A good vibration: Scenes from the fourth annual Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival
This year’s fourth annual Palisade Bluegrass and Roots festival held June 14-16 featured a number of outstanding acts, including the Devils Make Three, Justin Townes Earle and Denver’s own Paper Bird.
Haunted Windchimes, Pokey LaFarge and Joy Kills Sorrow were also stellar groups — bands I didn’t know before last weekend.
With Mt. Garfield serving as a stage backdrop, shade-giving cottonwood trees, the smell of the Colorado River and temperatures near perfect even after the sun went down, Palisade’s Riverbend Park makes a fabulous venue for an outdoor music festival.
On Saturday, clouds appeared, softening the sun and causing a brilliant sky of sunset colors.
Greek food (yummy salads wrapped in pita bread, and spanakopita, a savory spinach pastry) plus wild salmon-caught wraps were among the food vendors on hand.
Palisade beer and wine, plus mixed drinks with locally-made gin and vodka were also for sale.
People of all ages, including kids with hula hoops and people with babes in arms, kicked off their shoes and danced to the music.
Everyone seemed happy.
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