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RockyGrass Bluegrass Music Festival Preliminary Lineup Announced

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RockyGrassPlanet Bluegrass announced the historic 40th anniversary initial lineup for RockyGrass. The bluegrass music festival welcomes many of the artists who have shaped the festival for 4 decades – from bluegrass legends and pioneers to special collaborations to some of the younger artists who continue to push bluegrass in exciting new directions. It's been 40 years since Bill Monroe met with members of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society to found the RockyGrass Festival (originally called the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival). With the announcement of the preliminary lineup for the 40th RockyGrass, festivarians can already start to hear the mandolins and banjos echoing off the cliffs of the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado.

An unrelenting schedule of award winning pickers and singers fill the Planet Bluegrass main stage for 3 epic days of bluegrass. Schedules so far are Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Béla Fleck with Alan Bartram, Jason Carter, Ronnie McCoury & Danny Paisley, Tim O'Brien & Friends, Seldom Scene, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Lonesome River Band, Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Dale Ann Bradley, Jessie McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, Trampled by Turtles, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Noam Pikelny & Friends, The Hillbenders, Bluegrass Etc., 23 String Band, And many more still to be announced.

3-day passes and camping are on sale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422. With the unprecedented ticket rush for Telluride Bluegrass, it shouldn't be surprising that RockyGrass tickets, too, are going at a record pace. Order your 3-day passes right now. Then watch for the complete single-day lineup and the release of single-day tickets in mid-February.

Along with the festival lineup, check out our latest additions to the faculty of the sold-out RockyGrass Academy (July 22-26), including Peter Rowan, John Reischman, Casey Driessen, John Moore, Tyler Grant, and more.

Once again we're looking for energetic, friendly festivarians to help create festival magic with us as volunteers at RockyGrass. The volunteer application is now available. For your three smile-filled 3.5 hour daily shifts we'll provide you with a 3-day festival pass.

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.

Visit Planet Bluegrass for more information on RockyGrass, Telluride and other great music events.

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