Brews & Bluegrass Paired With A Ski Resort A Top Springtime Event
The event, the third annual festival, is March 31-April 2.
California and Nevada craft breweries pour their signature brews from 2-5 p.m., each day in three heated tents. All brew tents include side stages surrounded by hay bales, patio lights, barn wood decor and whiskey barrels.
The main stage bands are: Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Sam Bush Band, and The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, The Dustbowl Revival, Everyone Orchestra featuring the WinterWonderGrass Allstars, Mandolin Orange and local Tahoe favorites Dead Winter Carpenters.
Three large heated tents, Jamboree, Pickin’ Perch and The SoapBox, flank the main outdoor stage with bluegrass artists The Lil’ Smokies, Head for the Hills, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Trout Steak Revival, Grant Farm and Jon Stickley Trio.
Three-day general admission tickets start at $139 and VIP three-day tickets start at $279 for a limited time. All three-day festival tickets include a commemorative festival beer mug, three hours of beer tastings each day and live music from 2-10 pm.
A separate but related event kicks off the weekend on Thursday, March 30. with the Tram-To-Table dinner.
This is where you ride the tram to High Camp at 8,200 feet for a dinner with locally-sourced foods from Tahoe Food Hub; a cocktail hour of beer, wine and whiskey tastings by festival partners Sierra Nevada Brewing, Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Breckenridge Distillery; and live music from bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and Fruition. All with views of Lake Tahoe. Tickets start at $149.
There is also a WinterWonderGrass at Steamboat Springs. Colorado. The dates for that event are Feb. 24-26.
Tickets for both are available at: www.winterwondergrass.com.