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High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival starts tonight for a four-day run

A full and FREE Guide to the bands and schedule can be accessed with the following link here.

Music will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 20th annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival. Come enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the youth music program, the camaraderie of on-site camping and pickin’ in addition to a full roster of exciting bluegrass performers. Festival dates are Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, 2023.

The lineup features our festival host band, the always-entertaining Dry Branch Fire Squad. Other scheduled acts are Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Baker Family, Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny, Dayton, The Southwest Bluegrass Stars, Long Road Home, Higher Ground Bluegrass, Blue Canyon Boys, Hillbilly Fever, The Red Mountain Boys, plus Heidi Clare and Ron Thomason. Many performers will also conduct workshops throughout the weekend, affording festival-goers the opportunity to experience those performers in a more intimate setting. Dance to the music of Eagle Peak Dance Band  Friday and Saturday nights! And don’t forget High Mountain Hayseeds—bring the kids and their instruments.

High Mountain Hay Fever is also the best deal in bluegrass: 4-Day Passes are only $85; single-day tickets are $15 for Thursday evening; $40 for Friday; $45 for Saturday; and $25 for Sunday. Tickets are on sale at and at the gate.

Please note that camping is sold out. The gate opens at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, for ticket sales and wristband pickup only; music starts at 6 p.m.  And a reminder: South Adams Blvd. will be closed between Main St. and Rosita Ave. during the festival.

High Mountain Hay Fever is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to bring a quality destination event that will benefit the entire community. It has raised $800,000 for the benefit of several Wet Mountain Valley charitable concerns, with a strong focus on children’s health. A great group of volunteers works year-round to make it happen, avoiding the sprawl and congestion of large festivals while still offering nationally recognized bluegrass talent and staying true to its motto: Small Scale, Big Time!

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– Press release by the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

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