Kick Off Your Festival With Jazz On Main

Thursday, August 8 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in downtown Telluride

Kick off the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival in style with Jazz On Main on Thursday, August 8, from 4:00 - 6:00 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 of world-class music, mountains and great memories. Jazz On Main is free and open to the public.

Telluride Jazz Festival | Jazz On Main

Jazz On Main Venues

Phoenix Bean - This historic building was originally built by electricity tycoon and philanthropist LL Nunn in 1892. In its early days, it housed the Phoenix Market which provided meat, fish, vegetables and other necessities to the early miners and residents of Telluride. Nearly 125 years later, the calamities of weather at 8,750 feet took their toll. Renovations began in 2015 to restore this building to its former beauty. Rising from the ashes, we proudly honor this building’s rich history and importance to Telluride and introduce the new Phoenix Bean.

Band: Crescent Quartet | Address: 221 W Colorado Ave

Elinoff Gallery - The Elinoff Gallery carries some of the finest lines of designer jewelry, both diamond and colored gemstones. Their museum quality art collection includes works from some of the most celebrated names in the history of art. From Monet to Pissarro to Warhol our fine art collection covers Impressionist works c.1860 - 1880 through the the Pop art period of the 50s' and 60's. We have hundreds of lithographs, drawings, etchings, etc. that will dazzle serious collectors.

Band: The McCarthy Trio | Address: 204 West Colorado Ave

Floradora - The Floradora Saloon began in October 1973. The Floradora Saloon was originally named from a Floradora Mine as well as a bed and breakfast called the Floradora. After opening the saloon the origin morphed into the Floradora Girls of the night who entertained the bar customers (imaginary, of course). The Floradora restaurant is a good representative of Telluride using fresh, local food with an innovative menu.

Band: Soundhouse Quartet | Address: 103 W Colorado Ave

Last Dollar Saloon Rooftop - We go way back. The distinctive historic brick commercial structure at the southeast corner of Colorado Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Telluride that has been home to the Last Dollar Saloon for over 40 years was built by L.L. Nunn in 1899. This the geographic center of the Town of Telluride - all Town roads go North, South, East and West of this intersection. This summer, we’re proud to invite you all to experience the jaw dropping views that our new Rooftop deck offers. With clear sight lines in all directions you can put on your sunglasses and enjoy some great cocktails and quality time with your family, friends, and neighbors. Arrive early to get your seat....and take it all in.

Band: The Speakeasy Jazz Quartet | Address: 100 E Colorado Ave

La Cocina Patio - This rustic southwestern restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Telluride. Featuring cuisine made with whole foods and contemporary influences, juice bar, espresso drinks, daily specials, beer, wine and margaritas, this is the perfect place to take in some live jazz music and watch the sun set over Main Street. Enjoy traditional recipes made from mostly organic ingredients with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Band: The Abstract Quartet | Address: 123 E Colorado Ave

Jazz On Main is a great way to kick-off the Telluride Jazz Festival! This event is non-ticketed and free. 3-Day Festival, Patron, 'All That Jazz', Jazz After Dark, Camping and Single-Day Passes are still on sale! Click here to learn more!