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Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival Selects Artwork for 2017

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots FestivalSix local artists competed in this year’s poster design contest for the 2017 Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival. Artists presented concepts depicting the beautiful scenery of Palisade, CO combined with other traditional bluegrass imagery and colorful festival paintings. The winning piece is titled: "Love and Hippiness: Ode to a Blacklight Poster,“ by Gayle Madden. This graphic design piece was selected last week at the Blue Pig Art Gallery where 87 people cast their votes for this year’s competition.

James Reams at Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers, with special guest Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be performing at the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival on Saturday, June 15th along with Justin Townes Earle, The Devil Makes Three, and Pokey LaFarge. The Bluegrass and Roots Festival kicks off June 15th in Palisade, Colorado. A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, “Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer… Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard.”

Bluegrass Jam Class coming to Palisade Bluegrass Festival

Pete (Dr. Banjo) WernickDo you bring your instrument to a festival but feel shy about taking it out and actually playing with other people? You are not alone, even if it sometimes feels that way! For years I've been helping closet pickers start jamming, playing real bluegrass at slow speeds, and learning the ear skills and ensemble skills that are hard to pick up on your own. My approach has worked for so many, I am now certifying Wernick Method instructors to teach bluegrass jamming in communities nationwide.

Palisade Bluegrass Music Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Palisade Bluegrass FestivalPalisade, CO -- The 5th annual Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, slated for June 14 through 16 at Riverbend Park in Palisade, has come out with this year’s musical lineup. Event coordinators have announced the event will showcase Colorado musicians, Americana music, and traditional bluegrass. Organizers also say that critically acclaimed and award winning artists will make the trip to Palisade this year.

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