Ski by Day, Boogie By Night in Steamboat Springs This February
Published on 11/29/2016 by Brad Luth
The Winter WinterWonderGrass Festival Is Set To Bring Top Bluegrass Talent To Town February 23-26, 2017
Want your skiing with a side of pickin’? Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush and Elephant Revival headline a terrific billing of bluegrass-based bands ready to take over Steamboat for four days in late February. With 7,000 people expected to attend, this promises to be a winter musical experience the likes of which Steamboat hasn’t seen in years.
The festival kicks off with a free concert in Gondola Plaza on Thursday, followed by an intimate performance and dinner with Leftover Salmon at Thunderhead lodge.
That weekend, the Knoll Lot near the base of the ski area will be transformed into a pickers paradise as 25 bluegrass bands of all flavors bring the twang from 1:00 to 10:30 each day except Sunday, which ends a bit earlier. In addition to the main stage, there will be three side stages that will allow you to hear the latest and greatest string talent up close and personal while you sip your favorite brew. When the concert ends, diehards can head downtown for even more bluegrass action at one of Steamboat’s several music venues.
But this weekend isn’t just about bluegrass; Colorado beer will also take center stage. Each day from 2:00-5:00, festival ticketholders will be treated to a beer tasting from a bevy of Colorado breweries, including Steamboat local favorites Butcherknife, Storm Peak, and Mountain Tap. Plus, you’ll find an expo village where you can browse through a bonanza of intriguing artisan creations, from artistic to culinary. Oh, and did we mention there’s heat? Yes, you’ll be able to warm up in various zones throughout the festival area as you party the day and night away.
Get In On The Action
Tickets for this weekend of musical mayhem are still on sale and currently go for $168 for three days of music and beer tastings each day.
If you purchase a festival ticket, another $198 gets you three days of unlimited access to the Steamboat Resort anytime from February 22 through February 27. That’s a significant discount off the regular price per day, so if you want to sloosh down the slopes of Steamboat by day and get your boogie on by night, this is a package deal you don’t want to pass up.
Over the past four years, WinterWonderGrass has made a name for itself as the winter bluegrass festival not to be missed. With its winning combo of top-tier bands and beer tastings from breweries large and small across Colorado, it’s become a mecca for bluegrass fans and beer enthusiasts throughout the west. For its fifth year, festival organizers decided to come to Steamboat and add the slopes to the mix. This all adds up to make the 2017 iteration of WinterWonderGrass the experience of a lifetime. Come join the fun!
As you can imagine, lodging is going fast for these dates, so check availability, book your convenient condo, and plan to be in Steamboat in February for a stompin’ good time!
To Purchase tickets for the festival go here: WinterWondergrass
Steamboat Vacation Rentals is also offering a Rent 4nts get the 5th Night Free Special on Lodging in Steamboat during this time frame. Make plans soon before tickets and accommodations are all sold out!