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WinterWonderGrass​ ​Festival​ ​is​ ​returning​ ​to​ ​Steamboat
Springs,​ ​Colorado,​ ​February​ ​23rd-25th,​ ​2018​ ​for​ ​the​ ​sixth​ ​annual​ ​internationally​ ​acclaimed​ ​bluegrass​ ​and craft​ ​beer​ ​festival.

WinterWonderGrass​ ​Festival​ ​is​ ​an​ ​all​ ​ages​ ​community​ ​centric,​ ​environmentally​ ​focused​ ​festival​ ​featuring world-class​ ​bluegrass​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​Colorado​ ​craft​ ​beer.​ ​​ ​Establishing​ ​roots​ ​in​ ​Steamboat​ ​Springs,​ ​​ ​the
WWG​ ​vision​ ​is​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​a​ ​high-quality​ ​experience​ ​by​ ​combining​ ​artists​ ​that​ ​align​ ​to​ ​their​ ​altruistic​ ​team vision​ ​and​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​community.

With​ ​25​ ​bands​ ​performing​ ​on​ ​4​ ​stages​ ​over​ ​3​ ​days,​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​has​ ​distinguished​ ​itself​ ​as​ ​the premiere​ ​winter​ ​music​ ​and​ ​brew​ ​festival​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country.​ ​​ ​​Headlining​ ​artists​ ​at​ ​the​ ​6th​ ​annual
WinterWonderGrass​ ​include​ ​​Greensky​ ​Bluegrass,​ ​Yonder​ ​Mountain​ ​String​ ​Band,​ ​ ​​​​Elephant​ ​Revival​​ ​and Leftover​ ​Salmon​.

Additional​ ​artists​ ​include​ ​​F​ruition,​ ​Travelin​ ​McCourys,​ ​Lil’​ ​Smokies,​ ​Horseshoe​ ​​and​​ ​Hand​ ​Grenades,​ ​Jon Stickley​ ​Trio,​ ​​ ​Billy​ ​Strings​​ ​and​ ​​Trout​ ​Steak​ ​Revival​.​ ​​ ​​ ​​The​ ​three​ ​large​ ​heated​ ​beer​ ​halls;​ ​​ ​Jamboree, Pickin’​ ​Perch​ ​and​ ​The​ ​SoapBox​ ​are​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​bluegrass​ ​artists​ ​including;​ ​​ ​​Good​ ​Time​ ​Travelers,​ ​Brad Parsons​ ​Band,​ ​Ghost​ ​of​ ​Paul​ ​Revere​ ​​and​​ ​We​ ​Dream​ ​Dawn.​ ​​​ ​Special​ ​guests​ ​​Tyler​ ​Grant,​ ​Bridget​ ​Law,​ ​Jay Starling​ ​​and​ ​​Allie​ ​Kral​ ​​will​ ​be​ ​joining​ ​the​ ​​WinterWonderGrass​ ​All-Stars​ ​​plus​ ​sitting​ ​in​ ​with​ ​artists throughout​ ​the​ ​weekend.
The​ ​festival​ ​weekend​ ​kicks​ ​off​ ​on​ ​Thursday,​ ​February​ ​22nd,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​free​ ​welcome​ ​party​ ​2pm-5pm​ ​at
Gondola​ ​Square​ ​at​ ​the​ ​base​ ​of​ ​Steamboat​ ​Resort​ ​with​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​artists​ ​​Trout​ ​Steak​ ​Revival​.

WinterWonderGrass​ ​sets​ ​the​ ​intention​ ​​to​ ​get​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​roots​ ​with​ ​a​ ​small​ ​community​ ​gathering
cultivated​ ​to​ ​reconnect​ ​with​ ​nature​​ ​over​ ​three​ ​days.​ ​​ ​With​ ​the​ ​jams​ ​coming​ ​from​ ​4​ ​different​ ​stages
throughout​ ​the​ ​weekend,​ ​the​ ​music​ ​never​ ​stops,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​contagious​ ​high​ ​energy​ ​sensation.​ D​​rawing from​ ​the​ ​environmental​ ​beauty​ ​and​ ​mountain​ ​lifestyle​ ​of​ ​majestic​ ​Mt.​ ​Werner,​ ​WWG​ ​delivers​ ​the ultimate​ ​winter​ ​gathering.

“It’s​ ​humbling​ ​to​ ​be​ ​welcomed​ ​and​ ​appreciated​ ​so​ ​authentically​ ​in​ ​a​ ​new​ ​community,​ ​it​ ​brings​ ​upon​ ​us​ ​a level​ ​of​ ​deep​ ​responsibility.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​working​ ​hard​ ​year​ ​round​ ​to​ ​build​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a​ ​Festival,​ ​our desire​ ​is​ ​to​ ​curate​ ​a​ ​space​ ​that​ ​can​ ​inspire​ ​true​ ​connection,​ ​new​ ​conversation,​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​young and​ ​old​ ​together​ ​and​ ​reignite​ ​kinship.​ ​This​ ​event​ ​is​ ​not​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​it’s​ ​from​ ​you”,​ ​Scotty​ ​Stoughton, Founder.

New​ ​this​ ​year​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Public​ ​Pick​ ​at​ ​Rye​ ​at​ ​Torian​ ​Plum​ ​Plaza.​ ​​ ​In​ ​keeping​ ​with​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​desire​ ​to
further​ ​integrate​ ​music​ ​and​ ​community​ ​​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​announcing​ ​the​ ​​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​family of​ ​all​ ​ages​ ​to​ ​join​ ​WWG​ ​artists​ ​in​ ​an​ ​an​ ​informal​ ​unplugged​ ​musical​ ​collaboration.​ ​Fans​ ​can​ ​bring​ ​their instruments​ ​while​ ​listening​ ​​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stories​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​songs.
Throughout​ ​the​ ​weekend,​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​will​ ​host​ ​“pop-up”​ ​bluegrass​ ​jams​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Champagne
Powder®​ ​​ ​​snow​ ​covered​ ​mountains.​ ​​Steamboat​ ​Resort​ ​will​ ​be​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​3​ ​day​ ​lift​ ​ticket​ ​​starting​ ​at​ ​$189 valid​ ​any​ ​3​ ​days,​ ​February​ ​22​ ​–​ ​26th.​​ ​​ ​Dedicated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​winter​ ​lifestyle,​ ​​the​ ​festival​ ​has​ ​collaborated​ ​with Icelantic​ ​Skis​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​custom​ ​made​ ​ski​ ​with​ ​the​ ​full​ ​lineup​ ​printed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​base​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ski.​ ​​ ​The​ ​skis​ ​will be​ ​available​ ​for​ ​pre-order​ ​and​ ​for​ ​purchase​ ​at​ ​the​ ​festival.
Partnering​ ​with​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​Steamboat​ ​as​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​​ ​Presenting​ ​Brew​ ​Sponsor​ ​is​ ​Oskar​ ​Blues Brewery.​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​22​ ​Colorado​ ​breweries​ ​will​ ​join​ ​the​ ​beer​ ​tastings​ ​each​ ​day​ ​2pm-5pm.​ ​​ ​​ ​The​ ​beer tastings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​hosted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​three​ ​heated​ ​beer​ ​halls​ ​where​ ​artists​ ​create​ ​a​ ​warm​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​camaraderie with​ ​spontaneous​ ​collaborations​ ​and​ ​raucous​ ​jams.

WinterWonderGrass​ ​aligns​ ​with​ ​local​ ​charitable​ ​organizations​ ​each​ ​year,​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​music​ ​education, environmental​ ​protection​ ​and​ ​disaster​ ​relief.​​ ​​This​ ​year​ ​the​ ​festival​ ​has​ ​aligned​ ​with​ ​Rocky​ ​Mountain Youth​ ​Corps,​ ​Yampatika,​ ​Yampa​ ​Valley​ ​Autism​ ​Program​ ​and​ ​Partners​ ​in​ ​Routt​ ​County.

With​ ​an​​ ​​established​ ​80​ ​percent​ ​waste​ ​diversion​ ​rate​ ​in​ ​2017,​ ​diverting​ ​​13,321​ ​pounds​ ​away​ ​from
landfills​ ​and​ ​into​ ​composting,​ ​​​ ​​the​ ​festival​ ​strives​ ​to​ ​offset​ ​the​ ​environmental​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event.​ ​​ ​A
Klean​ ​Kanteen​ ​stainless​ ​steel​ ​commemorative​ ​festival​ ​mug​ ​is​ ​included​ ​with​ ​each​ ​three-day​ ​festival​ ​ticket dramatically​ ​reducing​ ​single​ ​use​ ​plastics.​ ​​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​is​ ​a​ ​community​ ​and​ ​family​ ​friendly​ ​event with​ ​a​ ​colorful​ ​kids​ ​zone​ ​including​ ​face​ ​painting,​ ​hula​ ​hooping​ ​and​ ​crafts​ ​while​ ​parents​ ​can​ ​sip​ ​libations as​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​sets​ ​over​ ​the​ ​Colorado​ ​mountains​ ​and​ ​the​ ​music​ ​plays​ ​into​ ​the​ ​night.
WWG​ ​brings​ ​late​ ​night​ ​shows​ ​Friday​ ​and​ ​Saturday​ ​night​ ​to​ ​Thunderhead​ ​Lodge​ ​plus​ ​The​ ​Chief​ ​Theater and​ ​Schmiggity’s​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Steamboat.​ ​​ ​New​ ​this​ ​year​ ​is​ ​a​ ​late​ ​night​ ​addition​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Steamboat Grand​ ​Hotel.​ ​​ ​All​ ​late​ ​night​ ​tickets​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sold​ ​separately​ ​and​ ​line​ ​up​ ​to​ ​be​ ​announced​ ​at​ ​a​ ​later​ ​date.
The​ ​festival​ ​has​ ​sold​ ​out​ ​the​ ​past​ ​six​ ​years​ ​and​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​out​ ​quickly.​ ​​ ​Three-day​ ​tickets​ ​will​ ​be for​ ​sale​ ​starting​ ​at​ ​$169​ ​and​ ​three-day​ ​VIP​ ​tickets​ ​$339.​ ​All​ ​three​ ​day​ ​tickets​ ​include​ ​three​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​daily beer​ ​tastings,​ ​a​ ​commemorative​ ​Klean​ ​Kanteen​ ​festival​ ​cup​ ​and​ ​three​ ​days​ ​of​ ​incredible​ ​live​ ​music​ ​at​ ​the base​ ​of​ ​Steamboat​ ​Resort.​ ​​Children​ ​under​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​12​ ​are​ ​free​ ​and​ ​Seniors​ ​over​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​75​ ​are​ ​also free.​​ ​​ ​For​ ​more​ ​more​ ​information​ ​and​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​tickets​​ ​​www.winterwondergrass.com

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Steamboat​ ​is​ ​famous​ ​worldwide​ ​for​ ​its​ ​authentic​ ​western​ ​atmosphere,​ ​genuine​ ​friendliness,​ ​Olympian
tradition​ ​and​ ​Champagne​ ​Powder​®​​ ​snow.​ ​North​ ​America’s​ ​Top​ ​Family​ ​Resort,​ ​Steamboat-Ski​ ​Town,
U.S.A.​®​​ ​encompasses​ ​165​ ​trails,​ ​3,668​ ​vertical​ ​feet​ ​and​ ​nearly​ ​3,000​ ​skiable​ ​acres​ ​with​ ​six​ ​peaks​ ​filled with​ ​world-class​ ​groomed​ ​cruisers,​ ​bumps,​ ​steeps,​ ​meadows,​ ​legendary​ ​trees,​ ​four​ ​terrain​ ​parks​ ​and rarely​ ​a​ ​lift​ ​line​ ​to​ ​be​ ​seen.​ ​Steamboat’s​ ​winter​ ​season​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​run​ ​from​ ​November​ ​22,​ ​2017 through​ ​April​ ​15,​ ​2018.​ ​Find​ ​out​ ​more​ ​about​ ​Steamboat​ ​at​ ​​www.steamboat.com​​ ​or​ ​see​ ​for​ ​yourself​ ​by visiting​ ​Steamboat​ ​this​ ​winter​ ​with​ ​easy​ ​nonstop​ ​flights​ ​from​ ​14​ ​cities​ ​including​ ​new​ ​nonstop​ ​from Austin​ ​and​ ​Kansas​ ​City.

Early​ ​bird​ ​lodging​ ​deals​ ​are​ ​available​ ​when​ ​you​ ​book​ ​from​ ​Steamboat​ ​Central​ ​Reservations.​ ​​ ​Visit
www.steamboat.com/WWGpackage​ ​or​ ​by​ ​calling​ ​877-783-2628.
WinterWonderGrass​ ​Steamboat​ ​Ticket​ ​Type
●​ ​​ ​​Freshie​ ​3-day​ ​GA​ ​tickets​ ​start​ ​at​ ​​ ​$169
●​ ​​ ​3-day​ ​VIP​ ​tickets​ ​start​ ​at​ ​$339
●​ ​​ ​The​ ​Gold​ ​Miner​ ​Pass​ ​including​ ​a​ ​3-day​ ​GA​ ​pass​ ​to​ ​both​ ​WWG​ ​Steamboat​ ​and
​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​WWG​ ​Tahoe​ ​starts​ ​at​ ​$299