Rocky Mountain Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass
Lyons locals often look forward to the Folks Festival as their time to finally relax and enjoy summer. In contrast to the hot licks and hyper tempos of RockyGrass, the mellower moods of Folks Fest are the perfect antidote for the warm Colorado sun. Claim your space with a blanket or tarp, set down your low-back chair, and settle in for unforgettable days and nights of music. For these 3 magical days, Festivarians from around the world are treated like "Lyons locals."
From morning 'til 11pm each night, the world's most inspired songwriters share their songs and stories, projected through the best sound system at any festival in the country.
The festival opens with the prestigious Folks Songwriter Showcase, where a juried group of the most gifted new songwriters from around the world compete for a spot in the 2017 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion.
Festivarians at the Folks Festival welcome newcomers with a space on their tarp and conversation about summer and song. Childrencreate their masterpieces in the sandy beach next to the stage (kids 12 and under are free, of course) while parents dream their own masterpieces to the sound of acoustic guitars and lyrical songs.
Pack a picnic -- you're welcome to bring in food and drinks, just no outside alcohol or glass. Or enjoy a wide variety of food options from our food vendors (fish tacos to ice cream, dumplings to artisan pizza), as well as New Belgium beer, wine, cocktails and free filtered local water.
As the sun sets over the Rocky Mountain Foothills the campgrounds come alive with Festivarians from around the country eager to perform their latest songs or share in the creation of new ones with new friends. Whether you are a musician or a music lover, camps from around Colorado and around the country welcome you in with a hearty hug. Connect with your past and future tarpmates on the Folks Fest board at Festivarian.com.
*Photos by Bento Photos