Martin Sexton on the 25th Folks Festival stage (photo Benko Photographics)
Double rainbow over the Folks Festival
(photo Benko Photographics)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the magical 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass and the 44th Annual RockyGrass. Tickets and camping are still available for our 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 19-21) including 3-day passes, single-day tickets and camping. Make your plans now at or 800-624-2422.

For the 43rd year, Festivarian Nation made the pilgrimage to 8,750' for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Check out our preliminary lineup, including Ryan Adams, Neil Finn, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and many, many more.

We're helping bring Neil Young to Telluride!
We're bringing Neil Young to Telluride!

Then in late July, the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons hosts the 44th Annual RockyGrass -- including Sam Bush Bluegrass Band; Punch Brothers Play & Sing Bluegrass; Steep Canyon Rangers; Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer; and many more.

In mid-August we welcome The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Conor Oberst, Lucinda Williams, Passenger, Mavis Staples, Dougie MacLean, Kathy Mattea, Darrell Scott and many more to our 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Aug 19-21) along the St. Vrain River in Lyons.

Festivarian Nation at Telluride Bluegrass
(video: CinemaRaven)

Enrich your summer of inspiration by picking up a copy of our limited collector's edition book, Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Forty Years of Festivation. The 216-page hardcover book features more than 350 photos; gorgeous reproductions of each year's artwork; and dozens of essays by Pastor Mustard, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, and more.

It's been more than 2 years since our town of Lyons, CO was hit by a historic 500-year flood, causing devastating destruction to our our local community and to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. Hear the story of the rebirth of Planet Bluegrass from PBS NewsHour, Westword, Denver Post, 9News, CBS4-Denver, 7News-Denver, and Boulder Weekly.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass