Join us for Yonder Mountain String Band's Kinfolk Celebration (Sept. 19-20)

Dearest Festivarians,

On September 12, 2013 our town of Lyons, CO was hit by a historic 500-year flood, causing devastating destruction to our town's infrastructure, to our local community, and to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

2014 Kinfolk Celebration artwork
Kinfolk Celebration - Sept 19-20

The day after the flood we vowed to rebuild better than ever. So we bought a backhoe and a dump truck, and we haven't rested a day since. Thanks to the tireless work of our crew, Planet Bluegrass 2.0 is now a reality. Learn more about the story of our rebirth from PBS NewsHour, Westword, Denver Post, 9News, CBS4-Denver, 7News-Denver, and Boulder Weekly.

We're excited to welcome Festivarians back to Lyons for 1 more epic event this summer: Yonder Mountain String Band's Kinfolk Celebration (September 19-20) featuring John Bell of Widespread Panic, Drew Emmitt & Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, the Travelin' McCourys, Head for the Hills, and more. Tickets and camping are still available for this final magical summer weekend on Planet Bluegrass at

Thanks to everyone who has helped make our rebirth possible. We continue to encourage you to help our town of Lyons and fellow members of our local community who are still in immediate need by generously supporting the many resources at

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

p.s. If you missed this year's sold-out Telluride Bluegrass, place your order now for our limited collector's edition book, Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Forty Years of Festivation. The 216-page hardcover book features more than 350 photos; essays by Sam Bush, Chris Thile, and dozens more; gorgeous reproductions of each year's art poster; and year-by-year insider accounts from Pastor Mustard.