The 44th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival Postponed Until August 2021
The renowned Telluride Jazz Festival has weathered all manner of calamities during its 44 years of existence and never once canceled. But the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing uncertainty proved to be too much for the three-day event scheduled for August 7-9 in Telluride Town Park in Telluride, CO. With the safety of fans, performers and festival workers in mind, organizers made the sad decision to cancel and reschedule the event for August 13-15, 2021.
In a press release, Peter Bell, Executive Director of the Telluride Society for Jazz which stages the festival, explained the decision. “Our festival has persevered every year since 1977, through torrential rains, summer snowstorms, airline strikes, recessions and other challenges,” he said, “but this year the only way to meet the challenge of keeping you — our valued audience members, our staff, and the many performers who perform on our stage — safe is to wait until next year.” Read Bell’s full statement by clicking here.
Ticket-holders have several options. Tickets can be rolled over to next year’s festival or fully refunded. Fans can also request a partial refund with the remainder donated to The Telluride Society for Jazz, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, or donate the entire cost of the ticket. The Telluride Society for Jazz presents and hosts musical performances and opportunities for music education within the Town of Telluride and the surrounding region. All contributions are tax-deductible and further information can be accessed by visiting TellurideJazz.org/covid-19-postponement.
The lineup for this year’s festival included The Beach Boys, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Budos Band, The Hot Sardines, Poncho Sanchez, Catherine Russell, Christian Sands, and Kelly Finnigan and The Atonements as well as local musicians, student ensembles and more. The 2021 incarnation will include many of these same performers with more to be announced.
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