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Gunny Grass
Bluegrass Festival

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Date: June 28, 5:00 pm
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Location: I Bar Ranch
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Gunnison has long flirted with the idea of a Bluegrass Festival, but has never put on a consistent event of this type. The I-Bar Ranch offers a perfect venue for an event of this type, with its onsite camping, ample crowd capacity, and stunning setting. On the weekend of June 28th-29th, 2013 we will hold the first annual Gunnison Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival.

Colorado has an important place in the historical development of bluegrass music. Because of this, our state has a devoted following of bluegrass music who support many long running and thriving festivals.

The focus of the festival will be, of course, bluegrass music and old time music. With an emphasis on “hot” Colorado and national bands. There will be events for the entire family, such as kids music camp classes, a square dance, and arts and crafts booths. Music will continue late into the evening.

Main Street business’s will see increased traffic, as well as local hotels and restaurants. “Jamming” and Musicians workshops will take place in the campground as well as in local galleries and parks. There will be a free “bluegrass express” bus running between the I-Bar and downtown, connecting the business district with the festival, and reducing traffic to the I-Bar. A true Community event, the festival will boost tourist traffic and promote local business. Vendors from the town will be encouraged to participate.

Friday – June 28th, 2013
4:00 pm – Gates open for event
5:30-6:10pm – Local act/TBA
6:30-7:45pm – Stray Grass
8:10-9:25pm – Simpler Times
9:45-11:15pm – White Water Ramble


Saturday –  June 29th, 2013
10:00am Saturday Gospel Set
11:00am-12:30pm Instrument Contests/workshops (Guitar, Mandolin, fiddle
and banjo)
12:30-1:45pm New Folk
2:10-3:25pm Lost Nation
3:45-5:00pm Bruce Hayes and the Ragged Mountain Ramblers
5:00-6:00pm Square Dance with Simpler Times
6:00-7:20pm John Stickley Trio
7:40-8:55 pm Blue Canyon Boys
9:15-11:00pm The Grant Farm

Contact Drew Murdza at info@gunnygrass.com or wick@ibarranch.com for further details or vending opportunities.    Tickets will be available online at www.gunnygrass.com

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