Colorado floods threaten Planet Bluegrass Ranch

The severe flooding in Boulder County, CO which has caused tremendous damage and three deaths to date, has also inundated the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, home of the RockyGrass festival. The area has received nearly 10 inches of rain this week, with more expected throughout today and Friday.

One of the many appeals of RockyGrass, held in July each year, is its location and topography. The Ranch sits on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, along the St. Vrain River in north-central Colorado which has now taken over the entire property.

Jon Gold and Arthur Lee Land, two bluegrass-loving residents of Lyons, have posted video on Facebook showing the festival site under several feet of water.



Keeping a stiff upper lip, Planet Bluegrass Festival Director Craig Ferguson tells us that he’s “just power washing the property.”

We will update with any other information we receive from the Planet Bluegrass team.

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