Reservoir Hill Park certainly could hold more people, but the real magic of Pagosa Folk ’N Bluegrass is the intimate, spacious feeling.
The main stage is set up under a tent that holds only 500 people, but many more folks gather around the open meadow behind the tent for the headliners. Most festivals are held in fields, whereas Pagosa Folk ’N Bluegrass is held in the pines among the trees that provide not only tons of natural shade, but also a charming and cozy backdrop to the event, which in 2015 celebrates its tenth year.
For those not camping up on the hill, shuttles do help, but the walk down Reservoir Hill at night is dark and steep, and you’ll be happy to have a flashlight or headlamp with you for the trek.
- You’re going there to see: Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan, Solas, Mandolin Orange
- You’re going to come home talking about: Monocle Band, Front Country, Slocan Ramblers
Denver to Reservoir Hill Park
5 hours, 7 minutes
Camping: The on-site camping is literally steps away from the main tent that houses headliners. Satellite camping is also available. RV satellite camping is already sold out but the resort town has a ton of other options.