Roots of the Rocks Music Festival was once known as Desert Rocks and like the name, the location has changed as well, but at its core the festival’s foundation remains intact. The consciousness-based event is set to be a rejuvenating retreat with workshops that “celebrate your mind, body and spirit, all while having a raging time.”
Regardless of the changes, the festival, which has always had a heavy focus on electronica, but embraces other genres as well, is essentially in its 11th year now, and 2015 will see the festival hosting the funky, organic mix of blues, rock, country twang, and jam-oriented soul of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. The festival’s new home of Eagle Point Ski Resort, which sits on 1,200 acres in the Tushar Mountains, just east of Beaver, Utah is a boutique resort with condos and cabins and a “hot tub garden.”
- You’re going there to see: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Tracorum
- You’re going to come home talking about: Bad Feather, Talia Keys & Marinade, Scenic Byway
Denver to Eagle Point Ski Resort
8 hours, 16 minutes
Camping: Plentiful and camping passes are included in the already-low ticket price, and “plush” lodging options are available at the resort.