Bluegrass and New Mexico
From May 11th-14th in Aztec, New Mexico, The Tico Time Bluegrass Festival returns. It takes place at a beautiful hideaway 20 miles south of Durango, Colorado called the Tico Time River Resort.
Over four days, music and jam sessions from some of the best bluegrass, roots, and Americana bands will fill the air. All of it is set right against the Animas River.
Topping the lineup is the Yonder Mountain String Band, a talented ensemble from Nederland, Colorado. With over twenty years of experience playing their original sound on the road, they share quality music authentically.
Joining them are the Travelin’ Mccourys, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Big Richard, bluegrass super group Mighty Poplar, and many others. There are so many acts to see it will be impossible to catch them all.
To make the experience even better, attendees get to enjoy more than just music over those four days. All weekend there will be activities that include yoga, interactive workshops, performance art, and local food and drink vendors like sponsor Santa Fe Brewing Company.
The Tico Time Resort already has a wide array of built-in activities like rafting, a zipline, hiking, waterslides, or just sitting by the river and relaxing.
Included in the entire experience are also outstanding options for lodging, including 1-2 and 3-4 person glamping tents, car camping, an RV lot, or camping at the Magical Forest. The Magical Forest is a separate area that allows the option to be immersed in nature only a five-minute walk from the stage.
The Love of Bluegrass
If you love bluegrass, there is no better gathering in the Southwest than the Tico Time Bluegrass Festival and the resort hosting it. The Animas River valley represents a beautiful connection between Colorado and New Mexico, and this festival is as unique and vibrant as any Tico Time will ever host.
Tickets for the full-day weekend are $252 after fees. They do not include camping charges, as that is separate depending on how and where you decide to sleep. Also, this is an all-age event, so buy your youngsters a ticket. Purchase them and find more information on the Tico Time Bluegrass Festival website.
If you have the chance, go early, stay all weekend long, and when it’s all said and done, take the time to stop and enjoy the music. And if you have a banjo, come along and join the fun in the way only The Tico Time Bluegrass Festival knows how. Happy pickin’.