Super VIP Experience Backstage Dining Menu By Chef John Gerona

The most luxurious way to attend the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Putting the finishing touches on the new Super VIP Experience, we are thrilled to release the 2019 backstage dining menu presented by Telluride’s celebrated chef John Gerona.

The all-inclusive Super VIP Pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible with on-stage access to the Ajax Sky Lounge & Sky Deck Viewing Platform, a decadent, gourmet chef "show cooking" station, an open bar with a personal mixologist, backstage catered meals, on-demand golf cart shuttle, artist meet-and-greets and so much more all surrounded by stunning alpine views.

2019 Backstage Dining Menu

All backstage dining served in the Catering Lounge during the times listed. Click the daily menus below to enlarge.

Chef John Gerona

Chef John Gerona was born in Geneva, Switzerland. His cooking style is greatly influenced by his Spanish father and Italian mother along with his many European travels. His culinary expertise developed in New York City where he graduated from the French Culinary Institute of America and then worked at many fine dining restaurants including Arcadia. After working in Spain, France, and Italy he relocated to Telluride in 1987. Here he has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. He has previously worked as a chef for La Marmotte and Allred's restaurants along with his first business venture, the popular Pacific Street Market, that he opened along with his wife Janice.

Johnny Has been in the kitchen and worked with such notable chefs as Paul Bocuse, Jean Georges Vongerichten, Douglas Rodriguez, Alain Ducasse and Anne Rosensweig. Johnny is currently the owner and Chef of The Village Table Restaurant and has been the chef at local fine dining establishments such as La Marmotte Restaurant, Allreds and The Silverglade. He has run Bread and Roses catering for 29 years and has catered the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival for 24 years growing from simple sandwiches and cookies on Main Street in 1994 to serving over 5,000 meals during the festival weekend.

Johnny lives in Ophir, Colorado and is married to Janice with two grown daughters Nina and Emma.

Super VIP Experience Amenities

On-Stage Access To The Ajax Sky Lounge

Relax in comfy sofa-style couches in the private side-stage lounge and bask in the warm, intimate ambiance as close to the performers as you can get.

On-Stage Access To The Sky Deck

Watch your favorite performance from a viewing platform on the Main Stage offering the most intimate festival experience possible. Experience a clear view of performers and the beautiful Town Park backdrop with an open bar featuring craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails within arms reach.

Please note - viewing area access is subject to artist discretion. Restrictions may apply for headliner sets and other select artists.

Gourmet Chef "Show Cooking Station"

Indulge in specially curated bites from featured chef Bud Thomas daily.

Complimentary Seafood Raw Bar

Feast on fresh shucked oysters on the ½ shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail and oyster shooters with cracked pepper, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges.

Open Bar On-Stage At The Ajax Sky Bar

Enjoy some of Colorado’s best craft cocktails, craft beers, wine, and champagne.

Personal Mixologist Jonathan Yaseen

Enjoy a curated specialty cocktail menu designed specifically for the Festival. Full cocktail menu will be announced in summer 2019.

Backstage Access

Move freely in between different areas of the festival with the highest level of access.

Backstage Catered Meals

Enjoy lunch, dinner and special Sunday brunch alongside the festival artists.

On Demand Golf Cart Shuttle To The Blues Stage And Campground Stage

Skip the hassle of walking between stages and order a free ride!

Private Meet And Greets With Artists From The Music Maker Relief Foundation

Get to know the real deal with blues, gospel and roots artists from the rural south.

Personal Concierges

Don’t lift a finger all weekend long! More than just directions or recommendations, take advantage of our personal concierges who are equipped with a wealth of local expertise.

Commemorative Souvenir Laminate

Take home a frame-worthy piece of the festival.

Wifi Access

Stay connected with high-speed wifi all weekend.

  • Access to two Sports Bars with 8 HDTV’s to watch NCAA or NFL while watching the festival stage, a double-decker 2nd level viewing platform of Main Stage with a fireplace, covered seating

  • Exclusive VIP Lounge with premium stage views, shade tents, relaxed seating, yard games and fire pits

  • VIP Reception with complimentary appetizers and cocktails - Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm

  • Private "VIP Grand Tasting" with 20 select breweries - Saturday from 12 pm - 3 pm

  • Gospel Brunch with Champagne and Bloody Mary Bar along with lite food and candy bar for kids - Sunday from 11 pm - 1 pm

  • Admission into Late Night Juke Joint music venues with early, priority entry

  • Complimentary on-site professional massage therapists (throughout the festival weekend)

  • Private, upscale premium restrooms with flushable toilets

  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise Booth

  • Priority entrance to the festival each day - avoid getting stuck in line


The Super VIP Experience is extremely limited with only 25 spaces available

The base price for each package is $5,000 per person. Tickets are extremely limited with only 25 available and a purchase limit of 4 Passes per order.