2023 Festival Partners

2023 Festival Partners

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 consumer’s 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 products more available and 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

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 ten 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

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.



Taylor Guitars

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 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.



Sunsense Solar

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.



Deering Banjos

Founded in 1975 by Janet and Greg Deering – over the past 40 years, they have made more than 100,000 banjos and every one of them has been crafted with special attention. Deering is a family-run business; and they regard their craftsmen, suppliers, dealers, and especially their customers as part of the Deering family. Their focus and passion is to create great banjos that enable you, as an artist, to enjoy expressing yourself and your music.



San Juan Mandolins

Located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, luthier Bobby Wintringham specializes in making mandolin family instruments one at a time, with an emphasis on hand building and giving each instrument superior tone and playability while staying within the parameters of traditional mandolin design. A mandolin is a tool for musical expression; at San Juan Mandolins, our goal is to make an instrument that inspires you, the player, to truly express yourself.



Thomas Verdot Violins

Thomas Verdot studied violin construction with the late Karl Roy, former head of the violin making school in Mittenwald, Germany, and he studied restoration with Hans J. Nebel, a fourth generation “Fiddle Maker” who was the former head of the restoration department of the Rembert Wurlitzer firm in New York. Now based in Columbia, Missouri, Verdot makes new instruments in the north Italian/south German tradition as well as a line of high quality violins and violas under the Paragon label.



Boulder Weekly

As Boulder County’s only independently owned newspaper, Boulder Weekly is dedicated to illuminating truth, advancing justice, and protecting the First Amendment through ethical, no-holds-barred journalism and thought-provoking opinion writing. Free every Thursday since 1993, the Weekly also offers the county’s most comprehensive arts and entertainment coverage.


Preston Thompson Guitars

Preston Thompson Guitars

Preston Thompson guitars is honored to be a part of the Rocky Grass Flatpick

Competition, especially in celebration of the 50th year. We look

forward to carrying on this tradition for years to come. We are excited

for the top competitor to share their talent taking their new

handcrafted Thompson along for the ride. We are a small custom shop

dedicated to creating that special vintage tone for generations to




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.



Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

Colorado Bluegrass Music Society encompasses so much of the heart and history of bluegrass scene in Colorado. Developing in the early 70s along with the birth of the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which grew into what is now the RockyGrass Festival.




KGNU is the independent, noncommercial, community radio station for Boulder, Denver and beyond, broadcasting a diverse mix of music, news and information 24 hours a day. KGNU has a small staff and more than 230 volunteers who help run the station, on-air and off-air. KGNU has provided alternative news and music radio programming to Boulder and beyond since May 22, 1978.



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

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.



Zeal Optics

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.

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Interested in Becoming a Festival Partner?

If your company or organization has a sustainability, music, or outdoor focus and you are interested in partnering, please contact us at sponsor@bluegrass.com.