Lyons locals often look forward to the Folks Festival as their time to finally relax and enjoy summer. In contrast to the hot licks and hyper tempos of RockyGrass, the mellower moods of Folks Fest are the perfect antidote for the warm Colorado sun. Claim your space with a blanket or tarp, set down your low-back chair, and settle in for unforgettable days and nights of music. For these 3 magical days, Festivarians from around the world are treated like “Lyons locals.”
From morning ’til 11pm each night, the world’s most inspired songwriters share their songs and stories, projected through the best sound system at any festival in the country.
The festival opens with the prestigious Folks Songwriter Showcase, where a juried group of the most gifted new songwriters from around the world compete for a spot in the 2016 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion.