September 19 – 20
When Kinfolk returns to Planet Bluegrass in 2014, it will be the first time Yonder Mountain String Band has played the venue without its mandolin player and co-founder Jeff Austin. In late April, Yonder quite casually made the announcement that Austin was no longer with the band, but added that they would be continuing their summer tour plans, including Kinfolk, with a series of guest players. The band also said in the announcement that they “look forward to a new permanent lineup in 2015.”
2012’s Kinfolk, which also included Greensky Bluegrass, Todd Snider, Split Lip Rayfield and more, featured one of the most elaborate and brilliant light shows ever choreographed on the Ranch, which has been made-over since the 2013 flood tore through the grounds.
You’re going there to see: Yonder Mountain String Band with special guests John Bell and Ronnie McCoury and Jason Carter.
You’re going to come home talking about: Milk Carton Kids, The Haunted Windchimes.
Travel Time: (Denver, Colo. to Lyons, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 1 minute
Total Est. Distance: 45.9 miles
You Need to Know: Lyons is a mountain biker’s heaven. While some trails got a make-over by nature last year, many have reopened and the folks at Redstone Cyclery in town can offer tons of suggestions.
Camping: On-site camping