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

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2016 summer festival season so magical - from the artists, to the volunteers, to our crew, to everyone in Festivarian Nation who traveled from around the world to join us in Lyons and Telluride. 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). Watch for details about ticket lotteries and onsale dates later this fall.

Mabon Concert w/ Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann  (photo Dorothy St. Claire)
Mabon Concert w/ Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann
(photo Dorothy St. Claire)

With the 2016 festival season now just a joyous memory, we're excited to welcome you to our intimate autumn Wildflower Concert Series in our indoor Wildflower Pavilion here on Planet Bluegrass. The season opens on Saturday, September 17 with our 9th Annual Mabon Concert featuring Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann from Yonder Mtn String Band. The series continues in October & November with 3 more eclectic evenings of bluegrass. Tickets for all these shows are onsale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

We're helping bring Neil Young to Telluride!
We're bringing Neil Young to Telluride!

Then on September 30 and October 1, we're proud to present two special Telluride evenings with Neil Young + Promise of the Real. Tickets and camping for this once-in-a-lifetime event in Telluride Town Park are onsale now. Learn more at NeilYoungTelluride.com.

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.

Finally, it's been nearly 3 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. Thanks to everyone who continues to support our local community as we rebuild and recover.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass