Single-day Folks & Kinfolk tix now onsale...
  May 26, 2012 View this email as a webpage  
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  • Iron & Wine, Neko Case play Folks
• More Folks Festival additions
• Single-day Folks tix now available
• Kinfolk Celebration tix onsale
• NightGrass tix still available
• Help support The Porchlight Sessions
 
 

Peter Himmelman on the Folks Festival stage (photo: Benko Photographics)Since its inception 22 years ago, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival has been about songwriters. Not constrained by genre barriers, we've always been drawn to true artists – songwriters who blossom and evolve, following their own unique path through the world's musical landscape. This year we cap the single-day lineup with two unique and deeply admired artists:

Neko Case, whose powerfully soaring voice has led her from alt-country torchbearer, to member of an indie-rock supergroup, to a critically-acclaimed roots songwriter and performer; and Iron & Wine, who has developed over the past 10 years from an intimate solo songwriter to the leader of a larger band that layers textures and poly-rhythms with pop, African, country, and folk sounds.

-- Telluride Bluegrass --
Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band (photo: Benko Photographics)A few weeks ago we announced the return of the Kinfolk Celebration featuring Yonder Mountain String Band & Friends to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons (Aug 24-25). Tickets and camping went onsale last Friday morning with over one-third (!!) of the tickets selling in the first 2 days. Don't wait long to get yours: order now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

If you're thinking about camping for the 2 day Celebration, passes are still left for the coveted on-site campground (only a few remain) and under the cliffs at Meadow Park.

Kathleen Edwards at 2006 Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)While we're still finalizing the other artists on the lineup each day, we can confirm that Yonder will play 2 epic sets each night. Watch for an announcement about the rest of their "friends" in the coming weeks.

A few weeks ago we announced the return of the Kinfolk Celebration featuring Yonder Mountain String Band & Friends to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons (Aug 24-25). Tickets and camping went onsale last Friday morning with over one-third (!!) of the tickets selling in the first 2 days. Don't wait long to get yours: order now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

If you're thinking about camping for the 2 day Celebration, passes are still left for the coveted on-site campground (only a few remain) and under the cliffs at Meadow Park.

While we're still finalizing the other artists on the lineup each day, we can confirm that Yonder will play 2 epic sets each night. Watch for an announcement about the rest of their "friends" in the coming weeks.


-- Kinfolk Celebration --
Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band (photo: Benko Photographics)A few weeks ago we announced the return of the Kinfolk Celebration featuring Yonder Mountain String Band & Friends to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons (Aug 24-25). Tickets and camping went onsale last Friday morning with over one-third (!!) of the tickets selling in the first 2 days. Don't wait long to get yours: order now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

If you're thinking about camping for the 2 day Celebration, passes are still left for the coveted on-site campground (only a few remain) and under the cliffs at Meadow Park.

While we're still finalizing the other artists on the lineup each day, we can confirm that Yonder will play 2 epic sets each night. Watch for an announcement about the rest of their "friends" in the coming weeks.

-- Folks Festival --
Neko Case at 2006 Telluride Bluegrass (photo: Benko Photographics)With the additions of Iron & Wine, Neko Case, and several others, we are proud to announce the single-day lineup for the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Aug 17-19) on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO.

This latest round of lineup additions runs deep... Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle) brings songs from his latest album, a skillful blend of raw Memphis-soul and vulnerable country-folk (free album stream). Kathleen Edwards at 2006 Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)One of our favorite Canadian songstresses Kathleen Edwards makes her 2nd appearance in Lyons with her critically-acclaimed new record (free album stream).

St. Vrain River inside the Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)We're also excited about two Planet Bluegrass debuts, as the stunning 4-part family harmonies (2 brothers, 2 cousins) of English folk-rockers The Dunwells (watch radio session) share the Sunday afternoon with the acoustic duo The Milk Carton Kids who marry sweet brother-style harmonies with edge-of-your-seat old-timey guitar leads (free concert video).

At last year's Telluride Bluegrass we debuted a new venue for the NightGrass shows: the state-of-the-art Palm Theatre (located inside Telluride High School).

Palm Theatre in Telluride (photo: Benko Photographics)We'll be presenting 3 late-night shows at this gorgeous space again this year: an enchanting night with Laura Marling & special guests Joy Kills Sorrow (Thursday); Peter Rowan & The Travelin' McCourys with special guests Seryn (Friday); and a Saturday night throwdown with Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman & Friends. Tickets for all 3 of these shows are still available at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Still looking for Telluride Bluegrass tickets? Watch the "Returned Ticket Resale" section of shop.bluegrass.com every Tuesday from 10am-2pm MDT. As we near the May 4 refund deadline, we may begin to have enough Telluride tickets to resell.

If you've been waiting to sort out your camping/lodging, we do still have a small number of camping passes left in 2 of our campgrounds. As well, several of our lodging partners still have limited availabilities in Telluride and Mountain Village.


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Tarp run during the Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)


 

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