Hundreds of people braved the weekend heat to enjoy some live bluegrass at the Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park in Golden.
In its 20th rendition, the June 10-12 turnout was probably the biggest yet, said Nathan Richie, director …
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In its 20th rendition, the June 10-12 turnout was probably the biggest yet, said Nathan Richie, director of Golden History Museums.
“The word is out that this is the best little bluegrass festival in Colorado,” he said.
And part of that is having it at Clear Creek History Park — people enjoy having the unique venue.
The crowd is always enthusiastic and happy to be here, said Chris Elliott, banjo player for Ragged Union, the first performance of the weekend.
“We’re always thrilled to come back to this festival,” he said.
The festival benefits the history museums and underwrites its educational programs. Along with live music, festival-goers enjoyed a beer garden, face painting, food trucks and vendors with jewelry, clothing, hats and local services. The Jefferson County Library was there passing out fans and signing people up for library cards or summer reading. The goal this year is to read a marathon — or 26.2 million minutes, said Golden library supervisor Debbie Ridgell.
Ten bands performed throughout the weekend. And festival-goer Bevin Foley considered it one of the festival’s best lineups.
It’s a special place, she said. “Good vibes and happy people.”
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