three days of world-class music in the stunning Telluride Town Park, the town is a destination unparalleled with plenty of boutique shops, delicious restaurants, playful outdoor recreation opportunities, historic relics and more. Planning for the trip of a lifetime can be easy with our lodging and transportation partners. From luxurious hotels, spacious condos, spas and pools to camping there's something for everyone!
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. Walking Tour registrations are free; however, space is limited. Registrations are now open. Be sure to sign up early! Click here to sign up.