Telluride Jazz Festival

a destination jazz festival not to be missed

2016 Telluride Jazz Festival Information

August 5th- August 7th, 2016.

It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Jazz Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.


2015 Artists & Tickets

The 2015 Telluride Jazz Festival is set to include Ernie Watts, John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Maceo Parker, Bill Frisell, the Joey Defrancesco Trio and more. The most basic 3 day pass is $120, with upgraded access options and camping passes available.

Festival Lodging

Camping passes for the fesival are $59 per person, and $69 for a vehicle pass, so choosing to camp for the festival can add up. As an alternative, Telluride offers many vacation rentals and hotel rooms at comparable (or better) prices. has an inventory of over 300 rentals and rooms. Start searching our Telluride lodging now and make sure you find the best place at the best price, before things are all booked up.

About The Telluride Jazz Festival

"If Telluride ain't Heaven, then Heaven can wait."

Dizzy Gillespie

The Telluride Jazz Festival is a celebration of the art, soul, history, and future of the genre of jazz music. The festival seeks to honor jazz's finest historic artists and create a platform from which new artists can voice their sound. 

The Telluride Jazz Festival has consistently earned national and international attention for featuring the best in classic, mainstream, blues, African, Cajun, and Latin jazz music.

Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music along with the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night.


The Telluride Society for Jazz is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces a number of community educational programs as well as the  Telluride Jazz Celebration. Your support allows us to keep going.

Please consider donating to help us build our programs.


500 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride  Colorado  81435
United States