8th Annual Mabon Concert featuring  Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann - September 19
8th Annual Mabon Concert featuring
Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann - September 19

Join us for the 8th Annual Mabon Celebration with Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann (of Yonder Mountain String Band) on Saturday, September 19 in the Wildflower Pavilion on Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. Tickets and camping are onsale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

With the final notes Gillian Welch & David Rawlings singing "I'll Fly Away" to close the historic celebration of the 25th Annual Rocky Mtn Folks Festival we completed a magical 2015 festival season on Planet Bluegrass. It was 3 glorious August days of songs, stories and summertime along the St. Vrain River in Lyons featuring Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, The Wood Brothers, and many more. We'd love to hear about your Folks Fest experience in our online survey.

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

In July we celebrated traditional bluegrass at the 43rd Annual RockyGrass-- featuring Earls of Leicester, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Del & Dawg, the first-ever headlining set from Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers and much more. Tell us about your RockyGrass experience in our online RockyGrass survey.

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday nights for the return of the Wildflower Concert Series on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. We look forward to sharing more intimate indoor shows in our newly rebuilt Wildflower Pavilion, after our upcoming summer of festival magic.

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If you were among the lucky Festivarians at the 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass, we'd love to hear about your experience in our online Festivarian survey. Check out our Facebook for photos and stories from this year's Summer Solstice gathering of Festivarian Nation.

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 just over a year since our hometown 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 2.0 from PBS NewsHour, Westword, Denver Post, 9News, CBS4-Denver, 7News-Denver, and Boulder Weekly. We continue to encourage you to help our community by generously supporting the many resources at LyonsFightsBack.org.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass