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The Ride Festival

Superb Lineups. Exhilarating Performances. Breathtaking Location.

Since its debut in 2012, The Ride Festival has gained a reputation for thoughtful performance curation. They handpick rootsy, rocking talent whose music complements the festival's stunning setting. Past performers of this growing festival include Pearl Jam, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Cage the Elephant, Widespread Panic, The Lumineers, Cake, The Wood Brothers, Ben Harper and more. 

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Where to Stay

Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival!  It is never too early to book lodging.

Other Important Details

You'll need plenty of gear to survive the weekend! Sunscreen, tarps, shade tents and snacks are all permitted into the festival! It's a long day under the sun and Telluride weather changes constantly, so be sure to come prepared for anything. Seating and chairs are not permitted in general admission but are welcome with a VIP ticket. Dogs are not permitted, but children under the 12 are free! Reusable cups are sold throughout the fest or attendees are welcome to bring their own. No alcohol will be permitted. 


NightRIDE shows take place nightly during the Ride Festival. Venues include Wood Ear, the Liberty, the Sheridan Opera House, Sunset Plaza and the Moon at O'Bannon's. Check back for details about the 2020 event.