Come and soak up the sun at the first annual Jeep World Outside Festival, featuring Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley and O.A.R., coming to the Journal Pavilion on Sunday, July 21.

The first concert event of its kind, the Jeep World Outside Festival is a 23-city music/interactive-adventure-sports tour.

Salt Lake City’s Silvercrush will open the main stage on all dates of the tour, while the second stage will include Tonic, Remy Shand, Howie Day, Doyle Bramhall II, Smokestack and Pseudopod.

Ticket prices range from $25 for lawn to $55 for reserved seats. The doors open at 3 p.m. each day, allowing concertgoers to spend the day in the Outside Magazine Adventure Village. Professional athletes will be on site to provide hands-on instruction in a variety of adventure activities, including kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and scuba diving.

The festival will feature a 30-foot high ski jump; ice- and rock-climbing walls; a 30,000 gallon water tank equipped with a state-of-the-art wave machine; a mountain-biking course; and a dual-belt ski-training system.

Jeep World Outside Festival attendees will have the chance to learn from and participate with premier athletes — each a well-respected competitor and accomplished instructor.

Outside Magazine, Clear Channel Entertainment and Tour Together are proud to announce this historic music-making event.

“We are thrilled to have these incredible artists headlining our inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival,” said Matt McKee, marketing director for Outside Magazine and the festival. “But I must warn you, this is anything but a typical concert. Come prepared to bike, swim, climb, ski, snowboard and listen to some fantastic music.”

“It doesn’t matter if you live in Brooklyn or Boulder, this is a chance for everyone to experience the thrill of adventure sports without ever having to leave the city,” said Jay Kuhnie, director of Chrysler-Jeep communications, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

Here’s a look at the featured artists coming to Albuquerque:

Sheryl Crow

The music of Sheryl Crow has long reflected the musical infatuations that moved her while she was growing up in Kennett, Mo.

Since her breakthrough debut “Tuesday Night Music Club” (1994), her self-titled “Sheryl Crow” (1996) and her last studio album, “Globe Sessions” (1998), Crow has continued to explore her passions and define her distinctive voice, staking her turf as a singer-songwriter.

Now, with her latest shining gem, “C’mon, C’mon,” Crow has turned up the volume and loosened the mood to record the straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album that inspired her to make music in the first place.

To date, Crow has earned eight Grammy Awards, as well as four multi-platinum albums.


“Drops of Jupiter,” the title track from Train’s multi-platinum second album, recently won two Grammy Awards –Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist — at the 2002 Grammy Awards.

The San Francisco-based Train has earned a reputation as one of the hottest live bands in the country, having performed hundreds of gigs, including slots on the Matchbox Twenty tour and high-profile television performances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, the 2002 Grammys and the 2002 Winter Olympics, since the release of the group’s self-titled debut album in February 1998.

Driven in part by the band’s breakthrough single, the Top Ten hit “Meet Virginia,” the band’s self-titled first album was certified platinum in March 2000.


O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) blends music’s purest elements of rock, reggae and folk, creating a sound and feeling so original it can only be called Island-Vibe Roots Rock.

The idea behind O.A.R. is to ensure that each person who experiences the music, recorded or live, comes away with an unforgettable memory.

The band formed in Rockville, Md., in 1997 and has since released three studio albums and its latest, “Any Time Now,” a live double-disc set. Recorded during their two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., the album captures the live excitement that drives O.A.R.’s shows in front of capacity crowds night after night, from coast to coast.

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley is currently recording his highly anticipated solo debut, due for release in the third quarter of this year. The album, produced by Scott Litt (Incubus, REM), includes performances by bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, drummer extraordinaire Steve Jordan, bassist Delroy Cooper and Franklin “Bubbler” Waul on keyboards.

Ziggy is also the leader of the Melody Makers, the acclaimed and highly successful band featuring his brother Stephen and sisters Cedella and Sharon. Over the course of their career, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers achieved tremendous success with eight album releases. They sold records by the millions and garnered three Grammy awards for the critically acclaimed “Conscious Party” (1988), “One Bright Day” (1989) and “Fallen is Babylon” (1997). The group’s most recent studio release was 1999’s “Spirit of Music,” produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). In 2000, the band released its first live album, “Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Live, Vol 1.”


Led by charismatic frontman Steele Croswhite, Silvercrush — whose expressive journeys to the center of the heart are matched by the raw intensity of their sound — rolled out their melodic national debut on June 18, “Stand.”

More Info

For more information, check out the official Jeep World Outside Festival website at

For tickets, call 505-883-7800 or go to online.

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