Rail on the River Festival Tickets June 22-25 2023 ~ Arts & Jams Campout August 24-27

Earlybird Tickets on sale Now through February 12!

ALL Earlybird tickets are strictly cash only.
No earlybird tickets will be sold online.

Save your spot for wake-n-bake by rsvping here

If there are enough earlybird spots left, there may be some available at January 3rd Weds (with Parchment Doll) and if there are enough left there may be some available at February’s 2nd Sunday Wake-n-Bake.. We will only sell a portion of the tickets at earlybird prices.

We guarantee earlybird pricing in-person at Second Sunday Wake-n-Bake on January 8, but cannot promise availability at January 3rd Weds (with Parchment Doll) or February’s 2nd Sunday Wake-n-Bake.

Earlybird pricing is below

Rail on the River Festival June 22-25 2023

Tickets:

  • Festival Pass $225
    • Earlybird (cash + in-person only) $200
    • Price includes camping.
    • You don’t have to camp, but there is no discount for not camping.
    • We’d rather you DID camp! for the most fun!
  • Saturday Day Pass $80
    • Earlybird (cash + in-person only) $70
    • NO camping included.
    • Day passes will only be available for Saturday June 24 unless there is room for other days, in which case Thursday and Friday tickets may be available online in the week or two prior or at the event.
  • RV Pass $75
    • Earlybird (cash + in-person only) $50
    • RV pass purchasers must also purchase a festival pass
    • No sewer hookups.
    • Shared water.
      • There is water to fill up with, but not to leave connected.
    • Electrical hookups may require some sharing.
      • Bring an extension / splitter and work with your neighbors.
      • Don’t count on running AC!
      • If you want to run a generator, let us know and you’ll be parked separately but further from water.
    • This has worked out well in the past!

What you can expect in June:

  • A lot like last years June fest, but mo better!
  • Bands on the big stage Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday!
    • We will begin to announce the lineup in March
  • Late night sets in the Dancehall Friday and Saturday!
  • Thursday Dinner Potluck
  • Art
  • Yoga + Sounds with Heaven and Braydon
  • Campground jams
  • Burn ceremony
  • Food Truck Goodness on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
  • Wake-n-Bake Sunday!
  • community sourced beverage hut
  • The river!
  • …and more!

Tickets purchased online (available in February) will include processing/fees to cover costs.

Rail on the River Arts and Jams Campout August 24-27 2023

  • Thurs-Sun Festival Pass $150
    • Earlybird (cash + in-person only) $125
    • Price includes camping.
    • You don’t have to camp, but there is no discount for not camping.
    • We’d rather you DID camp for the most fun!
  • RV Pass $75
    • Earlybird (cash + in-person only) $50
    • RV pass purchasers must also purchase a festival pass
    • No sewer hookups.
    • Shared water.
      • There is water to fill up with, but not to leave connected.
    • Electrical hookups may require some sharing.
      • Bring an extension / splitter and work with your neighbors.
      • Don’t count on running AC
      • If you need to run a generator, let us know and you’ll be parked separately but further from water and may not be shaded. There is plenty of shade in the rest of the campground.
    • This has worked out well in the past!
  • No day passes sold for August

What you can expect in August:

  • What different?
    • No scheduled Acts! We croudsource all of the fun!
  • Thursday Potluck
  • Campground jams
  • Band Scramble/Contests (plugged in + Tim on sound!)
  • Music and Arts Workshops
  • Arts displays & Activities
  • Yoga & Sounds with Heaven and Braydon
  • games!
  • NEW ceremony (not a mascot burn – something even weirder!)
  • Wake-n-Bake Sunday!
  • community sourced beverage hut
  • The river!
  • We have lots more that this!
    We’ve gathered a planning committee that has barely begun!
    Be ready for a unique experience!

What are people saying?

Deb G: Rail on the River was a magical festival at Parrish Ranch in Berthoud, CO. Personally, I rediscovered camping and all the joy of starry nights followed by coffee with new friends in the morning. An amazing lineup of musical talent kept us delighted, both with old favorites and new-to-us talent that we’ll be looking forward to hearing again. Potluck meals, food trucks and impromptu invitations to join friends for a bite were all joyful celebrations and nourished hearts and bodies. We just can’t wait for August and more fun and shenanigans all set to the live music of an amazing lineup orchestrated by Burle Galloway.

Rae M: Rail on the River is full of characters, conversations, and compositions/performances you won’t forget. But for me what made Rail on the River incomparable was the overall experience. My friend and I were gifted parasols that we danced on the soft silted ground under the moonlight in the rain with. I waded in the river and played my ukulele on a rock, and a crowd of crawdads came to listen and tap the beat on my feet. At night the peacocks would echo their cry under the endless starry skies, and you could hear campers throughout the ranch call back. It became impossible to tell what was campers and what was peacocks. We watched the sun rise over the ridge and the incredible vision of every kind of rock you can imagine, blended together from the flood, was like a patchwork quilt. We spent late nights talking to strangers who become dear friends, and had many adventures just frolicking in the beautiful surroundings. Now add to that a soundtrack of endlessly talented musicians, nourishing soul food, fantastic sound technicians, a dance hall full of history, and song circles sharing hearts and souls with each other… That’s Rail in the River. Priceless.

We keep busy all year long!

We’re a growing community of music, food, and fun lovers.
We do acoustic jams, house concerts, and socials!
For musicians and foodies, toe tappers and singers!
Potlucks with a live musical twist!
Community starts here

How to join us ~ links:

Meetup group: Longmont Musical Supper Club
Browse upcoming events here and get email invites when something new is announced.
This is where you rsvp – the most important link here – you want to be invited, right?

Facebook Group – community and info!
Connect with the people that attend in our casual facebook group.

Facebook page
Please give us a like! Lot’s of announcements and info posted here.

Regular Events ~ What we do:

All of our events can be found on our meetup page here

  1. Second Sundays Monthly at Paul & Kori’s “Wake and Bake” from noon until 4pm. These are breakfast/lunch potlucks and an open jam + song circle. Primarily strings. Light drums cool, to compliment the jam. There is no official jam leadership, and everyone gets to participate!
    Potluck “participation” optional. Just come and eat and don’t sweat it Or, bring something amazing. Musicians and music lovers welcome. You do not need to be a musician to come! There is no charge or donation requested. *sometimes people will pay to reserve a space at Rail on the River or one of our other upcoming events, if you see that happening, don’t sweat it!

  2. Third Wednesday Supper Songs at Shelley’s
    Third Wednesday evenings we gather at 7pm at Shelley’s for a potluck and music performed live at Shelley’s house – up close and personal!. Bring a homemade side if you can. If you can’t, wine or beer or other to share. We ask everyone who can throw $10 into the musicians tip jar. If you can’t afford, that’s fine, we’d rather you came anyway! If you can afford more, we really appreciate it! While exposure is great, we prefer to honor our artists with cash that can pay rent, bills, etc.

  3. Occasional Rail Shows – usually Saturday Night House Concerts at P&Ks.
    Something special. 2 or 3 times a year we’ll bring in a great band to play for us live.  
    remember… “What happens at supper club, stays at supper club!”
    No money to the house for house concerts but we ask for sliding scale donations ($10 and up) that go 100% directly to the band.

  4. Rail on the River and Medicine on the River!
    We do two musical campouts – One the last weekend in June and the other the last weekend in August. Both at a private campground about 15 minutes north of Longmont. These run from Thursday afternoon to Sunday. We book some great musical acts, do interactive art, light-hearted ceremony, a big potluck on Thursday night and a wake-n-bake onsite Sunday morning. Breakfast jam with pickin, coffee, toast, and spreads each morning. There’s lots of campground pickin and celebration of the amazing community we have together. Bring your stringed instruments, your singing voice, bacon, and a smile.
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