YarmonyGrass Music Festival will get kicked-off this weekend with four days of jammin' sounds featuring 25+ bands on three stages, spanning across some of Colorado's most beautiful land. Music, camping, activities, vendors, and more will provide entertainment for this 7th annual gathering. This year YarmonyGrass will take over two venues, Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge Amphitheater - just a seven minute shuttle ride between locations.
If you have not snagged your festival pass yet for YarmonyGrass there are several options available to you. You can purchase most of these options here.
- Thursday - only Pass: $45; includes parking, camping, late-night show at Rancho Del Rio, shuttle pass - only available for purchase at the Rancho Del Rio box office
- Two Day Pass: $89 (Saturday & Sunday); includes camping, all late-nights, shuttle pass
- Three Day Pass: $149 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday); includes camping, all late-nights, shuttle pass
- Four Day Pass: $169 (All Days); includes camping, all late-nights, shuttle pass
- Enhanced Experience: $245; includes Four Day Pass, early arrival on Thursday at noon, festival poster, complimentary happy hour, camping, shuttle pass
- Children 2 - 12 years old are $50 total and a small, family campground is available. Ask upon arrival at the box office for the location.
*Important Note: All cars will have a $40 parking fee, except parking is included with a Thursday ONLY pass. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.*
State Bridge offers an assortment of lodging options with tepees, yurts, and cabins; good 'ol roughing it in your tent is also an option for free with your festival pass. Indoor options can be explored by heading to statebridge.com.
Ranch Del Rio only offers camping options.
RVs are allowed at both locations for a $100 fee. There are no electric hook-ups or dump stations available on-site. You MUST purchase your RV pass prior to arrival as spaces are limited and assigned. Do NOT show up in an RV without an RV pass purchased.
*Important Note: No pets allowed!*
*Departure for all attendees is required by 11 a.m. on Monday morning.*
The music gets started at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening with The Olora Bros. on the State Bridge Amphitheater stage followed by Fruition. Closing out the night with Poor Man's Whiskey, ft. Michael Kang, performing "Dark Side of the Moonshine," we hear this is an act not to miss. We have also heard rumors of a 2 a.m. set up at Rancho, so hop on a late-night shuttle bus and check it out!
Friday is full of good sounds radiation from Musketeer Gripweed, Good Gravy, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Sons of Fathers, and more! With all three stages hitting it hard on Friday, there will be no shortage of auditory excitement.
Day three welcomes Todd Sheaffer, Elephant Revival, Railroad Earth (two sets), Yarmony Creek House Band, and Nershi's Joint Set. Finally, to close out the weekend, Sunday will host State Bridge's weekly Bluegrass and Bloody's.
With minimal scheduling conflicts and maximum amounts of musical talent, YarmonyGrass is sure to leave all ears satisfied. Be sure to check out the entire schedule here.
What Makes It Different
YarmonyGrass is still a young festival in its 7th year. The organizers strive to maintain a down home feel while utilizing State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio. This duel-venue festival takes pride in creating the best possible experience for attendees. From the box office staff to security, the staff always prove to be friendly and knowledgable.
Being situated directly on the Colorado River, YarmonyGrass is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado. Bring your kayak, inner-tube, or just a swimsuit for an afternoon dip in the water.
What To Know
- Outside food and beverages are allowed in the campgrounds, although not in the venues.
- We highly recommend trying Moe's BBQ food truck inside the State Bridge Amphitheater at least once; even the smoked tofu sandwich is delish!
- If you are camping, bring a pair of closed-toed shoes. The terrain is rocky and frequent prickly plants have a way of sticking your toes.
- DO NOT walk on the road between State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio or State Bridge Amphitheater and it's campgrounds. It is a dangerous road with cars and you MUST utilize the shuttles, which will practically be running 24/7.
- Get there at 3 p.m. on Thursday when the gates open. Great camping spots are limited and do yourself a favor by having the chance to scope out the best one for yourself.
- Rent Yurt #9 at State Bridge. This is just a lil' Swaager insider tip, but we promise it's the best lodging you'll find.
- Leave no trace. Pick up after yourself and fellow attendees. Do your part in keeping these venues in top shape.
One Last Thing
Have Fun! Forget about work and worries and live in the moment.
Remember to SMILE! Swaager's video team will be capturing the entire weekend so be sure and say "hi" if you see them; who knows, you could be in our YarmonyGrass recap video.
Check out YarmonyGrass 2011 coverage by Swaager here.