Super VIP Experience "Show Cooking" Menu By Chef Bud Thomas

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

New for 2019, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival presents the new Super VIP Experience - the most exclusive package we’ve ever offered. This all-inclusive 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 alpine views.

We are excited to release the first details of the new package, the “show cooking” menu presented by Telluride’s finest, Chef Bud Thomas.

2019 Show Cooking Menu

All show cooking bites served in the Ajax Sky Lounge during the times listed.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Super VIP Show Cooking Menu

Chef Bud Thomas

Bud was the first member of his family born in the United States. His early childhood was shaped by the culture and food that each of his parents brought to the table from their home countries. It was from his parents that he picked up his passion to cook at an early age. He honed his skills while working as a chef in top restaurants in the US and abroad such as Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Café Terra Cotta in Tucson, AZ, Les Saveurs and The Collection in London, England. Chef Bud is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT, where he received a Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Food & Beverage Management Program. We are excited to feature Chef Bud’s show cooking prowess as he brings exciting, enticing and honest food to the festival prepared with care and served with flair.

“Chef Bud, who is hailed as one of the Best Chefs in America, has introduced a menu of delicious summer dishes. His passion for local ingredients foraged from area farmer’s markets and ranches, farms and fisheries across southwest Colorado puts the taste of the Rockies right on the plate.”

- Austin Food Magazine

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.