The Ride Fest Kicks Off with Free Concert in Mountain Village, 7/7

The Ride Fest Kicks Off with Free Concert in Mountain Village, 7/7

The Ride Fest kicks off with a free concert in Mountain Village on Friday, July 7, 5 – 8 p.m. Gondola hours are extended. The Ride schedule is here. Line-up and tickets here. Scroll down to hear The Jibs and Carolyn Wonderland in action, with Carolyn accompanied by Bonnie Raitt – who headlines Telluride Blues & Brews 2017.

Two bands, Carolyn Wonderland and The Jibs, will take center stage for an evening of music in Mountain Village July 7. As part of The Ride Festival, this free show runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Sunset Plaza and is made possible by the Town of Mountain Village and The Ride Festival.

The Ride Festival returns to Telluride July 8-9 in its sixth consecutive year of world-class music, camping, and mountain adventure that only Colorado can deliver.

Featuring an all-star lineup in an intimate mountain setting, event headliners include Beck, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The John Butler Trio, Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Kaleo, Jackie Greene, and Boulder’s own Rose Hill Drive, among others.

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The Jibs are an Austin-native blues-rock band made up of bassist Roman Parnell, drummer Eric Schueler, guitarist and keyboardist Caden Westmoreland, and singer and guitarist Will Clark. The four met as freshmen at the University of Texas sailing club within their first few days on campus. They immediately began writing music and consequently never returned to the sailing club.

Carolyn Wonderland is a musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.


The towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are connected by a three-stage gondola system starting at Town Hall Plaza in Mountain Village and ending in Telluride at Oak Street Plaza. It takes about 13 minutes to get from one town to the other. During The Ride Festival, gondola operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday through Sunday. Expect long lines during peak times. Dial-A-Ride and the Meadows bus will operate until 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday, too, and the Common Consumption Area will be in effect for the Friday concert.


Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality. Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride.

Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated, and planned, and overflowing with style, charm, sophistication – and activites.

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