Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Schedule
The gorgeous Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado, will soon be dominated
by some of the most gifted artists to ever eclipse the music scene at this year's famous Rocky Mountain Folk Festival scheduled
for three days in August! The annual celebration of folk music illuminates the storied traditions that made the genre what
it is today.
This year, the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival is set to host talents like Steve Poltz, Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco,
Dispatch, Josh Ritter, Imelda May, Brandi Carlile, The Stray Birds, Caroline Spence, John Fullbright, Hurray for the Riff
Raff, Ben Sollee, Elephant Revival, Randy Newman, Peter Himmelman, Ron Pope, Lake Street Dive and more!
the banks of the picturesque St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado, the Planet Bluegrass Ranch attracts over 10,000 people for
this three-day, laid-back event. You can join them by getting your very own tickets right here through StubHub!
Mountain Folk Festival Background
The Rocky Mountain Folk Festival began over two decades ago. What is billed as the
"summit on the song," the festival was originally held at Estes Park and relocated to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons
The story of the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival dates back to 1990 when Steve Szymanski and Craig Ferguson gave
wings to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, making that year the festival's hallmark year - the most successful year of its
history. Following its success, Ferguson said, "You get all geared up and you have this team together and you figure we should
do something else." His simple idea for a second festival evolved into the launch of the debut event held in 1991 at Stanley
Park. "We thought we had found nirvana up there," said Szymanski. The inaugural event included a beautiful mountainous backdrop
along with an inviting venue. Almost 1,000 guests were drawn to the little town located outside of Rocky Mountain National
Park. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with festival agendas. Faced with severe storms almost yearly,
festival organizers set their sights on scouting out new grounds. Lyons was selected as the new site and the moniker Planet
Bluegrass surfaced around the same time. According to the festival's website, the name was influenced by a live album from
Telluride that included a background image of planet Earth. Ferguson said the name came about unintentionally. "We didn't
really plan that as our name. We just started answering the phone that way. It was a big enough umbrella for all that we wanted
to do," he said.
Over the years the festival has bloomed, crafting its very own identity, spirit and culture while staying
true to what the founders of the festival refer to as their "initial vision for spending a glorious Colorado summer weekend
celebrating stories and songs - from around the musical and geographic world."
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival The
This year's Rocky Mountain Folk Festival is hosting a litany of talented, top-notch musicians. On deck for
the 2014 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival are: The Drepung Monks, Randy Newman, Elephant Revival and more.
Fans can also
expect a fantastic performance from Grammy Award-winning folk singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, who lends her singing voice
to unfold her own personal experiences as well as to express her strong views on politically fueled subjects of gun control,
war, corporate greed and more. Her music has often been classified as alternative and folk rock, but she stretches across
genres, dipping in funk, hip-hop, jazz and punk inspirations. Josh Ritter will additionally be taking the stage of the Rocky
Mountain Folk Festival. Billed as one of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters by Paste magazine, the multifaceted Josh Ritter
intrigues audiences with his Americana style and narrative lyrics.
Each and every artist set to entertain at the Rocky
Mountain Folk Festival have their own authentic styles and variations of folk music to give fans a memorable experience to
talk about for years to come. Make sure you're in attendance, and pick up your Rocky Mountain Folk Festival tickets today!
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Experience
There's nothing in the world better than sipping on a cold one, soaking
up the shining sun while listening to your favorite musical artists churn out the songs you love to sing along to. If you
are a fan of live music, then you truly can appreciate the draw of music festivals, especially a folk festival.
festivals are all about living in that moment, where nothing else matters but the music, the bands and the camaraderie that
come along with the entire experience. And if you're a fan of the live concert experience, there's no better time than the
present to grab a few music festival tickets.
Fortunately, StubHub has you covered for all the major music festivals
scheduled for this summer, including the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival hosted in scenic Lyons, Colorado. StubHub also carries
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Make sure you check out StubHub today and grab your Rocky Mountain Folk Festival tickets now before it's too late!