August 1 – 3
Telluride Town Park
Anyone who has ever attended any of the large festivals in Telluride can hardly begin to imagine the close-knit local feeling of the Telluride Jazz Festival. Ask a local and they’ll tell you that some of the other festivals that hit town are for musical tourists, whereas Telluride Jazz is for locals.
Miraculously, Telluride Jazz has been able to maintain a home-grown feeling, while attracting international superstars to celebrate the art, soul, history and future of the genre.
You’re going there to see: Lettuce, Dragon Smoke (feat. Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville, Rob Mercurio and Eric Lindell).
You’re going to come home talking about: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, Monty Alexander & Harlem-Kinston Express.
Travel Time: (Denver, Colo. to Telluride, Colo.)
Total Estimated Time: 6 hours, 28 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 330 miles
You Need To Know: Telluride Jazz offers a unique package that is a bit pricey, but also one of the best festival bonuses in the country. The Patron Pass includes special stage-side seating at Town Park performances with “Wine & Dine” food and beverage catering. The pass also gives attendees priority entry to all participating night venues and invites to special sponsored events throughout the weekend.
Camping: Yes, but Town Park is limited. Other options are available.