Telluride Jazz Fest: The Whole Enchilada!

Telluride Jazz Fest: The Whole Enchilada!

The Telluride Jazz Festival, now only 100 days away, takes place this year from August 12-14, 2022. The weekend presents a well-rounded mix of live jazz, funk, rock, soul, and gospel performances. This year the talent includes Yola, The Motet (With Special Guests TBA), Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.

Festival tickets are on sale. 3-Day Passes are $210 plus fees, Single-Day Passes start at $75 plus fees. The following passes are limited in quantities while supplies last: Patron Experience, “Jazz After Dark” and 4-Day Camping Passes.

For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit To purchase tickets by phone, please call (970) 728-8037.

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Start planning your weekend now so you don’t miss a beat! It’s all here – Jazz, Funk, Soul, Gospel & Latin music on the Main Stage, Society Stage and Jazz After Dark. Click here to review the full schedule.

Nestled among the aspen trees and surrounded by 13,000-foot mountain peaks, festival artists will perform on the state-of-the-art Main Stage in Town Park. The Society Stage, a secondary venue free of admission, will host weekend programming including interactive student artist performances in the center of town. The intimate performances on the Society Stage aim to further the Telluride Society for Jazz mission of providing student education through music.

Sell Out Alert! Patron Passes Almost Gone

Last call! Patron Passes to the 2022 Telluride Jazz Festival are almost sold out. There are fewer than 25 left! Patron passes are here.

Act now. Once these Passes are gone, they are gone! Treat yourself to a festival weekend in style and get your Patron Passes while supplies last! 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 and more, while surrounded by the unparalleled views surrounding Telluride Town Park.

Patron Experience

Luxury amenities, world-class music, decadent food and drinks and unparalleled mountain views, the Patron Experience puts luxury first and is the best way to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival. The Patron Experience bundles top-of-the-line amenities offering an elevated festival experience that’s unmatched. The break down follows.

• 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. Enjoy 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 back stage – 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 – Kick off the festival with a private opening concert by Cory Wong at the historic Sheridan Opera House the night before the festival begins. 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.

Opening Reception – Open the festival on Thursday, August 11 along with fellow Patrons, the Telluride Society for Jazz Board Members and festival staff .

• 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 – On Friday and Saturday nights, after the festival ends in Town Park, we continue the music with “Jazz After Dark” shows located in various venues throughout Telluride. The Patron Pass includes entry into all Jazz After Dark Shows and priority early entry.

Access to the Final Waltz Closing Show – The Festival concludes on Sunday, August 14, with a special performance by The Motet. The trio’s songs will sound both familiar and fresh, laden with deep groove and finger-snapping soul style. Join us for this energetic show in what is sure to be a memorable way to end the Festival.

• 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, fire pits and intimate pop-up shows.

• 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.

• Free Massage – Enjoy the benefits of free massages provided on-site in the Patron Area from our team of licensed practitioners. Relieve your pain, stress, and anxiety while increasing your relaxation and general wellness through the healing powers of massage therapy.

• Patron Restrooms – Dedicated, upscale restrooms will be available in the VIP and Patron Area.
Priority Check-In at Box Office. Skip the lines and get straight to the fun with a dedicated check in.

• Priority Entry to Festival and Jazz After Dark Shows – Get set up at the Festival or late night shows at a comfortable pace with 15 minutes of early, priority entry before the general public.

• Free entry to the Telluride Historical Museum – In 1961, the town of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark as one of the most important places associated with mining history in the United States. Learn about its rich history with free Telluride Historical Museum admission throughout the festival.

Don’t miss out, be one of the few to enjoy the unparalleled Patron Experience at Telluride Jazz Festival.

Late Night Schedule

The late night festival schedule is out. When the music ends in Telluride Town Park each day, the fun is far from over! On Friday and Saturday the music continues into the night at “Jazz After Dark” shows located around town in a selection of Telluride’s best indoor nightclubs and historic venues.

Here you can catch your choice of acts in an intimate, up close and personal setting at three venues.

Click here for your guide to late night fun at the 2022 Telluride Jazz Festival!

Free “First Note” Yoga Sessions

Guided by professional instructor Julie Johnston, enjoy a smooth yoga flow at the free “First Note” Yoga Sessions. Learn activating breath techniques, liberating movements and playful exercises in the crisp mountain morning air. Nestled in the cozy amphitheater of Elks Park in downtown Telluride, the yoga sessions are a fun and inspiring way to start your mornings.

Are you new to  yoga or considering for the first time? Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join. Join in and discover the healing power of yoga.

Location: Telluride Elks Park – Colorado Ave and S Oak St
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 am on August 13 & 14
What To Bring: Water, yoga mat, towel and active wear (come with or without – these items are not mandatory to join in the class)

Click here for the yoga schedule.

Historical Walking Tour – Step Into The Past

Step into the celebrated and storied past with the Telluride Historical Museum at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival.

The Museum will host a Historical Walking Tour on the morning of Saturday, August 13, allowing attendees to explore the unique history of the charming town. Attending the Historical Walking Tour is great way to discover the mining, Ute Native American, ski and festival history that has earned Telluride the designation of a National Historical Landmark.

In addition, the Museum is offering free admission to their exhibits for festival pass-holders throughout the festival weekend. Registration is free but space is limited.

Sign up today!

“The Final Waltz” Closing Show Featuring The Motet With Special Guests

The Telluride Jazz Festival comes to an end on Sunday, August 14 at 9:30 pm with a special performance from Colorado’s revered funk band, The Motet, at the iconic Sheridan Opera House. Their following in Colorado is the definition of devoted and Telluride is no different. We love them. They’ve visited the valley and have soaked in these mountain vibes many times.

Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable way to end the Telluride Jazz Festival. Tickets are on sale now, don’t miss out!

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