WinterWonderGrass returns to Avon Feb. 20-22, 2015
AVON — Music, brews and mountains is the motif for the WinterWonderGrass Festival returning to the Vail Valley Feb. 20-22nd, 2015 for the third year. The festival will feature more than 20 bands and 15 Colorado breweries over three days. WinterWonderGrass Festival brings together world-class bluegrass and acoustic artists, craft beer and libations and star-filled Rocky Mountain nights.
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, Fruition, The Wood Brothers, Tyler Grant with Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Paper Bird and Troutsteak Revival.
Fans can stroll the grounds, fresh off the mountain, still wearing their winter snow gear rotating between the two heated beer tents, which will flank the main stage and overlook Nottingham Lake. The beer tents will host Colorado breweries where they will pour signature brews from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 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 its levels of sustainability and zero waste to offset environmental impact as well as offer 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 each night of the festival.
WinterWonderGrass has sold out the past two years and organizers expect the festival to sell out again this year and encourage all fans to buy tickets early. Local tickets, priced at $119, go on-sale Tuesday at http://www.winterwondergrass.com for a limited time. All three-day festival tickets also the include beer tastings and festival mug. Children under the age of 12 are free.
For the full line-up and more information go to http://www.winterwondergrass.com.