Bela Fleck

RockyGrass to host Bela Fleck, Trampled by Turtles, Punch Brothers, more at 40th festival in Lyons

The annual RockyGrass festival at the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons is consistently one of the summer’s best weekends for live music. Part “big name” festival, part community gathering with its late-night picking circles, the 40th incarnation of the fest (running Friday-Sunday) will host bluegrass and folk favorites Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Trampled by Turtles, Punch Brothers, Tim O’Brien, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Dr.

Mile Marker: Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck is a virtuoso, plain and simple. Fleck has found sounds and possibilities in his playing of the banjo not unlike the way Jimi Hendrix added technicolor to the once "black and white" style of electric guitar.