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RockyGrass Tickets go On Sale Dec 3, Camping Lottery Ends TODAY

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Del McCoury & Sam Bush at 2013 RockyGrassLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass says, "After our past year of flood rebirth, "thankful" doesn't begin to convey the depth of emotions we felt around the Planet Bluegrass table yesterday. We couldn't have returned without the love and support of Festivarian Nation. We're profoundly grateful to each and every one of you." If camping in the on-site campground is part of your RockyGrass tradition, then you have just 2 days left (!!) to enter the online lottery for these coveted campground (and vehicle) spots. The lottery -- the final of our 2015 camping lotteries -- closes on Sunday, November 30 at 11:59pm MST.

Back by popular demand, we're again offering RockyGrass camping across the street from the Planet Bluegrass Ranch at River Bend. This gorgeous wooded campground offers tent camping along the river and convenient parking. New this year, we're designating a portion of the River Bend Campground as "family camping" with extended evening quiet hours.

Meadow Park campig during RockyGrass (photo: Benko Photographics)The Town of Lyons is aiming to complete the final post-flood reconstruction of Meadow Park by June 1, 2015. Current designs show an even better (and bigger) Meadow Park, with lots of new amenities and plentiful river access. With the increased tent camping at River Bend and Meadow Park, this year we're allowing singe-day ticket holders to camp at Meadow Park and limiting Bohn Park to only RV and vehicle camping (no tents).

Remember: RockyGrass camping, 3-day passes, and single-day tickets all go onsale on Wednesday, December 3 at 9am MST. Spread the word to your tarpmates!

RockyGrass is held at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado - located along the wooded banks of the beautiful St. Vrain River. The historic quarry town of Lyons is just 15 miles north of Boulder in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The town is known for its antique stores, restaurants, artists, and musicians.

Numerous camping options nearby include: on-site at the festival grounds, under the cliffs at Meadow Park (a quick five-minute walk from the festival), or at the Bohn Park Campground (a 10-minute walk or via the free shuttle buses).

Non-musical activities in and around Lyons include single-track mountain biking at Hall Ranch, river sports in the Meadow Park whitewater course, touring through Rocky Mountain National Park (40 minutes up the hill from Lyons), and hiking in the nearby National Forest lands.

A day at RockyGrass starts with a campground breakfast or a quick walk to downtown Lyons to relax at one of the fine coffee shops. Whether walking the campgrounds or Main Street in Lyons, live bluegrass music already fills the air. Soon the sound of bagpipes echoes off the canyon walls, signaling the opening of the festival grounds and the morning tarp rush.

As the afternoon heats up, kids of all ages flock to the sandy beach behind the Wildflower Pavilion -- beach toys, inner tubes, and all. Meanwhile older folks make new friends with tarp dwellers close to the main stage or under the shady trees. Away from the stage, kids work on crafts in the family tent, while musicians form jam circles in the woods along the river or listen to an instrument contest or workshop in the Wildflower Tent.

All day the audience is treated to headliner after headliner on the main stage. And when the final headliner finishes their set on the main stage, the campgrounds come alive with jam sessions. A walk through the campground is a vital part of the RockyGrass experience -- hearing pickers of all ages and backgrounds sharing in the common language of bluegrass music.

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