Local businesses take control over Palisade Bluegrass Bash

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What’s got feet tapping is the jive of the Palisade Bluegrass Bash. After hearing the festival was about to be COVID-cancelled and postponed for another year, Talbott Cider Company got together with three other local businesses (Pressed, Palisade Livery Saloon, and Palisade Brewing Company) to keep the party alive and brewing.

With four days of music & drinks, the bluegrass bash has a different beat that keeps a spotlight of its own.

“I think what we’re doing is going to stick,” Charles Talbott reflects, “I think people are really enjoying it and it’s really changing both the local perception of the different organizations that participated, but also people from all over that are coming in just think that this is an awesome way to put together a community festival in which we’re working cohesively together to make Palisade on the map to really bring people in and show them what we can do.”

What they do is bring bands to perform at a fully sponsored event, providing people back to back free concerts. Having the festival take place in four spots not only broadens local tourism and economy, it allows locals and visitors from as far as Front Range to mingle each day.

“One of the good things is we’ve met a lot of people who live in Palisade but also come from other areas,” Rebecca Mino mentions, “Everybody introduces each other, you get to know people so it’s very friendly and it’s just been a lot of fun.”

All proceeds made this year go to benefit Harmony Animal Sanctuary in Grand Junction.

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