Frequently Asked Questions

The campground opens at 10AM on Friday.

All tickets from the cancelled 2020 ROTR were refunded,  If you purchased a 2020 ticket and feel you were not refunded, please contact and we will address this.

Yes!  On leash at all times, and not within the actual festival area.  Please clean up after your dog!  See our pet policyAlcohol and Dog Policy page.

Unfortunately, the Busses on the Rio group has relocated and will not be joining us at ROTR in 2022.  Please feel free to proudly come to the festival with your VW Busses  – if you don’t have an RV pass, we will still be able to accommodate your vehicle if it is less than 20’ in length.

No.  We have always aimed to make ROTR as accessible as we can for EVERYONE.  That’s why we keep our tickets extremely affordable and include camping in the price.

If you plan on coming to the festival without camping, we hope you’ll see the value you are still getting in this ticket price for a 3-Day festival with top-tier talent.

Plus, ROTR is a non-profit for the South Fork Music association, with your ticket cost directly benefits school music programs throughout the San Luis Valley.

Yes.  We will announce on social media when these are on sale.

We aren’t able to reserve group spots, but if you arrive with your group together we will do our best to ensure that you are all camped together.  At Rhythms on the Rio, we are ALL one big group!  Enjoy your new neighbors – we’re sure you’ll be fast friends!

Tickets are sold through the Eventbrite platform.  Please reference this article on transferring tickets:

PLEASE BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  There are many people on social media claiming to have resale tickets.  As far as we can determine, every single one has been a scam.

You will be able to either camp in a designated spot adjacent to your vehicle, or park your car and enjoy walk-in camping within the trees!

Car Camping: You will be able to camp with your car.  There will be designated car camping areas for vehicles under 20’ and tents. Because of the limitations of the terrain, we will need camping sites to be contained within a 20×20 space.

Walk-in Camping: There will be camping available in the wooded areas on the festival grounds.  You will be able to unload close to the walk-in area, and then park your car nearby where you will have access to it all weekend.  (Camping in the trees is a risk and that risk is accepted by the attendee. South Fork Music Association or property owner will not be held responsible for damages while camping in the trees.)

Parking for vehicles 20’ and under is included in the festival pass.  That includes passenger cars, trucks, SUVS, etc.; trailers 20′ or under, pop-up trailers 20′ or under, cabover campers and motorcycles.  (You will need to unhook your vehicle from the trailer, but will be able to keep both in your designated camping spot.)

An RV PASS ($30) will be required in addition to your festival pass.  The RV area is in a great location on the festival grounds.

YES! Del Norte, CO is surrounded by a wealth of trails for mountain biking and ultra-cycling, or just a leisurely spin through the beauty of the San Luis Valley.

Get all of the info you need – including trail maps – from our friends at Del Norte Trails Organization”

Festival DO’s (things you can bring):

  • Lawn Chairs, blankets, tarps, umbrellas or sunshades
  • Unopened water, juice or sodas are allowed (no GLASS allowed)
  • Empty containers and empty camelbacks, FREE water is available
  • Sunscreen/Hat (you’ll thank yourself for that one)
  • Warm Clothing…Colorado nights can be chilly
  • Rain Gear (Festival goes on rain or shine)

Festival DON’TS (things you cannot):

  • No Glass on festival grounds, all bags subject to search
  • No Pets on festival grounds (see full pet policy on website)
  • No Alcoholic Beverages of any kind may be brought into the festival
  • No Unlicensed Vending (Vendor registrations are available)
  • No Professional Photo Equipment or Video Recording Equipment
  • No Illegal Drugs
  • No Weapons

Festival HAVES (things we’ll have):

  • Food, Beer and Wine available for purchase
  • Vendors with varied crafts, clothing and wares
  • River Run, Live Painting, Yoga and Children’s activities
  • Picnic tables and shaded areas
  • Great Venue, Great People and Great Music!

“Great little festival on the banks of the Rio Grande with big time talent.”