Fruition's Jay Cobb Anderson

Fruition's Jay Cobb Anderson

 

2015 WinterWonderGrass Recap

What better way to get ready for this year's festival than to take a walk down memory lane care of our dear friends at The Mischief Collective?  Please take a look at the following links for insights into last year's WinterWonderGrass experience (both CO and CA):

15 Ways WinterWonderGrass Will Warm Your Heart

"7. The Crowd

The Sweet Lillies provided Leftover Salmon fans with a fantastic opening set at Agave on Saturday night. Their drummer for the evening, Jake Wolf, who also happens to be an Avon councilman, stepped forward to share the feedback he’d been receiving from the locals- that WinterWonderGrass attendees hold a reputation for being the most kind, respectful, and dedicated to the music. If you care to surround yourself with people who are passionate about bluegrass…WinterWonderGrass is the place to do so."

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe 2015 - 5 Artist Profiles

Artist Profile:  Chris Pandolfi

"TMC: Is there a moment in particular from any of the four installments of the festival, including Tahoe, that stands out to you?

CP: I’ll never forget standing on stage the first year, trying to stay warm, wondering who’s idea it was to have an outdoor bluegrass festival in Colorado during the winter. And then all the sudden it started to dump snow from above, and all that ski town energy came pouring up onto the stage. The lights caught the snow and suddenly you could see forever—the energy became overwhelming. The music just came to life and it went down as one of our most memorable Stringduster sets of the year."

And be sure to be on the lookout for members of both The Mischief Collective and The Lot Scene all around WonderGrass this year.  Who knows just what sort of insanity we'll be getting up to?  Wanna join in The Mischief Scene shenanigannery?  Well then come on and get your crazy on with us WWG-style!!

 Andy Thorn and Tyler Grant

Andy Thorn and Tyler Grant

WinterWonderGrass 2016 Survival Guide

WinterWonderGrass is a fest quite unlike any other given its time of year and location.  Snow is almost a surety in the Rocky Mountains surrounding Avon, CO.  As such, it pays to remember all the right gear and clothing — trust us, you don’t want to be caught unawares…or you’re gonna have a bad time.  Beer and bluegrass is the name of the game and with so many great breweries representing at WWG this year, how can you go wrong?  And that music lineup!  Forget about it, right??  So, speaking from some experience with WonderGrass, we’d like to offer up a little friendly advice for those going this year.

THE BEERS

So many delicious brews to choose and you can hit every one!  A word to the wise, the altitude is a real thing when it comes to boozing in the mountains.  Please be safe and stay hydrated to keep yourself in raging shape.  There’s a ton of amazing music in store for the weekend — you wouldn’t want to be a festy casualty.  But enough of the dire warnings…here are our brewery recommendations for you this year:

Beers Not To Be Missed:

  • Breckenridge Brewery

  • Avery

  • Oskar Blues

  • Lefthand

  • Odell

 The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers

THE MUSIC

How could you make a mistake when it comes to ANY of this lineup?  With a schedule jam-packed full of amazing main stage and incredible secondary stage acts, it can be so hard to decide whom to see.  Based on the schedule, here are the bands that we would recommend as “must sees” for WWG 2016:

Music Not To Be Missed:

Friday

  • The Travelin’ McCourys

  • Larry Keel’s WWG All Stars

  • Leftover Salmon

  • The Grant Farm

Saturday

  • Peter Rowan & Friends

  • Fruition

  • Greensky Bluegrass

  • Larry Keel

  • Billy Strings

Sunday

  • WWG All Stars

  • Paul Hoffman

  • Dustbowl Revival

  • The Lil’ Smokies

  • Greensky Bluegrass

 Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon

Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon

THE LATE NIGHT

You really can’t go wrong when it comes to late night at WWG.  So many choices between such great music.  All the venues are incredible, small, intimate spaces that provide the perfect backdrop for the nighttime crawl.  Here is our plan for late night festivities:

Late Night Not To Be Missed:

  • Friday - The Travelin’ McCourys OR The Grant Farm with Town Cavalry

  • Saturday - The Lil’ Smokies/Billy Strings

  • Sunday - Dustbowl Revival and WWG Allstars

 

 Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon

Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon

There you have it, friends -- our 2016 WonderGrass Survival Guide.  We're looking forward to seeing you all out in Avon this year.  Safe travels to the fest this year -- let's all hope for great weather on I-70!!!  

Let's get ready to WonderGrass!!!

- The Lot Scene (Will and Parker) and The Mischief Collective (Hilary and Tory)

 The "Mischief Scene"

The "Mischief Scene"

PS - Be sure to find The Lot Scene to get your complimentary commemorative button for this year!!  Look for our top hats and our rubber chicken buddy!!

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