As the summer season in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado begins to approach, the Telluride Jazz Festival reveals its 2019 artist lineup. Set on August 7-9, 2020, the festival presents a well-rounded, diverse mix of live jazz, funk, rock, soul, and gospel performances featuring THE BEACH BOYS, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, BAMAKO TO BIRMINGHAM: AMADOU & MARIAM AND BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, THE BUDOS BAND, THE HOT SARDINES, PONCHO SANCHEZ, MARCO BENEVENTO and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.
I can’t pinpoint the artist that I’m most excited about on 2020 Telluride Jazz Festival lineup, because I’m excited about them all. There’s no shortage of diversity and flavor throughout the billing, offering an incredibly unique three days of music. From the iconic Beach Boys, who helped lay the groundwork for modern music, to the masters of jazz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with a unique collaboration between world-music superstars Amadou & Mariam and gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama, our headliners really set the tone for the assortment of styles that will be on display at this year’s event.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, a New Orleans Second Line Parade, cozy late night shows and more.