Come see three legendary bands together each playing full sets. The order of the bands changes every night and is not announced in advance, so be sure to get there early!
Yonder Mountain String Band - Innovative and exuberant, controversial and uncompromising, Yonder Mountain String Band spearheaded a musical movement in Colorado and carried its new language of progressive roots music to countless fans worldwide in a 25-year career that shows no signs of slowing down. With one foot in the bluegrass world and the other in the jam-band world, the band has weathered the scrutiny of the bluegrass establishment and come full circle with a Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for their 2022 release, Get Yourself Outside, co-written by founding members Adam Aijala (guitar), Ben Kaufmann (bass), Dave Johnston (banjo) and newest member, Nick Piccininni (mandolin, fiddle, banjo), who joined the band in early 2020.
Railroad Earth - For over two decades, Railroad Earth has captivated audiences with gleefully unpredictable live shows and eloquent and elevated studio output. The group introduced its signature sound on 2001’s The Black Bear Sessions. Between selling out hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, they’ve launched the longstanding annual Hangtown Music Festival in Placerville, CA and Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival in Ozark, AR—both running for a decade-plus. Sought after by legends, the John Denver Estate tapped them to put lyrics penned by the late John Denver to music on the 2019 vinyl EP, Railroad Earth: The John Denver Letters. Beyond tallying tens of millions of streams, the collective have earned widespread critical acclaim from David Fricke of Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Glide Magazine, and NPR who assured, “Well-versed in rambling around, as you might expect from a band named after a Jack Kerouac poem, the New Jersey-built jam-grass engine Railroad Earth has let no moss grow under its rustic wheels.”
Leftover Salmon - Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jam band scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.