Presale code for Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash... [ Wildflower image ]

Vance Gilbert (photo: Sam Crump)Next Friday night (November 3), we complete our 2017 Planet Bluegrass season with the masterfully entertaining singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert and special guests The Good Time Travelers in the Wildflower Pavilion in Lyons. (And be sure to read-on for info about Hot Rize 40th Anniversary Bash tickets...)

With hilarious song introductions that are as compelling as his sophisticated, emotionally vibrant songs, a Vance Gilbert concert "gives you a feeling of utter joy" (Dirty Linen). Since bursting onto the folk scene in the '90s, Vance has been the opener of choice for artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, Shawn Colvin, and even 140+ shows for the late comedian George Carlin. "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god," (Star-Telegram) Vance's main stage sets have continually wowed us during his 9 appearances at the Folks Festival. (On this Halloween weekend, we especially recommend Vance's "Zombie Pattycake.")

The Good Time TravelersWe open this final 2017 Wildflower evening with the multi-instrumental soul-folk duo The Good Time Travelers. The spirited vocal harmonies and huge stage presence of Pete Kartsounes (former member of Drew Emmitt Band, Cornmeal, and Wayword Sons) and Michael Kirkpatrick (2014 Telluride Troubadour winner) has been described as a "2-piece power-trio" -- rooted in bluegrass and folk, but with a sentiment that is pure rock and roll.

Spend one final 2017 evening on Planet Bluegrass with your Festivarian family. Tickets are still available (with no service fees, of course) at or 303-823-0848. We'll open the Wildflower doors and Pavilion bar (beer, wine, and hot drinks) at 7pm; The Good Time Travelers take the stage at 8pm.

Vance Gilbert A torrent of passion, humor, virtuosity and emotion...
Vance Gilbert
with The Good Time Travelers
Friday, November 3, 8:00pm
$15 advance / $20 door [ buy tickets | rsvp ]
Finally, we have some exciting news for all "Words from the Wildflower" subscribers... Planet Bluegrass is excited to present Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash at the Boulder Theater (Friday & Saturday, January 12-13) featuring special guests Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, and more. As a loyal Wildflower subscriber, we invite you to use the PRESALE CODE: HR2018 to purchase tickets before the general public starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 26 at 10am. With the Wildflower Concert Series on its annual winter break, plan now to warm up your January with two hot nights at the Boulder Theater with Hot Rize.

We hope to see you next Friday night in Lyons for an unforgettable season finale show in the Wildflower Pavilion. In the meantime, have a safe and happy Halloween!

Vance Gilbert at the 2016 Folks Festival (photo: Sam Crump)
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Vance Gilbert
with The Good Time Travelers
November 3


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