The Vail Jazz Festival is a 10-week program that brings the best talent in the jazz world to the ultimate summer destination in the Colorado Rockies: Vail. The Festival runs from June – September with a number of distinctive series, including Vail Jazz @ Vail Square, The Vail Jazz Club Series, Vail Jazz @ The Market, and all culminating with the Vail Jazz Party over Labor Day Weekend. With over 75 performances and 200 artists, join us this summer as we fill the streets of Vail with the sounds of swing, salsa, blues, Latin, bebop, the American Songbook, and more!

This year we have our best lineup yet to celebrate our 25th anniversary, featuring musicians from more than ten countries and every corner of the jazz world. We will pay tribute to Nat King Cole, reminisce to the soundtracks of films from The Jazz Singer to Casablanca, honor New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, explore the relationship between jazz and the civil rights movement, and remember the legendary Ray Brown.


Labor Day Weekend | Lionshead Village

August 29 – September 2

The Vail Jazz Festival culminates over Labor Day Weekend with a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one of a kind format that has lived up to its title, the Vail Jazz Party. Whether it’s group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, or the inspiring multimedia tributes to Jazz legends, the weekend has a unique party spirit that attracts musicians and Jazz lovers from all over the world.


Thursdays, 6pm | Vail Square in Lionshead Village

July 4 – August 22

The Jazz Tent at Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead bursts at the seams during these high-energy performances. This year’s lineup is studded with the biggest names on the jazz scene, who are sure to delight and amaze. The whole family will be captivated by the stunning musicianship of the thrilling performers from all parts of the diverse jazz spectrum.


Wednesdays, two seatings at 5pm and 7:30pm | Ludwig’s Terrace, Sonnenalp Hotel

July 10 – August 7

Elegant evenings in a classic jazz club setting—a small venue, timeless cocktails, attentive audiences and up-close-and-personal performances by some of today’s leading jazz performers. These intimate evenings offer excellent acoustics, great sightlines, sophisticated refreshments and enticing dining options.