"It's a pretty magical place," says Planet Bluegrass spokesman Brian Eyster. He says the same of the event, which is preceded each year by a songwriting school and contest. "It's folks with an 's', not necessarily all folk. It's songs with stories, great songwriting that moves us: the old-timey American of Gillian Welch, '60s rockabilly of Chris Isaak and modern folk of Ray LaMontagne."
The festival costs $40 Friday, $45 for Saturday or Sunday, or $105 for all three days. Camping ranges from $45 to $60. For information, visit www.bluegrass.com/folks.