By Karen Schneider
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
(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