Bluegrass and Beer Festival Comes to Keystone

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KEYSTONE, Colo. July 27, 2004 - The popular Bluegrass and Beer Festival returns to the High Country August 7 and 8, 2004. This is Keystone Resort's largest annual festival, celebrating great music, food, drinks and sunshine in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. More than 25 microbreweries from around the region, including Keystone's own Great Northern Tavern, will showcase their finest blends of hops and barley in River Run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Featured bluegrass bands include Coal Creek Canyon, Blue Canyon Boys, Slipstream, Flying Pan Bluegrass Band, Hit and Run and Marty Jones and Pork Boilin' Po Boys.

Keystone Resort will be converting the Silvermill Courtyard into an outdoor beer patch so guests can unwind and savor a cold one while listening to live acoustic bluegrass music. Each guest will receive a designated 'Beer Garden' glass with $3 pints from an assortment of choices including beer, wine and bloody mary's.

Don't miss Peter Rowan at Park Lane Pavilion in River Run on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 8 p.m. Leading the charge of third-generation bluegrass musicians, Peter Rowan masterfully delivers a phenomenal performance packed with vocals, strings and a saxophone. Tickets can be purchased by calling (970) 496-4FUN or by visiting The cost is $18 for general admission and $26 for advance reserved seating.

In addition to live music and beer tasting, the festival will feature kids activities and an exciting lumberjack competition. Lumberjacks from around the region will test their skills in cross cut, axe throw, accuracy fall and more. The action will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north side of River Run in the Montezuma parking lot.

Festival Schedule

Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2004

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lumberjack Competition - Free - Montezuma FreeLot

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kidz Zone -Bounce House and more. Prices vary - River Run Events Plaza

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Beer Tasting Booths - $25 unlimitedsamplings/commemorative glass - River Run Events Plaza

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Live Music - Free - River Run Events Plaza -Main Stage

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Food Booths - Priced a la carte - River RunEvents Plaza

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Beer Garden Open- $3 per pint of beer, wine orbloody mary - Silvermill Courtyard

12:30 - 5 p.m.

Live music in the Beer Garden on Saturdayfeaturing Bobber Johnson and the Nightcrawlers

Live music in the Beer Garden on Sunday

Events Plaza Main Stage Performances Saturday, August 7, 2004

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Coal Creek Canyon

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Blue Canyon Boys

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Events Plaza Main Stage Performances Sunday, August 8, 2004

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Flying Pan Bluegrass Band

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hit and Run

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Marty Jones and Pork Boilin' Po Boys