Olympic Valley, Cali. – A one-time home to the Olympics. Impeccable views of Lake Tahoe. Iconic tram rides to High Camp. A serene Sierra Nevada experience. The WinterWonderGrass 5th annual Squaw Valley, California festival will feature over 20 bluegrass and roots artists on three heated indoor stages and one outdoor main stage. The festival returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA, on March 29-31, 2019 with headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Leftover Salmon and Sam Bush Band.
WinterWonderGrass is committed to aligning with communities, artists and partners who share the focused commitment to sustainability, philanthropic endeavors and the roots of mountain culture. Since its inception, WinterWonderGrass has contributed $100K to local environmental groups, youth education programs, as well as local and global humanitarian causes.
Enhancing the music will be tastings of California local brews, ciders and eats, the pristine Sierra Nevada setting and an unparalleled winter festival community.
“From the moment we arrived in Tahoe, we felt the magnetism of this special piece of earth. The alchemy was abundantly clear in the way that bluegrass, the High Sierra, Lake Tahoe, spirited locals and an amphitheater of trees would create magic. It’s an absolute honor to celebrate five years in Squaw Valley and we look forward to turning it up just a notch in honor of this special gathering” said Scotty Stoughton, founder at WinterWonderGrass.
In addition to the aforementioned, the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe music lineup includes ALO, Fruition, Billy Strings, the Travelin’ McCourys, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Winter Carpenters, Jeff Austin Band, Lindsay Lou, Upstate, Driftwood, Pickin’ on the Dead and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys. Additional artists include: Vince and Silas Herman, One Grass, Two Grass, Bridget Law and Friends, Jenni and Jesse Dunn with Local Company and the Jack Cloonan Band. Artists at large include Andy Thorn & Tyler Grant.
Three-day general admission tickets start at $179 and VIP three-day tickets start at $329 for a limited time. Select two-mountain tickets, Coast-to-Coast (all three resorts) and single/two-day tickets are available for purchase as well. All three-day festival tickets include a reusable commemorative festival mug. Additional information can be found at www.winterwondergrass.com.
New to WinterWonderGrass this year is a true “back to our roots” caravan package, allowing fans to maximize the festival experience across each of the three Ikon Pass locations of Stratton, Steamboat and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The Coast-to-Coast ticket, available only through October 31, 2018, costs $449 plus fees for general admission and $879 plus fees for VIP, offering a fantastic value for anyone seeking the ultimate WinterWonderGrass journey. The Coast-to-Coast package is an ideal way for Ikon Pass holders with a passion for music to get the most out of their season pass.
IKON Presents: CARAVAN TO WONDERGRASS
At the core of WinterWonderGrass’s intention to bring community together and to celebrate the kick-off of the WonderGrass season are two pop-up Caravan to WonderGrass events. Presented by Ikon Pass, these free events will feature live music, festival ticket and merchandise giveaways, and specials on beer and cider.
Both Caravan to WonderGrass events will feature Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) and Silas Herman. Caravan to WonderGrass will be held at the Alibi Brewing Public House in Truckee on October 10 and at the Stone House in Nevada City on October 11.
WinterWonderGrass is committed to leaving host communities in better shape than we found them. The festival works closely with organizations that allow it to thrive in that capacity. Waste-Free Earth is a full-service sustainability company that partners with WinterWonderGrass and offers a broad range of services, including sustainability direction for events.
Waste-Free Earth Founder and WinterWonderGrass Director of Sustainability, Marina McCoy, said, “We pride ourselves on being free of single-use and plastics as much as possible, serving food and drinks only on reusable or 100% compostable flatware, and we educate attendees on how to identify compostable, recyclable and landfill items. Because of all of this effort, on average we divert 80-90% of our waste to recycling rather than landfills each year.
Music, winter sports, craft beer, fresh eats, and family is what makes up the three days of the WinterWonderGrass Festival. With deep roots in Colorado, California and now Vermont, the event has established itself as a leader in the winter lifestyle culture where the quality of experience outweighs the notion of quantity. WinterWonderGrass is an intimate gathering where inspiration and connection sit at its core. Our community is focused on sustainability, local non-profit support, nurturing the next generation and truly backing the arts, where together, we’ve planted the seed for long-term sustainability.
About Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo.