Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions we've been receiving about the Wildflower Pavilion and the new Wildflower Concert Series. If you have a question that isn't posted, please email these to:

Can I bring my dog?
NO NO NO NO DOGS allowed on the Festival grounds, in the parking areas or in any of the camping areas. Please be a humane and responsible pet owner and make arrangements to leave your dogs at home or in a kennel, thanks!

Del McCoury Band in the Wildflower
Del McCoury Band in the Wildflower

Where can I camp?
From late spring thru early fall, the town of Lyons operates the Meadow Park campground. When not being used by our festivals (RockyGrass and Folks Fest) camping permits can be purchased from the campground hosts at Meadow Park. Camping is also available in National Forest Lands west of Lyons.

Where can I park?
Planet Bluegrass provides free parking on-site for concerts at the Wildflower Pavilion. If you are coming from nearby, we encourage you to walk or ride your bike to the concerts.

Where is the closest airport?
The closest airport is DIA, Denver International Airport. It is about 1 hour from Lyons. General Information: 303-342-2000

What is the weather like in Lyons?
Please come prepared for any weather conditions. This includes: intense sun, heat, rain & wind. The show goes on rain or shine! At an altitude of close to 6,000 feet the weather can change quickly, it can get chilly at night even if the temperature is in the 90s during the day. Please remember to DRINK LOTS OF WATER and WATCH YOUR ALCOHOL consumption, especially if you�re coming from lower elevations.

Dusk in the Wildflower Pavilion
Dusk in the Wildflower Pavilion

What can I bring into the Wildflower Pavilion?
ALCOHOL, GLASS and VIDEO CAMERAS are not allowed. We serve beer at most concerts, (don�t forget your ID!) and we may serve food at some Wildflower shows. Check the schedule for details on specific shows.

Can I tape the concert?
AUDIO TAPING in the Wildflower Pavilion is permitted, unless the performing artist requests otherwise. Recording devices must be self-contained (we do not provide AC outlets or patches from the sound board) and you may not obstruct the view of your fellow festivarians with your equipment. There is no designated area for taping.

What is the seating like?
All seating is first-come first-served general admission on individual chairs.

How much is admission for children?
CHILDREN 12 and under are FREE for the Wildflower Pavilion, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please accompany your children at all times.

Recycle Station
Recycle Station

How do I get to Planet Bluegrass?
If you are planning to fly into Denver International Airport, you have several options to get from Denver to Lyons. The Denver metro bus system, RTD, stops about 1/2 mile from the PB Ranch gate. Another private service, the Estes Park Shuttle, makes four daily runs from DIA to Estes Park, dropping you off at the PB Ranch on the way. The North Denver Airport Shuttle and Superior Shuttle both serve Lyons. For more details, contact these services directly: RTD 800-366-7433 Estes Park Shuttle 970-586-5151 North Denver Airport Shuttle 303-457-4646 Superior Shuttle 303-399-2812. Lyons is located about 20 miles west of I-25.

Directions to Lyons From DIA:
Please keep in mind that this area is continually under construction & these directions may vary slightly this summer. For the best directions, check out our map. Bear right leaving the airport onto Pena Boulevard. Take E-470 N- Exit 6B (this is a toll road, currently $2.00). Take the exit for 120th Avenue. Travel West on 120th. Cross Hwy 76, and take a right onto SR 2 (AKA SR 51) next to large truck stop. Take SR 2 into Brighton toward Lafayette. Take a right on HWY 25 N. Take HWY 25 to the HWY 66 exit (about 24 miles, sign for LYONS) and take a left onto HWY 66. Proceed on HWY 66 through Longmont into Lyons (approximately 20 miles). Once you are in Lyons, drive through town, through light and bear right onto HWY 36 towards Estes Park. The Planet Bluegrass Ranch is just over the river and on the right- you can�t miss it! Look for our sign.

Pickin' in the Wildflower
Pickin' in the Wildflower

What can I buy in Lyons?
Lyons is a charming small town where you can go out to dinner before the show and spend the night after the show. Within a mile or less from the Ranch gate, you can get to the post office, a health food store, a quaint little grocery, a pharmacy, an old-timey cafe, 1/2 dozen restaurants, and several coffee shops. Within a two-mile radius you can find a dozen restaurants, several gas stations, two banks, liquor and grocery stores and several antique dealers. For more information about Lyons, visit

Are there phones available? Will my cell phone work?
We do not have a public phone on site. Pay phones can be found nearby in the town of Lyons. Cell phones users have experienced trouble with reception on the Ranch. Service improves once you are a mile or so away or closer to Boulder and Longmont.

Can I rent the Wildflower Pavilion for my own event?
Yes, we rent the Pavilion and the Planet Bluegrass ranch for weddings, parties, and other private events. Learn more on our wedding page.