RockyGrass 2005 by Tony Stack
LYONS, COLORADO — Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the complete lineup for the 34th Annual RockyGrass bluegrass festival, held July 28-30 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO. The lineup includes the first-ever Lyons performance by banjo legend Earl Scruggs, as well as fellow headliners: folk-bluegrass troubadour Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes, jamgrass phenom Yonder Mountain String Band, and instrumental virtuosos Douglas, Barenberg, and Meyer. Tickets and camping for the festival are on sale now from or 800-624-2422.

Now in its thirty-fourth year, RockyGrass has become one of the most respected and popular bluegrass festivals in the country - the 2004 RockyGrass festival was nominated for Bluegrass Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. In past years, tickets for the festival have sold-out weeks before the event, with festivarians traveling from nearly every state in the country to attend the festival.

The festival is held along the wooded banks of the beautiful St. Vrain River. Along with the main stage performances are solo instrument and band contests, a kids area, and campground jams throughout the night at both Meadow Park and the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

Friday, July 28
Yonder Mountain String Band | Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Edgar Meyer | Mountain Heart | The Stringdusters | Tony Trischka Bluegrass Band featuring Roland White | Richard Greene & the Brothers Barton | Bearfoot Bluegrass | Town Mountain

Saturday, July 29
Steve Earle and the Bluegrass Dukes | Jerry Douglas Band | Peter Rowan & Tony Rice | Blue Highway | Uncle Earl | Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings | Crooked Still

Sunday, July 30
Earl Scruggs | Sam Bush Bluegrass Band | The Tim O’Brien Band | The Wilders | Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band | Blue Highway gospel set | Abigail Washburn

[Published on: 2/28/06]

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Marcsmall Wed 3/1/2006 11:37AM
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One of the best venues on the planet.....They should have shows here every weekend of the summer

cocheese starstarstarstar Wed 3/1/2006 01:47PM
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Wish someone would have a festival like this closer to my home state of Tennessee. I'm really digging bluegrass lately. Steve Earle and the BlueGrass Dukes will be awesome. Maybe there will be one in the Smoky Mtns. they can call it SmokyGrass!

kirby3482 starstarstarstar Wed 3/1/2006 05:04PM
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Amazing line up, amazing venue, wish I wouldn't have used all my vacation time up to go hiking this summer...

gifthorse76 starstarstarstar Thu 3/2/2006 06:19AM
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This looks like a great time. Wish I could be there, I’ll be in Japan and if there is one thing Japan needs more of its bluegrass. Steve Earl, Jerry Douglas w/Edgar Meyer, Peter and Tony, Blue Highway gospel, and …..oh yeah Younder. Wow, they really covered all the bases on this one…Tasty nuggets!

lawoodworth starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/2/2006 10:18AM
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I agree with marcsmall, this truly is a great venue, and a bunch of great shows. Planet Bluegrass really does a spectacular job putting on festivals. Go watch some great performances and then tube down the river.

udsh starstarstar Thu 3/2/2006 11:08AM
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hey tbone, ever heard of merlefest. best bluegrass fest in the country.

kgies Thu 3/2/2006 11:15AM
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ever heard of merle fest???

If not, you should check it out!
It's way bigger than rocky grass and held near Boone, NC....

cocheese Thu 3/2/2006 01:55PM
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Yeah, I forgot about it for a minute. I won't be able to go to it. I'll be at Wannee Fest in FL the weekend before and New Orleans the next, not enough funds or vacation days for it all, if only I was a millionaire.

hellrazer starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/3/2006 11:15AM
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Got my tix.. cant wait