As of Thursday, August 9, Saturday tickets for this year's Folks Festival are just about sold-out. However, a few three-day passes, and some single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday will still be available at The Stone Cup, or online at shop.bluegrass.com (with no service fees).
This year's 27th Annual Folks Festival lineup includes artists from around the geographic (from African nomadic blues band Tinariwen to Quebec's Les Poules a Colin) and musical world (from solo performances from pop singer/songwriter Regina Spektor and Wilco leader
Jeff Tweedy, to rockers Los Lobos, to folk icons Indigo Girls to Las Cafeteras' fusion of spoken word with Chicano folk music).
This year's lineup even includes a rare reunion of Boulder's original "jamband" Magic Music. (The critically acclaimed documentary about their career is opening in theaters around the country this summer, after a successful run at film festivals last year. (https://www.magicmusicmovie.com.)
The main stage Folks Festival lineup this year will feature:
• Friday: Songwriter Showcase, FY5, Magic Music, Mary Gauthier, Las Cafeteras, Jeff Tweedy, and Los Lobos.
• Saturday: Heather Mae, Jayme Stone's Folklife, Les Poules a Colin, Darrell Scott, Wild Child, Martin Sexton Trio, and Indigo Girls.
• Sunday: Bonnie Paine, Steve Poltz, River Whyless, Penny & Sparrow, Tinariwen, The Milk Carton Kids, and Regina Spektor.
Planet Bluegrass is also proud to announce two of the bands scheduled to play for the Mountain Sun 25th Anniversary Weekend (Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15). On Friday the Planet is pleased to be bringing in The Motet; while on Saturday, the always wildly poplular The String Cheese Incident. There will be a couple more bands announced next week to round out the lineup, along with the full schedule.