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The Day Breaker

An AfterFM mix to start your weekday.

05:30 am - 09:30 am MT

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RockyGrass Live Broadcast & Archives

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Our instruments are almost all tuned up 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.

We'll once again be offering a continuous live stream from the stage right here on AfterFM.com, KGNU's all music site. The non-stop RockyGrass stream will be available starting the morning of Friday July 29th, and during set breaks we'll featuring interviews and highlights from the festival.

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2016 Broadcast + Streaming Schedule:

Date On Air Streaming
Friday, July 29 9:30am - 12pm 9:30am - End
Saturday, July 30 9:00am - 1pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm 9:00am - End
Sunday, July 31 9:00am - 2pm 9:00am - End

KGNU has been broadcasting live from RockyGrass every year since 2008. In 2012 we began adding a few festival highlights online. Listen, enjoy, and please spread the word about the live RockyGrass 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 tradtion that hits our airwaves Saturday mornings on KGNU from 9:00a-Noon (MT) since 1978.


2016 RockyGrass Live Broadcast and Stream

Posted on July 25, 2016
2016 RockyGrass Live Broadcast and Stream

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!



Dr. Ralph Stanley Remembered

Posted on July 8, 2016
Dr. Ralph Stanley Remembered

Dr. Ralph Stanley passed away on June 23, 2016, after a lifetime of performing bluegrass music. He began playing in 1946 with his brother, Carter Stanley in The Stanley Brothers, and continued to play bluegrass music throughout his life with The Clinch Mountain Boys.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IMBA) has published a retrospective of his life and work, and were gracious to share this publication with us here. Dr. Ralph Stanley Remembered



RockyGrass 2015 Archives: Crooked Still

Posted on August 10, 2015
RockyGrass 2015 Archives: Crooked Still

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
2015 RockyGrass Festival Lineup Announcement

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

RockyGrass Archives 2014: It's hard not to notice when a grand piano rolls onto the Planet Bluegrass festival grounds during a Bluegrass festival. But indeed it did and with it one of the hottest sets of 2014's RockyGrass festival. Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder brought the house down with their Friday night headlining set.



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).



RockyGrass 2014 Steep Canyon Rangers

Posted on August 21, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Steep Canyon Rangers

RockyGrass Archives 2014: The Steep Canyon Rangers took the stage at RockyGrass with an action-packed set. In between the tunes they talked about their first trip to RockyGrass from their home in North Carolina, drawn by the music as fans. They closed their show with a never before heard track about RockyGrass.



RockyGrass 2014 Archives: The Railsplitters

Posted on August 21, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives: The Railsplitters

RockyGrass Archives 2014: The Railsplitters kicked off the 2014 RockyGrass festival in fine style. The group delivered a remarkable set that we broadcast live from the stage on KGNU's airwaves on Friday morning. The band features Lauren Stovall (vocals), Peter Sharpe (mandolin), Dusty Rider (banjo), Leslie Ziegler (bass), and Christine King (fiddle).



RockyGrass 2014 Archives: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Posted on August 18, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

RockyGrass Archives 2014: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band delivered the good on the late Friday afternoon set at RockyGrass. The band demonstrated some dazzling talent as the weekend of music slowly unfolded in Lyons.



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