The Ride Festival Tickets
The Ride Festival Schedule
The summer time is when we get to sit back and enjoy The Ride. In this case, it isn't about heading out cross-country for the road trip of your life, unless, of course, you are headed to The 4th Annual Ride Festival in Colorado. While many of you are knowledgeable of the bluegrass festival in Telluride, but The Ride Festival is something altogether different, but is still curated with Americana in addition to rock music in mind. The location alone is a crowd pleaser, as it is nestled among the beautiful views of the mountaintops, making it a wonderful place to stay the weekend. Matched with an impeccable lineup, The Ride Festival is not to be missed this summer, July 11-12, 2015. Get your tickets now so you can adequately plan for your weekend of music and mountains at The Ride Festival.
About The Ride Festival
The Ride Festival is an annual event that takes place in Telluride, Colorado. It is a wonderful location for a music festival that enables attendees to camp at local sites or to rent a hotel at any number of the local ones. There are specific lodging partners that are promoted by The Ride Festival, like Hotel Telluride, Hotel Madeline and Mountain Loge. After the day of music comes to a close, the local venues encourage late night shows for more intimate performances the entire weekend. These shows are free to those who have festival tickets and are, of course, first come first served. Although, the Sheridan Opera House events do things a bit different. When not enjoying the music and just sitting idly enjoying the view, festivalgoers have the opportunity to take advantage of the local recreational activities like hiking and biking, as well as relax in the hot springs.
The Ride Festival Lineup
The 2015 lineup for The Ride Festival is quite special. It includes topnotch acts like Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Jonny Lang, Trigger Hippy, North Mississippi, The Temperance Movement, Moon Taxi, Zella Day, Dorothy, Mike Farris, Baskery, Jeffrey Foucault, Ayron Jones and The Way. The headliner is Widespread Panic. Which is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It quickly rose to one of America's favorite jam bands during the mid-1980s. They took care in following in the footsteps of the Southern rock bands that came before and managed to bring a unique element to the music scene.
The Ride Festival Trivia
The Ride Festival is in support of a local and fondly thought of radio station, KOTOfm. Unlike all other music radio stations nowadays, it is supported only by its listeners and is non-commercial. It makes the festival extra special knowing that it is interested in supporting local and the community by putting its efforts toward The Ride Festival.
One thing that is majorly different from festivals like Coachella in the desert is the weather. According to the Ride Festival, "July in Telluride brings an array of weather from sunny 85°F temperatures, to rain, hail, thunderstorms, wind, and yes, on a rare occasion, snow. Be sure to pack warm layers, various jackets for wind, rain, and cool nights, sunscreen, comfortable shoes for all weather, and of course summer clothing for those hot, sunny days. The festival proceeds, rain or shine!" What is also important to note if you are travel from outside of Colorado, "At high altitude, you receive 30% more ultraviolet radiation than at sea level. Sunscreen and sunglasses are essential. The weather in the mountains, no matter the time of year, can change quickly. Bring layers of protective clothing for all types of weather. Drink plenty of water especially on hot, summer days when you are outside and/or exercising to avoid dehydration. If you plan to explore in the local mountains, consider purchasing a search and rescue card." Another interesting tidbit is that the way your body reacts to both alcohol and medicine are often much stronger at higher altitudes, so it is recommended to consult a doctor.
The Ride Festival Live Show Experience
The live show experience is such a laidback and refreshing festival experience. It is partly being surrounded by such beauty and nature in the heart of Colorado. The mountains provide a profound backdrop to the great lineup of talented artists. Having a chance to experience The Ride will be like no other festival. While there are ample vendors, they are encouraged to only apply if they support green living. All things provided by the vendor should be compostable. In addition to the vendors, there are sponsors that are helping make the festival be what it needs to be in order to support the radio station. Some of the vendors include: Deep Eddy Vodka, Osprey, Sweet Water Brewing Company and a number of the lodging partners. All in all, the vendors and sponsors will help to make The Ride Festival easy for you as if you were sitting in the passenger seat of a Prius with the radio blasting your favorite Widespread Panic album as you cruise through the mountains of Colorado. After you leave the festival, you will be much more attuned with just letting it ride. Get your tickets to enjoy the laidback festival experience in Telluride, Colorado.