Organizers of WinterWonderGrass Tahoe, which was forced to cancel due to COVID-19 concerns, have announced the launch of WWG TV, a webcast series to air in the festivals stead.
WWG TV is a three-part webcast series set to begin on Friday, March 27th–the festival’s original start date–at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT. There will also be two, hour-long webcasts set to air the next two Fridays, April 3rd and April 10th.
“We believe the strength of our community will shine through during this uncharted journey,” festival founder Scotty Stoughton added with the announcement. “Through the launch of WWG TV, we want to promote social interaction amongst physical distancing within our community and beyond. Grab the people you’re quarantined with, pour yourself a beverage and enjoy this WWG community we’ve built from the comfort of your couch.”
The first installment of the series is themed “Tahoe – Come Together”, and will serve as a tribute to the Tahoe community by highlighting acts that were all on the original WWG Tahoe lineup. The free webcast will feature archival performance footage from Billy Strings and Della Mae from their respective sets at WWG Steamboat 2020. Also included will be past WWG Tahoe performances from The Infamous Stringdusters featuring special guest Sam Bush, as well as the original Tram Jam from 2015, which brought together members of Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival, Head For The Hills, Sam and Lynn Bush, and Tyler Grant to play a jam riding over the Tahoe mountains in a moving ski tram. Lastly, the first episode of WWG TV will feature a picturesque performance from Fruition atop the summit of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Plus, the episode will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Lindsay Lou on the festival’s Facebook page.
Check out the official trailer below.
WWG TV – Episode One: “Tahoe – Come Together”
Head to the WinterWonderGrass Facebook page this Friday at 8 p.m. ET to catch the first episode of WWG TV.