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• NightGrass lottery open thru 4/19
• Telluride tix in Returned Ticket Resale
• Folks Festival lineup additions
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2017 Telluride NightGrass ConcertsYou've patiently updated your countdown calendar day after day since early December -- 58 days 'til Telluride...! You've joined us for a Wildflower Concert or two in Lyons for some Springtime Festivarian inspiration... Maybe you've even been following our more regular updates on Instagram or Facebook...

But nothing evokes the joyous TBF tingling quite like today's massive mile marker on the road to Telluride: the NightGrass ticket lottery is now open! For the next 48 hours, we can finally take the next big steps toward the longest days of the year (and shortest nights) at our annual summer solstice gathering of Festivarian Nation at 8,750'.

-- Telluride Bluegrass --Yonder's Kick-Off Show in Mountain Village (photo: Benko Photographics)Why are we so excited about the 2017 NightGrass? These intimate late-night indoor shows carry the day's adventurous musical energy into some of Telluride and Mountain Village's most storied venues. These are tradition-rich shows: sharing a gondola ride with kinfolk en route to Yonder's 16th annual kick-off; embracing the Festival's last emotional notes at Punch Brothers' Sunday night Sheridan send-off.

We're excited to once again present NightGrass shows in the legendary Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, where we'll showcase 3 nights of songs deep into the night. The historic Sheridan Opera House hosts a rare Knucklehead extravaganza with Hot Rize's bus-mates from Wyoming, MT, as well as a full show from Dierks' Bentley's beloved bluegrass pals The Travelin' McCourys and an epic Friday night with Yonder Mountain. And a few blocks further west, the Palm hosts massive shows that will be the talk of the tarps the next morning (and the next year).

Wednesday, June 14
• 16th Annual Kick-Off Party with Yonder Mountain String Band

Thursday, June 15
• The Travelin' McCourys @ Sheridan Opera House
• Greensky Bluegrass @ Palm Theatre
• Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys @ Fly Me to the Moon Saloon

Friday, June 16
• Yonder Mountain String Band @ Sheridan Opera House
• Fruition @ Palm Theatre
• Parker Millsap @ Fly Me to the Moon Saloon

Saturday, June 17
• Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers @ Sheridan Opera House
• Elephant Revival @ Palm Theatre
• Rayland Baxter @ Fly Me to the Moon Saloon

Sunday, June 18
• Punch Brothers @ Sheridan Opera House

NightGrass in the Palm Theatre (photo: Benko Photographics)Tickets for *all* the 2017 NightGrass shows will again be sold via an online lottery, open thru tomorrow night, April 18-19. Any tickets not sold via this 48-hour lottery will be made available beginning Thursday, April 27. If you're thinking about waiting til next week, be aware that last year all the NightGrass tickets sold-out via the lottery.

For a little more NightGrass inspiration check out our @planet.bluegrass Instagram account where we've been counting down to the lottery with some historic images of this year's NightGrass artists.

If your tarpmates are still looking for 4-day passes, have a look at the Returned Ticket Resale. As well, single-day tickets for Thursday (House Band, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, more), Sunday (Jason Mraz, Elephant Revival, Hot Rize, more), and camping passes are still available at or 800-624-2422. Or if sleeping under the stars isn't your thing, check out our Telluride lodging page for housing recommendations.

-- 26th Annual Folks Festival --
Dave Rawlings Machine (photo: Benko Photographics)Have you seen our latest Folks Festival lineup additions? The incomparable Dave Rawlings Machine returns to Lyons to close our festival on Sunday night -- capping a day that includes Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter, and The Wailin' Jennys. Sunday is rivaled by our Folks Friday lineup that features Gregory Alan Isakov, Rhiannon Giddens, and The Weepies. And we turn up the dancing energy with The Revivalists and many more still to be announced on Saturday.

Dancing at the Folks Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)We're still confirming the performance dates for many other Folks artists including Peter Himmelman, Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native, SHEL, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, The Mae Trio (we're loving their debut album!), and Korby Lenker. Watch for more Folks Festival lineup additions in the next few weeks.

The "summit on the song" celebrates Colorado's golden August bliss along the St. Vrain River. Single-day tickets, 3-day passes, and camping for our 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 18-20) are on sale now.

-- Wildflower Concerts --
Wildflower Pavilion stageWhat began in March with an expansive series of 6 spring shows, has now come down to just 2 remaining evenings in Lyons. This Friday (April 21) we celebrate the release of Gipsy Moon's new CD Songs of Olde, along with special guests Foxfeather. Then next Friday (April 28) we welcome 2 of our favorite singer-songwriters Joe Pug and Anais Mitchell for our season finale.

Tickets are available for both shows at or 800-624-2422. We'll light the bonfire and open the Wildflower bar (beer, wine, hot drinks) at 7pm; and the music starts at 8pm each night.

Wildflower bonfirePlan to spend a whole weekend in Lyons with tasty food & drink, music along the St. Vrain River, hiking and mountain biking, and boutique hotels -- including the Festivarie Inn bed & breakfast, which is offering a 20% discount when you use the reservation code "WILDFLOWER".

We can't wait to welcome you home to the Wildflower this month and to Telluride and Lyons this summer as we all join together once again as Festivarians.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

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