Telluride Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Artist Lineup

As the summer season in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado begins to approach, the Telluride Jazz Festival reveals its 2021 artist lineup. Set on August 13-15, 2021, the festival presents a well-rounded, diverse mix of live jazz, funk, rock, soul, and gospel performances featuring GALACTIC featuring ANJELIKA ‘JELLY’ JOSEPH, ROBERT GLASPER, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, THE BUDOS BAND, THE HOT SARDINES, PONCHO SANCHEZ, THE DIP and many more.

I can’t pinpoint the artist that I’m most excited about in the 2021 Telluride Jazz Festival lineup, because I’m excited about them all. There’s no shortage of energy and flavor throughout the billing, offering an incredibly unique three days of music. From two New Orleans jazz music icons, Galactic featuring Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with progressive jazz masters, Robert Glasper and The Budos Band and so much more, the talent goes deep.

Steve Gumble, Festival Director

Telluride Town Park is renowned as one of America’s most scenic and spectacular live music venues. 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. A secondary stage, “Society Stage”, free of admission, will host weekend programming including interactive artist and student band performances in the center of Telluride. The intimate performances on the “Society Stage” aim to further the festival’s and Telluride Society for Jazz’s mission of providing student education through music.

In addition, luxurious VIP and Patron Festival Experiences offer elevated culinary and cocktail aspects to the weekend. A fleet of special events round out the festival with free yoga sessions, morning jam collaborations, a free historical walking tour, cozy late night shows and more.

Telluride Jazz Festival 2021 poster