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Grace Potter, Lucero and more playing new Colorado music festival, but not where you might expect

Caveman Music Festival hosts it inaugural event Sept. 2-4 in Weston, Colorado

Grace Potter plays the Boulder Theater on Feb. 4. Photo by Brittany Moore.
Grace Potter plays the Boulder Theater on Feb. 4. Photo by Brittany Moore.

Grace Potter, Lucero and the North Mississippi Allstars are just a few of the big-name acts playing a new music festival in an unexpected Colorado town.

Caveman Music Festival will host its inaugural three-day event Sept. 2-4 at the Monument Lake Resort in Weston, about 40 miles west of Trinidad, according to an announcement Friday. Tickets range from $200 for general admission to $2,000-plus for super VIP, and go on sale April 15 at 10 a.m. at

The festival is the product of a partnership between Brett McGraw, owner of Buckhorn Ridge Outfitters, the company that owns the venue, and musicians Red Shahan and Parker Morrow, who will also play at the event. (Morrow plays bass in Shahan’s act, said a spokesperson.)

“Caveman Music Festival is an opportunity to gather extremely talented friends, artists, and creators alike into a honey hole of the world that feels like time has forgotten,” said Shahan, a Texas native, in a statement.

“For many years, Monument Lake Resort has been known as ‘The Hidden Gem of Colorado,’ ” McGraw said in a statement. “We’ve got our historic 368-acre resort deep in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, a mile-long private lake and the most beautiful scenery you will find in the state of Colorado.”

According to preliminary ticketing info, GA ($200) and VIP ($500) tickets do not include lodging. However, the price does include a shuttle pass to take festival-goers to the venue site. Ticketing packages start at $470 per person and include the option to camp or stay at a hotel, plus shuttle service to the festival grounds.

See the full Caveman Music Festival lineup below. Also of note, Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival is slated to return for a third year at a new venue in Villa Grove, about 45 miles south of Buena Vista. It also takes place Sept. 2-4.

Caveman Music Festival lineup

  • Zach Bryan
  • Big Head Todd And The Monsters
  • Grace Potter
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Jamestown Revival
  • North Mississippi Allstars
  • Margo Price
  • Lucero
  • Parker Millsap
  • Red Shahan
  • The Glorious Sons
  • Nikki Lane
  • Robert Ellis
  • David Ramirez
  • Grady Spencer & The Work
  • Caroline Spence
  • Ryan Culwell
  • Donovan Keith
  • The Droptines
  • Estin & The 86’D
  • Charlie Shafter
  • Rodney Parker
  • Scott Ballew

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