Back in January, the 7th-annual RIDE Festival dropped its lineup, featuring two nights of The String Cheese Incident, in addition to other headlining performances by Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plus sets from The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, BIG Something, ZZ Ward, and more. Slated for two days, July 14th and 15th, in the scenic Telluride Town Park in Telluride, Colorado, this year, the festival has focused on tapping “women who rock” to grace the park’s Fred Shellman stage.
In the last few years, many thought-pieces, editorials, and frank conversations have been dedicated to female musicians and their access within the music industry. As recently as last week, the Grammys announced a brand-new task force that would address diversity and female inclusion with music. One Grammy-winning member of the newly minted task force, Sheryl Crow, will be making an appearance at RIDE Festival this summer—a musician who will be aggressively touring this summer and headlining a number of music festivals across the country.
Sheryl Crow is one of two women who rock who are represented as headliners for this year’s RIDE Festival, with the other being Grace Potter who, similar to Crow, has built up a rabid fan following and immense critical success. With Potter and Crow at the helm of the RIDE, the festival has also tapped a number of female musicians for its downbill, including the ZZ Ward, Larkin Poe, and The New Respects, the latter being a Nashville-based group composed of twins Zandy and Lexi Fitzgerald, their cousin Jasmine Mullen, and their brother Darius.
Currently, the festival is running an awesome giveaway for VIP passes and a hotel package. For more information and to enter, head here. To catch these women who rock in action, you can purchase tickets for the 7th annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website here.