Late-night stages and workshops are nothing new at festivals, but very few make all of those available to anyone with a standard pass. The Four Corners Folk Festival, now in its 20th year, however provides both of those to anyone who wishes to attend. From intimate shows under the Ponderosa Pavilion tent on Friday and Saturday nights to a slew of workshops that range from how-to’s to Q&A sessions, Four Corners Folk Festival provides value-added festival-ing without having to purchase an often expensive extra wristband.
Returning to Reservoir Hill Park for Labor Day weekend, the festival is close to the San Juan River and the Pagosa Springs’ world-famous therapeutic hot springs. The Park’s 120 acres, perched upon a hill overlooking town, is big enough to comfortably host the crowd without feeling crowded. The festival has a very strict policy so that their artists don’t play to empty chairs. Unattended chairs are cleared after 15 minutes, so that no one uses them as space-holders until the headlining set.
- You’re going there to see: Sara Watkins + Sarah Jarosz + Aoife O’Donovan, The Oh Hellos
- You’re going to come home talking about: SHEL, Ages and Ages
Denver to Reservoir Hill Park
5 Hours, 7 minutes
Camping: On-site and close-by satellite camping is available.