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The Planet Announces 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Lineup

 Benko PhotographicsAs the sun sets on this Friday before the Winter Solstice, we wanted to share a glowing glimpse into the longest days of the year and the Summer Solstice gathering of Festivarian Nation at the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 18-21, 2015). We can barely contain our excitement... We're honored to present the historic collaboration of legendary artists Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs -- a set we've dreamt about for the past 25 years. And making her Telluride debut is 2-time Grammy winner (Country Album of the Year and Country Song of the Year) Kacey Musgraves. Oh my, it's going to be a glorious weekend of music and Colorado sunshine at 8,750'...

RockyGrass 2014 Roundup and Interview with Full Boat Winner

RockyGrass 2014 tentsLyons, CO -- This year marked the first RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival since the massive flood that devastated the surrounding areas of Lyons, CO last year including the Planet Bluegrass Ranch where the annual event takes place. After an incredible restoration effort led by the Planet Bluegrass staff, the show went on as scheduled without missing a beat. We had the honor of being one of this year's sponsors and had a great time as we always do there, thanks to all who came out to see us at our booth!

Yonder Mountain's Kinfolk Celebration Sept 19-20

Planet Bluegrass Main Stage, photo by Tobin VoggesserLyons, CO -- With the rebirth of the 42nd RockyGrass and the healing songs & stories of the 24th Rocky Mtn Folks Festival now just glowing memories, Planet Bluegrass is looking forward to one final weekend -- Yonder Mountain String Band's 2014 Kinfolk Celebration in Lyons, Colorado this September 19-20. Held on the final weekend of summer, just a few days after the anniversary of their historic flood, this is their last chance to dance and sing together under the sandstone cliffs of the St. Vrain in 2014.

Planet Bluegrass Turns Green with Yondersod

Planet Bluegrass StageLyons, CO -- Last December Yonder Mtn String Band threw down an epic evening at the Boulder Theater with special guests Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and many others. 100% of the proceeds from that show were donated to our flood recovery here in Lyons. A week ago that generosity came alive in the form of "Yondersod" -- the 7 acres of lush green that now blankets the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. This arrival of green was an emotional transformation that helped us envision, even more clearly, the return of Festivarians and tarps to the Ranch this summer after the 500-year flood that devastated Lyons last September.

Nonprofit CAN'd Helps Planet Bluegrass Shows Go On

Planet Bluegrass FloodAfter the Lyons, Colorado floods that did significant damage to all of the area, including the entire Rocky Grass performance area at Planet Bluegrass' home grounds, CAN'd Aid Foundation has been gracious in helping fund the restoration to enable the many activities to continue through this summer season.

Bluegrass Music Stronger than Mother Nature - RockyGrass Lineup Announced

RockyGrass Flood SnowLyons, 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."

Planet Bluegrass Post-Flood Update

Planet Bluegrass FloodLyons, CO -- It's been two months since the historic flood devastated much of our hometown of Lyons. As the flood waters receded we vowed to rebuild Planet Bluegrass better than ever. On this two month anniversary, we're even more determined to make 2014 our most powerful summer of festivals in both Lyons and Telluride.

Planet Bluegrass Flooded in Lyons, Colorado

RockyGrass at Planet Bluegrass RanchThe rains came and they kept on coming. Lyons, Colorado is home to Craig Ferguson's Planet Bluegrass that hosts the annual RockyGrass bluegrass music festival, as well as Telluride and many others. The beautiful Planet Bluegrass Ranch is situated along side the rock cliffs and the St. Vrain River. The recent 100 year flood that has stricken the front range of Colorado has left much of Lyons and the surrounding areas under water.

Summer Solstice at Telluride with Lots of Bluegrass

Telluride Bluegrass Music FestivalFor 40 years Festivarian Nation has made the annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for 4 days of community, inspiration, and unbridled acoustic adventures. The 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice (Thursday night); the full moon (Saturday night); and the longest day of the year which begins the Colorado summer. It's a magical time of sun and light, when the the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, guitars, and a low-back festival chair to take in "Bluegrass."

Spring Concert Season Begins Next Friday with Whitewater Ramble

Whitewater RambleLyons, CO -- The evening of Friday, March 29th, the Wildflower we begin their 2013 musical journey on Planet Bluegrass dancegrass-style with the CD release party for Whitewater Ramble. From high-octane bluegrass to wondrous songwriters to a just-announced finale show featuring bluegrass music virtuosos Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst, these 6 intimate evenings promise a magical introduction to the Wildflower festivarian summer.

2013 RockyGrass Single-Day Lineup and Ticket Info Announced

RockyGrassLyons, CO -- After a frantic December of ticket selling mayhem, we decided to give Festivarian Nation a peaceful January free from Notes and posts. Amid snowdrifts and relaxed bluegrass picks, we hope you found a quiet time to recover from sell-out stresses and begin piecing together summer festival dreams with your festivarian family. Maybe you even took some time watch this Del & Sam soundcheck or stream the new Steeldrivers record... Though we were outwardly silent, here in Lyons we've been hunkered down – talking with artists, sketching lineups, even writing a book. Today our silence ends. Meet the complete 2013 RockyGrass...

RockyGrass Academy Registration; Warner Field & Town Park Lotteries

RockyGrass Academy graduation on the St. VrainLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass reminds us that as we settle into this autumnal lull between the lighting of our Sam Bush jack-o-lantern and the singing of Alice's Restaurant, we urge you to take off the fingerpicks, turn down the new Tim & Darrell album, and spend a few minutes right now crafting your vision of summer 2013. RockyGrass Academy registrations are now open and so are the lotteries for the Warner Field and Town Park campgrounds for the Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival.

Planet Bluegrass Opens Fall concert Series with Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull and Anne & Pete SibleyLyons, CO -- This Sunday evening (September 9) Planet Bluegrass will open their 2012 fall concert series with 2 favorites from recent RockyGrass and Folks Festivals at the Wildflower Pavillion.

Yonder Mountain's Kinfolk Celebration This Weekend

Kinfolk Celebration FestivalLyons, CO -- Ten years ago Yonder Mountain String Band launched their inaugural Kinfolk Celebration at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. This year their annual celebration of community, camping, and musical mania returns for the first time in 9 years to Lyons, Colorado – a place Yonder guitarist Adam Aijala affectionately calls "one of our favorite music venues, period."

The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival Set for June 21-24

Telluride StageTelluride, Colorado -- For the past 38 years, the summer solstice has played the role of a significant ceremony in Southwest Colorado. Wide-ranging interpretations of the solstice have varied among cultures for centuries. From celebrations of harvest to spiritual observances, from festivals to feasts, it's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer. For the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the solstice symbolizes one thing: Bluegrass.

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