June 13 – 15
Every headliner and almost every supporting artist at this year’s Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival has some tie to Colorado. For some, it’s simply that one member lives here, for others, the entire band lives here, and for at least one supporting act, Packway Handle Band, their performance at Palisade will be a homecoming, after many years in New England.
You’re going there to see: Whitewater Ramble, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers.
You’re going to come home talking about: Chatham County Line, Packway Handle Band, The Railsplitters.
Travel time: (Denver, Colo. to Palisade, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 3 hour, 44 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 232 miles
You Need to Know: Palisade is known as the Peach and Wine Capital of Colorado with the state’s greatest concentration of wineries, vineyards and orchards. So if you get to town early on Friday, or don’t mind missing a set here and there, tasting rooms and winery tours are abundant.
Camping: Three-day festival pass holders can purchase campsites for tent and campers.