As the snow begins to fall the crew at the WinterWonderGrass Festival are getting ready for their third year. Last year was a perfect weekend of Music, Brews and Mountains and we are excited about the announcement of this years lineup of musicians and events returning to the Vail Valley February 20-22nd, 2015. This coming year WinterWonderGrass Festival will feature more than 20 bands and 15 Colorado breweries over three days. A perfect storm of world-class bluegrass and acoustic artists, craft beer and libations set under blue skies and star filled Rocky Mountain nights is brewing.
Headliners this year include Bluegrass legend, Sam Bush with his full band and Colorado favorites, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival and Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band. Also joining the 2015 line-up is the world famous Les Claypool with his Bluegrass band, Duo De Twang and fan favorites, The Infamous Stringdusters.
Additional artists on the line-up include, The Wood Brothers, Fruition, Tyler Grant with Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Paper Bird and Troutsteak Revival. Also performing on the line-up Mountain Standard Time, Dustbowl Revival, Gipsy Moon, Chain Station, Wood and Wire and the Caribou Mountain Collective.
Fans can stroll the grounds, fresh off the mountain, still wearing their winter snow gear rotating between the two heated beer tents which are flanking the main stage and overlooking Nottingham Lake. The beer tents will host the Colorado breweries where they will pour their signature brews from 2:30-5:30 pm each day along side the Pickin’ Perch and Jamboree stages. WinterWonderGrass is partnering with Great Divide Brewing Co. and Crazy Mountain Brewery as the festival’s presenting beer sponsors.
Focused on community, WinterWonderGrass is supporting local Vail Valley non-profits Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and Walking Mountains as well as the International Disaster Relief organization, All Hands Volunteers. WinterWonderGrass will work with Walking Mountains to increase their levels of sustainability and zero waste to offset environmental impact as well as offering three-day ticket holders a stainless steel commemorative festival mug to help cut down on single use plastics.
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WinterWonderGrass Festival also provides an answer to the Vail Valley nightlife with late night shows scheduled around the community Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
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Keeping true to creating the quintessential Colorado vibe, WinterWonderGrass remains a boutique event and has sold out the past two years. They expect the festival to sell out again this year so we encourage all fans to buy early. Local tickets for the price of $119 are on-sale today at www.winterwondergrass.com for a limited time. All three-day festival tickets include a commemorative festival beer mug, three hours of beer tastings and live music from 3-10pm on three stages. Children under the age of 12 are free.
For the full line-up and more information go to www.winterwondergrass.com
~MTN Town Magazine