The Ride Festival Kicks Off with a Free Concert in Mountain Village

The Ride Festival

Words by Bill Kight / Uncategorized

Two bands, Carolyn Wonderland and The Jibs, will take center stage for an evening of music in Mountain Village July 7. 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.

RIDE Festival returns to Telluride July 8-9 in its sixth consecutive year of world-class music, camping and mountain adventure that only Colorado can deliver. Featuring an all-star lineup in an intimate mountain setting; event headliners include BECK, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The John Butler Trio, Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Kaleo, Jackie Greene, and Boulder’s own Rose Hill Drive among others.

For more information about the RIDE Festival including ticketing and official festival details check out ridefestival.com

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Jibs are an Austin-native blues-rock band made up of bassist Roman Parnell, drummer Eric Schueler, guitarist and keyboardist Caden Westmoreland, and singer and guitarist Will Clark. The four met as freshmen at the University of Texas sailing club within their first few days on campus. They immediately began writing music and consequently never returned to the sailing club.

Carolyn Wonderland is a musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time
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 6:30 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.