String Cheese Incident, Motet, Yonder Mountain headline Mountain Sun 25th - Sept 14-15!
Irish quartet JigJam headlines the Mabon Concert on Saturday, September 22
JigJam headlines Mabon Concert - September 22

Howdy, Festivarians!

As we get ready to say farewell to the summer of 2018, we we want to take a moment to thank you for your love of music, your dedication to this community, and your trust in our stewardship of these magical events. We are so grateful we get to share in these Festivals year after year, as we have for the past 28 (Folks Fest), 45 (Telluride Bluegrass), and 46 (RockyGrass) years!

But summer isn't over quite yet... We invite you to join us for one final day of festivation here on Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, as we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox on Saturday, September 22 with foot-stompin' Irish quartet JigJam and special guests Bonnie Paine & Friends at our 11th Annual Mabon Concert. We'll open the Ranch gates at 2pm for a day of camping, pickin' by the river, food & drink, and the intimate evening concert inside the Wildflower Pavilion. Tickets are still available at or 800-624-2422.

Bonnie Paine at the 2018 Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)
Bonnie Paine joins Mabon lineup!

With the addition of September's Colorado Kind Festival (happy 25th Anniversary Mountain Sun!), the Mabon Concert will be our only Wildflower Concert of the autumn. So please join us!

Mark your calendars now for all our 2019 Festivals: Telluride Bluegrass (June 20-23), RockyGrass (July 26-28) and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 16-18). We'll again be selling our most in-demand tickets (Telluride Town Park & Warner Field camping, RockyGrass Academy, RockyGrass on-site camping) via online lotteries in November. Watch for the announcement of all our 2019 ticketing information in October.

Although our ticket demand may be high, it's important to us that every Festivarian is heard and taken care of -- especially in the ticket purchasing process. We do things a little differently around here: we handle our own ticketing, we answer our own phones, we don't highly publicize our onsale dates, and we don't pre-announce our lineups. It's all in an effort to keep a homespun operation moving smoothly, to limit scalpers, and to give everyone a fair chance to share in the magic of Planet Bluegrass.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass