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WinterWonderGrass Announces Grass After Dark Series

01/14/2020 12:05PM ● By Alesha Damerville
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Less than two months remain before the 2020 edition of WinterWonderGrass kicks off in Steamboat Springs, CO over February 21st - 23rd and today, the festival shares details on their official late-night series, Grass After Dark.

Before things heat up on February 21st, the WinterWonderGrass team is pleased to announce that Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will officially kick things off with a free set Thursday, February 20th at 2:00 PM on the stage beside the brand new gondola. Festival attendees in town early are welcome to visit the satellite box office to claim their weekend wristbands and check out the limited merchandise.

Taking place across Thunderhead LodgeThe Steamboat Grand Ballroom and Schmiggity's Live Music & Dance Bar, Grass After Dark ensures there is something for anyone looking to keep the music going after the grounds close.

Friday, February 21st’s schedule of events sees Pickin’ On The Dead with Andy Thorn from Leftover Salmon and The Jon Stickley Trio play on top of Steamboat Mountain at Thunderhead Lodge, while Jeremy Garret’s Funk Band (led by The Infamous Stringdusters' fiddle player) and Twisted Pine take over The Steamboat Grand. Della Mae and Meadow Mountain will also play an intimate set in downtown Steamboat at Schmiggitty’s Live Music & Dance Bar.

Jeremy Garret, on the topic of his Funk Band ensemble, says “I cannot wait to share this mostly funk but also grassidelic ensemble with the crowd at WinterWonderGrass. I know this crowd of all crowds will get it. With soul man Josh Shilling on some vocals and keys, Ryan Cavanaugh on electric banjo, the heavy beats of Neal Evans on drums, the low funky bass of Joel Searls along with the ripping guitar of Jeff Ervine, this will be one fun late night show.”

Continuing on Saturday night, an evening with ALO takes place up the gondola at the Thunderhead Lodge in advance of their Sunday headlining performance on the main stage. WinterWonderWomen take over at The Grand Ballroom with a very special guest fueled WWG All-Stars set, anchored by  Billy FailingRoyal Masat and Jarrod Walker. Additionally, Horseshoes & Handgrenades with special guests Bowgegard will take over Schmiggity’s for two back-to-back sets of music.

The traditional festival-closing gathering at The Grand Ballroom, littered with special guest performances, is hosted by The Travelin' McCourys with special opening act, Che Apalache

Grass After Dark tickets are on sale starting today, Tuesday, January 14th, and can be purchased at:

Tickets for all three stops are now on sale and moving fast: Colorado | California | Vermont. VIP tickets to Steamboat’s stop are already sold out, but fans are encouraged to check out the official fan-to-fan ticketing exchange powered by Lyte if they’re in search of tickets as more of the dates and tiers sell out:

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About WinterWonderGrass:
Music, brews, mountains, local eats, and family is what makes up the three days of the WinterWonderGrass Festival. With deep roots in Colorado, California and growing in Vermont, the event has established itself as a leader in the winter lifestyle culture where the quality of experience outweighs the notion of quantity. WinterWonderGrass is an intimate gathering where inspiration and connection sit at its core. Our community is focused on sustainability, local non-profit support, nurturing the next generation and truly backing the arts.

Since its inception, the festival continues to cultivate the relationship between nature, roots music and community. It has established itself as a vehicle for inspiration, a place where open hearts and minds–along with a dissolved illusion of separation–creates a true, authentic platform for artists, vendors, attendees and the planet to connect as one.
About Steamboat Resort:
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 169 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 23, 2019, through April 12, 2020. Find out more about Steamboat at or see for yourself by visiting Steamboat this winter with easy nonstop flights from 14 major airports.