Music will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 21st High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in July in the heart of the Rockies. 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. The festival dates are Thursday through Sunday, July 11 – 14, 2024, at the Bluff Park.
We are excited to announce Jim Lauderdale as our featured performer this year. He has won two Grammys, released 36 full-length albums, and taken home the Americana Music Association’s coveted Wagonmaster Award, along with being a great performer.
The line-up also features our festival host, the always entertaining Dry Branch Fire Squad. Other acts scheduled to appear are Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, Wilder Flower, Mike Mitchell Band, My Brother’s Keeper, Fog Holler, Red Mountain Boys, Orchard Creek, Abigail Gardner, and Heidi Clare and Ron Thomason. Many of these performers will also conduct workshops throughout the weekend, which will afford festival-goers the opportunity to experience the performers in a more intimate setting. Dancers are welcome on Friday and Saturday nights in the workshop venue. And don’t forget the popular High Mountain Hayseeds – bring the kids and their instruments!
High Mountain Hay Fever is also the best deal in bluegrass. Four-day passes are only $100 (before 6/1), $120 (after 6/1), and $130 (at the gate). Single-day ticket prices are $25 for Thursday evening, $60 for Friday, $60 for Saturday, and $40 for Sunday. Student daily admission (13-18 with student ID) is $10. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are on sale on our website: www.highmountainhayfever.org. Camping is available adjacent to the festival grounds. Please see https://highmountainhayfever.org/plan-your-visit/camping/ to view the new process for selecting your campsite.
The festival is a nonprofit effort to enhance the Wet Mountain Valley as a quality event destination that benefits the entire community. The festival has raised over $850,000 for Wet Mountain Valley charitable organizations over the years of its existence, with a strong focus on children’s health. The High Mountain Hay Fever Festival Association is a nonprofit organization run by a great group of volunteers who work year-round to make the festival happen. The festival remains an intimate event, avoiding the sprawl and congestion of large festivals while offering nationally recognized bluegrass talent, remaining true to its motto: “Small Scale, Big Time.”
For information, contact us at www.highmountainhayfever.org
– Press release by High Mountain Hay Fever