Lyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass gives thanks and announces RockyGrass Lineup for 2014. The planet says "As we gather with friends and family this week, all of us on Planet Bluegrass have never felt more thankful. A historic 500-year flood may have torn through our community 11 weeks ago. But that devastating event has only brought us closer together -- making us feel deeply alive and passionately united. On this Thanksgiving eve we've never felt so optimistic about our future, so committed to our mission of musical inspiration, and so thankful for the community of Festivarian Nation that continues to reach out with love and support."
The staff at Planet Bluegrass has been working very hard -- not just for the cleanup of the facilities but also to bring the festival, the RockyGrass Academy and more together amid terrible circumstances. Along with all the flood rebuilding, they have spent much of the last two months talking with musicians about our 2014 season. They have started posting the instructors for the RockyGrass Academy (July 20-24) which will include Bryan Sutton, Noam Pikelny, Matt Flinner, Chris Eldridge, Sally Van Meter, and many others.
The festival is a big part of the celebration as festivarians from all over congregate at Lyons for one of bluegrass music's finest festivals. RockyGrass has announced the initial lineup of artists for the 2014 RockyGrass experience. This is the initial list of artists that will be joining them for the 41st annual bluegrass music festival. The initial slate includes Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Hot Rize, Béla & Abby, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Noam Pikelny & Friends, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, Della Mae, Balsam Range, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Matt Flinner Trio, and The Railsplitters.
RockyGrass 3-day passes, single-day tickets, and camping passes go onsale on Thursday, December 5 at 9am MST. Make sure you're signed up for the "Notes from the Planet" email newsletter for all the latest RockyGrass news. And follow them on Facebook for more regular updates.
Colorado's flood earlier this year destroyed much of Lyons' infrastructure. Planet Bluegrass officially reopened their offices earlier this month. With all of the staff gathered together in the first repaired building (dubbed the Festivarian Embassy), they are now ready to reconnect with Festivarian Nation via your phone calls and emails, as Planet Bluegrass 2.0 continues to take shape.