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Charley Crockett, Josh Ritter among headliners at 2023 Folks Fest

Charley Crockett, Josh Ritter, Tank and the Bangas, and the Tallest Man on Earth are among the performers at the 2023 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, festival promoter Planet Bluegrass has announced.

Presented by The Colorado Sound, the Folks Fest takes place Aug. 11 through 13 outdoors at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colo., and features performances from more than 20 artists over three days. Additional artists include Larkin Poe, Shovels & Rope, Celisse, Katie Pruitt, and the Secret Sisters. See the full lineup below.

In addition to the artists, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival also features a Songwriters Showcase, a nationally recognized singer-songwriter competition that’s open to anyone who writes and performs original music – and who is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal. Submissions are now open.

Details on the Songwriters Showcase, and on the Folks Fest itself, are on the Planet Bluegrass website.

Three-day passes, single-day passes, camping passes, and more are currently on sale.

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2023 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest lineup

  • Charley Crockett
  • Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band
  • Larkin Poe
  • The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Celisse
  • Katie Pruitt
  • The Secret Sisters
  • Stephen Kellogg
  • Leyla McCalla
  • Seth Walker
  • Caitlin Canty
  • Humbird
  • Dead Horses
  • Benjamin Dakota Rogers
  • Kuinka
  • The Sensational Barnes Brothers
  • The Pairs
  • Shanna in a Dress
  • Songwriter Showcase

Planet Bluegrass presents Telluride Bluegrass, Rockygrass, and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Each takes place in natural Colorado environments, each features some of the world’s finest musicians and songwriters, and each embraces a “Leave No Trace” ethic that defines Planet Bluegrass as a leader in Sustainable Festivation.


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