The 2014 Snowmass Mammoth Fest will be held June 13-15 and features Americana music, beer tasting and a chili cook off competition.

(Photo: Courtesy of Snowmass Mammoth Fest)
To define Americana music, you have to cast a wide net from blues to bluegrass and folk to funk. 
 
This year, a host of Colorado music festivals dive into this diverse genre.
 
Brian Johnson, editor of Marquee Magazine, which covers Colorado’s live music scene, says that although big festivals like RockyGrass and Telluride Bluegrass are already sold out, Americana fans should not despair. He suggests checking out these other festivals:
 
MeadowgrassMay 23-25 at La Foret in Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs
 
Snowmass Mammoth FestivalJune 13-15 in Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass
 
Palisade Bluegrass and RootsJune 13-15 at Riverbend Park, Palisade
 
Rapid GrassJune 27-28 at the Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields, Idaho Springs
 
Telluride AmericanaJuly 16-19 at the Sheridan Opera House, Telluride