Can't Hardly Wait: Son Volt to headline 4th annual MeadowGrass in Colorado - Reverb

Can’t Hardly Wait: Son Volt to headline 4th annual Meadowgrass Festival

Son Volt will headline the 2012 Meadowgrass festival. Photo by J.Wagner & S.Waugh.

Son Volt will headline the 2012 Meadowgrass festival. Photo by J.Wagner & S.Waugh.


The MeadowGrass Music Festival has made quite a name for itself, slowly building a reputation of quality acts and a stunning festival environment.

Sure enough, the festival headliners have gotten bigger and bigger each year. Last year they featured John Doe and Hot Buttered Rum, a nice lift from the previous year’s catch of Great Lake Swimmers. And the festival will announce a storied headliner this morning in Son Volt, the band Jay Farrar created after the dissolution of Uncle Tupelo.

Son Volt will headline the 4th annual MeadowGrass, which will take over the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center grounds (south of Denver, north of Colorado Springs in Black Forest) on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. The festival will feature a mix of national and local artists in the roots, Americana and bluegrass genres.

Tickets are already on sale for the festival at meadowgrass.org: $40 for a Friday pass, $55 for a Saturday pass and $40 for a Sunday pass – or $80 for a weekend pass. Camping passes for $35 per tent are also on sale on the website.

In the meantime, Farrar’s former bandmate, Jeff Tweedy, brings his post-Tupelo band Wilco to the Fillmore Auditorium for a sold-out show on Thursday. Read our interview with Tweedy here.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.