The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado has become one of my family’s favorite annual excursions in recent years. Having attended 3 festivals to date, we’ve started to become familiar with festival rituals, ……… tarp lines, river cooling, the lively dance area near the stage, etc. However, even with 3 festivals under our belt, we’re still newbies as we visit with other festivarians and hear their veteran stories. Many have been coming through all 25 years of the festival. They’re full of helpful tips and easily share many wonderful recollections of past festivals. It’s a fun time filled with great music and lots of friendly folks…….easy to see why people keep coming back year after year.
Days are often very hot so the St. Vrain river, which runs through the property is an inviting respite from the heat.
The St. Vrain cool down at 2015 Rocky Mtn Folks Festival
Cooling down in the St. Vrain at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest 2015
Chillin at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, 2015
Cooling down in the St. Vrain River at the 2015 Rocky Mtn Folks Fest
But first and foremost, there’s music, lots of music ……….
The Wood Brothers at Lyons, 2015
The Waifs at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in Lyons, CO
The Waifs onstage at Lyons
Heather Maloney at Lyons, 2015
Heather Maloney and her band at Lyons, 2015
Heather Maloney and band at 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest
Jammin at the Folks Fest in Lyons,Co
Jammin at the Festival ….. Lyons, Co
The beautiful and talented Heather Maloney at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, 2015
Veteran Folks performer, Martin Sexton, onstage at the 2015 Lyons Folks Fest
Martin Sexton at Lyons, 2015
Martin Sexton – the rainbow performance
Martin Sexton charms the crowd during his double rainbow performance.
Deren Ney rockin the Folks Fest, 2015
Rockin with Nicki
At the 2015 Lyons Folks Fest
At the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado
Nicki Bluhm in the groove at the 2015 Folks Fest
Groovin on a Saturday afternoon.
In a Folks Fest Groove
Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell at Lyons, 2015