Planet Bluegrass Adds Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene To Folks Fest Line-Up

Photo by: Benko Photographics

The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival dropped a bomb this morning when they announced that Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene would be debuting their new trio in Lyons at Folks Fest this summer.  As if that’s not enough, Martin Sexton, John Gorka and Livingston Taylor have also been added to an already stellar bill . . . and word is, they are not done yet!!!

Here are this morning’s additions to the line-up:

  • Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene
  • Martin Sexton
  • Red Horse (Featuring: Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky)
  • Anais Mitchell
  • Livingston Taylor
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Red Horse brings together 3 longtime Folks Festival favorites who return to the festival after some years away – Eliza Gilkyson (last played in 2002), John Gorka (last played in 2005), and Lucy Kaplansky (last played in 2001).

3-day passes ($110) and camping are available now online or 800-624-2422.  Single-day tickets will be available later this Spring after our final major lineup announcement.  More info about the festival is available at the Folks Fest Website.

The current lineup for the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival [ August 19-21, 2011 – Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO ]

* Bob Weir, Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene * Brandi Carlile

* Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band * Carolina Chocolate Drops

* Martin Sexton * Red Horse: Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky

* Mary Gauthier * Sarah Lee Guthrie & Jimmy Irion * Livingston Taylor

* Anais Mitchell * Vance Gilbert * Dan Mangan

* Danielle Ate the Sandwich * Megan Burtt * And many more…


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Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!