Join us this weekend for the Folks Festival in Lyons...
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Song School studentsOn June 17 we kicked off the summer solstice weekend in Telluride with one of our favorite bands: a packed late-night Conference Center show from Yonder Mountain String Band. At the end of July, "tba" became "ymsb" as Yonder shared the stage with Hot Rize to close the 37th Annual RockyGrass. And this Saturday, for the 3rd year in a row, we'll celebrate the end of summer with Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann from Yonder.

We call it the Mabon. The Autumnal Equinox. Pumpkins and bonfires. One final weekend of camping, food, and music on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. And it's not too late to get your tickets to join us for this Saturday's enchanting Mabon celebration...

-- Mabon Celebration --
Peter Himmelman from the stageThe gates open at 2pm on Saturday to get your campsite setup. Plan to spend the day on the Ranch enjoying Mabon revelry. We'll be serving New Belgium autumn beer and wine all day. Dinner will be served from 5-8pm - wild mushroom gorgonzola soup, caesar salad, BBQ pulled pork, beef burgers.

Festivarian hammockThe Pavilion doors will open at 7pm and Ben & Adam take the stage at 8pm for 2 intimate sets of music - delving deep into the Yonder repertoire, re-discovering fun and obscure covers, and welcoming special guest Elmo Otto. (Check on Friday for more details about Mr. Otto).

Ticket and camping are still available at or 800-624-2422. Rally your festivarian family for one more enchanting weekend on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

-- Wildflower Concerts --
Festivarian hammock

It's already been a magical post-festival season in the Wildflower Pavilion. Two weeks ago we danced and celebrated to the barroom stomps and honky tonks of Romano Paoletti. The energy is still in the air from last Friday's sold-out Colorado debut of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. If you weren't one of last Friday's lucky few check out a couple short videos from the show.

The Daily Camera calls the Wildflower Pavilion "like summer camp after the adults have hit the hay." Don't miss out on your last chance to camp and celebrate

-- Other News --
Gillian Welch (photo: Benko Photographics)
Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Help us start planning for the 20th Annual Folks Fest by taking 5 minutes to complete our online festival survey. One randomly-selected survey response will win a pair of tickets to next year's festival.


If you missed out on Folks, have a look at what the press in the Colorado Springs Gazette or Huffington Post.

Song School in LA Times
FF survey
we'll be announcing the 2010 on-sale dates shortly.

-- Other News --
Gillian Welch (photo: Benko Photographics)
Join Planet Bluegrass this weekend at the 10th Annual Sustainable Living Fair (Sept 19-20) in Fort Collins. This hands-on, family oriented event is designed to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about modern living practices, renewable energy solutions, environmental & social responsibility in their daily lives, green building, local economies and so much more.

For $8, the cost of admission, the Fair offers four diverse keynote speakers, 250 exhibitors and vendors, 75 workshops, several hands-on demonstrations, Planet Youth with a Natural Parenting Nook, Zen Zone, an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, food, live entertainment, and a beer garden.

Festivarian hammockRepresenting a full spectrum of people from the novice recycler to the leaders in sustainable living practices and renewable energy, there’s something for everyone who utilizes the earth’s natural resources.

The fair is open from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Friday. Plenty of time to spend the day at the fair then head to Lyons for Saturday's Mabon celebration.

The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

Peter Himmelman from the stageDrepung Monks

Festivarian Forum
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Mabon Celebration w/ Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann
September 19

Boulder Acoustic Society & Gregory Alan Isakov
October 9

October 17

Greensky Bluegrass
October 24

David Grier &
Mike Compton
November 7


New Belgium Brewing

KBCO Green Team

Sustainable Living Fair

Boulder Weekly

Renewable Choice Energy

Ellie's Eco Home Store

Allegro Coffee

Eldorado Natural Spring Water

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