The Ride Festival kicks off with a free concert in Mountain Village; gondola hours extended

The Ride Festival An Evening of Rock and Roll

Words by Nichole Zangara / Event

Two bands, Ayron Jones and The Way and The Temperance Movement, will take center stage for an evening of rock and roll in Mountain Village July 10. As part of The Ride Festival, this free show runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Sunset Plaza, and is made possible by the Town of Mountain Village and The Ride Festival.


About the Artists (Excerpts provided by The Ride Festival)

Ever since Jimi Hendrix gatecrashed London and Led Zeppelin were “Going To California” there’s been a trans-Atlantic crosstalk that informs great rock ‘n’ roll. The newest addition to this fine tradition is blues-drenched, soul-dripping UK five-piece The Temperance Movement. Live on arrival, their 12-song self-titled debut album was released in the United States on February 3, 2015 via Fantasy/Concord. “We’re just a bunch of mates wanting to make music together,” is guitarist Paul Sayer’s simple thesis. The results suggest something more.

In 2010 guitarist Ayron Jones started Ayron Jones and The Way, a three-piece blues rock band. By the summer of 2012, the young band had been making appearances on local Seattle radio shows, and had opened for the legendary Robert Cray. The band soon grabbed the attention of the local media and more importantly, Seattle Hip-Hop icon and Grammy award-winning rapper, Sir Mix A-Lot. After seeing the band perform live, Mix A-Lot approached the band and offered to produce their album. The group accepted the offer and they immediately began recording.

Transportation & Common Consumption Area

The towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are connected by a three-stage gondola system starting at Town Hall Plaza in Mountain Village and ending in Telluride at Oak Street Plaza. It takes about 13 minutes to get from one town to the other. During The Ride Festival, gondola operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Expect long lines during peak times. Dial-A-Ride and the Meadows bus will operate until 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday, too, and the Common Consumption Area will be in effect for the Friday concert.