WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival continues through Sunday
OLYMPIC VALLEY — “Music, Brews and Mountains” is the theme for the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival, establishing its first year at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe Thursday and runs through Sunday.
WinterWonderGrass is a boutique winter music and craft beer festival featuring more than 18 bands and 14 California breweries during three days on three stages.
The finest ingredients of the North Lake Tahoe lifestyle are brought together by WinterWonderGrass Tahoe to craft an experience of natural elation, delivering a batch of fulfillment and a dose of memories to local music enthusiasts and a global winter audience.
Drawing from the environmental beauty and mountain lifestyle as the foundation for the event, WinterWonderGrass adds in music and community to create the ultimate Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows gathering.
Headliners this year include acclaimed bluegrass bands, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Elephant Revival, as well as bluegrass legend Sam Bush as a special guest.
California favorites Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Dead Winter Carpenters, The California Honey Drops and Brothers Comatose will also be performing, adding to the stellar line up.
Additional artists include Fruition, Scott Law, Head for the Hills, Front Country, T-Sisters and The Dustbowl Revival.
California and Nevada craft breweries will be pouring their signature brews from 2:30-5:30 p.m. each day in the two-heated beer tents. Both brew tents include side stages surrounded by hay bails and whiskey barrels, hosting raucous bluegrass jams.
WinterWonderGrass Tahoe has partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Golden Road Brewing as the festival’s presenting beer sponsors.
The additional breweries joining the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe tastings are Lagunitas Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., 21st Amendment Brewery, Magnolia Brewing, Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Rubicon Brewing Co., Stoneyhead Brewing, Two Rivers Cider Company, Green Flash and Great Basin Brewing Co.
WinterWonderGrass supports local North Lake Tahoe nonprofits with a focus on sustainable living. The festival will have composting and recycling stations led by the WinterWonderGrass and Squaw Valley Green Team to help offset the environmental impact of the event.
WinterWonderGrass is a community and family friendly event with a colorful kids zone including face painting, hula hooping and crafts.
“There are few communities in the country that match our passion for sustainability, environmental stewardship, authentic craft brews, and world-class roots music. We couldn’t be more thrilled to deliver WinterWonderGrass to North Lake Tahoe.” said Scotty Stoughton the Founder of WinterWonderGrass.
WinterWonderGrass Festival has also officially announced the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe After Dark schedule for the festival weekend.
Each night after the crowds dance their way out of Squaw Valley, they will spill over into the Olympic Valley Lodge for late night shows, special jams and continued dancing. Additional late night shows will take place at Moe’s BBQ in Tahoe City.
A limited number of tickets are still on-sale for the festival and the late nights at http://www.winterwondergrass.com for a limited time. For the full line-up and more information go to http://www.winterwondergrass.com.
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