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2nd Annual WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival returning to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows – April 1-3, 2016

Published on: October 2015

For immediate release
October 13th, 2016

2nd Annual WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival returning to
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows – April 1-3, 2016

Olympic Valley, Calif. (October 13th, 2015) – WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival is returning for its second year at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows in North Lake Tahoe, California April 1-3, 2016. Music, Brews and Mountain are the foundation for WinterWonderGrass, a boutique winter music and craft beer festival featuring more than 20 bands and 16 California breweries over three days on three stages.

Drawing from the environmental beauty and mountain lifestyle as inspiration for the event, these finest ingredients of the North Lake Tahoe lifestyle are brought together at WinterWonderGrass Tahoe to create the ultimate community gathering.

Headliners this year include acclaimed artists: Railroad Earth, Greensky BluegrassLeftover Salmon and Elephant Revival.  Northern California native and world renowned bassist/vocalist from Primus, Les Claypool will be gracing the stage in Tahoe with his bluegrass act, Duo De Twang.  Travelin’ McCoury’sBrothers Comatose, Dustbowl Revival and Shook Twins will also be performing, adding to the stellar line up.  Additional artists include members of Fruition, Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang, Mandolin Orange and more

California and Nevada craft breweries will be pouring their signature brews from 2:30-5:30 p.m. each day in the two heated beer tents. Both brew tents include side stages surrounded by hay bales and whiskey barrels, hosting raucous bluegrass jams.  WinterWonderGrass Tahoe has partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Golden Road Brewing as the festival’s presenting beer sponsors. Napa Valley’s sustainable farmstead and winery, Long Meadow Ranch will join WinterWonderGrass Tahoe to present The SoapBox Cafe and Wine Bar.

WinterWonderGrass supports local North Lake Tahoe non-profits with a focus on sustainable living.  This year, WinterWonderGrass is partnering with Tahoe Food Hub, Tahoe Fund, The Shane McConkey Foundation and Rex Foundation.  The festival will have composting and recycling stations to offset the environmental impact of the event with a goal of improving upon the 83% waste diversion of 2015. 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 kid’s zone including face painting, hula hooping and crafts while parents can sip on libations as the sun sets over the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the music plays into the night.

Tickets for WinterWonderGrass are on-sale October 13th at 8 a.m. PST.  All three-day festival tickets include a commemorative festival beer mug, three hours of beer tastings and live music from 3-10 p.m. on three stages. Children under the age of 12 are free.   All tickets are on-sale at www.winterwondergrass.com for a limited time.

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Ticket Types

  • Early Snowbird 3-day GA pass – $129
  • Music & Mountain3-Day ticket includes 3 full days of skiing at Squaw/Alpine Meadows – $328
  • The Gold Miner Pass includes a 3-day GA pass to both WWG Tahoe and Colorado – $249
  • 3-day VIP tickets start at $249

Press Questions and Interviews: Jennifer Brazill 415.871.3253  [email protected]


About North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human-powered events, races and festivals. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For the latest deals, check out the Deals tab on www.GoTahoeNorth.com

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 450 inches, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw | Alpine as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw | Alpine also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls.

About WinterWonderGrass:

WinterWonderGrass is a unique, boutique music and craft beer gathering of bluegrass, roots and string bands, local craft breweries, whiskeys and spirits and local food vendors. Established in 2013 in the Vail Valley, WinterWonderGrass represents the roots and lifestyle of both Colorado and California focusing on sustainability and zero waste as well as having only local brands on site and supporting local non-profits.  www.winterwondergrass.com