2023 Festival Partners
Upslope Brewing Company
Boulder, Colorado-based Upslope Brewing Company, founded in 2008, makes premium ales and lagers, and a craft hard seltzer called Spiked Snowmelt, that are artfully crafted using natural ingredients.
Packaged in aluminum cans for exceptional portability and because it’s best for the environment, Upslope — a certified B Corp — complements its fans’ outdoor lifestyles and caters to the on-the-go beer or hard seltzer enthusiast.
The idea probably hit Steve Savage while standing on top of a Colorado 14’er or while traveling across the rolling plains of Kansas where he went to College. His idea was to bring high quality eco-friendly products to the Boulder business community. In 1990, Steve took the orders, delivered the goods, counted inventory, and maintained the delivery van. It was several years before Steve rewarded himself the luxury of hiring an employee. Now, Eco-Products has over 60 employees in the Corporate office alone. As consumers’ environmental consciousness expanded, so did Eco-Products. Today Eco-Products sells over 100 different products to all fifty states, Canada, and Mexico. They grew from a small, eco-friendly distributor into the most recognized brand of environmental foodservice products nationwide, always ‘walking the talk’.
Sierra Sage | Green Goo
Green Goo by Sierra Sage Herbs is a women-owned, family operated business and a certified B Corp. All of our products are made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients. We started small, making products for friends, family, and the local farmers market. We now aim to make organic more available and more affordable, while educating the world on sustainable business and healthcare practices. As we have grown, we remain committed to our roots. We continue to support the community around us. Together, we move forward with a deep commitment to making pure products safe for you, your family, and the environment while making a positive impact on the planet. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Canyon, confectioners of Thc Sweet Life, is very excited to support the soul-satisfying goodness of Planet Bluegrass. Our amazing variety of edible cannabis confections are available in low, medium, and high dosages. They are the perfect way to fine tune your summer musical experience. So whether you’re an old pro with a lifetime of groovy experiences, or are just starting your banjo-mandolin-loving career, Canyon has the perfect lineup of tasty summer confections in doses that are sure to make the music come alive!
Stem Ciders is a craft cidery headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011, now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to their seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, Stem is committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.
Boulder Medical Center
The Boulder Medical Center was founded in 1949 by 10 doctors who wanted their patients to have access to a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care under one roof. Almost 70 years later, we have expanded to over 75 providers and 300 support staff who practice in locations throughout Boulder County. Although our numbers have grown through the years, we’re still independently owned by our physicians, which gives us the freedom to put patients’ needs first. We’re committed to our mission of engaging our patients in high-quality, compassionate health care.
Meier Skis, based in Denver, Colorado, manufactures skis out of locally harvested Colorado Aspen and Pine Beetle Kill resulting in an award winning light and poppy ride. The handmade manufacturing process combined with the use of locally sourced materials may very well make Meier Skis the most sustainable ski manufactured in the world. Meier Skis, handmade skis from Colorado trees.
Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. Many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift, among many others.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water
Eldorado Natural Spring Water bottles and delivers spring water that comes from a spring located in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The water is naturally purified as it rises through layers of sandstone under its own artesian pressure. The water is bottled with the utmost of care in its natural state and is not chemically treated in any way. This pure water is considered by many as the best-tasting water in the world.
Established in 1990, Sunsense Solar has grown into one of the premier solar electric design and installation companies in Colorado. Sunsense provides turnkey services for solar electric systems of all sizes and specifications. The Sunsense goal is to build proactively a long-term, sustainable business based on quality, consistency, credibility, and service to our clients.
Mountain Meadow Farms
Mountain Meadow Farms, LLC was founded by Jill Brzezicki, a chemist and toxicologist. Jill co-founded one of the first Cannabis Testing Laboratories in the country in 2013 in Denver, CO. While at CMT Laboratories she helped develop many of the analytical cannabis testing methods in use today.
Utilizing a rigorous quality control program, all natural organic
ingredients and small batch production ensures that all of our products
are of the highest quality and accurately dosed.
KUNC & The Colorado Sound
KUNC is a community-licensed public radio station. In the winter of 2001, a group of community volunteers raised $2 million in 20 days to purchase KUNC’s license from the University of Northern Colorado and preserve the station’s independent voice. In 2016, they launched The Colorado Sound, heard along the Front Range @ 105.5fm, a music discovery service of KUNC dedicated to featuring sounds that are local and legendary.
In all of Boulder County, there is only one independently owned news organization: Boulder Weekly. Now in its 22nd year, Boulder Weekly is a source of news and other vital information that can be trusted to prioritize truth over profits. Boulder Weekly’s superior reporting won 30 Rocky Mountain Region journalism awards last year, and they continue to provide our area’s most complete entertainment coverage. Pick up a copy at the Festival in the sponsor tent, as well as at some 1,500 locations throughout the area, or read it online at BoulderWeekly.com.
Leave No Trace
Using the power of science, education and stewardship, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet.
No matter where or why you get outside, it’s yours to protect.
It’s Your Nature.
Mountainsmith is committed to building the best-made, most durable and functional packs on the market; unmatched by anyone for their comfort, stability, value and performance in the backcountry. The quality and comfort of all Mountainsmith products – technical backpacks, trekking poles, tents, travel storage systems, luggage, pet products, adventure camera bags, as well as our iconic lumbar packs – set a standard of excellence in the outdoor marketplace.
OZO Coffee Company is a coffee roaster & retail operator based in Boulder, Colorado with Espresso Cafe locations in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado.
Founded in 2007, OZO Coffee has based its growth on core principles of service, quality, community, and sustainability.
Spirit Hound Distillers
In the true heritage of creating a craft product, Spirit Hound does everything in-house at the distillery: brewing, fermenting, distilling, aging, and bottling.
Spirit Hound uses custom copper stills that they built by hand following traditional shapes and dimensions used in Scottish whisky production, ensuring that all purity and flavor get into every bottle.
Spirit Hound uses fresh, local ingredients such as the malt for their Whisky, juniper berries for their Gin, and elderberries for their Sambuca.
Interested in Becoming a Festival Partner?
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At Colorado’s own Zeal Optics, we build the highest quality eyewear for people like us who live for outdoor adventure. But that is just the beginning of our adventure. We focus on more than just being an eyewear company. Just like Planet Bluegrass, we are guided by a simple set of beliefs: Use Less, Give Back, Explore More.