www.bluegrass.com March 14, 2006

Greetings Festivarians!!

A bunch of us went out to see Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers play in Boulder last week... and oh boy, are you all in for a treat at Telluride in June. Our offices are now completely decked out in Stephen Kellogg stickers.

Stephen KelloggLearn more about Stephen in the latest Planet Bluegrass podcast. And be sure to subscribe to future podcasts; up next is Tim O'Brien!

In other Telluride Bluegrass news, we just added the talented Australian/British band The Greencards to this year's lineup.

And as if the RockyGrass lineup needed another addition... we are excited to announce that the Jerry Douglas Band set on Saturday will be Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Dan Tyminski, Gabe Witcher, and others performing the classic Tony Rice album, Manzanita, start-to-finish. Definitely a set not to be missed!

Need a little festivarian music to get you through these last few weeks of winter? We're here to help. The the Telluride Reflections Vol. 1 CD is discounted to $10 and the RockyGrass Live CD is now priced at an embarassingly cheap $5. As always, shipping is completely free, and if you order in the next week, we'll throw in a free copy of the Telluride 25th Anniversary CD-ROM.

Our beloved town of Lyons is going through a redevelopment plan to make the town more friendly to visitors like you. Help them out by taking 5 minutes to complete the following Lyons visitor survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=236001872018.

In our last email, we forgot to congratulate Planet Bluegrass friends Alison Krauss & Union Station and Emmylou Harris for their recent Grammy wins. It's tough keeping up with all these amazing friends of the Planet...

The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 15-18, 2006

We've been trying to get to Telluride for three years now, and we're glad we could finally make it work. And, yes, I am a John Prine fan - in fact, I believe my first date with my wife was at a John Prine concert.” Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies.

The GreencardsFor 33 summers music lovers from around the world have been making their loyal pilgrimage to the birthplace of the jam - Telluride, Colorado, where for four magical days, music fills the stages, streets, and campgrounds of this historic mining town deep in the San Juan mountains.

This year's lineup includes: Barenaked Ladies, Sam Bush Band, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Tim O'Brien Band, Del McCoury Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan, Neko Case, Shawn Camp, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas Band, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall, Drew Emmitt Band, Missy Higgins, The Greencards, Drive-By Truckers, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, The Badly Bent, and more...

Four-day festival passes, camping, and single-day tickets are on sale now: 800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com. Or if camping isn't your thing, talk to our friends at the Telluride Reservation Center about lodging in Telluride and nearby Mountain Village. But don't wait long, it's filling up very fast!

2006 RockyGrass

July 28-30, 2006

Tickets for RockyGrass (July 28-30), continue to sell faster than ever - vehicle and RV passes for Meadow Park are now sold-out.

The St. Vrain River through Planet BluegrassJoin us for 3 days of bluegrass along the St. Vrain River in Lyons, featuring headliners - Earl Scruggs, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Douglas / Barenberg / Meyer, Tim O'Brien - contests, campground jams, and hanging out in the river. Single-day tickets, 3-day festival passes, and camping are all on sale now.

If you act quickly, there may still be a few spots left in the bass and dobro instrument classes or the mandolin building course at the RockyGrass Academy, July 23-27 in Lyons. It's the best week of bluegrass, anywhere.

800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com

Folks Festival & Festival of the Mabon

Lyons, CO

Planet Bluegrass stage in LyonsIn late summer, the pace of life slows with the currents of the St. Vrain. Planet Bluegrass somehow feels more intimate as we welcome our favorite singer-songwriters for the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, August 18-20. The still-evolving lineup already includes Ani DiFranco, Amos Lee, Kathleen Edwards, and Martin Sexton, with many more still to be announced.

Or spend an entire week of inspiration at The Song School, with instructors Vance Gilbert, Steve Seskin, Billy Jonas, and others.

And mark your calendars now to celebrate the end of summer with our most intimate festival, the celtic-tinged Festival of the Mabon, September 23.

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