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07/14/2018 - 11:00am to 07/15/2018 - 10:00pm

The 7th annual RIDE Festival has been officially scheduled for the weekend of July 14-15 at several popular indoor and outdoor venues throughout beautiful Telluride, Colorado, and nearby Mountain Village. Since 2012, this festival has been bringing the sounds of rock and roll music to this historic mountain town, and the talent is always top notch with past performers that include Pearl Jam, Kaleo, Beck and Los Lobos. The RIDE Festival is a family friendly event with special activities available for children, and everyone is invited to come on out and enjoy the music and fun.

Arrive Early

To get everyone in the rock and roll spirit, a special concert that features Barns Courtney will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village. It's a short, free and beautiful gondola ride from Telluride to Mountain Village, and everyone is welcome. Other Friday musical events include performances by Tyler Childers at 9 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House, Matthew Curry at 10 p.m. at the Moon at O'Bannons, Joint Point at 9 p.m. at Roma and Futurebirds at 10 p.m. at the Liberty.

Saturday and Sunday Entertainment

Throughout the weekend, outdoor concerts will be held on the stage at the Telluride Town Park. The gates will open at 10 a.m., and the music will begin at 11.


  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Sheryl Crow
  • The Dirty Knobs With Mike Campbell
  • ZZ Ward
  • Big Something
  • Larkin Poe
  • Tyler Childers


  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Joe Russo's Almost Dead
  • Grace Potter
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Dhani Harrison
  • Quaker City Night Hawks
  • The New Respects

The Night RIDE

Because two full days of musical entertainment is simply not enough, there will also be performances held each night at some of Telluride's best indoor venues.

Sheridan Opera House

  • Larkin Poe (Saturday at 11 p.m.)
  • Big Something (Sunday at 10:30 p.m.)

The Moon at O'Bannons

  • Matthew Curry (Saturday at 11 p.m.)
  • Kitchen Dwellers (Sunday at 10:30 p.m.)


  • Kitchen Dwellers (Saturday at 11 p.m.)
  • Joint Point (Sunday at 10:30 p.m.)

The Liberty

  • Futurebirds (Saturday at 11 p.m.)

Kid's Tent

Many parents bring along their children each year to enjoy the music, but much more is available for the entertainment of children of all ages and their families. The kid's tent is open each day of the festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and activities include face painting, jewelry making, arts and crafts, shirt design and decoration, several active games and child-friendly entertainment on the stage that includes a magic show, a glass-blowing demonstration, a sing-a- long and even an open-mic time that allows anyone in attendance to show off their vocal talents.

Ticket Availability

General admission weekend passes are available as well as VIP weekend passes that offer such perks as a complimentary cocktail hour on Saturday and a complimentary brunch on Sunday, access to a VIP cash bar, VIP seating on comfy chairs under a shaded tent and access to the VIP outdoor seating area at the base of the stage. Single-day tickets may also be purchased, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult regardless of which pass is selected.

Night RIDE tickets to the music events at the Sheridan Opera House must be purchased separately. Those lodging with us here at Exceptional Stays may choose to have their tickets waiting for them upon arrival at their vacation home. Just let us know that you're interested in attending the Telluride RIDE Festival when you make your reservations, and our dedicated concierge team will take care of everything.