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 25th 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.
NEW in 2015: 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.
Performance Park Amphitheatre: 417 West Elkhorn Ave.
Saturday, June 6th
12pm - 12:45pm - Estes Park Jazz Big Band
1:05pm - 2:10pm - United States Air Force Academy Falconaires
2:30pm - 3:35pm - Drew Morell Septet
4pm - 5pm - Ken Walker Sextet
6:30pm - 9:30pm - The Max Wagner Quartet at Mama Rose's Italian Restaurant, an official sponsor of the Estes Park Jazz Fest. Reservations highly suggested - 970-586-3330.
Sunday, June 7th
12pm - 1:20pm - Nelson Rangell
1:45pm - 3:05pm - Fuller Sound: A Tribute to Fred and Elthopia Fuller
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Conjunto Colores
Bond Park: Riverside Ave. & Elkhorn Ave.
Saturday & Sunday, June 6th-7th
12pm - 3:00pm - Canvas creations by local artists and family fun workshops: "Interactive Instruments" and "Artists in Training" (kids workshops are only $5 per child)