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WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival: Unique Tahoe Experience Returns for a Third Year

Last updated: September 2022

WinterWonderGrass returns to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows March 31 – April 2, 2017, bringing together renowned bluegrass performers, delicious local food, tasty local brew and a weekend of surprises. Here are just a few reasons you should add this festival to your North Tahoe Must-Do List:

25 Bands on 5 Stages in 1 Stellar Setting: Only in North Tahoe can you see world-class bluegrass artists including Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Sam Bush Band and The Infamous Stringdusters perform against a backdrop of Sierra Nevada peaks and the starry alpine sky.

Can’t Miss Kick-Off Dinner: The Tram to Table kick-off dinner combines a breathtaking ride up to Squaw’s 8,200’ High Camp, an intimate performance with bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and Fruition, a locally-sourced, family style sit-down dinner created by WinterWonderGrass in collaboration with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Tahoe Food Hub plus a cocktail hour of beer, wine and whiskey tastings by festival partners Sierra Nevada Brewing, Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Breckenridge Distillery. This intimate experience will sell out quickly and is the perfect kick-off to your festival weekend. Tickets start at $149 and are separate from festival admission.

Still Can’t Get Enough Grass? WinterWonderGrass “Grass After Dark” is the place to be for the dedicated and sleep deprived. Following the close of each festival day, Hot Buttered Rum, The Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, Brad Parson’s Band, the Everyone Orchestra Band with the WinterWonderGrass All-Stars and more take to stages in Squaw and Tahoe City. Festival passes are not required to attend these shows, and tickets start at just $10. See the Grass After Dark line-up here.

Be Ready for Surprises: Festival weekend brings pop-up surprises all over the mountain, so keep your goggles clear and your earmuffs lifted to catch visiting artists jamming out in unexpected places. Want a teaser? Check out 2015’s legendary TramJam.

Festival Ticketing Options for Everyone: All-in? Go for the three-day pass or a VIP upgrade. Commitment-phobe? That’s cool, too– Get a one-day pass while they last,  starting at just $79 a day. All festival passes include tastings from local California and Nevada craft breweries from 2-5 pm each day in three heated beer tents.

Make a Weekend of it with Great Lodging Deals: From ultra-modern to cozy and rustic, bundle your festival tickets with the perfect North Tahoe lodging to make your festival weekend complete. Partner deals and the best rate guarantee mean you can book with confidence and convenience.