Festival tour starts July 2.

The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival tour that will launch July 2-3 with two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

The North American tour will make 14 stops in July, visiting such markets as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.

The BIG Summer Classic will feature a rotating cast including Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee and New Monsoon.