The New Super VIP Experience

World Class Luxury Festival Experience

New for 2019, we are proud to present the new Super VIP Experience - the most exclusive package we’ve ever offered. This new all-inclusive pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible. Super VIP pass-holders will be treated to a weekend of world-class music, complimentary food, drinks and so much more all surrounded by the unparalleled views of Telluride Town Park.


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 Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, East Coast & West Coast Oysters - champagne mignonette, Little Neck Clams with cocktail sauce, Butter Poached Lobster Tails, King Crab Legs with horseradish, Stone Crab Claws with mustard sauce, and Ahi Tuna Poke

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.

Backstage Access

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

Backstage Catered Meals

Enjoy lunch, dinner and a 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


Culinary Experience

Tantalize Your Taste Buds With This Sensational Tour De Food

Styled out for the 26th year, the new Super VIP Experience is by far the most luxurious way to attend the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Featuring show-cooking in the Ajax Sky Lounge stage-side and catered meals alongside the artists backstage, Super VIP Pass-holders will be treated to a decadent culinary experience like no other.

2019 Show Cooking Menu

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

 
 

Chef Bud Thomas - Festival “Show Cooking”

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


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.


Beverage Experience

Step Up To The Bar And Grab Yourself A Refreshing Craft Cocktail

The sophisticated menu of craft cocktails at the 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is the final touch to the elegant Super VIP Experience. Our extensive selection of wine and mixed drinks featuring premium vodka, gin, whiskey, and tequila will keep you feeling festive all day long.

 
 

Jonathan Yaseen - Festival Mixologist And Ajax Sky Bar Manager

Co-owner and operator of Telluride's cutting-edge bar and restaurant, "there...", Jonathan Yaseen is a master mixologist who has earned quite a name for himself through his inventive, handcrafted signature drinks. With two restaurant locations having earned noteworthy write-ups and awards from the New York Times, Denver Post, Vogue Magazine, Zagat, Eater and Westword, Jonathan is a true beverage virtuoso.

Extending beyond the restaurant landscape, Jonathan is lending his talents to the festival by creating an elevated assortment of craft cocktails designed specifically for the Super VIP Experience at the 26th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Cheers!


Wine & Bubbles

All wine served stage-side in the Ajax Sky Lounge.

Bubbles

Cremant De Limoux Thomas Jefferson Brut Blanc - Gérard Bertrand

Limoux is the area where sparkling wine originated. In 1531, the monks of Saint Hilaire discovered the first wine with bubbles. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, these vineyards benefit from the cool conditions required to make sparkling wines of quality. This exceptional quality had even founded an echo across the Atlantic: The White House. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, was Limoux’ greatest admirer, and he discretely cultivated his love for France and for Limoux sparkling wine. Actually, wine from Limoux was the only sparkling wine to be found in his personal cellar.

Pol Roger Reserve Brut French Champagne

Elegant and refined, the cuvée Brut Réserve is the champagne of all occasions. The Brut Réserve is a blend in equal parts of the three champenois grape varieties: pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay from 30 different crus. 25% reserve wines are used to produce this cuvée. The Pinot Noir (bringing structure, body and power) is mainly produced from some of the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. The Pinot Meunier (ensuring freshness, roundness and fruitiness) is issued from several crus from the Vallée de la Marne and from the Epernay area. The Chardonnay (adding its aromatic complexity, finesse, elegance and lightness) comes from Epernay and some of the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After four years ageing in our cellars, its style combines complexity, balance and distinction.

Rose

Hampton Water

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi has another major accomplishment under his belt, and this time it has nothing to do with music. The singer’s recently launched rosé, Hampton Water, has been named the best rosé of 2018 by Wine Spectator. When the rocker originally launched the rosé in April with his son and acclaimed French winemaker Gérard Bertrand, the 2017 production sold out before its official release. Hand-picked by the finest wine makers the South of France has to offer, Hampton Water Wine is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes. What that all means is the wine is the perfect companion for any occasion.

White Wine

Far Niente Chardonnay 2017

The 2017 vintage opens with aromas of melon, sweet citrus and white blossom floral layered with notes of flint, yeast and sweetly toasted oak. A smooth and focused entry is followed by a silky midpalate with ripe flavors of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and structured with citrus rind and mouthwatering acid. Aromas of melon, sweet citrus, and white blossom floral layered with notes of flint, yeast, and sweet toasted oak. A smooth and focused entry is followed by a silky midpalate with ripe flavors of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast, and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and structured with citrus rind and mouthwatering acid.

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc 2018

Each grape is sorted during the harvest; we work by gravity to respect the natural flow of the juice within vinification process. A light pressing is done to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Terroirs are blended : 50% limestone, 30% limestone clay and 20% flint. Each terroir is vinified separately in thermo-regulated stainless steel tank. Limestone brings minerality and finesse. Limestone clay enhances fruit and richness. Flint provides structure and minerality.

Pinot Noir

Flowers Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2017

Elegant, balanced and expressive, this Pinot Noir represents both our estate and vineyards of our grower partners. Farmed sustainably and with 100% native yeast fermentation, we work hard to take a “hands off” approach to winemaking, allowing the wines to showcase the spirit of the Sonoma Coast. Floral expressions of lilac and fresh roses. Fruit flavors of Santa Rosa plum and cranberry. Notes of cedar, clove and baking spice linger for a long, savory finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2016

Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black berry notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish. A beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and camphor plus a waft of tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish.


Tickets

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.


Compare The Experiences

Super VIP

  • Super VIP admission to festival grounds in Telluride Town Park - Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

  • Access to two stages (Main Stage and Blues Stage), 18 retail booths and 12 food booths

  • Access to the Saturday's Grand Tasting with 56 craft breweries and a souvenir tasting glass

  • Access to two Sports Bars with 8 HDTVs 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

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

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

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

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

  • Cash bars serving craft beer, wine, & specialty cocktails ($)

  • 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

  • On-Stage Access to the Ajax Sky Lounge - Relax in comfy sofa-style couches in the private on-stage lounge and bask in the warm, intimate ambiance close to the performers.

  • On-Stage Access to the Sky Deck - Watch your favorite performance from an on-stage 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 daily.

  • Complimentary Seafood Raw Bar - 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.

  • 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.

VIP

  • VIP admission to festival grounds in Telluride Town Park - Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

  • Access to two stages (Main Stage and Blues Stage), 18 retail booths and 12 food booths

  • Access to the Saturday's Grand Tasting with 56 craft breweries and a souvenir tasting glass

  • Access to two Sports Bars with 8 HDTVs 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

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

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

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

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

  • Cash bars serving craft beer, wine, & specialty cocktails ($)

  • 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

GA

  • General admission to festival grounds in Telluride Town Park - Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

  • Access to two stages (Main Stage and Blues Stage), 18 retail booths and 12 food booths

  • Access to the Saturday's Grand Tasting with 56 craft breweries and a souvenir tasting glass