2022 MeadowGrass Music Festival

Many families living in the Pikes Peak region enjoy attending the MeadowGrass Music Festival each year. This event is back in 2022, and tickets are now on sale. 

The mission of the music festival is to bring world-class musical talent to this area. Local and regional performers come to play in a family-friendly environment. Guests of all ages and tastes are welcome to this event. 

The festival selects the performing artists each year. The selections are based on their original work and the input of community sources, local musicians, and music professionals. However, there is much more than just music. In addition to great tunes, there is also a beer festival, camping, yoga, and workshops.

Where Does MeadowGrass Take Place?

The magic of MeadowGrass happens at La Foret in Black Forest. This historic venue used to be the summer estate of Mrs. Alice Bemis Taylor and her husband, Frederick Morgan Pike Taylor. There are several structures on the property, two of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. These are the Taylor Memorial Chapel and the Ponderosa Lodge. Both of these structures have a role in the festival. 

La Foret Conference and Retreat Center is located at:

6154 Shoup Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Camping at MeadowGrass

There are three types of camping available at MeadowGrass. These are general camping, premium camping, and RV camping. 

General Camping

  • Campsites are first-come, first-serve.
  • Everyone camping needs the correct wristband for a weekend pass with camping.
  • Fires are prohibited.
  • A bathhouse is available to campers. It includes flush toilets, hot showers, and sinks.
  • Security and a first aid station will be available.

Premium Camping

  • Premium sites are closest to the festival stage.
  • Campsites are about 10 feet X 1 0 feet in size.
  • Each site has room for a tent and a shade tent/table and chairs.
  • This camping area allows access to late-night performances and bathrooms in Inglis Hall with running water.
  • These sites are limited, and the upgrade ticket is purchased per tent, not per person.

RV Camping

  • RV sites are in the Premium Camping Area. 
  • Reserved spaces will be marked with your last name. 
  • Sites are level, but there are no hook-ups.
  • RV sites have access to the restrooms in Inglis Hall.
  • You must purchase a 3-day festival pass with a camping ticket and add the RV upgrade.

Ticket Prices for MeadowGrass

Here are the ticket prices for MeadowGrass. Purchase yours soon before they sell out. Also, keep in mind that there are additional fees on top of the ticket price. You can purchase tickets here

  • 3-Day Festival Pass - No Camping - $148.99
  • Children’s Festival Pass - Free when accompanied by a paid adult.
  • 3-Day Festival Pass with Camping - $178.99
  • General Camping Upgrade, Pop-up - $40
  • Daily Festival Pass - Friday - $65.99
  • Daily Festival Pass - Saturday - $75.99
  • Premium Camping Upgrade, One Tent/One Vehicle - $60
  • Daily Festival Pass - Sunday - $70.99
  • Military Discount - 3 Day Pass with Camping - $148.99
  • Military Discount - 3 Day Pass without Camping - $118.99
  • First Responder - 3 Day Pass with Camping - $148.99
  • First Responder - 3 Day Pass without Camping - $118.99
  • Teacher Appreciation - 3 Day Pass with Camping - $148.99
  • Teacher Appreciation - 3 Day Pass without Camping - $118.99

The 2022 MeadowGrass Line-Up

Friday, May 27

The main stage starts at 1:30 PM.

  • Spur – a local band of Jerry Cordova and Travis Duncan
  • Jon E. Boothe & the Nightwatch – local band
  • Steve Harris Songwriter of the Year Contest Award Winners 
  • Stillhouse Junkies – a bluegrass band from Durango
  • Armchair Boogie – plays jamgrass and is from Wisconsin
  • Ranky Tanky – the headliner, celebrating the music of the South Carolina West African rooted Gullah community. Also, the winner of the 2019 Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album.
  • Red Mountain Boys (late-night show after the main stage closes for campers in Inglis Hall)

Saturday, May 28

The main stage starts at 11 AM.

  • Curtis Boucher – local singer-songwriter
  • Big Richard – a new all-female four-piece bluegrass band featuring top Colorado musicians
  • The River Arkansas – Mike Clark from the Haunted Windchimes’ latest project 
  • Dori Freeman – renowned singer-songwriter discovered by Teddy Thompson, son of Richard Thompson
  • Emily Scott Robinson – a rising singer-songwriter who has Colorado ties and signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy record label
  • Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards – indie folk-pop from the Boston area
  • Darlingside – an award-winning indie folk quartet from Boston who headlines with delicate harmonies & clever songwriting
  • Armadillo Fan Fav – to be determined by popular vote (late-night show after the main stage closes for the campers in Inglis Hall)

Sunday, May 29

The main stage starts at 10:30 AM.

  • School of Rock House Band – top tier musicians, studying at School of Rock
  • Craig Walter – long time member of the Springs music scene
  • Sugar Moon – a new bluegrass band based out of Longmont that features three women 
  • Raye Zaragoza – singer, songwriter, and activist of mixed ancestry (Japanese, Native American, Mexican, Taiwanese)
  • Tow’rs – indie folk-rock band from Arizona
  • Cordovas – roots-rock band that has been compared to The Band
  • Marc Broussard – headliner who plays Louisiana-influenced blues and rock.
  • Hickabee – local progressive bluegrass band whose debut album featured Yonder Mountain String Band’s Allie Kral (late-night show after the main stage closes for the campers in Inglis Hall)

Faricy Boys Kid Zone

There is a vast meadow for kids to play in at the festival. In addition to this, there will also be a kids zone. In the Faricy Boys Kid Zone, you will find things like the Cheyenne Mountain ZOO Mobile and the Millibo Art Theatre’s giant bubble play. 

Creative play and crafts will also be available through Concrete Couch. Please note that the kid zone is not child care, and parents are expected to remain with their children.

Vendors at MeadowGrass

While at MeadowGrass, everyone is invited to do some shopping. There will be a variety of vendors at the event. For instance, expect to learn about local businesses, purchase food from food trucks, and find a variety of merchandise for sale. 

Volunteer at MeadowGrass

MeadowGrass would not be possible without volunteers. For instance, help is needed with working the front gate, parking, camping, setting up, tearing down, and more. Tasks and shifts are available May 27-29. 

Early applications are given priority, so get your application in soon if you’d like to volunteer. Those who work at least a four-hour shift get free entry to the festival that day. In addition, those who work two shifts get a weekend pass. Finally, volunteers who work 12 hours get a weekend pass plus tent camping. Thus, if you want to attend but don’t have the funds, volunteering is a great option.

Living in Black Forest

Black Forest is a popular area northeast of Colorado Springs. Many families enjoy living on large, wooded tracts of land. There is plenty of wildlife and opportunities to raise chickens, goats, and other small farm animals in this area. 

If you are interested in purchasing a home in Black Forest, or anywhere in the Colorado Springs area, work with a seasoned real estate professional. Mark Main knows Colorado Springs and appreciates the things that make it unique, like the MeadowGrass Music Festival. Reach out to Mark for help buying or selling a home in Colorado Springs.

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