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Name our Oskar Blues #YMSBeer In Time For New Year’s Eve!


Yonder Mountain String Band returns to the Boulder Theater for a 2-night hometown New Year’s Eve run Friday, December 30th & Saturday, December 31st. 
December 30th: http://bit.ly/1230YMBT
December 31st: http://bit.ly/ymsb1231
Limited 2-day passes: http://bit.ly/2dayYMSB

Accompanying us will be Colorado friends, The Railsplitters on Decemeber 30th, 2016. 

The party is on!  We look forward to bidding adieu to 2016, and celebrating the culmination of yet another incredible year with you at our favorite hometown venue, the Boulder Theater.



2016 Fall Tour Starts October 5th!

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Yonder Mountain String Band is thrilled to announce an action packed 2016 Fall Tour.  We will be joined by some incredible musicians, hitting some of our favorite venues and cities along the way.

October 5th – Birmingham, AL – Wordplay Theatre* October 6th – Augusta, GA – Sky City Theatre – October 9th – Boone, NC – Legends at Appalachian University^ October 12th – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center^ October 13th – Morgantown, WV – MainStage Morgantown^ October 14th – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater^ October 15th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ October 16th – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall^ October 19th-20th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl+ October 21st – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club+ October 22 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom+ October 23 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall+ October 26 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark+ October 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom+ October 28th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue+ October 29th – Chicago, IL – House of Blues+ October 30th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room + Fruition – * Billy Strings – ^ Pert Near Sandstone – +

We kick things off October 5th in Birmingham, AL and October 6th in Augusta, GA, with our good friends Fruition! 


The first time they ever made music together, Fruition’s three lead singer-songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into beautiful three-part harmonies. In the eight years since that impromptu busking session, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet has grown from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with an easy but powerful grasp of soul, blues, and British Invasion era pop. More information on Fruition: http://www.fruitionband.com

Billy Strings joins us beginning on October 8th in Charlotte, NC, as we make our way through the Southeast and East Coast.


 “Billy Strings is a 20 yr old, tattoo covered guitar picker/singer that you surely will be hearing about for years to come. “Blessed with the voice of an old soul from the mountains, a gentlemanly air, and the ability to sling hundreds of notes with razor-crisp precision at the speed of a machine gun, Strings’ flat-picking talent seems almost beyond comprehension to veterans of the local bluegrass scene, especially given his youth.” – Northern Express Publications. More information on Billy Strings: http://www.billystrings.com

Pert Near Sandstone hops aboard the train, kicking things off with a double header at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY October 19th & 20th,  We’ll make our way through the Midwest, with tour closing shows at the House of Blues in Chicago on October 29th, and The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on October 30th.


Pert Near Sandstone emerged from the same roots-based musical hotbed in Minneapolis that gave birth to Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks and Spider John Koerner. Originally formed by four friends from the same hometown, Pert Near Sandstone formed unintentionally over weekly, whiskey-fueled picking sessions in an old house in St. Paul, MN. They decided without any real intentions to start playing shows and the chemistry of their music and friendships, even early on, left people feeling like the party followed them everywhere they went. Word of the bands’ uncanny ability to whip audiences into frenzies spread and they were invited to play some of Minnesota’s most legendary venues including First Avenue, the Cedar Cultural Center and the Historic Orpheum Theater. More information on Pert Near Sandstone: http://pertnearsandstone.com

So many great show and cities, not to mention incredible music, so join us for the ride.

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#GondolaSessions – “Analee”

2016 Gondola Sessions with Yonder Mountain String Band prior to The Telluride Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Telluride, CO!

This session features “Annalee” off of their latest album, “Black Sheep”.

Shot by CinemaRaven.

The 6th Annual Mustang Music Festival is Canceled due to Hurricane Matthew

It saddens us to announce that the Mustang Music Festival is canceled due to the hurricane but it is for the safety of our team and those planning on attending the festival. Here is a written explanation from the festival itself. Please refer to their website with any questions you may have: www.mustangmusicfestival.com

“It is with immense sadness we have to cancel the 6th Annual Mustang Music Festival. After sleepless nights, consultations from local and regional officials, we have determined that proceeding further in our production is hazardous and unsafe for our patrons, crew and performers. While the forecast for Hurricane Matthew has improved over the past few hours, there is still much uncertainty to its effects. North Carolina is under a State of Emergency and evacuations of the the North Carolina coast are still possible. All tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded over the next 10-12 business days. Tickets purchased locally with cash will be refunded at the point of purchase beginning Tuesday, October 11.
A major thank you to everyone that worked on trying to make my dream a reality. I’m hopeful to be able to recover from this setback and try again in the future.”




We Hope You Register To Vote

Your voice matters! Don’t forget to register!

The deadline to REGISTER TO VOTE is soon! Visit HeadCount to register online or by text. Text “COUNT” to 384-387 to REGISTER TO VOTE or visitwww.headcount.org & click the register to vote link on top.

More information: http://bit.ly/ymsbrtv16



Intimate Single Mic Show at eTown Hall on November 18th – All Proceeds Benefiting Future Arts Foundation!!


We’re excited to announce that we will be playing a special, intimate, single mic show at eTown Hall on November 18th as part of the The Pearl Street Music and Arts Festival! The package includes dinner at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery the evening before and an annual membership to theFuture Arts Foundation.

All proceeds benefit Colorado public school music & arts programs!

Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/futureArts

Learn more about the Future Arts Foundation Here. 

Yonder Mountain String Band Returns to Boulder Theater for New Year’s Eve!

We’ve got your New Year’s Eve plans covered!
Yonder Mountain String Band returns to the Boulder Theater for a 2-night hometown New Year’s Eve run Friday, December 30th & Saturday, December 31st. 
December 30th: http://bit.ly/1230YMBT
December 31st: http://bit.ly/ymsb1231
Limited 2-day passes: http://bit.ly/2dayYMSB

The Boulder Theater will hold a pre-sale on Thursday September 8th at 10 am MT: http://bit.ly/BTYMSB
Public on-sale begins this Friday September 9th at 10 am MT. 


Accompanying us will be Colorado friends, The Railsplitters on Decemeber 30th, 2016. 
The party is on!  We look forward to bidding adieu to 2016, and celebrating the culmination of yet another incredible year with you at our favorite hometown venue, the Boulder Theater.

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Yonder Mountain String Band – “Sheep” Pink Floyd Tribute From Northwest String Summit

#HustleKindness Friday – “Peach Party On The Rocks” Re-Cap

This #HustleKindness Friday, we look back to our soundcheck last week when we teamed up with the non-profit organization, Peach’s Neet Feet. We hosted the first “Peach Party On The Rocks”, which allowed children who have different disabilities or life illnesses to attend our sound-check at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


We had two special guests, named Jaden and Jayden, who were the recipients of Peach’s Neet Feet customized shoes. Through the proceeds we generated by selling our Red Rocks #HustleKindness shirts (see below), we sponsored two pairs of shoes to be given to these kids. Here is a little about each of the recipients: 

Jaden is visually impaired and at 11 years old, he is an aspiring cello player! He’s already played at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony and visited us while we were in the studio a couple weeks ago. Peach’s Neet Feet was able to put together a pair of customized shoes featuring a cello, his favorite greek god, Apollo, and his name in braille on his shoes!  




Jayden is 13 years old and is partially deaf. She loves animals and someday would love to become a veterinarian. She participates in horse therapy and ride horses twice a week. Her customized shoes featured her favorite animal! 



PNF celebrates children with  through art and attempts to bring together individuals, families and supports through shared experiences. PNF’s core teachings include being selfless and sharing talents while affirming the positive effects of acting with kindness and living a purposeful life. PNF finds sponsors for each child. These sponsors fund hand-painted shoes that are delivered by Peach’s Neet Feet. Each child has something that makes them unique – whether it’s a struggle with a life-illness or diagnosis that makes these children unique – its the simple act of kindness that makes their day and creates a sense of community.


To learn more about #HustleKindness and the non-profit, Peach’s Neet Feet, see their website: http://www.peachsneetfeet.com/

Mabon Celebration with Adam and Ben: September 17th, 2016


The Autumnal Equinox: the magical time when the day and the night are divided equally and the cooling air and quieter tempos of autumn beckon. We call it MAY’-bahn. And for more than a decade on Planet Bluegrass we’ve celebrated with our Festivarian family from Colorado and beyond.

We invite you to join us for this final summer weekend of song, spirit, and festivation with your Planet Bluegrass family on Saturday, September 17 featuring Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band.

Tickets and camping are onsale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.


Tourgigs Streaming Our Red Rocks Show TONIGHT!

Yonder Mountain String Band and Drive-By Truckers have teamed up with TourGigs to bringRed Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to you! If you can’t enjoy the show from amongst the red rocks with us then join from the comfort of your home!

More details: http://bit.ly/TourgigYMRR

P.S. Everyone who purchases any show (Event Pass) gets access to the Replay as well as access to the On Demand. The Replay, available almost immediately after the show is over, is a looping replay of the show with no viewer controlled playback.