May 8, 2016

Less Than Two Days to Buy Discount Festival Passes

But first, Rocky Mountain Highway and Friends House Concerts are eagerly anticipating the return of singer-songwriter Steve Poltz to the Pikes Peak Region on Saturday, May 14.

You may remember Steve Poltz as founding member/lead singer of the folk-punk band The Rugburns or perhaps for his role as co-writer of Jewel‘s smash hit “You Were Meant For Me.” Or perhaps you recall his solo set at MeadowGrass 2014 or his cameos with friends in Elephant Revival, The Mother Hips and Birds of Chicago throughout the weekend.

If, on the other hand, you have never seen Steve Poltz in concert, we can promise you that you will not be disappointed if you choose to attend Saturday’s house concert in Skyway. Steve is a gifted songwriter and observer of the human experience who deftly employs a wicked sense of humor in every performance. He is touring in support of a brand new album, Folksinger. Reserve space by paying the $30 suggested artist donation in advance, and remember that the concert is BYOB.  Doors open at 6:45 pm and the show starts at 7 pm.

And yes, folks, we are down to the wire – you have only until midnight Sunday night to purchase MeadowGrass tickets at a discount. Prices go up on Monday, and we can confidently predict that 2016 will be our best year yet. This week we received a copy of the new Fruit Bats album, Absolute Loser, which comes out next week, and it is awesome!

We can totally see why My Morning Jacket chose Fruit Bats as their opening band at Red Rocks this year. We hope that you will join us for the deepest talent lineup in the festival’s history, as top touring artists like Jackie Greene, Mandolin Orange, The Barr Brothers, the Jeff Austin Band, Judah & the Lion and David Wax Museum share the main stage.

Of course, there are other options for purchasing MeadowGrass tickets – a limited number are available for purchase at the Bristol Brewing Dry Goods Store in the Ivywild School, Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City, and through the Black Rose Acoustic Society.

We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with Root: Center for Yoga and Sacred Studies to offer special “RootGrass” packages that include four yoga classes (good for 90 days) and a weekend pass to MeadowGrass for just $130. We are also giving away two Friday passes for MeadowGrass – everyone who attends a yoga class at Root between May 1 and May 15 will automatically be entered to win.

Festivarians know that Root founder Jessica Patterson offers yoga classes at MeadowGrass on Saturday and Sunday mornings, which this year will feature the musical stylings of gypsy-folk duo Roma Ransom, who will also play a special live music class at Root on Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank a few more of the amazing business sponsors who help make MeadowGrass possible.
We are deeply grateful for the support of the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Center of Colorado Springs, who would like to remind everyone to use sunscreen at the festival because we know it will be super sunny! For the past ten years, Dr. Brett Matheson of SCDC has been devoting his spare time to reviewing bluegrass and acoustic releases for the Black Rose Acoustic Society.

We are also excited to partner with specialty grocer Whole Foods, who will be providing appetizers for Saturday’s VIP tasting (paired with vino from Sovereignty Wines) and hydration stations in the main festival area all weekend – bring your reusable water bottle to fill up!

Thanks for reading this newsletter and please feel free to share it with your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors.  Together we can make beautiful music!

Countin’ down the days,

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway

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