More than just Festivals...

When the historic 500-year flood of September 2013 devastated our town and our home, the biggest single casualty on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch was the total loss of the Wildflower Pavilion. Beginning in 2015, we are thrilled to welcome Festivarians back to our newly rebuilt year-round concert venue to celebrate the final step in the rebirth of Planet Bluegrass.

Festivarians in the Wildflower Paviion (photo Benko Photographics)
Festivarians in the Wildflower Paviion
(photo Benko Photographics)

Our next great acoustic adventure on Planet Bluegrass began anew in Spring 2015 as we welcomed our favorite artists in bluegrass and acoustic music back to our intimate indoor venue along the St. Vrain River, including Ellis, Head For The Hills, The Railsplitters (special CD release show), Front Country, and the co-bill of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and 2015 Telluride Band Contest winners' The Lil' Smokies. The adventure continues this fall with the Lyons debuts of Mandolin Orange and Joshua Davis.

Thanks to everyone who has joined us already during this eighth magical year of cozy indoor concerts along the St. Vrain River in Lyons, CO. Stay up-to-date about upcoming Wildflower Concerts by joining our "Words from the Wildflower" email newsletter. Subscribers occasionally receive special offers and giveaways for selected shows.

Wildflower Pavilion

Ellis in the Wildflower Pavilion (photo Eric Kean)
Ellis in the Wildflower Pavilion
(photo Eric Kean)

Our intimate "cathedral of bluegrass" in Lyons has been called "one of the coolest venues in Boulder County" by the Boulder Daily Camera. We're nestled in the foothills - an easy 25-minutes north of Boulder; under an hour from Denver or Fort Collins. Parking is free and convenient right on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

We offer New Belgium beer, wines, Allegro coffee and tea, and snacks for sale at the indoor bar when the Pavilion doors open at 7pm. Some nights we'll invite everyone to special barbecue cookouts before the show. And when the weather feels right, we'll stay warm around a bonfire along the St. Vrain river before and after the show and maybe even pass around some instruments for a post-show jam.

We sell about 300 tickets to each of these shows, so plan to get your tickets early. As always, children 12 and under are free, we charge absolutely no handling fees on any tickets, parking is free and convenient on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch, and all Wildflower tickets are non-refundable.

Spread the Love

As we embark on this renewed year-round acoustic adventure here on Planet Bluegrass, we can really use your help in spreading the word. If you've been to one of these inaugural shows in the Wildflower, tell your friends about it or post something on the Festivarian Forum. If you haven't yet experienced the Wildflower Pavilion, bring a couple friends along. And most importantly, if there are things you'd like to see us improve for these shows, please let us know - 800-624-2422 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you in Lyons this Fall. Be sure you're signed up for our new Wildflower Email Newsletter for all the latest Wildflower news.