Telluride Jazz Festival
August 3 - 5, 2018Telluride, CO
The 42nd Telluride Jazz Festival will take place August 3rd - 5th, 2018 in Telluride, Colorado.
The Telluride Jazz Festival is a three day and night live music event centered around jazz that is held on the first weekend of August every year. An intimate format, enabled by limited ticket sales, offers a unique chance to experience the openness and beauty of the legendary Telluride Town Park music venue, accompanied by a once in a life time soundtrack provided by acclaimed artists, Grammy Award winners, cutting edge innovators, rare supergroups, and some of the best student bands in the country. The core audience of loyal patrons, dedicated locals, and curious travelers creates a relaxed vibe where laying back in your chair or letting your hair down to dance are equally encouraged. Great food vendors and microbrews on tap cover the basic amenities, while additional free wine and spirit tastings from local vineyards and distilleries provide a sample of Colorado’s renowned craftsmanship.
At night the music moves from Telluride Town Park into historic indoor music venues within easy walking distance. There special Jazz After Dark late night performances often present memorable collaborations and up-close viewing of the artists in their element.
On Sunday, that kicks off with a Second Line Parade down Main Street. Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as patrons join in on the march through town.