Telluride Jazz Festival 2018

The annual Telluride Jazz Festival is returning for its 42nd year on August 3-5, 2018. The festival is a three day and night live music event centered around jazz and includes live music, art, yoga, music education and outdoor activities.


“This past year was very exciting for the Telluride Jazz Festival” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “We are proud of the improvements made to the overall festival experience. We are thankful for the community support and are thrilled to continue the growth of the student education programs.”

Tickets and Passes

Patron Passes include a charitable donation to The Telluride Society for Jazz, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), to support music education, student programming and outreach throughout the festival. As such, a portion of the ticket cost ($200 on Early Bird Passes and $400 on Regular Patron Passes) can be deducted on income taxes as a charitable contribution.

The Patron Experience bundles top-of-the-line amenities offering an elevated festival experience that puts luxury first. The Patron-VIP Lounge will be now located on the East end of the Telluride Town Park which will offer a wider and more direct view of the Main Stage entertainment. This experience also offers easy access to a diverse selection of craft and food vendors. Check out below the list of amenities for pass-holders of the Patron Experience is below:

On-stage viewing with hosted bar – Covered on-stage seating offers the most intimate festival experience possible. Experience a clear view of performers and the beautiful Town Park backdrop with an open bar featuring craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails within arm’s reach.

Wine and dine with the artists Backstage – 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 weekend with an intimate live performance at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 3rd before the Festival gets underway in Telluride Town Park.

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 on Friday and Saturday nights – Jazz After Dark is a series of late night shows on Friday and Saturday nights located in various venues throughout Telluride. Patrons can attend three different shows each night.

Access to Patron/VIP Area – New location for 2018. Enjoy the music from an exclusive, less crowded Patron/VIP Area inside the festival with uninterrupted stage views, a covered, heated lounge with relaxed seating complete with yard games and fire pits.

Unobstructed seated viewing area in front of stage – The Patron area offers a clear and up-close view of the stage featuring one of the most intimate concert experiences available.

Patron restrooms – Dedicated, upscale restrooms will be available in the VIP and Patron Area.

Patron and VIP priority check-in at box office
Priority festival entry – Patrons will receive early, priority entry into the Festival and Jazz After Dark shows.

Free entry to the Telluride Historical Museum

General festival tickets including Early Bird 3-Day passes, Camping Passes, late night shows Jazz After Dark, and Vehicle Passes will go on sale February 1, 2018. Early Bird pricing will be available while supplies last. Tickets start at $145 for the Early Bird 3-Day Pass. Single-Day Passes will go on sale May 23, 2018.