Rockygrass Academy

Rockygrass Academy

Rockygrass Academy

July 19-23, 2020 • Lyons, Colorado

Rockygrass Academy

For a week before the RockyGrass Festival begins, immerse yourself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass.

From small classes with world-class professional musicians to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and a variety of electives (including practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and music history) to band scrambles, BBQs, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels, many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with fellow musicians from all over the world.

The next RockyGrass Academy will be held July 20-23, 2020.

All classes for the 2020 RockyGrass Academy will go on sale in early December. For more information on our new ticketing process, please visit our ticketing page for more details.


There are no notebooks. No laptops. The learning process here distills down to playing music – sometimes while standing shin-deep in the river – with others who share a passion for this American roots music.

The Christian Science Monitor