Yarmony Grass returns to Rancho Del Rio
BY Brian F. Johnson
Rancho Del Rio
State Bridge, Colo.
Like bands, many festivals often are afraid to say exactly what they are for fear of being pigeon holed. But Yarmony Grass doesn’t mince words. It bills itself with full transparency, and maybe just a little boasting, as the “jamgrass music event of the year.”
You’re going there to see: According to YG’s website the lineup will be announced “soon.”
You’re going to come home talking about: How incredible Rancho del Rio is, and how remote that part of the state feels.
(As calculated by maps.google.com from
Denver, Colo. to State Bridge, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 134 miles
YOU NEED TO KNOW: Take a swim suit, but leave the cell phone. Rancho del Rio at State Bridge is located along the banks of the Upper Colorado River. One of the best pastimes during set breaks is lounging next to, or even in the river. Though it’s only 134 miles from Denver, the remoteness of the location is incredible. Don’t worry if you forget the charger for your phone, because you’re not going to have service anyway.
Camping: Included in the three-day pass.
Railroad Earth (2 sets)
Nershi’s Joint Set
Elephant Revival (Saturday & Sunday)
Honkytonk Homeslice (Bill & Jilian Nershi, Scott Law and Keith Moseley)
Poor Man’s Whiskey feat. Michael Kang performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine”
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
The Drunken Hearts feat. Tim Carbone & Scott Law
The Grant Farm
Yarmony Creek House Band
Bonfire Dub and Friends
Sons of Fathers
Dead Winter Carpenters
Fruition (2 sets)
Bluegrass Delta Force
Waiting On Trial