www.bluegrass.com August 16, 2007

Greetings Festivarians,

On Monday morning the wistful summer breezes slow; On Monday morning kids hunker back to school for the year; On Monday morning the feeling of summer ease and relaxation ends for so many of us.

Tarps at the Folks FestivalBut for the next three days on Planet Bluegrass the sun will shine, the guitars will resonate, and with the help of Chris Isaak, Gillian Welch, Ray LaMontagne, Judy Collins, and many others, the 17th Annual Folks Festival (August 17-19) will consummate a summer of Festivation here in Colorado.

We still have plenty of tickets and camping for all 3 days of the Festival. We are no longer selling tickets online, but we will be selling tickets at the festival box office all weekend. The box office will be open from 9am until at least 8pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you have last-minute ticket questions call us at 800-624-2422.

Camping at the Folks FestivalIf you already purchased your tickets (and didn't elect to leave them at will-call), make sure you print out your email attachments. One per ticket. That printout is your ticket.

Folks Festivarians have been in line for a couple days now for the onsite campground which officially opens today at 6pm. But if you're not in line, or don't yet have on-site camping passes (or even just a single-day ticket) - there's still time. Pack up the tent and sleeping bag, grab a couple friends, and purchase your tickets here on-site in Lyons.

Tarp running at the Folks FestivalAnd as you're packing, take a few extra steps to make your campsite green and you might win a pair of 3-day passes and camping for next year's festival in the 1st Annual "How Green Is Your Grass?" campsite contest.

The fall schedule for the Wildflower Pavilion continues to blossom. on Saturday, September 22 we celebrate an enchanted Mabon with Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann from Yonder Mountain String Band and on October 3 we welcome back the emotionally deep singer-songwriter Mindy Smith. Tickets for both of these shows will go on sale later next week. Watch our website next week for details about ticket prices and on-sale dates.

We sure hope to see all of you this weekend for one final weekend of Festivation in Lyons.

The folks on Planet Bluegrass

Sustainable Festivation Tip #6 - Learn More

Visit the Festival Greentown

Have you ever wanted ride your bicycle to Folks Fest, wondered about how you can offset your carbon footprint and reduce your impact when camping, learn more about environmental issues going on in Colorado, or how to help wild animals? Be sure to stop by the booths in Greentown to find answers to all these questions and more, and also learn some things that you can incorporate into your life back home after the last encore is sung.

Greentown on Planet BluegrassOn hand for this years Folks Fest Greentown will be:

Continue the "sustainable festivation" discussions after the Festival season is over on the Festivarian Forum.

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