Announcing The Craft Cocktail Menu For The Patron And VIP Experience

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.

Jonathan Yaseen - Festival Mixologist and Bar Manager

Co-owner and operator of Telluride's cutting-edge bar and restaurant, "there...", Jonathan Yaseen is a master mixologist who has earned quite a name for himself through his inventive, handcrafted signature drinks. With two restaurant locations having earned noteworthy write-ups and awards from the New York Times, Denver Post, Vogue Magazine, Zagat, Eater and Westword, Jonathan is a true beverage virtuoso.

Extending beyond the restaurant landscape, Jonathan is lending his talents to the festival by creating an elevated assortment of craft cocktails designed specifically for Patron and VIP Experiences at the 42nd Annual Telluride Jazz Festival. Explore the full list below. Cheers!

"The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Patron Bar 

Cocktails served exclusively at "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Bar to Patron Pass-Holders

Patron Pass-Holders can enjoy the decadent "Ella’s Old Fashioned", "The Duke Duck" - Duke Ellington’s Duck Fat Sazerac along with many more cocktails from "The Whiskey Barrel" - an exclusive On-Stage Bar. Located on the side wing of the scenic Telluride Town Park Main Stage within arms reach of performers next to the stage viewing platform, "The Whiskey Barrel" Bar is as close as you can get to the music without actually playing yourself!

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

Ella’s Old Fashioned (barrel aged)

Only available at "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Patron Bar

Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Peach Street Amaro
Orange Liqueur
Fresh Lemon
Poured from barrel and garnished with orange twist

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

The Duke Duck - Duke Ellington's Duck Fat Sazerac

Only available at at "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Patron Bar

Duck Fat Washed Bourbon
Peychaud Bitters
Lemon Twist
Absinthe Rinse

Patron and VIP Lounge

Cocktails served from the comfort of a VIP and Patron Lounge Bar with rounded tables and stunning stage views.

Patron and VIP Pass holders can treat themselves to the lavish Charlie Parker Punch, Miles Davis MuleMonks MulePreservation Hall House MargaritaDizzy’s Lemonade and the Sunday morning Satchmo's Bloody Mary and Maria Bar from the luxurious Patron and VIP Lounge. Featuring social rounded tables, unobstructed stage views, pop-up shows, complimentary professional massage, upscale restrooms and more, the Patron and VIP lounge is an outstanding place to enjoy all of the Main Stage action.

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

Charlie Parker Punch

Served at VIP/Patron Lounge and "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Bar

Jackelope and Jenny Pear Gin
Lavender Syrup
Rose Water
Fresh Lemon
Topped with Bubbles

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

Miles Davis Mule

Served at VIP/Patron Lounge and "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Patron Bar

Goat Vodka
Apricot or Peach Eau De Vie
Ginger beer
Fresh Lime
Fresh Mint

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

Monk's Mule – Bourbon & Peach

Served at VIP/Patron Lounge and "The Whiskey Barrel" On-Stage Patron Bar

Colorado Straight Bourbon (Aged)
Peach Eau De Vie
Ginger beer
Fresh Lime
Fresh Mint

Telluride Jazz Festival | Peach Street Distillery

Satchmo's Bloody Mary & Maria Bar

Sunday Only at VIP/Patron Lounge from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Goat Vodka or D'Agave Tequila
Freshies Bloody Mary Mix - Original Recipe made with fresh horseradish, hand chopped garlic and onions, dill, and lemon juice
Bloody Mary Accoutrements - Horseradish, Pickled Okra, Pickled Beans, Pepperoncini, Pickled Onions, & Olives

Assorted Hot Sauces - Tobasco, Melinda’s, Crystals, Tapatio, Lea & Perrins, Sriracha, Adobe
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables - Lemons, Limes, Celery
Spices - Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, House Bloody Salt


 Preservation Hall House Margarita

Served at VIP/Patron Lounge and On-Stage Patron Bar

D'Agave Tequila
Freshies Margarita Mix - A combination of fresh-squeezed lime and lemon juices with just a splash of orange and sweetened with a blend of sugars and a hint of agave nectar
Fresh Fruit Garnish
Spicy Sea Salt Rim 


Dizzy's Lemonade

Served at VIP/Patron Lounge and On-Stage Patron Bar

Goat Vodka
Seasonal Berries
House Lemon Sherbet Syrup

Patron Experience Amenities

The enhanced Patron Experience includes top-of-the-line festival amenities. Patron Pass-holders can enjoy:

  • On-Stage Viewing with Hosted Bar - Watch your favorite performance from the side of the Main Stage. Covered on-stage seating offers the most intimate festival experience possible. Experience a clear view of performers and the beautiful Town Park backdrop with an open bar featuring craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails within arms reach.
  • Wine and Dine with the artists Backstage - Patrons can enjoy special backstage access featuring catered meals by chef Josh Klein, a complimentary bar, covered dining area and upscale, patron restrooms.
  • Private Opening Concert with Sammy Miller and the Congregation - Kick off the festival with a private opening concert with Sammy Miller and the Congregation at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 2, 2018. With a maximum capacity of 265 attendees, the historic Sheridan Opera House is the ideal venue to extend a truly warm and rustic welcome to the festival.
    • This exclusive show is the only opportunity to see Sammy Miller and the Congregation in an intimate setting like the Sheridan Opera House. Their spirited performance is a perfect match for this venue. The aim of drummer and bandleader Sammy Miller and his cohorts, The Congregation, is to play music that makes you feel good, music that uplifts. They call it joyful jazz, and we’re all in. Individually, the members of this ensemble are truly gifted but are committed as a unit to creating and sharing community through the bonding power of music. They are straight up fun. You won’t leave without a smile on your face.
  • Opening Reception - Open the festival on Thursday, August 2nd alongside fellow Patrons, the Telluride Society for Jazz Board Members and festival staff at Rustico Ristorante's romantic open-air patio. Indulge in a catered menu of decadent hors d'oeuvres and an open bar with craft beer, wine and cocktails accompanied by live music from the Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble.


  • Complimentary bar with craft beer, select wine and specialty cocktails - Enjoy an open bar all weekend long showcasing the best in craft beer, select wine and specialty cocktails at stage-view bars in the Patron Area.
  • Jazz After Dark Entry Both Nights
  • Access to Patron/VIP Area - Enjoy the music from an exclusive, less crowded Patron/VIP Area inside the festival with uninterrupted stage views and a covered, heated lounge with relaxed seating. The Patron/VIP area also features yard games and fire pits.
  • Unobstructed Seated Viewing Area In Front of Stage - The VIP area offers a clear and up-close view of the stage featuring one of the most intimate concert experiences available.
  • Patron Restrooms - Dedicated, upscale restrooms will be available in the VIP and Patron Area.
  • Patron and VIP Priority Check-In at Box Office
  • Priority Entry - Patrons will receive early, priority entry into the Festival and Jazz After Dark shows.
  • Free entry to the Telluride Historical Museum

General Admission Drink List

For those in General Admission can enjoy standard mixed drinks with Tequila, Vodka, Gin mixed with high quality Ginger Beer, Club Soda, Lemonade, Tonic Water and more.

Festival Upgrade

Already have tickets and interested in upgrading to the Patron Experience? Contact us to find out how you can take your GA or VIP Experience to the next level, click here.