Bluegrass New Years Eve show round-up - Reverb

New Year’s Eve Denver: The five biggest bluegrass concerts with Yonder Mountain String Band, the Railsplitters

By Dylan Owens

Tis the season for many things, but one tradition that hasn’t caught on yet en masse is the holiday bluegrass stomp-down. Both late December and bluegrass shows involve stills upon stills of hastily bought alcohol and cathartic reunions, so really, you could argue the combination only makes sense.

If you happen to be in Colorado post-apocalypse/pre-2013, start the tradition off this New Year’s season with any of these hand-picked string groups playing nearby.

1. Yonder Mountain String Band — Boulder, CO. The Boulder Theater. Dec 28-31 (NYE show sold-out)

2. The Railsplitters — Estes Park, CO. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. Dec 28

3. Long Road Home  — Lyons, CO. Oskar Blues Grill and Brew. Dec 28

4. Mountain Standard Time — Frisco, CO. The Barkley Ballroom. Dec 29

5. Grass It Up — Colorado Springs, CO. Meadow Muffins Bar and Grill. Dec 31

Did we miss any must-see shows? Have you ever been to a bluegrass New Year’s? Who are you? Tell us in the comments.

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Bluegrass blogger Dylan Owens is a new contributor to Reverb.

  • imahead

    The past 2 years i have been at Railroad Earth shows.
    Yonder on the 28th. This New years = phish stream for me.
    staying home where it’s safe and phishin out….