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Country and Region United StatesColorado
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lyons, Coloado USA
Festival Contact Information

Planet Bluegrass
P. O. Box 769
500 West Main Street
Lyons, CO 80540 USA
Phone: (01) 303-823-0848
Toll-free 800-624-2422
Fax: (01) 303-823-0849

Festival Description

Each year the lineup brings together multiple generations of bluegrass legends. Artists who have graced the stage have included Earl Scruggs, Roland White, and Richard Greene defined the bluegrass style as members of Bill Monroe’s seminal Bluegrass Boys. Newgrass pioneers Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, and Darol Anger have been pushing traditional bluegrass music in novel directions since the 1970s.

Festival Dates July 26 - 28, 2013
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Festival Story:

All day the audience is treated to headliner after headliner on the main stage. Then when the final headliner finishes their set on the main stage, the campgrounds come alive with jam sessions. A walk through the campground is a vital part of the RockyGrass experience—hearing pickers of all ages and backgrounds sharing in the common language of bluegrass music.

RockyGrass is held at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado— located along the wooded banks of the beautiful St. Vrain River. The historic quarry town of Lyons is just 15 miles north of Boulder in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The town is known for its antique stores, restaurants, artists, and musicians. Numerous camping options nearby include: on-site at the festival grounds, under the cliffs at Meadow Park (a quick five-minute walk from the festival), or at the Olson Campground (a 10-minute walk or via the free shuttle buses).


Festival Events:

Lineup schedule 2013:
  • Friday, July 26
    • Del McCoury Band
    • Tim O’Brien
    • The Kruger Brothers
    • The Steeldrivers
    • Kathy Kallick Band
    • Helen Highwater featuring David Grier, Mike Compton, Missy Raines & Shad Cobb
    • Jayme Stone
    • Front Country
  • Saturday, July 27
    • Jerry Douglas & Friends
    • Carolina Chocolate Drops
    • Sam Bush & Del McCoury
    • Blue Highway
    • Old-Time Kozmik Trio featuring Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston & Bruce Molsky
    • I Draw Slow
    • The Deadly Gentlemen
  • Sunday, July 28
    • Sam Bush Bluegrass Band
    • Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys
    • Peter Rowan
    • Andy Statman Trio featuring Tim O’Brien & Michael Cleveland
    • Head for the Hills
    • Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
    • Gospel Set


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  • Daily 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Planet Bluegrass Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado


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