OYSTER RIDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
2017



The 2017 Lineup It's all about the Music, whatever you do it's the Oystergrass that will keep you dancing barefoot in the cool grass of Kemmerer, Wyoming. This years Lineup includes, The Kessinger Brothers, J Shogren Shanghai'd, Bearheart, The National Parks, Rose's Pawn Shop, The Coffis Nrothers, Script Kiddie, The Way Down Wanderers, Good Old War, The Young Wild, Libby Creek Original and as many Band Scramble and impromptu Pickers as we can fit.
Visitor Information An intimate festival with a small venue makes it a great place to claim your space with blanket or lawn chair, grab a handful of great food, a cold micro brew and sit back and enjoy the many regional and national Pickers and Players. Don't miss some of the local History, you can dig back 52 Million Years and take home a piece of history from our Eocene Epoch fossil beds or visit local museums and landmarks to find out about our rich if not infamous heritage in the wild west days of Mining, Ranching, Moonshine and more. Did you know the Original J.C. Penney Store is right here behind the ORMF Bandstand?
Hotel and Camping Information Driving in from afar? There are plenty of local hotels, and lots of righteous camping spots if you don't mind the sometimes unpredictable High Country weather we have. Here at 7000 feet above sea level the nights get chilly, we have watched 4th of July fireworks complete with snowfall so like the ole Boy Scout Moto says, "Be Prepared".  Warm clothes, good boots, a poncho and a water bottle are always a good idea in Wyoming, what you fill that water bottle with is up to you ;).  RV's, tents, a couple of blankets, no problem, just be safe and sane and don't drive on the grass. Epic views of the Wonderful Wyoming Wilderness can be had with camping spots "up country" if you don't mind driving 30-40 minutes and the fishing here is outrageous, Catch Em', Clean Em', Cook Em', Eat Em' and "Catch and Release" waters are here so grab your license and the rules before you head "up country".  Don't forget to bring some back down for the rest of us.
Bandscramble Visit with famous and infamous pickers jamming in small groups or test your own talent and group-up for the infamous "Band Scramble".
Our History Wyoming's Largest FREE Music Festival and Home of The Wyoming State Flatpick Guitar Championship, this is our 23rd year of OYSTERGRASS, always with FARM FRESH, FREE  DELIVERY. Since our humble beginnings in 1994 ORMF has expanded the number of Bands, vendors and activities to an ever-growing crowd of over 5000 at last estimate.
Rules and Regulations We do ask that you keep The Festival Safe and Sane for yourself and others so have a look at our rules and regulations before you kick the fun into high gear.
Fossil Country Museum High Mountain Poker RunNeed some High Country Air for your weekend exercise? Well check out The Fossil Country Museum High Country Mountain Bike Poker Run. Get 12 miles of scenic High Country views, replace that nasty city air with some good ole High Country, High Octane Air and maybe even bring back a few dollars in CASH PRIZE MONEY to spend on beer you can share with the rest of us.

Support The ORMFDid you know that Oystergrass is tax deductible? Remember ORMF is a Non Profit 501-C organization, supported entirely by the struggle of a few people to raise the nearly $100,000 it takes to throw this thing together so please consider donating.







 

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