Tix & camping still available for Saturday's Mabon Celebration... [ Wildflower image ]

Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann (photo: Joshua Elioseff)For the 6th consecutive year we've invited two of our favorite musicians, Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann, from one of our favorite bands, Yonder Mountain String Band, to help us celebrate the official last day of summer – this Saturday, September 22.

These Mabon Celebrations have become legendary – even Sunset Magazine highlighted this year's Celebration! – as Adam and Ben dig deep into their vast chests of songs (from Yonder rarities to cover surprises) and instruments (banjos, mandolins, keyboards, guitars) for 2 expansive sets of acoustic music. Check out a few videos from recent Mabons or stream two tracks from Ben's personal archive – including a set of Irish tunes learned from Lunasa.

Relaxing in the St. Vrain River (photo: Dorothy St. Claire)Plan to spend the whole summery Saturday afternoon on Planet Bluegrass for a day that ListenUpDenver calls "one of the most beautiful events I have ever taken part in." The Ranch gates open at 2pm to setup your camp; partake in Mabon revelry; and share in Mabon feasting including: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh-cut french fries, garlic knots, and homemade soups. All day we'll be serving wines and New Belgium beers. Then at 7pm we open the Wildflower doors, with Ben & Adam taking the stage at 8pm.

Tickets and camping are available right now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422 (with no service fees, of course). We expect to have tickets available Saturday at the gate, but check bluegrass.com for the latest availability.


Mabon Celebration w/ Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann Our 6th Annual Mabon Celebration...
Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann
of Yonder Mountain String Band

Saturday, September 22, 8:00pm
$30 advance [ buy tickets / facebook rsvp ]
Grant Farm Virtuosic electric jams...
Grant Farm
with special guests Interstate Stash Express
Friday, October 19, 8:00pm
$10 advance / $12 door [ buy tickets ]
Jesse Winchester An evening with songwriting legend...
Jesse Winchester
Saturday, October 20, 8:00pm
$25 advance [ buy tickets ]
Abigail Washburn Groundbreaking banjo-playing singer-songwriter...
Abigail Washburn
with special guest Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Friday, October 26, 8:00pm
$17 advance / $20 door [ buy tickets ]
Pert Near Sandstone High-energy foot-stomping modern stringband...
Pert Near Sandstone
with special guests Trout Steak Revival
Friday, November 2, 8:00pm
$12 advance / $15 door [ buy tickets ]
--- While the Mabon Celebration is our last September show, plan to join us again in mid-October for 4 more Wildflower evenings, including songwriting legend Jesse Winchester (covered by Lyle Lovett at this year's Folks Fest). It's certain to be a magical autumn of music on Planet Bluegrass. We can't wait to share it with you.
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Mabon Celebration
w/ Adam Aijala &
Ben Kaufmann
of Yonder Mountain

September 22

Grant Farm w/
Interstate Stash Express
October 19

Jesse Winchester
October 20

Abigail Washburn w/ Cahalen Morrison
& Eli West
October 26

Pert Near Sandstone
w/ Trout Steak Revival
November 2


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