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Feel the rhythm at Telluride Jazz FestivalColorado, USA

This could well be the best backdrop for a music festival you’ve ever experienced. Set at the base of the majestic San Juan Mountains, yet with an intimate format to bring you close to the musicians, it’s no surprise Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable musical get-togethers.

It’s taken place each August since 1977, and during three days and nights Telluride Jazz Festival continues to celebrate the art, soul, history and future of the jazz genre. Festival-goers can experience world-class jazz, funk, soul, folk and gospel performances, intimate late-night shows, interactive jams and a lively New Orleans second line parade, with colourful floats, costumes and beads, through the town of Telluride.

Beyond the typical music festival, there are free morning yoga sessions, a historical walking tour, and VIP culinary and cocktail experiences. There’s also the opportunity to explore the historical mining town, as well as the many trails and adventures among the nearby 4,000-metre Rocky Mountain peaks. If Telluride’s gold rush history has you wanting to see more, try a guided 4WD jeep tour with Telluride Outside that takes you onto old mining roads that were carved into the San Juan Mountains more than a century ago, visiting what remains of ghost towns that were once home to booming mining communities.

There’s a range of ticket options available to customise your experience, with full three-day tickets, Jazz After Dark performances or one-day options if the location has you wanting to explore beyond. Following the Jazz After Dark shows, the late-night Liberty Sessions take place at The Liberty Bar & Lounge from 11.30pm, free of charge.


Telluride Jazz Festival
telluridejazz.org

Visit Telluride
visittelluride.com

Colorado Tourism Office
colorado.com

This highlight was provided to us by the Colorado Tourism Office, but we thought you musical types might like to trim your goatee, snap your fingers and find out about it, too.

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