Railsplitters in the Wildflower Pavilion (photo: Joshua Elioseff)
Wildflower Concerts in Lyons
(photo Joshua Elioseff)

With the 2016 festival season now a joyous memory, we hope you're able to join us for our autumn Wildflower Concert Series. Held in our indoor Wildflower Pavilion in Lyons, the last 2 shows of the series include San Francisco progressive bluegrassers Front Country on Friday, October 21 and Lyons' own Taarka on November 11. These intimate concerts feature beer, wine and hot drinks; bonfires along the St. Vrain River (weather permitting); and the final few sets of music on Planet Bluegrass in 2016. Make your plans now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Yonder Mountain on the Telluride stage  (photo Benko Photographics)
Yonder Mountain on the Telluride stage
(photo Benko Photographics)

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2016 summer festival season so magical. Mark your calendars now for our 2017 Festivals: 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass (June 15-18); the 45th Annual RockyGrass (July 28-30) and the 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 18-20). The ticket lottery for Telluride Town Park & Warner Field camping and RockyGrass Academy opens on October 31. Watch for more details about ticket lotteries and onsale dates later this week.

Relive your summer of Festivarian 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; and dozens of essays by Pastor Mustard, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, and more.

2016 Folks Festival  (photo Benko Photographics)
2016 Folks Festival
(photo Benko Photographics)

Finally, it's been 3 years since our town of Lyons, CO was hit by a historic 500-year flood. Learn more about the rebirth of Planet Bluegrass from PBS NewsHour, Westword, Denver Post, 9News, CBS4-Denver, 7News-Denver, and Boulder Weekly.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass