Telluride’s Ride Festival, Overvu
The 3rd annual Telluride Ride Festival brings stellar rock and roll music to one of the most stunning venues in the world. The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 11, with an outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Hop on the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village: the view alone sets the stage for this music-filled weekend .
On Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, the main stage lineup will perform on the world renowned Fred Shellman Stage in Telluride Town Park. Saturday, catch Thievery Corporation, Spoon, JJ Grey & Mofro and more. Sunday, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Vintage Trouble and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe top the bill.
The Ride Festival’s beloved NightRide features late night showcases by emerging talent at Main Street’s local music venues: Sheridan Opera House, Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, New Sheridan Bar and The Roma host intimate NightRide performances by such Ride Festival acts as Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Brother & Bones and others throughout the weekend. NightRide shows are free to Ride Festival Weekend Ticket-holders (entry first come first served), except Sheridan Opera House events. Sheridan Opera House tickets are on sale now.
The Ride Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans for its thoughtful performance curation – hand-picking rootsy, rocking talent whose music compliments the setting. Since its debut in 2012, The Ride Festival has filled a unique niche in Colorado – and among U.S. festival offerings – as host to a carefully curated Americana/rock lineup offering world-class musical acts and introducing new, soon-to-break talent.
The Ride Festival’s close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and Southern Colorado have to offer make the festival a unique destination event. Attendees can enjoy hiking, biking, hot springs, and so much more.
Rounding out The Ride Fest’s authentic mountain culture, the event helps benefit Telluride’s beloved KOTOfm, one of the country’s last remaining music radio stations that is entirely listener supported and non-commercial.
For a taste of The Ride, watch this video from the 2013 event.
For what’s in store this year, hear Edward Sharpe performing their signature tune, “Home.”
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