For the 6th consecutive year we've invited two of our favorite musicians, Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann, from one of our favorite bands, Yonder Mountain String Band, to help us celebrate the official last day of summer – this Saturday, September 22.
While the Mabon Celebration is our last September show, plan to join us again in mid-October for 4 more Wildflower evenings, including songwriting legend Jesse Winchester (covered by Lyle Lovett at this year's Folks Fest). It's certain to be a magical autumn of music on Planet Bluegrass. We can't wait to share it with you.
These Mabon Celebrations have become legendary – even Sunset Magazine highlighted this year's Celebration! – as Adam and Ben dig deep into their vast chests of songs (from Yonder rarities to cover surprises) and instruments (banjos, mandolins, keyboards, guitars) for 2 expansive sets of acoustic music. Check out a few videos from recent Mabons or stream two tracks from Ben's personal archive – including a set of Irish tunes learned from Lunasa.
Plan to spend the whole summery Saturday afternoon on Planet Bluegrass for a day that ListenUpDenver calls "one of the most beautiful events I have ever taken part in." The Ranch gates open at 2pm to setup your camp; partake in Mabon revelry; and share in Mabon feasting including: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh-cut french fries, garlic knots, and homemade soups. All day we'll be serving wines and New Belgium beers. Then at 7pm we open the Wildflower doors, with Ben & Adam taking the stage at 8pm.
Tickets and camping are available right now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422 (with no service fees, of course). We expect to have tickets available Saturday at the gate, but check bluegrass.com for the latest availability.