Sam Bush on the Telluride Bluegrass stage
Sam Bush on the Telluride Bluegrass stage

With Gillian Welch & David Rawlings' rousing final encore of "I'll Fly Away" at the historic 25th Annual Rocky Mtn Folks Festival we completed a magical 2015 festival season in Telluride and in Lyons. Thanks to the hundreds of artists, volunteers, and crewmembers who helped make this one of our most inspiring festival seasons ever.

Mark your calendars right now for our 2016 festivals and ticket onsales (see the sidebar on the left). Once again we'll be selling our most in-demand tickets via online lotteries in November -- camping in Town Park & Warner Field for Telluride Bluegrass, spaces in the RockyGrass Academy, and camping in the on-site campground for RockyGrass.

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

Then all other 2016 tickets go onsale in early December: Folks Festival on December 2; RockyGrass on December 3; and Telluride Bluegrass on December 4.

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. We encourage you to help our community through the many resources at

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass