NYE Winter Throwdown at Surf Hotel in Buena Vista, Colorado

Article Contributed by Brand + Bash | Published on Friday, December 23, 2022

The Surf Hotel, located in the new urbanism neighborhood of South Main in Buena Vista, CO., announced it will host its first winter celebration on The LAWN New Year’s Eve. The evening will feature live music with Rapidgrass, hot beverages, and fire pits. This inaugural event will also offer visitors a free art installation spotlighting artist Brett Phares of lightStruct, who will design five digital light projections throughout South Main. 

The LAWN is the Surf Hotel’s outdoor venue located on South Main Town Square, which boasts 360 degrees of stunning Colorado landscape. Since its inception, The LAWN has hosted award-winning and legendary artists including The California Honeydrops, Leftover Salmon, Thievery Corporation, The Movement, Israel Vibrations, and others. This will be the first time guests will have the opportunity to experience it in winter. The festive setting will include a special Art After Dark with immersive art/tech startup lightStruct which made its first appearance during The LAWN’s Thievery Corporation show this summer. lightStruct’s founder Brett Phares creates large-scale projection mapping, murals, and interactive light sculptures around the world. The Surf Hotel wanted to provide both locals and visitors another opportunity to experience this artist whose work has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine.

Gates open at 6:30 pm and the musical act Rapidgrass will perform from 7-9 pm. Rapidgrass is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning band known for its original songs in the progressive bluegrass genre. Although widely considered a bluegrass band, their classification of music can best be described as "rapidgrass" due to its high energy and rapid-paced performances featuring a wide range of influences including gypsy jazz, jamgrass, western swing, and classical music. Rapidgrass has built a loyal following of fans young and old that reaches across North America and throughout Europe.

To round out the festivities the Surf Hotel will host two nights of dance parties with Denver-based multi-instrumentalist SoDown who is best known for his signature saxophone funk-infused performances and stunning releases. SoDown will take the stage in the Ivy Ballroom on December 30th & 31st for his debut performance in Buena Vista. SoDown has quickly become an absolute must-see for anyone looking to jam out with performances at some of the biggest festivals like Coachella, Electric Forest, Global Dance, and Sonic Bloom. Blurring the lines between the organic and the electronic, the music is both exhilarating and meditative all at once. SoDown will perform with supporting artists Gravitrax, & Kyral x Banko on Friday 12/30, and with Underlux & MZG on 12/31 immediately following the Rapidgrass performance on The LAWN.

For The Full Schedule of Events + Tickets: https://tickets.surfhotel.com/e/new-years

Book a room at a discounted rate by following these instructions:

    Go to https://surfhotel.com/ and click BOOK A ROOM

    Select your dates (between 12/30-1/1)

    Select "Do you have a group code"

    Enter the group code "BVNYE"

About the Ivy Ballroom: Overlooking the waves of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel’s beautifully detailed Ivy Ballroom is designed to host a range of intimate, world-class events ranging from seated dinners to epic concerts, weddings, and feature films. Named Top 10 Best Small-Town Music Venues by Colorado Magazine, the Ivy Ballroom - conveniently located inside the Surf Hotel - is quickly becoming a sought-after venue for both artists and concert-goers alike. Since its opening in 2018, the Ivy Ballroom has hosted a plethora of renowned musicians, from The Motet to Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Rapidgrass, Andrew Marlin, The Polish Ambassadors, Rising Appalachia, and more. The Ivy Ballroom boasts an elite sound system and lighting as well as unmatched views of the Arkansas River.

About the Surf Hotel: Overlooking the rapids of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel offers a boutique travel experience where details are carefully crafted and spaces tell a timeless story. Guests enjoy a sense of luxury without pretension, inspired by both the understated elegance of European hotels and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the Rocky Mountains. Whether for solo travelers, families, corporate groups, or wedding parties, our contemporary approach to hospitality adapts to suit your style of leisure.