Festivals are a dime a dozen in the state of Colorado, but as the sun went down over Idaho Springs on Sunday evening, it was clear that the RapidGrass Bluegrass Festival was different. Sure, it’s a bluegrass-focused music festival set in the scenic mountains of the Centennial State, but this family-run not-for-profit fest proved to be much more: a spirited celebration of art, life, nature and community.

Photo Location: The Something Independent OutPost at the 2017 RapidGrass Bluegrass Festival in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

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