RIDE Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Article Contributed by Blooming Footprint | Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

To celebrate their 8th year of live rock music in Telluride, The RIDE Festival is once again hosting a variety of new and veteran artists who will each be bringing their own unique brand of high-energy rock and roll to one of the most beautiful music venues on the planet.

Leading this year’s lineup are a long time Telluride favorite! Athens, Georgia, rockers Widespread Panic will perform a Friday night opening concert, this year’s newest addition to the festival, held on the Fred Shellman Memorial stage. Gates will open at 6:00pm with their performance scheduled from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Later that night, and every night during the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to witness intimate performances in historic venues and funky Telluride taverns. NightRIDE programming offers festival-goers a chance to experience the magic of Telluride with the "bar-hopping" kind of fun that only a small town can provide.

Sunday night will be headlined by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Isbell has been gaining acclaim as one of the finest singer-songwriters working at the intersection of folk, country and rock today. He has proven himself to be adept at the exacting art of mapping out the territory between those genres.

Making their triumphant return to Telluride, Colorado heroes Big Head Todd and The Monsters will once again be featured on The RIDE lineup along with Colorado rockers Rose Hill Drive, Black Pistol Fire, The Temperance Movement, Dorothy, BIG Something, The Shelters, Los Colognes, Pony Bradshaw, The Commonheart, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Thunderpussy and the Denver-based Yawpers. More artists will be added in the coming months, making this a memorable weekend of stellar music for high country rock and roll fans!

There's something magical about Telluride. Celebrated for its rugged ski terrain, majestic mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and panoramic views, the tiny historic mining town-turned-tourist-hot-spot is one of Colorado's most renowned mountain towns. Known to music aficionados, the annual RIDE Festival draws 8,000+ fans to the picturesque Telluride Town Park to experience seasoned and emerging performers in an intimate setting unlike any other.

The RIDE Festival is a destination event featuring rock ‘n’ roll music, kid-friendly festival programming, and a varied late-night live music schedule. The RIDE Festival’s proximity to many outdoor activities makes this a unique opportunity to extend your stay. Enjoy world class hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, fishing, visit area hot springs or delve into the history of the west.  

Ticket holders have the option to rent a traditional mountain lodge, condo or townhome during their visit or stay in one of the scenic camping spots located adjacent to the festival grounds. Limited lodging is available for the annual event and fans are encouraged to secure accommodations early.

The RIDE Festival is a proud supporter of KOTO, Telluride’s local non-commercial, listener supported radio station. When you participate at The RIDE Festival, you too support high-quality, commercial-free, non-underwritten community radio.

For tickets, to volunteer or to reserve your camping spot: www.RIDEfestival.com

Direct Ticket Link: bit.ly/RIDEfest2019