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RockyGrass Radio: Pickin' Through the Years

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Though we won’t be able to experience RockyGrass in person this year, our instruments are all tuned up for a special live streaming event, RockyGrass Radio: Pickin’ Through the Years . Join us July 24 - 26, 2020 as we revisit some of the greatest performances from throughout the years, enjoy live performances from your favorite regular RockyGrass artists, and more.

See the full lineup here.

The stream will go live at 11am on Friday, July 24th. Check back here for access!

Direct link to festival stream for your favorite media player:
http://kgnu-event.streamguys1.com/event

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2020 Broadcast + Streaming Schedule:

Date On Air Streaming
Friday, July 24 11:00am - 12:00pm 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, July 25 9:00am - 12:00pm 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, July 26 no on-air broadcast 11:00am - 9:00pm


Lineup:

Friday, July 24 | 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • 11:00 a.m. - Welcome and Peter Rowan & Friends (2007)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Earls of Leicester (2019)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Carolina Chocolate Drops (2013)
  • 2:45 p.m. - David Grisman Unit (2010)
  • 3:20 p.m. - Crooked Still (2015)
  • 4:30 p.m. - Live Performance with The Blue Canyon Boys
  • 5:45 p.m. - Hot Rize (2014)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Livestream Performance with Tim O'Brien

Saturday, July 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. - Old Grass Gnu Grass featuring Dr. Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys (2012), Del McCoury Band (2013), and Infamous Stringdusters (2012) + Live Performance by RockyGrass Instrument Contest Winners
  • 1:00 p.m. - Steep Canyon Rangers (2014)
  • 2:30 p.m. - The First Ladies of Bluegrass, feat. Becky Buller, Molly Tuttle, Missy Raines, Sierra Hull, and Alison Brown (2018)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Livestream Performance with Taarka
  • 4:45p.m. - Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (2016)
  • 6:00 p.m. - I’m With Her (2015)
  • 7:15 p.m. - Sam Bush (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Sunday, July 26 | 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • 11:00 a.m. - Nick Forster’s Hippy Bluegrass Church (2019)
  • 12:15 p.m. - Doc Watson & David Holt (2010)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Livestream Performance with Natalie Padilla
  • 3:00 p.m. - Punch Brothers/Chris Thile & Michael Daves (2012)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder (2014)
  • 5:15 p.m. - RockyGrass Radio Photo Contest Winner Announcement
  • 5:30 p.m. - Del McCoury Band (2015)
  • 7:15 p.m. - Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers (2015)

Schedule and times subject to change.


Participate in our RockyGrass Radio Photo Contest!

We want to see how you’re remembering and enjoying RockyGrass this year! Enter the RockyGrass Radio photo contest and win a pair of RockyGrass passes with camping to the next RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, CO.

How to participate:

  • - Grab a photo from a past festival or take a photo of your current listening setup!
  • - Share it on social media using the tags #RockyGrassRadio and #KGNU and/or email your submission to rockygrassradio@kgnu.org.
  • - Submissions accepted until 3pm on Sunday, July 26. Winners will be announced at 5:15pm on our RockyGrass Radio Stream [link: afterfm.com/rockygrass] and on social media (FB: @kgnuradio, IG/Twitter: @kgnu).

We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Huge thanks to Craig Ferguson, Zach Tucker, Jerry Newberger, and Sally Truitt at Planet Bluegrass, and all of the artists and festivarians who have made RockyGrass a unique and special festival for 48 years.

KGNU has been broadcasting live from RockyGrass every year since 2008. Listen, enjoy, and please spread the word about this year’s RockyGrass Radio stream and archives.

If you're new to us, you'll likely be interested in our weekly Bluegrass show, Old Grass Gnu Grass. It's a Colorado tradition that hits our airwaves Saturday mornings on KGNU from 9:00a-Noon (MT) since 1978.


RockyGrass Radio: Pickin' Through the Years

Posted on July 15, 2020
RockyGrass Radio: Pickin' Through the Years

Though we won’t be able to experience RockyGrass in person this year, our instruments are all tuned up for a special live streaming event, RockyGrass Radio: Pickin’ Through the Years. Join us July 24 - 26, 2020 as we revisit some of the greatest performances from throughout the years, enjoy live performances from your favorite regular RockyGrass artists, and more.



RockyGrass Radio Photo Contest

Posted on July 23, 2020
RockyGrass Radio Photo Contest

We want to see how you’re remembering and enjoying RockyGrass this year! Enter the RockyGrass Radio photo contest and win a pair of RockyGrass passes with camping to the next RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, CO.



RockyGrass 2018 Archives: Jeff Austin Band

Posted on September 5, 2018
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RockyGrass Archives 2018: Mandolinist and singer Jeff Austin returned to RockyGrass with his band in 2018 for a stellar set of music.



RockyGrass 2018

Posted on June 11, 2018
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Our instruments are almost all tuned up for our live stream and broadcast from the 2018 RockyGrass festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO! We're looking forward to the sharing the great music and getting a chance to chat with musicians, festivarians, and folks on the ground who help make RockyGrass possible.



2016 RockyGrass Live Broadcast and Stream

Posted on July 25, 2016
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We're gearing for our live stream and broadcast from the 2016 RockyGrass festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO! We're looking forward to the sharing the great music and getting a chance to chat with many of the people involved with the festival, from musicians, festivarians, and folks on the ground who help make RockyGrass possible.

You can listen to the festival stream right here on AfterFM starting Friday, July 29th at 9:30am.

Broadcast + Stream Schedule and More!



RockyGrass 2015 Archives: Crooked Still

Posted on August 10, 2015
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RockyGrass Archives 2015: Crooked Still, featuring singer and guitar player Aoife O'Donovan, banjo player Gregory Liszt, bassist Corey DiMario, cellist Tristan Clarridge and Brittany Haas on violin, reunited for a special set at RockyGrass 2015.



RockyGrass 2015 Archives: Sierra Hull

Posted on July 26, 2015
RockyGrass 2015 Archives: Sierra Hull

RockyGrass Archives 2015: Sierra Hull graced the stage at Rocky Grass. She began playing mandolin when she was eight years old and picked up the guitar a year later. Mentored by Alison Krauss, she quickly gained a reputation for her fluid playing and signed a record deal at the age of 13.



2015 RockyGrass Festival Lineup Announcement

Posted on December 13, 2014
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The official announcement of the 2015 RockyGrass Festival lineup is out. We're excited to see such an incredible list of artists. As you might imagine, AfterFM has big plans for our festival coverage in 2015. What could top our dedicated RockyGrass Festival stream and archives? Dare to dream festivarian.



RockyGrass 2014 Archives:
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Posted on July 27, 2014
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RockyGrass 2014 Archives: Hot Rize

Posted on August 18, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives: Hot Rize

RockyGrass Archives 2014: For over 30 years Hot Rize has defined Colorado's traditional yet progressive bluegrass sound. The band was sounding truly hot as they made their way onto the stage for their 17th RockyGrass performance. The lineup consists of Tim O’Brien (vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Pete Wernick (banjo, vocals), Nick Forster (bass), Bryan Sutton (guitar).



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