Central Jazz: Summer Jazz Festival Returns to Central City, Colorado with All Star Lineup

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Central City Opera, KUVO, Dazzle, Central Presents and Feyline have teamed up to bring a distinguished music lineup to the historic and mystical mountain town of Central City, Colorado.


Central Jazz is the revival of the Central City Jazz Festival, which ran continuously from 1976 through 1992 and is resurfacing on June 9th, 2018 with an unparalleled lineup. This year will feature four stages in various locations throughout the town, ensuring fans can explore the quaint and beautiful location amidst this connoisseur-status music offering.


This festival will feature many talented musicians from renowned funk and jam acts such as the Meters, Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Jerry Garcia Band, The Motet and Lettuce. Dragon Smoke and the NOLA Central All-Stars, two “Superjams”, are co-headlining this event. The “Superjam” is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tradition, pairing together members from various bands to create something unique and special. True to its name, Central Jazz will play host to jazz acts including Venus Cruz and Adam Bodine Trio, curated by KUVO and Dazzle.


The event will host the first ever appearance of the NOLA Central All-Stars, which will be an annually curated “supergroup” of renowned musicians. This year’s All-Stars include Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Alvin Ford Jr., George Porter, Jr., Nick Daniels and Tony Hall.