UPDATED: Colorado rain floods Planet Bluegrass Ranch, but the Lumineers and Blues & Brews go on as scheduledBy Matt Miller | September 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
UPDATE Sept. 13, 2:20 p.m.: Lotus’ show at Red Rocks originally scheduled for Sept. 13 has been postponed, according to promoter Live Nation. Lotus will make up the date at Red Rocks on Oct. 4.
UPDATE Sept. 13, 1:15 p.m.: The Mishawaka has canceled Friday’s show with Ott, Filastine, Human Agency and Anomie Belle. According to a news release, CO 14 (Poudre Canyon Highway) is closed due to “numerous rock slides and flooding” in the area. All tickets for the show will be refunded. The news release also notes that people should look out for an announcement regarding Saturday’s (Sept. 14) show with Euforquestra, Mountain Standard Time and Papagoya.
UPDATE Sept 12, 5:39 p.m.: Friday’s Oddball Comedy Festival at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre has been rescheduled to Wednesday (Sept. 18) due to “unsafe weather,” according to a news release. All original tickets will be honored.
As rain hammers parts of Colorado, causing flooding throughout Boulder County including the streamside Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, concert promoters are hesitant to cancel any outdoor shows just yet.
Videos posted on Facebook this morning shows significant flooding at Lyons’ Planet Bluegrass Ranch, home to RockyGrass and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. Both videos show the ranch and Highway 36 under fast moving water. One video has the caption: “Planet Bluegrass is not just under water it’s a raging river.”
Planet Bluegrass could not be reached for comment.
Video courtesy of Jon Gold on Facebook:
Video courtesy of Arthur Lee Land on Facebook:
Video courtesy of Early Ferguson on Facebook:
Looking forward to two sold-out nights of the Lumineers at Red Rocks on Sept. 14 and 15, promoter AEG Live has “no significant concerns,” according to vice president Don Strasburg.
“The way we approach these things is Colorado weather can change very quickly,” Strasburg said. “Presently the forecast for this weekend reflects that this weather should pass through.”
Live Nation’s big outdoor shows on Sept. 13, the Oddball Comedy Festival (featuring Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and others) at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and Lotus at Red Rocks, show no cancellations on livenation.com or redrocksonline.com. Live Nation did not return calls on Thursday.
The National Weather Service forecast shows a chance of showers on Sept. 13-15 in Morrison, Lyons and Greenwood Village and thunderstorms in Telluride.
Telluride Blues & Brews, the outdoor music festival with headliners the Black Crowes and Jim James, is on track for clear skies as it kicks off this weekend, and organizers hope the weather in southwestern Colorado holds up.
“We haven’t seen a drop of rain since yesterday,” spokesman Bill Knight said Thursday. “Last night was blue skies all night long … we’re looking good for the weekend.”
Despite a forecast of thunderstorms in Telluride this weekend, Knight said the festival will take place rain or shine.
“We plan for everything down here in Telluride,” Knight said.