Jazz in the Park

Reservations will re-open the week the of show.

The 2020 Vail Jazz Festival will offer 8 free live concerts!

After having been forced to cancel all summer programming and performances due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have found a new outdoor venue, the grassy lawn area on the Lower Bench of Ford Park (to the west of Ford Amphitheater). So, with great excitement, Vail Jazz announces its “Jazz in the Park” live concert series.

Performances will be weekly on Friday evenings.
Venue opens at 4pm, music is from 5pm to 6:30pm.

July 17 – Dexter Payne Quintet
July 24 – The Burroughs
July 31 – Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion
August 7 – Katie Glassman and Snapshot
August 14 – CANCELLED
August 21 – Steve Kovalcheck Quartet
August 28 – Tony Gulizia, Kathy Morrow and Friends
September 4 – Media Noche Honrado

  • Reservations are mandatory (Covid event waiver review)
  • You may bring your own food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Please do your best to minimize single use plastic when considering your beverage options. Glass bottles are not allowed.
  • Are there food and/or beverages for sale? There will not be any food or beverage concessions during events.
  • May I bring my dog or pet?  Service dogs on leash are allowed. We kindly ask that all other furry friends stay at home for this event.
  • Is smoking allowed? Vail is a smoke-free community (tobacco, marijuana, etc.). The smoking of marijuana in any outdoor area, public or private, is illegal in Vail.
  • May I bring in a chair or blanket to the event? At Jazz in the Park low-back chairs and blankets are allowed if they do not impede the view corridor of others. The chair leg should not be higher than 4 inches.
  • What happens during inclement weather?  In severe weather scenarios that include lightning, dangerous winds, etc. events may be canceled. If an event is canceled there will be notifications through direct email notification, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and website. Attending an event in a high-alpine environment means you should always be prepared with appropriate clothing and protective gear.