The Vail Jazz Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jazz @ the Market?

Are Jazz @ Vail Square free concerts?

What is Jazz at Kelly Liken?

What is the Vail Jazz Party?

Which artists are performing at the Vail Jazz Party?

When are the sessions of the Vail Jazz Party held?

How can I find out when my favorite artist will appear?

Can I buy a ticket to only one performance at the Vail Jazz Party?

Is a Vail Jazz Party Patron Pass transferable?

What is the cost to attend the Vail Jazz Party?

How can I purchase passes, tickets and make travel and lodging reservations?

What 'insiders tips' can you tell me about the Festival?

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Are there any special discounts available for transportation and lodging?

Tell Me about Vail, Colorado...



What is Jazz @ the Market?

Jazz @ the Market offers 10 free outdoor afternoon performances, featuring local, regional and national jazz talent on the green at Solaris. The series is in its ninth year and is overwhelmingly appreciated by locals and visitors alike. So, come, shop, eat and stop by the Jazz Tent and listen to some great jazz this summer at the Vail Farmers' Market, from noon to 3:30 pm - it's lots of fun and the entertainment is free!

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Are Jazz @ Vail Square free concerts?

Due to its popularity, this year Jazz @ Vail Square is back with a new ticketing structure.  We've added a great VIP section at the front and back of the Jazz tent, and general admission tickets are very affordable, starting at $15! Jazz at Vail Square concerts are on Thursdays in the heart of Lionshead Village from 6 - 8 p.m. from July 3rd through August 28th.

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What is Jazz at Kelly Liken?

Each Sunday, starting on June 22nd, local jazz great Tony Gulizia will be joined by a guest musician to perform at Kelly Liken.  Kelly Liken will offer its Harvest Menu on Sunday nights.  Join us for a drink at the bar or for dinner!  This series ends on Sunday, August 24th.

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What is the Vail Jazz Party?

The Vail Jazz Party is the culmination of the summer-long Vail Jazz Festival, taking place over Labor Day Weekend. The Vail Jazz Party features some of the world's greatest jazz musicians in an intimate performance setting, cabaret style, every Labor Day Weekend. We will continue the tradition of presenting an extraordinary lineup of great musicians - living legends and the young lions on the jazz scene today - in a unique format this is truly a "party". With over twenty-four hours of performances throughout the weekend (morning, noon and night), the audience and musicians are connected in a manner that consistently inspires great performances. This Party begins the Thursday before Labor Day and runs through Monday, Labor Day.

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Which artists are performing at the Vail Jazz Party?

Hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Lionshead,the Vail Jazz Party brings together an extraordinary lineup of great jazz musicians in an intimate, cabaret-style setting. Watch the masters jam with the up and comers, and enjoy the spontaneous style of this one of a kind celebration of jazz.

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When are the sessions of the Vail Jazz Party held?

20th Anniversary Celebration of The Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail Colorado
Thursday, August 28 - Monday, September 1, 2014
Performances take place each night Thursday through Sunday as well as afternoon sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  View a more detailed lineup here.

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How can I find out when my favorite artist will appear?

Go to the Vail Jazz Party performance schedule (coming soon!).

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Can I buy a ticket to only one Vail Jazz Party performance?

Yes. The Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party offers 25 hours of live Jazz performances over seven separate sessions. You can purchase a single session ticket or a Vail Jazz Party Patron Pass good for admission to all sessions*. Once again this year we will be offering youth tickets for the three afternoon performances. However, the very best value is our Patron Pass, offering unlimited access to all performances*.  See Tickets for more information

*Please note that this year, the special screening of Keep On Keepin' On will not be included in the Patron Pass, but will be available at a 50% discount ($10).

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Is the Labor Day Weekend pass transferable?

ABSOLUTELY! The weekend pass, called the 'Patron Pass', is transferable and you can share it with one or more friends. If you are a hardcore fan, buy the pass and enjoy all the music. You can still have your spouse/significant other/friends join you at selected sessions by buying individual session tickets.  The Patron Pass offers exclusive invitation to a special dinner on Saturday night with the artists.


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What is the cost to attend the Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party?

Ticket prices are the same if purchased through the website, on the phone or at the box office.

Patron Pass  $395-
- Includes priority seating and access to all 7 performances and functions at Vail Jazz Party
- Saturday Evening Patron Dinner with Artists

Individual Sessions Tickets
- may be purchased for any session Thursday through Monday of Labor Day weekend.

Morning / Afternoon session tickets - $55

Evening session tickets - $75

Go to Tickets and Information for details

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How can I purchase passes, tickets, and make lodging reservations?

Vail Jazz Foundation Tickets and Information

Tickets to the Vail Jazz Party can be purchased through the Vail Jazz Foundation office at 970-479-6146, or 888-VAILJAM (824-5526) or by clicking here

Lodging
Reservations for the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Lionshead can be made by calling (800) 648-0720, and identifying yourself as part of Vail Jazz Party in order to receive the discounted rate. 

Book online now
Click link to book a standard hotel room at VJF rate tax code jazjaza.
To book a studio king room, change the code to jazjazjazc.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa »

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What 'Insider Tips' can you tell me about the Festival?

No flash photography is allowed in the concerts.

The set up of the festival allows you to interact with the musicians between sets. However, please respect their privacy especially just prior to going on stage.  Daytime sessions take place in the open air Jazz Tent at Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead Village.  Evening sessions take place at the event's host hotel, the Vail Marriott Resort & Spa.

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Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Yes, but with limited seating for each performance, shows might sell out. Ticket prices increase 4 hours prior to every performance, as a "door price". The box office is open 1/2 hour before show time. You may purchase your tickets with cash, MC, VISA, or AMEX.

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Are there any special discounts available for transportation to Vail?

Yes. We offer a discount on ground transportation form Colorado Mountain Express, the official transportation provider for the Party, with shuttle service from Denver International Airport and the Vail /Eagle Airport. Book your CME travel directly at www.ridecme.com/jazz/ or by calling 800-519-6754.

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Tell me about Vail Colorado...
Visit our About Vail page for more information on Visiting the Vail Valley.

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