Join us for the 43rd Telluride Jazz Festival on August 9-11, 2019 to celebrate a weekend of world-class live music in the breathtaking mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the festival features three days of music, art, yoga, intimate late night shows, kids activities, camping, outdoor recreation and much more in the iconic destination town.
It’s never too early to start planning your dream festival trip! 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 most dynamic destination festivals. With the 42nd annual festival in the rear-view mirror, we look forward to celebrating the 43rd on August 9-11, 2019. Lodging in Telluride can fill-up fast! Start booking now for special deals and the best selection of properties and hotels. Explore some of the options with our lodging partners below.
Telluride Jazz Festival may be over (for now), but the memories will live on - and we couldn't do it without the fans! Look back on the things you may have missed, relive moments from your favorite musicians and check out highlights from the weekend.
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 2018 festival and it wouldn't be possible without all of the support!
With only one week left until the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival, we can't help but be excited for three days of world class music in the gorgeous Telluride Town Park, along with fun interactive events, intimate late night "Jazz After Dark' shows, decadent culinary and cocktail options, and much more! With so many ticket and pass options to choose from, there's a great experience for everyone at the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival. Compare all of the options here, customize your own and discover your perfect Telluride Jazz Festival experience.
Start your Telluride Jazz Festival mornings off with pleasant live jazz music, coffee and breakfast at the Phoenix Bean Saturday and Sunday of the Telluride Jazz Festival. New for the 2018 festival, “Coffee, Muffins and Jam” will offer a jazzy wake-up to a full day of music.
Back for its 42nd year the Telluride Jazz Festival features a dynamic mix of world class-music, events including art walks, parades and more, luxurious pass options with upscale culinary and cocktail menus, intimate late night shows and more. Additionally Telluride offers outstanding dining, outdoor recreation and sightseeing opportunities. Here the Telluride Jazz Festival team has put together a comprehensive festival guide for the best festival experience possible!
Welcome to the show! The official Program Guide for the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival is here! Explore all the information you need to enjoy this year's festival right here inside this comprehensive guide. View and download the entire Program Guide below!
Step up to the bar and grab yourself a refreshing craft cocktail! The sophisticated menu of craft cocktails at the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival is the final touch to the elegant Patron Experience. Our extensive selection of mixed drinks featuring premium vodkas, gins and tequilas will keep you feeling festive all day long.
The original artwork piece behind the 2018 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 Wayne Makenzie and formatted it to suit our lineup poster. This one-of-a-kind piece was created using the "plein air' technique right on Telluride's Main Street (Colorado Ave). 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 5th.
The Telluride Jazz Festival is thrilled to team-up with Sierra Nevada Brewing company for the 2018 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.
Enter to win tickets and lodging! 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.
Namasté! Relax, breath deep and unwind at the free Yoga Sessions! Wake up to mornings of liberating movement in the crisp, refreshing mountain air. Presented by Telluride Yoga Festival and guided by professional instructor Lauren Miller, enjoy a smooth yoga flow designed to improve your health, performance, and overall well being. The class blends playful exercises focusing on balance, strength, flexibility and power in a welcoming format.
Don't just come to the Telluride Jazz Festival, be a part of it! Volunteering is a great way to earn a 3-Day Pass, meet new friends, get a free festival t-shirt and be a part of the show! All you have to do is fill out the application and choose the shifts and department that you'd like to join (box office, customs, park operations).
Get ready for a full weekend of entertainment and fun with music on the Society Stage! Music education is at the core of the Telluride Society For Jazz and prominently on display during the festival weekend. Up-and-coming Jazz music students bring their talent, skills, and knowledge to the Telluride community, sharing them all on the Society Stage at Elks Park. These intimate and interactive artist sessions will help promote the Telluride Society for Jazz's mission of student education and music outreach. Taking place in the heart of historic downtown Telluride in the grassy outdoor amphitheater at Elks Park, these artist performances give you a chance to interact while learning about jazz culture, history and methods.
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 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival!
Styled out for the 42nd year, the Patron Experience is by far the most luxurious way to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival. Putting an emphasis on high quality, locally-sourced and fresh ingredients, this year's Patron Experience features an eclectic food menu served in an exclusive, covered Patron Lounge located backstage at the festival. Tantalize your taste buds with this delicious 'tour de food' presented by Telluride chef Josh Klein.
Single-Day Tickets for the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival are on sale now! Each day features a unique and dynamic lineup of performers and special events! If you can't make it to the whole festival, check out the schedule and find a day that's right for you!
Step into the celebrated and storied past with the Telluride Historical Museum at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival! The Historical Museum will host a Historical Walking Tour on Saturday morning, August 4, allowing Patrons to explore the unique history of the charming town. In addition, the Museum offers free admission to the museum for festival pass-holders throughout the festival weekend.
Piggybacking off of a longstanding New Orleans tradition, the Telluride Jazz Festival is excited to once again present the New Orleans 2nd Line Parade! This year’s parade will kick-off at noon on Sunday, August 5 from Elks Park and feature No BS! Brass Band and Hooligan Brass Band.
Kick off the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival in style with the new Jazz Art Walk! The Jazz Art Walk will take place from Thursday, August 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in the heart of historic downtown Telluride. Held in collaboration with the Telluride Arts District’s "First Thursdays Art Walk", the event will feature over 20 exhibits highlighted by five official Jazz Art Walk galleries.
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!
In addition to three days of world-class music, festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of festival food and craft vendors at the 2018 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.
We are proud to introduce the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival schedule. This year's schedule brings back festival favorites like the New Orleans 2nd Line Parade along with many enhanced events like the "Jazz Art Walk", the late night series "Jazz After Dark" and “Liberty Sessions” along with a closing show, “The Final Waltz”. Get ready for a full weekend of entertainment and fun with music on the Main Stage and Society Stage at Elks Park, complemented by may special events.
After Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers close down the Main Stage, the festival concludes with a special performance by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at The Liberty Bar & Lounge. Join us for this energetic show in what is sure to be a memorable way to end the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival.
Distinguished in mountain festival luxury, the Telluride Jazz Festival Patron Experience will now feature a private opening concert with Sammy Miller and the Congregation at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Now streaming! We've curated a Spotify playlist featuring the full 2018 artist lineup for your enjoyment. Discover hidden gems, up-beat jams and beautifully orchestrated arrangements. Tune-in and get a full Telluride Jazz Festival Artist Lineup preview!