The team behind the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival, like many in the live event space, was faced with one of its toughest obstacles to date amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus back in March - a cancelation of all remaining 2020 events. Following its expansion into RiverWonderGrass this summer, Bonfire Entertainment, WWG Festival promoters, together with Adrift Dinosaur, are very pleased to share its 2021 lineup for the RiverWonderGrass Expedition Series.
Event dates and artists include:
June 12 - Yampa River - Daniel Rodriguez, Tyler Grant & Special Guests
June 17 - Yampa River - Mishka (Reggae/Folk)
June 23 - Gates of Lodore - Lech & Lorenzo (California Honeydrops)
July 2 - Gates of Lodore - Pickin on the Dead
July 8 - Gates of Lodore - Pixie & the Partygrass Boys
July 18 - Gates of Lodore - Lindsay Lou, Tyler Grant & Special Guest
July 23 - Gates of Lodore - WinterWonderWomen (Ladies-only expedition ft. Bridget Law & Lindsay Lou)
August 20 - Gates of Lodore - Trout Steak Revival
August 27 - Gates of Lodore - WinterWonderGrass All-stars
September 9 - Gates of Lodore - Buffalo Commons
All expeditions are 4 days total, with the exception of the two Yampa trips which are 5 days. Tickets and more information for all trips can be found here.
“Reconnecting with nature always brings me back to the things that are most important in life: gratitude, presence, and love," shared Joe Hawley, former NFL player who went on a 2020 trip. "Combine that with great music, incredible people, and the thrill of some rapids, and you’ve got a life-changing experience.”
The model for RiverWonderGrass was built upon the manifestation of a dream by festival founder, Scotty Stoughton: a multi-day on-river experience, bringing together friends and artists of the WinterWonderGrass community through pristine white water, deserted beach campsites and sweet bluegrass music to resonate off canyon walls. Scotty shared, “From the moment I embarked on the 21 day Stand Up Paddle Grand Canyon Expedition, I knew I needed to find a way to share this magic. The power of an overnight river trip to heal you emotionally, challenge you physically and nurture you spiritually has become my medicine, and I wanted to share!”
Where’s the tie-in, you ask? Outside of producing the WinterWonderGrass Festival [and Campout for the Cause], Scotty is an active partner of host river outfitter, Adrift Dinosaur, based out of northeastern Utah. Scotty and his partner, Javier Placer, have a long-standing history as friends [and individually] with river culture. From a collaborative float through the Grand Canyon to hundreds of miles floated this summer alone.
These RiverWonderGrass expeditions are intimate as they come, offering attendees an honest opportunity to disconnect from their day-to-day and focus intention on reconnecting with themselves in an unrivaled natural venue. All trips are extremely limited to 20 people to account for the musicians and the support staff, and include all meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all equipment, guides, music, and experiences.
Information on forthcoming WWG TV episodes, and a co-produced non-profit benefit with partners, Friends of the Yampa, is all forthcoming.