Telluride Town Park History
All throughout the year, Telluride Town Park is the center of the community-- it provides
venue space for small, cozy performances from local and national acts, civic center space for arts and yoga classes for locals,
acres upon acres of open space for outdoor activities like fishing and Frisbee, as well as cultural and educational programs
for kids and adults alike. When the summer months come along, however, Telluride Town Park transforms into a destination venue
for the best music festivals in the state. The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has delighted audiences every August since
1973 with the intimacy, warmth, and tranquility that is synonymous with Chamber Music as they lift the human spirit through
music. The Telluride Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Telluride Society for Jazz, celebrated its 36th year in 2013 with yet
another legendary weekend filled with the soulful music of the Jazz greats of today. The best musicians of the past 30 years--
Muddy Waters, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Etta James-- have graced the stage at the Telluride Music Festival, so
don't miss out on your chance to catch performances from the legends of tomorrow this year at Telluride Town Park.
Telluride Town Park Events
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated events at Telluride Town Park are the Telluride
Bluegrass Festival and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival rocks the indoor and outdoor
stages over the third weekend of June and has been doing so for nearly 40 years. The festival only accommodates 10,000 people,
so you have the best chances of experiencing both iconic artists and rising stars like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, John
Prine, Mumford & Sons, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett, and Conor Oberst up-close and personal!
The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival is also a Telluride mainstay and lights up Telluride Town Park every summer with their
special blend of great music and great beer. Artists like John Mayer, Lou Reed, Black Crowes, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, B.B.
King, The Flaming Lips, and Phil Lesh & Friends have all played the festival in the past, and continue to bring the best
artists toTelluride Town Park.
Telluride is a town located in the state of Colorado, the
largest in San Miguel County. Telluride was founded in 1878 and was first incorporated nine years later as the town of Columbia.
It was quickly changed to Telluride, named after the gold telluride found throughout the state of Colorado. This town has
a population of around 2,000 people, but receives many visitors each and every year for the town's annual Telluride Bluegrass
Telluride Town Park Events
Telluride Town Park is the site of the annual Telluride Bluegrass
Festival. This venue can accommodate around 10,000 people for the festival, which is the biggest event in the town each year.
Music fans from all over the country flock to this small town to be a part of this incredible event, so join them this year
to be a part of the fun.
Telluride Town Park Trivia
What is the elevation of Telluride, CO?
answer is 8,750 feet, meaning that the air is quite thin in this town.