Pickin’ on the Poudre kicks off Mish’s 90th year


By Karen Schneider


 May 12–13
Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, Co.


Celebrating its second year, the Pickin on the Poudre Bluegrass Festival will kick off legendary Mishawaka’s 90th anniversary. Two days of bluegrass and nature, who could ask for more? 

Mishawaka is an anomaly — a throw back to different times, but the free-for-all atmosphere has been toned down in recent years, and while it’s not quite as carefree, it’s still one of Colorado’s best outdoor venues.

Picking on the Poudre is only in its second year, but its already proving that gaining momentum is not a problem.



Jeff Austin and Friends (TBA)

Swing Set feat. Dave Johnston of YMSB

Head for the Hills

The Wayword Sons

The Laughing Hands

Wildwood Holler


Jeff Miller



(As calculated by mapquest.com from

Denver, Co. to Bellvue, Co.).

Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 19 minute

Total Est. Distance: 71 miles


ALONG THE WAY: The beautiful Poudre Canyon is host to a variety of recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering, cliff jumping, whitewater rafting, kayaking and more. Traditional style roller skating will be allowed in designated areas from 3-6 a.m. 




CAMPING: Limited on-site. Additional campgrounds located nearby

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