October 1988

Planet Bluegrass Founded

June 1990

James Taylor Performs at Sold-Out Telluride Bluegrass Festival

August 1991

First Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Estes Park

July 1992

First Annual RockyGrass Festival held on Planet Bluegrass Ranch

August 1994

Folks Festival moves to Lyons, First Annual Song School

September 2001

First Annual Festival of the Mabon

September 2007

First Concert in newly built Wildflower Pavilion

June 2013

40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival

September 2013

Lyons Flood

July 2014

Planet Bluegrass Revived

Determination mended the tragedy of a completely washed out Planet Bluegrass Festival grounds. In only 10 months of sovereign sweat & tears — “the show must go on.”

Year 2020

Fallowed Fields - Covid Pandemic

Amidst the tragedies of the pandemic, the festival fields lay fallowed.

March 2021

Spring Grass

Perseverance blossomed creativity and support for our beloved musicians and festival ground with 29 successful sold-out shows, safely planned with corrals to maintain social distance while COVID remained a transmittable risk.

June 2022

Return to Full Capacity for Telluride Bluegrass Festival

July 2022

Celebrating 50 Years of RockyGrass

Hot Rize members Pet Wernick (Dr. Banjo), Nick Forrester, Tim O’Brien, and Bryan Sutton closed out the 50th Annual RockyGrass festival.

June 2023

Celebrating 50 years of Telluride Bluegrass Festival