August 29 – 31
Reservoir Hill Park
Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Labor Day weekend in southwest Colorado means three days of music, camping and majestic scenery at the Four Corners Folk Festival held in Pagosa Springs, Colo. Nestled in 120 acres of mostly ponderosa pine-covered land, Reservoir Hill Park is close to the San Juan River and the Pagosa Springs’ world-famous therapeutic hot springs. Visitors can also enjoy hiking or mountain biking on the many trails traversing the hill.
This year, the 19th annual Four Corners Folk Festival features Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Elephant Revival, Sons of Fathers and many more. Offering workshops in fiddle, mandolin, guitar and songwriting, the festival is more than just a gathering for listening to great Americana and folk music, but to participate and learn as well.
You’re going there to see: Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Elephant Revival.
You’re going to come home talking about: Paper Bird and the Shook Twins.
TRAVEL TIME: (Denver, Colo. to Pagosa Springs, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 4 hours, 51 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 275 miles
You Need To Know: Unlike many festivals, you can’t put a chair in front of the main stage and walk around all day, just to return for the headliner. Promoters don’t want musicians playing to empty chairs, so they remove them after 15 minutes.
Camping: On-site camping is only available with a three-day pass. Off-site options also available.