BRRRRRR It’s cold out folks, my neck of the woods is completely covered in ice and snow. In fact I was just stuck in my house for four days and researching some more of these festivals that were turned in to my email box. One of them I noticed that are happening soon is the WinterWonderGrass Festival in the Colorado and California areas February 19-21st 2016. There is a California edition of this festival in April.
Now I’m not going to lie to you folks this one’s a little on the pricey side boasting up to 250.00 for 3 day pass VIP, but after I post the lineup you won’t want to miss this one if you are in the area! And there are single day passes for a more affordable price, however this festival would be HARD to choose which day to only get to see.This festival is held in the scenic Avon Colorado at Nottingham Park’s 48 acres of wildlife and nature. This piece from their website:
Known as the “Heart of the Valley” for its geographic location as well as its strong sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere, Avon is a great place for both residents and visitors. Whether skiing, hiking, paddling the Eagle River or enjoying a leisurely day in town, you’ll find that launching your mountain adventures from Avon is easy and convenient.
With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers a small mountain town atmosphere with many amenities. The town serves as a gateway to the world-class Beaver Creek Resort and is eight miles west of world-famous Vail. Avon also offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, special events, parks, open space and trails, and a mix of local and national shops and restaurants.
Honestly this festival looks to be one of the most kid friendly ones on my roster this year, under 12 is free and there are many activities for them to do while you are enjoying the music. And there are a few tents that have kids activities from 3-7PM.
OK One thing I was asking myself (even though I don’t mess with it) is THIS: IT’S LEGAL TO SMOKE MARIJUANA ANYWHERE IN COLORADO, RIGHT? ACTUALLY, NO! IT’S ILLEGAL TO SMOKE CIGARETTES OR MARIJUANA IN PUBLIC PLACES IN COLORADO. THIS IS A COMMUNITY // FAMILY EVENT — PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND MINDFUL
This from the mailing list:
When we set out to create WWG it was never with the intention to build a big music festival, quite the opposite actually. We all wanted to get back to our roots, back to the loving space a community gathering cultivated and to re connect with nature. This is one of the reasons we have no plans to expand capacity or sell more tickets. Bigger is not better, we are committed to curating inspired smaller spaces to reignite the conversation and human connection.
We are dedicated to delivering a high-quality experience in high quality communities, combining artists that truly care about you with partners that align to our altruistic team vision.
If you plan to join us in 2018, and we very much hope you do, please grab your tickets early as we expect to sell out quickly.
This is an OUTDOOR EVENT and since it is winter time they ask you to PLEASE dress accordingly and smart in order to enjoy the music and festivities. There will be warm vendor tents and beer halls where you can enjoy beer while staying warm and they also have smaller stages. HERE is a link to purchase tickets for this event, and here is a daily schedule for you with performance times as well.
The Lil Smokies
Horseshoes And Hand Grenades
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Travelin’ McCourys
Trout Steak Revival
Jon Stickley Trio
Grantful Dead Review
Old Salt Union
Ghost Of Paul Revere
Brad Parsons Band
Joy Roemer Band
The Good Time Travelers
We Dream Dawn
The Christie Lodge
The Charter At Beaver Creek
Coming in SPRING of 2018 to California.