WWG: Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Strings, Devil Makes 3

Clare Foster

The Infamous Stringdusters will appear at WinterWonderGrass at Squaw Valley.

Today, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival shares the 2020 lineup across all three of their flagship events. Taking place in Colorado from Feb. 21- 23, California (Squaw Valley) from March 27-29 and Vermont from April 10-11, the traveling music festival will welcome performances from some of the hottest names currently thriving in today’s Bluegrass and Americana music scenes.

“It’s with a mountain of intention, huge hearts, humility and a commitment to delivering the hottest and sweetest artists that we present to you the 2020 WinterWonderGrass landscape,” said festival founder, Scotty Stoughton. “Each year, the hardest thing to do is not heed our desire to return to each and every band–and by virtue of that, friends to WWG–year in and year out. In is our sincere desire you’ll find new lifetime favorites on this lineup, have the chance to be reunited with old loves and step out of your comfort zone with open arms to new experiences.”

“WinterWonderGrass has become a home for artists, fans, staff, locals, businesses, skiers, riders, their families and all of the like,” adds festival Director of Marketing & Ticketing, Ariel Rosemberg. “We pride ourselves on creating a sustainable, safe and receptive environment, bound by the marriage of the best in bluegrass, folk and Americana, and the undefeated nature of American ski culture.”

The Devil Makes Three performs at WinterWonderGrass 2020.

Over March 27-29, WinterWonderGrass makes its way to the Tahoe region of California for its sixth consecutive year presenting three days of music at the base of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Headliners for this festival stop include The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters and Billy Strings (two sets). Peter Rowan, Fruition, Keller and the Keels, The War and Treaty, The Lil Smokies, Brothers Comatose, Della Mae, Larry Keel Experience, Kitchen Dwellers, Andy Falco & Travis Book (of The Infamous Stringdusters) Perform Jerry Garcia, Cris Jacobs, Trout Steak Revival, Midnight North, Town Mountain, Pickin’ on the Dead, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, Old Salt Union, TK & the Holy Know-Nothings, Rapidgrass and Twisted Pine also join the bill, alongside special guests Lindsay Lou, Bridget Law, Will Mosheim and a collaborative WinterWonderWomen set.

Billy Strings

A Mountaintop Dinner with Keller Williams will kick off the festivities on Thursday, March 26th. The event will include a ride up the tram, a multi-course meal complete with locally-sourced ingredients, wine and beer sampling, plus two sets by Keller Williams. Additionally, the Grass After Dark Series will return for post-festival programming with more details coming soon.

Please note, Squaw Valley Ski Resort lift tickets, Mountaintop Dinner tickets and Grass After Dark tickets are not included in regular festival admission and must be purchased separately.

Tickets for all three festivals are on sale now: Colorado | California | Vermont. Stay tuned for more information on Grass After Dark programming, beer partners and bundle packages with lodging and lift tickets.

Cravan touches down in Truckee in October

Caravan to WonderGrass is in full swing! Today, during the Great American Beer Festival, WinterWonderGrass kicks off their annual, pop-up event series with the WinterWonderGrass Presents the Ikon Pass® Stage happening all weekend long.

The California Caravan encompasses three events, taking place over October 17th, 18th and 19th. On October 17th, WonderGrass & The Tahoe Food Hub present The Supper Club at the Tahoe Food Hub in Truckee, CA, with food prepared by Chef Wyatt Dufresne, formerly of PlumpJack Squaw. Attendees can expect a seasonal 4-course menu sourced locally and prepared collaboratively between the chef,  and the farmers and ranchers who cultivated the ingredients. Tickets are $110 and admission includes food, conversation, music and a chance to bond with fellow members of the WinterWonderGrass community.

Over October 18th and 19th, WonderGrass Presents two pop-up performances from Midnight North, taking place at Moe’s BBQ in Tahoe City, CA on the 18th, and Alibi Ale Works in Truckee, CA on the 19th. The events are free and open to all ages.

A limited quantity of fee-free tickets to WinterWonderGrass festival stops will be available for purchase during all Caravan to WonderGrass events, with additional events taking place in Steamboat, CO on October 11th, and Manchester, VT on October 26th. For tickets and more information on specific Caravan events, please visit: winterwondergrass.com/caravan-to-wondergrass.

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Photo by Emily Butler

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