July 18 – 20
I Bar Ranch
Gunnison has long flirted with the idea of a bluegrass festival, but has never put on a consistent event of this type. Now, I Bar Ranch is hosting its second annual festival. This year’s lineup will be announced soon, but last year included bands like Blue Canyon Boys, White Water Ramble and Grant Farm.
It’s only 1.5 miles out of Gunnison to the Ranch, and organizers are working on setting up a shuttle, but they mostly encourage folks to bring their bikes to get to and from town (not that a trip to town is a necessity for the prepared). On-site camping is available and very affordable.