RockyGrass MoonGrass Show

Greensky Bluegrass in the Wildflower Pavilion (photo Joshua Elioseff)
Greensky Bluegrass in the Wildflower Pavilion
(photo Joshua Elioseff)

It's the 40th RockyGrass... So we couldn't stop ourselves from adding one more little celebratory treat: a magical late-night set from Greensky Bluegrass (!!).

Before you make your way to the campgrounds for a final night of epic pickin', join us in the Wildflower Pavilion beginning at 11pm. We'll continue serving New Belgium beer at the Wildflower bar, as one of our favorite bands throws down a very special 40th Anniversary-worthy MoonGrass set (and a teaser of what they'll have in-store next month for the Kinfolk Celebration).

Please note: This show is open to all RockyGrass 3-day pass and Saturday ticketholders. You must have one of these festival tickets to attend; no additional tickets will be sold for this show.

Greensky Bluegrass
If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's [more...] just the tip of the iceberg. This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn't slowing down. "They're coming to your town to help you party down." Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.

At the start of the millenium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, "proud," "killer," and "damn right!" have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.

While they all may be accurate, we hope you'll find far more than you expected, hell - even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century America's hardest working musical ensembles. [less...]