Sam Bush on the Telluride Bluegrass stage
Sam Bush on the Telluride Bluegrass stage

Tickets and camping for all our 2016 festivals -- Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass, Folks Festival and The Song School -- are on sale now at or 800-624-2422. This includes 3-day passes, on-site camping, and single-day tickets (!) for the Folks Festival, as well as a few remaining Thursday and Sunday single-day tickets for Telluride Bluegrass.

For the 43rd year, Festivarian Nation will make the pilgrimage to 8,750' for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Check out our preliminary lineup, including Neil Finn, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and many, many more.

Then in late July, the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons hosts the 44th Annual RockyGrass -- including Sam Bush Bluegrass Band; Punch Brothers Play & Sing Bluegrass; Steep Canyon Rangers; Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer; Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; and many more. Watch for a preliminary Folks Festival lineup announcement later this winter.

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

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 more than 2 years since our town 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 from PBS NewsHour, Westword, Denver Post, 9News, CBS4-Denver, 7News-Denver, and Boulder Weekly. We encourage you to help our community through the many resources at

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass