The RIDE Festival in Telluride is celebrating its 4th year of music and fun in the mountains. This weekend, July 11 & 12, is not just the annual return of the summer festival, it also marks the return of festival headliner Widespread Panic.
The last time the band played in Telluride, the mother of all storms rained down, and the band was forced to cancel the first night of the show. This summer’s Telluride Magazine features an interview with festival producer Janice Zink, who recalls the shows and talks about what it’s like bringing musical acts to town.
This year The RIDE is bringing WSP back, as well as Trigger Hippy, Gov’t Mule, North Mississippi Allstars, and more. The festival doesn’t officially kick off until Saturday, but you can catch Ayron Jones & The Way and The Temperance Movement for free tonight, starting at 5 p.m. on the Sunset Concert Stage in Mountain Village. NightRide shows also start this evening. For a look at the complete schedule, visit their website. Some tickets are still available.
Enjoy The RIDE, Telluride!