August 22 – 24
Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park,
NedFest, the annual three-day festival, started as a backyard BBQ and many years ago it turned into one of Nederland’s biggest parties of the year. In addition to hosting bluegrass and jamband royalty, the festival has always relied heavily on many of the superstar musicians who call Nederland and the surrounding area home. This year’s list of big-deal locals includes String Cheese Incident’s Billy Nershi with his band Blue Planet, and Jeff Austin and the Here and Now — Austin’s new post-Yonder project that features Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin.
You’re going there to see: Jeff Austin and the Here and Now, Billy Nershi’s Blue Planet.
You’re going to come home talking about: Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Travel time: (Denver, Colo. to Nederland, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 48 miles
You Need to Know: You can take RTD from Boulder right into Ned and be dropped less than a block from the festival. The trip costs less than a beer.
Camping: Limited camping is available in Chipeta Park, just a couple of hundred yards away from the festival grounds. Camping is only allowed on Friday and Saturday nights, and there are no single night passes available.