Your guide to WinterWonderGrass |

Your guide to WinterWonderGrass

Greensky Bluegrass played the Main Stage at WinterWonderGrass in 2018. (Photo by Katie Berning)
Katie Berning


Thursday, Feb. 21

• 2 to 5 p.m. Buffalo Commons and Love Canon, free show on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square

Friday, Feb. 22

• 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. Lindsey Lou
• 4:20 to 5:35 p.m. Jeff Austin Band
• 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Fruition
• 8:25 to 10 p.m. Railroad Earth

Saturday, Feb. 23

• 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. River Whyless
• 4:20 to 5:35 p.m. The Lil Smokies
• 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. The California Honeydrops
• 8:25 to 10 p.m. Trampled by Turtles

Sunday, Feb. 24

• 2 to 3:15 p.m. Della Mae With Bonnie Paine
• 3:55 to 5:10 p.m. Shook Twins
• 5:50 to 7:20 p.m. Billy Strings
• 8 to 9:30 p.m. The Infamous Stringdusters

Shows are on the main stage in Knoll Parking Lot unless otherwise noted. View the complete schedule, including secondary stages, Grass After Dark and pop-up shows at

What to bring

Warm clothes and accessories: As soon as the sun goes down, temperatures will drop like a mic. Layering clothes, keeping an extra layer on hand, wearing wool instead of cotton, having extra warm socks, gloves, hats and winter boots — even having a pack of hand and toe warmers — will keep you happy, toasty and grooving.

Reusable water bottle: Free water fill-up stations will be available throughout the festival as will reusable water bottles for purchase (no single-use plastics will be sold). Staying hydrated during a festival is key, especially for festivarians coming from lower altitudes. Water bottles must be empty when they’re brought into the festival.

Sunscreen and polarized sunglasses or ski goggles: Sunny Colorado days are delightful for skiing and festivals, but only if we’re prepared for them. At 6,900 feet, sun at the ski area base will roast bare skin and turn snow dangerously bright.

Comfortable footwear: A pair of ski boots will no doubt weigh down your feet and your dancing. Comfortable, walkable, danceable winter boots with at least one pair of warm socks are ideal.

Photo ID: Beer and cider tastings are available from 2 to 5 p.m. daily in the beer tents, plus drinks for sale, for those 21 and older.

Ticket: Print your ticket at home or save the paper and download the Eventbrite app.


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Free bus system: Steamboat Springs Transit provides a free bus system on a fixed route. The routes, differentiated by colors, span from the Fairfield Inn to the east to Steamboat Campground to the west. Most routes begin between 5:45 and 7:30 a.m. and continue through at least the early evening. Night line service begins at about 8 p.m. and continues until between 2 and 3 a.m. Buses can be tracked in real time on an interactive city map by visiting Check for the winter bus schedule, or call 970-879-3717 with questions.

Walking trails: The Yampa River Core Trail is a 7.5-mile paved trail, running from east of Walton Creek Road to west of Steamboat, ending at the Bear River Skate Park. The trail connects many areas, including the mountain, downtown, Howelsen Hill and west Steamboat.

Bikes: Fat-tire bikes can be rented for about $30 per day at several local retailers. These bikes can be ridden over snow or pavement, on the Core Trail or on area streets in the same direction as traffic. Don’t forget your helmet.


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