The RIDE Festival

The Ride Festival in Telluride

It's Only Rock & Roll - And We Like It

Come mid-July every summer, Telluride is in full festival swing. Taking place after Telluride Bluegrass but before Jazz Festival is the Ride, a relative newcomer to the music scene. Debuting in 2012, the Ride brings quality rock and roll bands and musicians to Town Park. Past artists who have graced the stage include Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Grace Potter, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, Kaleo, Cage the Elephant and Sheryl Crow. Revelers come prepared with tarps and lawn chairs, staking out the best spot and settle in for the day. The format is typically two days (Saturday and Sunday), making it easy to build an outdoor adventure vacation around the event, especially as it's the same time that wildflowers begin to burst into a rainbow of colors. Bring your hiking boots and your best festival attire!