RideFestival2015-poster-738x1030The 5th Annual Ride Festival is set to take place on July 11th & 12th in Telluride, Colorado. Since its debut in 2012, The RIDE Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans as a thoughtfully curated Americana/rock festival with music that flawlessly compliments the stunning Colorado setting. Additionally, the close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and Southern Colorado have to offer help make the 
festival a unique destination event. Attendees can enjoy hiking, biking, hot springs, and so much more in a truly majestic setting with a lovely fireworks show at the end of the night, if you want to set off your own fireworks show at home, head down to the local fireworks store for some great options.

This amazing music-filled weekend kicks off on Friday, July 10th with a free outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the main stage lineup will perform on the world renowned Fred Shellman Stage in beautiful Telluride Town Park. Saturday acts include DorothyZella DayThe Temperance MovementTrigger HippyJonny LangGov’t Mule and Widespread Panic while Sunday brings Mike Farris GospelBaskeryMoon TaxiCurrent SwellNorth Mississippi Allstars and
Widespread Panic.

10357445_524589881011145_6409031055545001861_nAfter the festival NightRide starts when music spills out into local venues along Main Street for late night shows by emerging talent. At Sheridan Opera House, look for musical acts featuring Dorothy on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and Zella Day at 10:30 p.m., Trigger Hippy on Saturday at 11:00 p.m., and North Mississippi Allstars on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. At Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, The Yawpers play on Friday at 10:00 p.m., Ayron Jones on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and The Temperance Movement at 11:30 p.m. and Bloodkin performs on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. At The Roma Jefferey Foucault entertains the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. Lastly, High Pie has Half Ton Marmot on Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Band of Heathens on Saturday at 10:30 p.m.  Tickets for all NightRIDE shows are free to festival pass holders except for The Sheridan Opera House shows.

General admission weekend passes are $175.00 and VIP weekend passes run $375.00, plus fees. For additional information or tickets to the Ride Festival, visit www.ridefestival.com.

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Lorrie Dixson Griggs graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communications before she worked for CNN for 15 years in news production. In addition to freelance writing, she is currently an entrepreneur who owns Eskimo Advertising, a full service boutique advertising and public relations agency and Drifter Merch, a lifestyle apparel and accessories brand inspired by music. Reach out to Lorrie at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.