For Immediate Release
Ahead of its 2020 season, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival has announced details surrounding its annual “Caravan to WonderGrass” campaign taking place this October. The series will kick off at this year's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 3, stopping in Tahoe City and Truckee, Calif. over three days before the culminating event happens on Oct. 26 in Manchester, Vt.
Caravan to WonderGrass aims to curate intimate, pop-up events in the festival’s host states—namely Colorado, California and Vermont—to produce gatherings that celebrate both the release of the annual festival lineups, while also offering an opportunity to connect more deeply with the local community. A “caravan,” after all, is defined as, “a group of people, especially traders or pilgrims, traveling together,” and with three national locations to its name, WinterWonderGrass, and the events leading up to it, embody just that.
“The journey is often the greatest part of the adventure—the anticipation, the allure of reconnection, the enthusiasm and camaraderie,” WinterWonderGrass founder, Scotty Stoughton, shares about the Caravan concept. He elaborates, “We absolutely love the communities where WinterWonderGrass has found a home over the years, and we enjoy spending more time connecting with the culture of each of these unique villages. Part of our mission during the Caravan events is to highlight the incredible local food, talent, farms, train depots and lakeside porches inherent in each community, and use them to welcome the next iteration of WinterWonderGrass each year.”
The California Caravan encompasses three events, taking place over Oct. 17, 18 and 19. On Oct. 17, WonderGrass & The Tahoe Food Hub present The Supper Club at the Tahoe Food Hub in Truckee, Calif., with food prepared by Chef Wyatt Dufresne, formerly of PlumpJack Squaw. Attendees can expect a seasonal four-course menu sourced locally and prepared collaboratively between the chef, and the farmers and ranchers who cultivated the ingredients. Tickets are $110 and admission includes food, conversation, music and a chance to bond with fellow members of the WinterWonderGrass community.
Over Oct. 18 and 19, WonderGrass presents two pop-up performances from Midnight North, taking place at Moe’s BBQ in Tahoe City, Calif. on the 18th, and Alibi Brewing in Truckee, Calif. on the 19th. Both shows will last from 9 p.m.-12 a.m., and are free and open to all ages. During both performances, there are chances to win tickets to the festival and exclusive festival merchandise.
WinterWonderGrass kicks off its annual Caravan to WonderGrass series during this year's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. over Oct. 3-5 in front of 60,000 people, and has a stop in Steamboat Springs, Colo. scheduled for Oct. 11. The Caravan series will officially wrap on Oct. 26 in Manchester, Vt.
A limited quantity of fee-free tickets to WinterWonderGrass festival stops will be available for purchase during all Caravan to WonderGrass events. For tickets and more information on specific Caravan events, please visit http://bit.ly/2lXGmcy.
WinterWonderGrass will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at 10 a.m. MST with all 2020 events including Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Feb. 21-23), Squaw Valley, Calif. (March 27-29) and Stratton, Vt. (April 10-11). The lineup announcement will take place the same day.
Music, winter sports, craft beer, fresh eats, and family is what makes up the three days of the WinterWonderGrass Festival. With deep roots in Colorado, California and now Vermont, the event has established itself as a leader in the winter lifestyle culture where the quality of experience outweighs the notion of quantity. WinterWonderGrass is an intimate gathering where inspiration and connection sit at its core. Our community is focused on sustainability, local non-profit support, nurturing the next generation and truly backing the arts, where together, we’ve planted the seed for long-term sustainability.
Since its inception, the festival continues to cultivate and nurture the relationship between nature, roots music and community. It has established itself as a vehicle for inspiration, a place where open hearts and minds–along with a dissolved illusion of separation–creates a true, authentic platform for artists, vendors, attendees and the planet to connect as one.