Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival’s lineup announced
WHAT: Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
WHEN: June 12-14
WHERE: RIverbend Park, Palisade
COST: $35 to $150
Scheduled for June 12-14, the seventh annual Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival has announced its lineup. Performers include Elephant Revival, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, TAARKA, Dead Winter Carpenters, Trout Steak Revival, Milk Drive, Steel Wheels and Hayes Carll, and more. Tickets for the Grand Valley event are on sale now, which range from $35 to $150.
According to Eric Mello, event spokesman, Friday’s lineup is “traditionally Colorado based.”
Chain Station and Trout Steak Revival are based in Denver, for instance, and TAARKA is from Lyons. Free the Honey hails from Gunnison.
Local businesses like Peach Street Distillers, High Country Orchards, Kannah Creek Brewing Company, and Wine Country Inn are big supporters of the event, Mello added.
“Besides the lineup, the festival is focusing on bringing in as much local flavor as possible, such as local wines and brews,” he explained. “We are also connecting the festival attendees with the local community through bike rides, hikes and shuttles throughout Palisade.”
Palisade Brewing Company will participate in this year’s event as well.
“The Palisade Brewing Company is always happy to be a part of the bluegrass festival,” said Evan Linko, Palisade Brewing Company’s spokesman. “Much like Palisade Peach Festival, Colorado Mountain Winefest and Palisade Brews & Cruise Fest, it’s one of those events that really defines Palisade as a cultural center. Since so many people associate Palisade with wine, it’s always a pleasure to be the beer in Wine Country. Bluegrass and folk music seem to pair pretty well with us.”
Rich Sales, Palisade’s administrator, anticipates event attendance at Riverbend Park to total “a little more than 3,000.”
“The event simply could not happen without this community support,” Sales noted.
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