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December 19, 2012
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First ever WinterWonderGrass slated for Feb. 16, 17 in Edwards

The first-annual WinterWonderGrass festival is coming to Eagle County on Feb. 16 and 17. The festival mixes the finest ingredients of the Colorado lifestyle and delivers a batch to our global winter audience and local music enthusiasts. The event will include lively regional, national and local bluegrass music, craft beers, warm barbecue and local food. This intimate gathering will focus on sustainability, community businesses and support of the arts. Crazy Mountain Brewery plays host to this year's festival.

The festival will host different local Colorado breweries for beer tastings, a main stage and acoustic side stage for bluegrass jams and local food vendors, brands and businesses.

The first headlining act has been announced as The Infamous StringDusters (www.infamousstringdusters.com), a band currently making waves on the bluegrass scene around the country. Additional artists in the lineup include Grant Farm (acoustic), MilkDrive, Drunken Hearts, State Bridge All Stars, Olora Brothers, Old Town Pickers and She Said String Band. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. The final WinterWonderGrass lineup will total more than 15 bands and seven breweries over two days.

Ticket prices are kicking off for a limited time with a discounted price of $50 for a two-day festival in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vail Mountain. Once the discounted tickets are sold out, the ticket price will have another round of limited sales at $62 to appreciate the year Vail Mountain opened - 1962.

The advanced festival ticket price will include a two-day ticket, as well as beer tastings and a commemorative festival beer mug. Tickets are on sale exclusively through www.winterwondergrass.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 19, 2012 04:26PM Published Dec 19, 2012 04:24PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.