WinterWonderGrass 2020 is on the horizon and the festival is excited to share the official daily schedule for their California edition, taking place March 27th - 29th in Squaw Valley, CA. With the recent announcement that Billy Strings is named International Bluegrass Association’s Guitar Player of the Year, WinterWonderGrass California is excited to present not one, but two headlining sets from the rising star.
In conjunction with the daily schedule announcement, WinterWonderGrass plans to release a limited quantity of single-day tickets starting Thursday, January 23rd, and weekend GA passes will move to tier 2 pricing the same day. Tickets and more info available at: http://bit.ly/2mL0saj.
“WinterWonderGrass continues to honor the pillars of bluegrass while creating space for the evolution of the genre to flourish. I feel this lineup speaks to that ethos,” remarks festival founder, Scotty Stoughton. “I’m super excited to see first time bands like The War and Treaty, Cris Jacobs Band and Twisted Pine as their jaws drop from the stunning Squaw Valley views surrounding their stage. It’s also an honor to watch Billy Strings continue to grow, and welcome back legends like Peter Rowan.”
Sentimentally, Peter Rowan adds, “When the music hits the crystal air at WinterWonderGrass and echoes off the mountains, we are home.”
Gates open at 1:45 PM each day during the 3-day music festival with Friday and Saturday nights’ programming will last until 10:00 PM, and Sunday ends slightly earlier around 9:30 PM. Performances across the Soapbox, Pickin’ Perch and Jamboree stages will see many artists perform two consecutive sets, and each night, performances on the Close Pick stage will close the festival. As with past iterations of WinterWonderGrass, complimentary beer tasting will be held for all attendees aged 21+ from 2:00-5:00 PM each day throughout the three-day event. Brewery partner details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rapidgrass kicks off the music on the Soapbox stage from 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40 - 4:20 PM, followed by Midnight North at 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM. Twisted Pine open the Pickin’ Perch stage with performances at 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40-4:20 PM, followed by Pixie & the Partygrass Boys at 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM. The Jamboree stage opens on Friday at 2:00 PM with performances from Old Salt Union at 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40-4:20 PM, with two sets from Brothers Comatose at 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM.
Della Mae will open the Main stage on Friday from 2:30-3:40 PM, followed by Keller & The Keels headlining performance from 4:20-5:35 PM. From 6:15-7:45 PM, The War and Treaty will take over the main stage and The Infamous Stringdusters close out Friday night from 8:25-10:00 PM.
Saturday welcomes The Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Falco & Travis Book for an acoustic performance of the music of Jerry Garcia from 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40-4:20 PM on the Soapbox stage, followed by two performances from the Larry Keel Experience at 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM. WinterWonderWomen is scheduled to perform from 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40-4:20 PM on the Pickn’ Perch stage, and Della Mae returns for two additional performance from 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM. Trout Steak Revival takes the Jamboree stage from 2:00-2:30 PM and 3:40-4:20 PM, with Town Mountain to follow at 5:35-6:15 PM and 7:45-8:25 PM.
Saturday’s Main stage opens with Montana’s Kitchen Dwellers from 2:30-3:40 PM, followed by a headlining performance from Fruition at 4:20-5:35 PM. Billy Strings follows for his WinterWonderGrass California headlining debut, with a performance from 6:15-7:45 PM and The Devil Makes Three takes the stage for their headlining set from 8:25-10:00 PM.
Sunday’s Soapbox stage will see a performance from a TBA Lake Tahoe-local act from 3:15-3:55 PM. Two sets from Cris Jacobs Band follows, with sets at 5:10-5:50 PM and 7:20-8:00 PM. TK & The Holy Knownothings take over the Pickn’ Perch stage for three sets at 3:15-3:55 PM, 5:10-5:50 PM, and 7:20-8:00 PM. The Jamboree stage closes out with three sets from Pickin’ On The Dead at 3:15-3:55 PM, 5:10-5:50 PM and 7:20-8:00 PM.
Peter Rowan opens the Main stage on Sunday, with a performance from 2:00-3:15 PM and WinterWonderWomen returns for a headlining set from 3:55-5:10 PM. At 5:50 PM, Lil’ Smokies follows, and Billy Strings closes out the festival’s Main stage with a second performance from 8:00-9:30 PM.
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: http://bit.ly/WWGxLyte.
Stay tuned for more information on Grass After Dark programming and beer partners for the 2020 season.