44th annual RockyGrass Festival announces initial lineup

[caption id="attachment_111295" align="aligncenter" width="610"] The 44th annual RockyGrass Festival has announced its initial lineup. Image courtesy of the organizers.[/caption] Grab your coveralls, spoons and a Super Soaker full of moonshine: Planet Bluegrass' 44th annual RockyGrass Festival just announced the initial lineup of artists that will descend on Lyons, CO on July 29-31 in 2016.

Stream RockyGrass 2015 live on KGNU

[caption id="attachment_105743" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RockyGrass 2014. Photo by Candace Horgan,[/caption] Didn't grab a ticket to RockyGrass 2015 in time? KGNU is offering a live stream from Planet Bluegrass ranch on July 24-26.

The 2014 Colorado music festival season analysis: What worked and what didn’t

[caption id="attachment_95024" align="alignnone" width="610"] Real Estate performs on the Main Stage during the Underground Music Showcase on July 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell,[/caption] By Matt Miller and John Wenzel As the fertile summer-concert season fades into the shadows of downtown clubs and arenas, we thought it only right to look back on 2014’s festival lineup, given that it was one of the most crowded and controversial Colorado has seen.

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.

Feature: Colorado summer concert preview

As concert promoter Live Nation bleeds executives and its competitor AEG Live questions the future of festivals — including the Mile High Music Festival, which is taking this summer off — a couple of Colorado companies are seeing better-than-ever success in their music endeavors.