Jazz Fest & Western Fine Art Show
June 3rd - 5th, 2016
A weekend of fine art and culture come alive in Estes Park as two special events fill the mountains with live music and world-class art & sculpture! The tradition of the Estes Park Jazz Fest in beautiful Performance Park continues in 2016 and the Estes Park Events Center hosts the Windows to the West Fine Art of the West show & sale which brings the works of world-renowned western artists to Estes Park .
Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk
Saturday & Sunday, June 4th & 5th
Take in the beauty of Estes Park, enjoy numerous art experiences and listen to the sounds of jazz. Estes Park's free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks off the season in style! What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amid the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater?
For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz, extraordinary art and family activities. The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado's premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music's vibrant future.
At the 26th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Sip on the fine wine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park's Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery, Hunter's Moon Meadery and Branch Out Cider. Jazz Fest guests will also enjoy exploring unique art experiences from art vendors, live painting at Bond Park and art galleries throughout the village.
Find art and music workshops for kids in Bond Park from 12-3pm each day (only $5 per child)! Kids have the opportunity to join in on the music with their handmade instruments, including plastic egg shakers, jingling tambourines and even French horns! Local volunteers will be assisting in wire wrapping jewelry, face painting and tile painting. Kids are encouraged to show off their artistic side with sidewalk chalk or on the graffiti wall.
2016 Estes Park Jazz Festival Schedule
Performance Park Amphitheatre: 417 West Elkhorn Ave.
Saturday, June 4th
Noon-12:45pm Estes Park Jazz Big Band with swingin’ Big Band Sounds
1:05-2:10pm The Greg Gisbert Syndicate
World Class Trumpeter, Progressive NYC Jazz
2:30-3:35 The Wendy Fopeano - Charles Gatschet Group
Eclectic Vocalist, Brazilian, Jazz and Originals
3:55-5:00pm Buckner Funken Jazz
Soul Jazz and Old School Funk
Saturday Night, June 4th - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The jazz continues at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant with The Max Wagner Quartet Mama’s is located at 338 E. Elkhorn Ave. The Group features Max Wagner on Saxophone & Jazz vocals, Eric Gunnison at the Piano, Ken Walker on Bass, and Mike Marlier at the Drums. Expect an exciting, entertaining and intimate evening of live Jazz!
Mama Rose’s is an official sponsor of The Estes Park Jazz Festival (reservations suggested) - 970-586- 3330.
Sunday, June 5th
Noon-1:15pm The Max Wagner Quartet
Modern Mainstream Jazz and Jazz Vocals
1:35-3:05pm Festival Headliner
Vanessa Rubin World Class New York City Jazz Vocalist
3:30-5:00pm Los Bohemios
Traditional Cuban and Latin American Music
Windows to the West Fine Art Show & Sale
Friday - Sunday, June 3rd - 5th
Estes Park Events Complex: 1125 Rooftop Way
The 2016 Windows to the West Art Show and Sale convenes 50 of the country's top contemporary Western heritage artists in one of the most beautiful mountain settings in America. The three-day sale and exhibition in Estes Park, Colorado, June 3-5, showcases more than 200 new pieces of art, with rich opportunities to meet the artists and discuss their unique depictions of Western landscapes, wildlife and traditional Western American life--and to purchase the artwork you fall in love with! The show features special events, demonstrations and tours. To register for these special events please visit their website. Windows to the West is a charitable benefit event sponsored by the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation.