2018 RIDE Festival Lineup Announced

At 11am January 30, The RIDE Festival announced its 2018 lineup. The RIDE is thrilled to be headlining The String Cheese Incident for two nights! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Dirty Knobs w Mike Campbell, & Chris Robinson Brotherhood will all be bringing their unique styles of rock.

The RIDE has worked hard to include in the lineup a talented array of “Women of Rock” and is proud to be hosting five female bands this year: Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, ZZ Ward, Larkin Poe & The New Respects.

And as always, The RIDE has a lineup of rockin’ allstars and emerging artists that will blow your mind!

Single Day, Town Park Car & RV Camping passes are now on sale in addition to GA & VIP Weekend Passes and Town Park Camping Passes. Town Park Car, RV & Camping passes sell out quickly so be sure to queue up early (11am MST).

Big Something Returns to Opera House March 23 & 24

6-piece powerhouse Big Something returns to the Sheridan Opera House March 23 & 24. With their unique sound and super tight, incredible live show, Big Something has blown away new audiences in town and gained BIG respect.

Two Pre-Party Shows

As a way of expressing our gratitude to everyone who purchased a ticket for the 2017 RIDE Festival, we are excited to announce 2 Pre-Party shows
taking place on Thursday, July 6.

Ben Harper’s band on most recent album

Ben Harper, bassist Juan Nelson, and keyboardist Jason Yates talk about their most recent album Call It What It Is:

RIDE Festival VIP Tickets Going Fast!

The RIDE Festival offers an unparalleled VIP experience with special daily benefits.  All VIP pass holders receive:

  • Access to the private VIP area directly adjacent to the main stage—comfy couches in an attractive, shaded setting, a fun pillow lounge, plus intimate tipis to enjoy quiet time in between sets
  • Outdoor dining table seating and standing area at the foot of the stage
  • Complimentary drinks each day during Happy Hour at the VIP-only bar
  • Complimentary appetizers and Sunday Brunch prepared by local chef Honga Im
  • Special VIP restroom facilities with flush toilets and water for washing hands
  • Access to lawn games (bocce ball, croquet, and others)


RIDE Festival Kid’s Tent Activities!

It’s not only adults who get to have fun at The RIDE Festival. This year’s Kid’s Tent is better than ever! And entrance is FREE!

Huffington Post Features Ride

As most music festivals occur outdoors, a beautiful locale has become a major factor in deciding which events to attend each year. Some prefer dancing on dusty desert floors while others prefer breathing in the clean mountain air; each have their challenges as well as their own inimitable beauty. This list examines some of America’s most majestic mountainous and high-altitude events that feature a diverse array of musical genres ranging from hip hop to classic rock. Each possesses its own distinct characteristics while also sharing the same, familiar community of music-lovers, adventure-enthusiasts and artists. Happy festival season!


RIDE Festival Returns to Telluride This July 8th and 9th

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 line up 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.

Set to take place in downtown Telluride’s Town Park, the event features an unparalleled backdrop of Telluride’s idyllic landscape, world-class musicianship, Colorado’s finest microbrews and daily adventures for outdoor enthusiasts and music aficionados alike. Past RIDE performers include Pearl Jam, David Byrne, The Lumineers, Cage the Elephant, Widespread Panic, Jonny Lang and many others.

The undisputed gem of southwest Colorado, Telluride is well-known by Colorado locals to be among the very best mountain destinations and has been called “number one for both scenery and character” by Forbes and Ski Magazine. With world-class hiking, rafting, climbing, fishing, mountain biking, and hot springs all within 40 miles of the festival, as well as a perfectly integrated farmer’s market downtown on Fridays, RIDE Festival is the can’t-miss mountain festival of 2017.

A boost to the local economy during the beautiful alpine summer, event organizers work hand in hand with the community to help bring first-class entertainment throughout the town for a full-scale festival environment. In an effort to take advantage of the unique Telluride setting, RIDE Festival carries out into the streets from Town Park with events scheduled at The Sheridan Opera House, Sheridan Bar, Roma Bar, Moon at O’Bannons, and the new Liberty Bar — each featuring emerging talent and intimate performances that play well into the night. Featuring an inclusive party-vibe that only a small town can provide most of the late-night entertainment is also free to RIDE Festival weekend pass holders.

RIDE Festival will feature another star-studded lineup in 2017 including a rare Telluride performance by the Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, BECK. Celebrated for his sonically experimental and lo-fi style, BECK rose to fame in the early 1990’s for creating musical collages encompassing a wide genre of styles. With a highly anticipated release on the horizon for 2017, fans may be treated to an early taste of the producer’s latest tunes during the 6th annual festival.

Known for his high-energy live performances, prominent activist and American singer-songwriter Ben Harper will perform for the first time in Telluride since his 2012 performance at the RIDE Festival.  This year, Ben will be appearing with his talented band The Innocent Criminals.  A rousing performer, Harper has taken home numerous awards including Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 2005 and Best Blues Album in 2014.

With additional performances spanning multiple genres of music including rock n’ roll, reggae, gospel and soul, RIDE Festival has something for everyone.

Much more than just a mountain party with the coolest bands on stage, the annual event also benefits local community radio station KOTOfm, a local non-commercial listener-supported station in operation in the San Juan Mountains since 1975. An important facet to community living at 8,750 ft, KOTOfm provides local news, information, entertainment and music in an area that may not have access to local radio otherwise.

For more information about the RIDE Festival including ticketing and official festival details check out www.ridefestival.com.




TravelMag’s Best Festivals & Fairs in Colorado

TravelMag Article

The Ride Festival makes the list!

Summertime in Colorado sees beautiful, sun-filled days combined with cool, comfortable evenings – the perfect climate to enjoy the array of outdoor festivals and fairs that take place each year across the western state. Below are 12 of our favourites.

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Announcing Free Kick Off Party Friday Night

The Ride Festival is excited to present An Evening of Rock and Roll. This free Kick Off Party show will take place in Sunset Plaza of Mountain Village and feature performances by The Temperance Movement and Ayron Jones & the Way from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday July 10. Join us there to get The Ride Festival started.


Full Main Stage and NightRIDE 2015 Schedule

The RIDE Festival is pleased to announce the full main stage lineup and NightRIDE schedule.  Tickets for all NightRIDE shows are free to festival pass holders except for The Sheridan Opera House.   Opera House tickets and a limited number of single day tickets will go on sale Friday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.


NightRIDE schedule:

Sheridan Opera House

Friday, July 10 – Dorothy  9:00 p.m.  – Zella Day  10:30 p.m.
$25 for both shows General Admission  BUY NOW

Saturday, July 11 – Trigger Hippy  11:00 p.m.
$30 GA, $40 Reserved  BUY NOW

Sunday, July 12 – North Mississippi Allstars  11:00 p.m.
$30 GA, $40 Reserved  BUY NOW

Fly Me To The Moon Saloon

Friday, July 10 –  The Yawpers  10:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 – Ayron Jones  10:00 p.m.  – The Temperance Movement   11:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 –  Bloodkin  10:30 p.m.

The Roma

Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 – Jefferey Foucault  10:00 p.m.

High Pie

Friday, July 10 – Half Ton Marmot  10:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 – Band of Heathens  10:30 p.m.

Main Stage Lineup:

Saturday, July 11

Zella Day
The Temperance Movement
Trigger Hippy
Jonny Lang
Gov’t Mule
Widespread Panic

Sunday, July 12

Mike Farris Gospel
Moon Taxi
Current Swell
North Mississippi Allstars
Widespread Panic

Saturday and Sunday tickets will be available in limited supply for $125/$95 plus fees.

2015 Ride Festival Lineup Announced!

Widespread Panic (2nights), Gov’t Mule, Jonny Lang, Trigger Hippy, North Mississippi Allstars, The Temperance Movement and many more confirmed to join us at The4th annual Ride Festival.  Tickets on sale this Friday, March 13 at 10am MST.

The 4th Annual Ride Festival - July 11 & 12, 2015 in Telluride, CO

Ride Festival Opening Concert


Stage Schedule Released!

Today, The Ride Festival announces the stage schedule for the festival’s 3rd installment!


Mountain Village Sunset Concert Announced

The Cold Stares and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will perform The Ride Festival’s opening Mountain Village Sunset Concert on Friday, July 11.  The Cold Stares hit the stage at 5PM, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will perform from 6PM – 7:30PM.  Start The Ride with us!  Admission to the opening Mountain Village Sunset Concert is free and open to the public.

Ride Festival Final Lineup


Thievery Corporation and Additional Artists Added to the Lineup

Today, The Ride Festival welcomes additional headliner, Thievery Corporation to the 2014 lineup!  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jeffrey Foucault, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, West Water Outlaws, The Yawpers, and Crash also join the list of this year’s performers. (June 3, 2014)



NightRide Late Night Schedule Revealed!

NightRide Late Night Schedule Revealed!

The schedule for The Ride Festival’s beloved NightRide – when music spills out into local venues along Main Street for late night showcases by emerging talent – was revealed today.  The Sheridan Opera House, Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, New Sheridan Bar and The Roma will host intimate NightRide performances by such Ride Festival acts as Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Brother & Bones, and others throughout the weekend.  Check out the full schedule here.  

NightRide shows are free to Ride Festival Weekend Ticket-holders (entry is first-come, first-served), except Sheridan Opera House events.  Sheridan Opera House tickets go on sale Friday, May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. here.

Ride Festival Featured in 303 Magazine!

Read all about the Ride Festival in this article featured in 303 Magazine!