Discover your Perfect Telluride Jazz Festival Experience

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.


Luxury Experiences

For those seeking luxury top-of-the-line festival amenities, the Patron and VIP Experiences are highly recommended. Equipped with everything from on-stage viewing platforms, to one-of-a-kind culinary and cocktail menus curated by Telluride's top restaurant personalities, along with stage-front seating, these experiences are unmatched.

  Patron Pass holders enjoy an elevated view of performers on stage! 

Patron Pass holders enjoy an elevated view of performers on stage! 

Patron Experience

The Patron Experience is by far the best way to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival! With an on-stage seated viewing area and catered meals alongside the artists backstage, 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. Patron Passes include a charitable donation to The Telluride Society for Jazz, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and supports music education and artist workshops throughout the festival. As such, a $400 of the ticket cost can be deducted on income taxes as a charitable contribution.

Amenities include: 

  • On-stage viewing with Hosted Bar
  • Backstage catering with Festival Chef Josh Klein
  • Private Opening Concert with Sammy Miller and the Congregation at the Historic Sheridan Opera House
  • Opening Reception at Rustico Ristorante
  • Complimentary bar with craft beer, select wine and specialty cocktails from mixologist Jonathan Yaseen
  • Jazz After Dark Entry Both Night
  • Access to "The Final Waltz" Closing Show featuring Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
  • Access to Patron/VIP Area
  • Unobstructed Seated Viewing Area In Front of Stage
  • Free Massage
  • Patron Restrooms
  • Patron and VIP Priority Check-In at Box Office
 VIP Pass Holders Enjoy Stage Front Seating

VIP Pass Holders Enjoy Stage Front Seating

VIP Experience

The VIP Experience features an exclusive VIP area inside the Festival grounds with a covered, heated lounge with unobstructed stage views, seating in front of the stage, a hosted bar with craft beer, select wine and specialty cocktails, private, up-scale restrooms and more!

  • Access to Exclusive Patron/VIP Area
  • Unobstructed Seated Viewing Area In Front of Stage
  • Complimentary Bar with beer, wine and specialty cocktails
  • Priority Festival Entry
  • Priority Check-In at Box Office
  • VIP Restrooms
  • Eligible to purchase Safari Cabanas
  • Free entry to the Telluride Historical Museum

Want the VIP Experience and access to all of the late night "Jazz After Dark shows? Check out the "All That Jazz" VIP Pass!


All Inclusive

  Jazz After Dark at the Sheridan Opera House!

Jazz After Dark at the Sheridan Opera House!

All That Jazz Pass

"All that Jazz" is your ticket to the complete weekend package of live music at the Telluride Jazz Festival! Available in both General Admission and VIP levels, "All that Jazz" provides daily admission to the festival in Telluride Town Park and the "Jazz After Dark" shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

After the music ends in Telluride Town Park, the live performances continue into the night at three indoor Jazz After Dark venues around town. These shows are a great way to see lively performances from festival artists in an intimate, up-close-and-personal setting. Our new late night format allows attendees to visit all three shows freely, instead of purchasing individual tickets on a show-by-show basis.


General Admission 

  Attendees enjoy the 2017 Festival headliner Mavis Staples!

Attendees enjoy the 2017 Festival headliner Mavis Staples!

3-Day Festival Pass

See all of the music on the Main Stage including Bruce Hornsby & The NoisemakersIrma Thomas, Soul Queen of New OrleansKarl Denson's Tiny UniverseJaimoe's Jasssz BandBADBADNOTGOODTurkuaz and many more.  and enjoy access to a full cash bar, along craft retail and food booths. All Telluride Jazz Festival Passes come with free entry to the Telluride Historical Museum!

Single Day Festival Passes

 Each day of the festival 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!

Extend Your Day: On Friday and Saturday night, after the festival ends in Town Park, we continue the music with “Jazz After Dark” shows located in various venues throughout Telluride. Jazz After Dark shows are the best way to see some of your favorite main stage acts again in an intimate, up-close setting.  One pass allows entry into three different shows! "Jazz After Dark" Passes are on sale now! 


Late Night Shows 

  Jazz After Dark at the Liberty Bar and Lounge in Downtown Telluride!

Jazz After Dark at the Liberty Bar and Lounge in Downtown Telluride!

Jazz After Dark Pass

After the festival ends in Town Park on Friday and Saturday (August 3rd and 4th), the music will continue into the night at Jazz After Dark shows located around town in a selection of Telluride's best indoor nightclubs and historic venues. Once the "Jazz After Dark" series gets jamming, a walk down Main Street feels like a walk down Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. Here, you can catch your choice of acts in an intimate, up close and personal setting at three venues.

Jazz After Dark passes allow access to all three venues for the night purchased. All venues are first come, first served and based on the capacity of each venue. After the shows begin, entry is dependent on capacity.

The 2018 Jazz After Dark schedule includes shows from Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at the Sheridan Opera House, Polyrhythmics at The Moon at O'Bannon's and GoGo Penguin at the Liberty Bar & Lounge on Friday night. Along with Turkuaz at the Sheridan Opera House, No BS! Brass Band at The Moon at O'Bannon's and Nachito Herrera Trio - "A Night in Habana" at the Liberty Bar & Lounge on Saturday night.

Bundle and save, the 'All That Jazz' Pass and VIP 'All That Jazz' Pass includes entry into all Jazz After Dark Shows. The Patron Experience Pass includes entry into all Jazz After Dark Shows with early priority entry before other pass-holders.

"THE FINAL WALTZ" FESTIVAL CLOSING SHOW

After Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers close down the Main Stage on Sunday, August 5th, 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. Tickets are only $20 per person and on sale now! All ages are welcome. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Show starts at 9:00 pm.


  Enjoying the Telluride Town Park Campground!

Enjoying the Telluride Town Park Campground!

Camping

4-Day Camping Pass

With the festival grounds and scenic hiking trails located only steps away, camping is the ultimate way to experience all that Telluride Town Park has to offer. A Camping Pass includes access to the Festival Campground from Thursday, August 2nd to Monday, August 6th. The Festival Campground is located on the festival grounds.

Campground Vehicle Pass 

Pass includes 3 days of vehicle parking in the Telluride Town Park campground. Restrooms and hot showers nearby. All vehicle campers must have a Camping Pass and a Festival Pass (sold separately).