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URL icon « on: February 16, 2016, 10:28:48 AM »

We'll be announcing the initial lineup for the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival next Friday, February 26. 

In the days leading up to that big announcement we'll be revealing the individual 2016 Folks Fest artists on our Facebook page:
   https://www.facebook.com/planetbluegrass/


The excitement begins today with our first official announcement... 3-time Folks Songwriter Showcase finalist (and 2015 winner) Ben Shannon!

Keep checking back for more announcements each day this week and next...  (And don't forget that single-day Folks Fest tickets as well as 3-day passes and camping are onsale now.)
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 12:43:13 PM »

Cool, I like this game... Cheers

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URL icon « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 09:38:09 AM »

Today's lineup addition...

Kathy Mattea

With 18 albums and multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards, it's hard to believe this beloved American songwriter has never played the Planet Bluegrass stage... until this summer.
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 12:58:16 PM »

Another big lineup addition today...

Darrell Scott

One of the most soulful and dazzling singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists we know, returns to the Folks Fest stage for the first time in 4 years.  A few years back Darrell wrote a stirring tune about our town of Lyons - "Colorado (I Need Healing)".  We can't wait to see what inspiration Darrell finds on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch for his first Lyons performance since the flood...
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URL icon « Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 01:17:34 PM »

Another big lineup addition today...

Darrell Scott

One of the most soulful and dazzling singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists we know, returns to the Folks Fest stage for the first time in 4 years.  A few years back Darrell wrote a stirring tune about our town of Lyons - "Colorado (I Need Healing)".  We can't wait to see what inspiration Darrell finds on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch for his first Lyons performance since the flood...


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No we are rolling Brian.  Keep up the good work and keep em coming.
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 07:47:08 PM »

Another big lineup addition today...

Darrell Scott

One of the most soulful and dazzling singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists we know, returns to the Folks Fest stage for the first time in 4 years.  A few years back Darrell wrote a stirring tune about our town of Lyons - "Colorado (I Need Healing)".  We can't wait to see what inspiration Darrell finds on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch for his first Lyons performance since the flood...


The D man, gimmie some soul! Love that! Does this mean he may be teaching a writing class at Song School????????????YIKES!
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: February 20, 2016, 11:12:38 AM »

Ok Brian. Just cuz I'm at Winter Wondergrass doesn't mean I've forgotten my PBG family.
Onward with these announcements.. Cheers :burn

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 08:52:53 AM »

I was at Folk Alliance in Kansas City the end of last week, so I forgot to post the latest announcements to the forum.  So in case you missed the big news on our Facebook, our latest 2 announcements are...





Lucinda Williams


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Dougie MacLean
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URL icon « Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 09:03:38 AM »

And today's artist announcement is... 


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URL icon « Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 09:12:49 AM »

Wow I just had a listen. Organic, beautiful!!!! I really like her style!  Medal
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URL icon « Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 11:20:56 AM »

By one measure (youtube views) today's announcement is the biggest artist to ever play the Folks Fest.  His international hit "Let It Go" has a staggering 900 million  EEK! youtube views.  But forget what you might think about popular music -- this is a gorgeous song, sung with passion and heart by a real artist.  And his whole catalog has that same power. 


Passenger

Last fall he reached out to us asking to play the Folks Fest since it was on his personal wishlist -- which says a lot.  Here's a wildly popular artist that still cherishes the connection with communities like our Folks Festivarians...   Flower
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By one measure (youtube views) today's announcement is the biggest artist to ever play the Folks Fest.  His international hit "Let It Go" has a staggering 900 million  EEK! youtube views.  But forget what you might think about popular music -- this is a gorgeous song, sung with passion and heart by a real artist.  And his whole catalog has that same power. 


Passenger

Last fall he reached out to us asking to play the Folks Fest since it was on his personal wishlist -- which says a lot.  Here's a wildly popular artist that still cherishes the connection with communities like our Folks Festivarians...   Flower


Crazy good..... Medal
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"Let It Go"

Hey Brian, you got the Stringdusters on your mind?  Wink
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"Let It Go"

Hey Brian, you got the Stringdusters on your mind?  Wink

Ha Ha Nice.  and so is Passenger.  WHOOWeee

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URL icon « Reply #14 on: February 25, 2016, 02:58:23 PM »

Just a couple more lineup announcements... 

Today we're excited to share the Planet Bluegrass debut of the Massachusetts-based quartet that just won the "Artist of the Year" at the International Folk Music Awards.  They play and sing around a single microphone but their sound is thoroughly modern - quietly passionate songs sung by richly textured voices.  You guys are going to love them.


Darlingside 


[ We'll wrap up this first round of announcements tomorrow with one more biggie.  Check back in at 9am.  And please help us out by spreading the word... ]
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