Dearest Festivarians,

Thank you so so much for the outpouring of love and support. Your emails, calls, and Facebook posts have helped keep our spirits high as September's historic flood caused devastating destruction to our beloved town of Lyons, to our local community, and to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

Please know that we are deeply committed to welcoming Festivarians back to Lyons for the 2014 summer festivals. We reopened our main office in Lyons in early November, just in time to receive record numbers of lottery entries and historic ticket onsale days in December.

For those that are able to lend a hand, there will be opportunities to help with Planet Bluegrass's recovery in the coming months. But right now we encourage you to help fellow members of our community who are in immediate need by supporting the many resources at LyonFightsBack.org.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass


John Prine closes the 2013 Folks Fest (photo Benko Photographics)
John Prine closes the 2013 Folks Fest
(photo Benko Photographics)

We feel honored to be stewards of the Planet Bluegrass family of festivals in Colorado. This loving community of music-loving Festivarians continues to inspire us to craft the greatest festivals on the planet.

We open our 2014 festival season with 2 of America's most prestigious bluegrass festivals... Our summer solstice gathering of Festivarian Nation at the 41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival and our celebration of traditional bluegrass music at the historic 42nd Annual RockyGrass on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO.

Folks Fest at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO (photo Benko Photographics)
Folks Fest at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO
(photo Benko Photographics)

In August we turn our attention to the power of songs at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO. This "summit on the song" brings together the greatest songwriters from around the musical and geographic world for an inspiring weekend of camping and music along the St. Vrain River.

In 2007, Governor Bill Ritter, jr. declared June 23 Colorado Bluegrass Day - honoring Planet Bluegrass for "using renewable energy to help protect our environment while producing a world-class festival." This honor reflects our years of leading the way in sustainable festivation and the green festival movement in America.