Organizers for the annual WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival have announced the initial lineup of artists to perform at all three of their 2020 events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (February 21st-23rd); Squaw, California (March 27th-29th); and Stratton, Vermont (April 10th-11th).
The eighth annual WinterWonderGrass Colorado event will feature headlining sets from Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, and Margo Price in addition to Keller & the Keels, Della Mae, Travelin’ McCourys, Nikki Lane, Molly Tuttle, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Bluegrass Generals (Chris Pandolfi & Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters), ALO, Lindsay Lou, a collaborative set from the WinterWonderWomen, Pickin’ on the Dead, Che Apalache, Cris Jacobs, Twisted Pine, Jon Stickley Trio, Meadow Mountain, Jay Roemer Band, Buffalo Commons, Bowregard, and special guests Andy Thorn, Jennifer Hartswick, Bridget Law, Pappy Biondo, and Will Mosheim.
The sixth edition of the WinterWonderGrass California event in the Tahoe area of the western state will feature headliners The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Billy Strings (two sets). Additionally, the three-day event will include performances from 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) performing a tribute set to 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. Special guests will again include Lindsay Lou, Bridget Law, Will Mosheim, and a collaborative WinterWonderWomen set.
Both the Colorado and California events will begin with “A Mountaintop Dinner” with Keller Williams on Thursday, February 20th, and Thursday, March 26th, respectively.
Finally, the roving festival will wrap its 2020 schedule with two days of music at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, VT, dubbed WonderGrass Presents: Sugar & Strings. Headliners for the Vermont event include The Infamous Stringdusters, Cabinet, Della Mae, and Molly Tuttle. Other artists set to play include the Kitchen Dwellers, Andy Falco & Travis Book performing their Jerry Garcia tribute set, Twisted Pine, Che Apalache, a WinterWonderWomen collaboration, Saints and Liars, Dead Winter Carpenters, and Damn Tall Buildings. Jennifer Hartswick, Bridget Law, Pappy Biondo, Will Mosheim, and more will again appear throughout the weekend as special guests.
Additionally, the “Grass After Dark Series” will return in 2020 for post-festival performance, although details were not revealed with Thursday’s announcement.
“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,” WWG founder Scotty Stoughton added in a statement shared via press release to go with Wednesday’s lineup announce. “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. It 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.”
WWG Director of Marketing & Ticketing Ariel Rosemberg also added, “WinterWonderGrass has become a home for artists, fans, staff, locals, businesses, skiers, riders, their families and all of the like. 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.”
WinterWonderGrass also kicks off its annual, pop-up event series with the WinterWonderGrass Presents the Ikon Pass® Stage taking place this weekend. The event in Denver, CO takes place Thursday (10/3) at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Cervantes Otherside, followed by an October 11th Steamboat Springs presentation of The WinterWonderGrass All-Stars at The Depot Art Center. Here here for more info on the Caravan to WonderGrass events.
Tickets for all three festivals are on sale now here.
WinterWonderGrass 2020 Colorado Lineup
WinterWonderGrass 2020 California Lineup
WinterWonderGrass 2020 Vermont Lineup