Road-trip alert: Ride Festival in Telluride |

Road-trip alert: Ride Festival in Telluride

Staff report
Alex Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The band will perform a free show in Vail Friday.
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Hey, Aspen music fans — have you seen the lineup for the third annual Ride Festival in Telluride? It’s a road-trip-worthy combination of national roots-rock acts, running July 12 and 13 in Telluride Town Park.

The headliners are folk-rock Grammy winners Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who impressed here at last year’s Labor Day Festival, and Austin, Texas-based alt-rock band Spoon.

Also in the lineup are JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Osborne, Lucero, The Hold Steady, Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Delta Rae, The Wood Brothers, Reignwolf, White Denim, Brother and Bones, Harlem Gospel Choir, The Delta Saints, and The Cold Stares.

Since its debut in 2012, the Ride Festival has filled a unique niche among Colorado festivals and national offerings, hosting a carefully curated Americana and rock lineup offering world-class musical acts and introducing new, soon-to-break talent.

In addition to the performances on the main stage in Telluride Town Park, music spills out onto Main Street for late-night showcases by emerging talent from a variety of genres at the Sheridan Opera House, the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, The Roma and elsewhere.

Pack your bike and your hiking shoes, get outside in the San Juans, and you’ve got a tough-to-top Colorado weekend on your hands.

General-admission two-day passes are available for purchase for $165. VIP two-day passes are available for $325. Camping passes are available for July 11, 12 and 13 for $60 per person. Car camping and RV passes are sold out.

The festival benefits Telluride’s KOTOfm, a listener-supported, non-commercial, locally based gem here in the Rockies.

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.ride

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