Colorado Folks Fest This Weekend

Complete Lineup For 19th Annual Folks Festival In Lyons, Colorado Announced
Intimate Roots Festival Set To Go Down August 14, 15 & 16

Gillian Welch
Just three weeks after the sold-out RockyGrass Music Festival event organizers, Planet Bluegrass, welcome festivarians back to Lyons, CO for the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Aug 14-16). The recently announced main stage schedule features headliners Gillian Welch, Susan Tedeschi, Rufus Wainwright, Don McLean, and many more among the mature Cottonwood trees and redstone cliffs of the St. Vrain River.

Single-day tickets, 3-day passes, and camping are still available at or 800-624-2422.

The carefully curated lineup of main stage performers goes well beyond the confines of "folk music" into the breadth of Americana - from the classic pop of Rufus Wainwright to the jazz-folk of Madeleine Peyroux; from the blues-rock of Susan Tedeschi to the indie-folk of M. Ward; from the swamp rock of JJ Grey & Mofro to the cellist/songwriter Ben Sollee.

The 15-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch is located in the foothills of the Rockies less than an hour from Denver or Fort Collins, and just 25 minutes from Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park. Camping is available along the St. Vrain River on the festival grounds or under the dramatic cliffs of nearby Meadow Park. Smaller than its cousins Telluride Bluegrass and RockyGrass, the Folks Festival has a more intimate, relaxed late-summer vibe as kids play in the sandy beach while adults enjoy the music from a hammock or chair planted in the river.

Complete festival lineup:
Gillian Welch
Rufus Wainwright
Susan Tedeschi
Don McLean
Madeleine Peyroux
Brett Dennen
M. Ward (solo)
Dougie MacLean
Over the Rhine
Peter Himmelman
Mary Gauthier
JJ Grey & Mofro
Will Hoge
Blind Pilot
Ben Sollee
The Drepung Monks
Mia Dyson
Vance Gilbert
Joe Pug
Amy Speace
Chuck E. Costa
and more...

For more information about the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival visit or call 800-624-2422.

[Published on: 8/14/09]

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