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Mystic Hot Springs is a magical place. Located in Monroe, Utah, the resort was purchased by Deadhead/Artist/Producer Mike Ginsberg (“Mystic Mike”) in 1995 but was originally run by the Cooper family since 1886, boasting the slogan of “the home of mirth and merriment.” The hot springs were a popular stop on the Old Spanish Trail when settlers first passed through the area. And prior to that, the springs were frequented by members of the Ute, Shoshone and Piute tribes.

Since Mike has been running Mystic Hot Springs, he has collected various dilapidated cabins from around the area from the 1880s and turned them into a Pioneer Village by refurbishing them and renting them out to guests. Mystic Hot Springs also has a permanent community of residents who live mobile homes there year round. There is an empty swimming pool on the property that Mike hopes to someday turn into a passive solar greenhouse.

tubMystic Hot Springs is a welcoming community and takes pride in maintaining a clean, safe, and happy environment for its guests. They also provide opportunities for volunteer and work exchange programs.

The best part? They host concerts in an extremely intimate setting. Mystic Hot Springs has hosted over 900 live concerts there, featuring bands such as Dark Star Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Tim Reynolds, The Motet, Leftover Salmon, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Particle, Om Trio, ALO, JGB, and Hot Buttered Rum.

Tonight, the Oriental Theater is hosting a benefit concert for Mystic Hot Springs called Music 4 Mystic. A massive compilation of local Colorado bluegrass bands will be in attendance, including members of Elephant Revival, the Magic Beans, and Mountain Standard Time (to name a few). There will be about five hours of live music, with seven sets of unique arrangements. And your ticket money goes towards maintaining the Mystic.

You know this spring time weather is makin’ you itch for bluegrass, and this show ought to be a foot-stompin’ good time. And for a good cause. Check out the flyer below for more information.