Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

Rocky Mountain Folk FestivalRocky Mountain Folk Festival takes place at the Lyons, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Folk Festival 2011 dates – 19th to 21st August

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Brandi Carlile, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Gauthier, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Dan Mangan, Megan Burtt

The History of Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

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 of music.

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 2012 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion. Music runs on the main stage from morning ’til after 10pm each night, projected through the best sound at any festival in the country.

Festivarians at the Folks Festival welcome newcomers with a space on their tarp and conversation about summer and song. Children create their masterpieces in the sandy beach next to the stage 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 alcohol or glass. Or enjoy a wide variety of food options (from fish tacos to ice cream, dumplings to bbq) from our food vendors, as well as beer and wine, 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 sing their latest creations 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

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