Rhythms on the Rio Announces 2022 Lineup: Railroad Earth, Travelin’ McCourys, Bluegrass Generals, more.
Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival Announces Initial 2022 Lineup
The 2022 Rhythms on the Rio Lineup Includes Railroad Earth, Bluegrass Generals, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Hip Abduction, The Texas Gentlemen, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, and MORE!
The 15th Annual Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival will take place in Del Norte, CO, August 5 – 7, 2022.
Rhythms on the Rio is one of our favorite Colorado music festivals. We love getting to Southern Colorado, and any festival with a river involved is our kind of party!
For its 15th year, Rhythms on the Rio has moved from South Fork to nearby Del Norte. The new location is still on the amazing Rio Grande River and will offer better river access for all, with some much-needed trees, as well as close proximity to all of Del Norte’s offerings, including a wave park across the street.
Rhythms on the Rio also brings a great mix of talent to its stage – hitting on funk, bluegrass, jam, rock and soul.
This year is no exception – with Railroad Earth topping off the lineup. They will be joined by the Bluegrass Generals – a side project of Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. The full Bluegrass Generals lineup is still TBA. Bluegrass legends The Travelin’ McCourys are also onboard for ROTR 2022.
It’s not all bluegrass though! The Hip Abduction will bring their funky afro-pop and Branjae will provide some classic Soul and R&B. The Texas Gentlemen and Cole Chaney w/ Wolfpen Branch will add a touch of country and Americana to the festival.
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys always make a dance party, and Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs will have the river rockin’!
With The Jauntee and Smelter Mountain Boys rounding off the initial lineup announcement, this is about as diverse a festival as you’ll find!
Rhythms on the Rio in 2022
There are a few changes this year to Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival. The biggest, obviously, is the new location. The festival has moved from South Fork to Del Norte.
The change in location means a few updates to the festival policies.
CAMPING: Whereas camping before was a bit of a ‘free-for-all’, attendees this year will likely welcome a bit more organization that is required to accommodate everyone on the festival grounds. Camping is still included in the festival ticket price for folks with vehicles under 20′ – but you will be asked to remain within a 20×20 designated space. This included camping space goes for those with campers as well – you’ll need to unhook your 20′ or shorter trailer and park your car beside it, but that should still be plenty of room to get comfy!
CAR CAMPING will still be available – meaning you can camp next to your vehicle. Or, for those a bit more adventurous, there will also be WALK-IN TENT CAMPING among the trees! A drop-0ff area will be available to get your gear as close as possible. Cars for walk-in campers will be parked in a nearby area and be accessible throughout the festival.
LARGER VEHICLES: For campers bringing larger trailers and RVs (20′ or larger) you will need to purchase an additional RV pas – only $30 – and camp in a designated RV area – but it’s in a great location on the festival grounds.
RIVER ACCESS: The new location offers a more useable shoreline and expanded river access for all. There won’t be any riverside camping, but the river will still be super convenient for everyone to play in!
DOGS: Well-behaved dogs are always welcome at Rhythms on the Rio! They must remain on leash at all times, and won’t be permitted in the stage area.
SOUTH FORK MUSIC ASSOCIATION:
The entire purpose of this festival is to help ensure the musical future of the area’s children through the South Fork Music Association (SFMA).
As a non-profit, Rhythms on the Rio provides for the SFMA to give free instruments and lessons to kids throughout the area. Volunteers work their butts off to ensure a successful event each year at minimal cost to maximize the benefits to the SFMA.
Kids are learning music, and when we get old we’ll be seeing them grace the stage of Rhythms to help the next generation!
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