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Silhouetted​ ​against​ ​the​ ​snowy​ ​​ ​Sierra​ ​Nevada,​ ​WinterWonderGrass
Festival​ ​returns​ ​for​ ​its​ ​4th​ ​year​ ​at​ ​Squaw​ ​Valley​ ​Alpine​ ​Meadows​ ​with​ ​headlining​ ​artists​​ ​The​ ​Devil​ ​Makes Three,​ ​Railroad​ ​Earth​,​ ​​The​ ​Infamous​ ​Stringdusters​ ​​and​ ​​Elephant​ ​Revival​. WinterWonderGrass​ ​has​ ​niched​ ​itself​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mountain​ ​lifestyle,​ ​producing​ ​a​ ​three​ ​day​ ​bluegrass​ ​and
craft​ ​beer​ ​festival​ ​at​ ​the​ ​base​ ​of​ ​Squaw​ ​Valley,​ ​becoming​ ​the​ ​country’s​ ​premier​ ​winter​ ​festival.

“There​ ​is​ ​really​ ​nowhere​ ​on​ ​earth​ ​like​ ​Squaw​ ​Valley,​ ​a​ ​space​ ​where​ ​we​ ​are​ ​instantly​ ​reminded​ ​of​ ​our
place​ ​in​ ​time​ ​and​ ​within​ ​Mother​ ​Nature.​ ​The​ ​entire​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​team​ ​humbly​ ​appreciates​ ​the
opportunity​ ​to​ ​light​ ​up​ ​the​ ​existing​ ​magic,​ ​layering​ ​in​ ​waves​ ​of​ ​natural​ ​and​ ​authentic​ ​melodies​ ​and inspiring​ ​the​ ​gathering​ ​of​ ​the​ ​community.​ ​It​ ​always​ ​feels​ ​like​ ​coming​ ​home!”​ ​-​ ​Founder​ ​Scott​ ​Stoughton
With​ ​four​ ​stages​ ​the​ ​festival​ ​hosts​ ​more​ ​than​ ​25​ ​artists,​ ​including​ ​​The​ ​California​ ​Honeydrops,​ ​The​ ​Steep Canyon​ ​Rangers,​ ​Fruition​​ ​and​ ​​The​ ​Brothers​ ​Comatose​​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​​The​ ​Shook​ ​Twins,​ ​The​ ​Lil​ ​Smokies​ ​​and Horseshoes​ ​and​ ​Hand​ ​Grenades.​ ​​​ ​The​ ​three​ ​large​ ​heated​ ​beer​ ​halls;​ ​​ ​Jamboree,​ ​Pickin’​ ​Perch​ ​and​ ​The SoapBox​ ​are​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​bluegrass​ ​bands​ ​and​ ​pickers​ ​including;​ ​​​ ​Jon​ ​Stickley​ ​Trio,​ ​Grant​ ​Farm,​​ ​​Lindsay Lou​ ​&​ ​the​ ​Flatbellys​​ ​and​ ​the​ ​​Rapidgrass.​​ ​​Special​ ​guests​ ​​Vince​ ​Herman​ ​​from​ ​Leftover​ ​Salmon​ ​and Bridget​ ​Law​ ​​from​ ​Elephant​ ​Revival​ ​will​ ​be​ ​joining​ ​the​ ​​WinterWonderGrass​ ​All-Stars​ ​​plus​ ​sitting​ ​in​ ​with artists​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​weekend.

Partnering​ ​with​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​Tahoe​ ​as​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​​ ​Presenting​ ​Brew​ ​Sponsor​ ​is​ ​Sierra​ ​Nevada Brewing.​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​20​ ​California​ ​and​ ​Nevada​ ​breweries​ ​will​ ​join​ ​the​ ​beer​ ​tastings​ ​each​ ​day​ ​2pm-5pm.
The​ ​beer​ ​tastings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​hosted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​three​ ​beer​ ​halls​ ​where​ ​artists​ ​warm​ ​up​ ​the​ ​tents​ ​with collaborative​ ​and​ ​thunderous​ ​jams​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​day.

Committed​ ​​to​ ​offsetting​ ​the​ ​environmental​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event,​ ​the​ ​festival​ ​​achieved​ ​and​ ​85​ ​percent waste​ ​diversion​ ​rate​ ​in​ ​2017,​ ​diverting​ ​much​ ​of​ ​its​ ​generated​ ​waste​ ​from​ ​​landfills​ ​and​ ​into​ ​composting and​ ​recycling​ ​programs.​ ​​​ ​A​ ​Klean​ ​Kanteen​ ​stainless​ ​steel​ ​commemorative​ ​festival​ ​mug​ ​is​ ​included​ ​with
each​ ​three-day​ ​festival​ ​ticket​ ​dramatically​ ​reducing​ ​single-use​ ​plastics.
Throughout​ ​the​ ​weekend,​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​will​ ​host​ ​“pop-up”​ ​bluegrass​ ​jams​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​ ​​snow-covered
peaks​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​spontaneous​ ​collaborations​ ​in​ ​the​ ​scenic​ ​Aerial​ ​Tram​ ​with​ ​festival​ ​artists,​ ​spreading​ ​the contagious​ ​energy​ ​all​ ​around​ ​the​ ​mountain.​ ​​​ ​Squaw​ ​Valley​ ​will​ ​be​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​three​ ​day​ ​lift​ ​ticket​ ​valid with​ ​the​ ​purchase​ ​of​ ​the​ ​three​ ​day​ ​festival​ ​ticket,​ ​​starting​ ​at​ ​$199.​ ​The​ ​lift​ ​tickets​ ​will​ ​be​ ​good​ ​for​ ​use
from​ ​April​ ​4th​ ​through​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season.

Aligning​ ​with​ ​local​ ​North​ ​Lake​ ​Tahoe​ ​charitable​ ​organizations,​ ​The​ ​Shane​ ​McConkey​ ​Foundation,​ ​Tahoe Food​ ​Hub​ ​and​ ​Arts​ ​for​ ​The​ ​Schools,​ ​the​ ​festival​ ​looks​ ​to​ ​give​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​community.
WinterWonderGrass​ ​is​ ​a​ ​family​ ​focused​ ​event​ ​with​ ​a​ ​vibrant​ ​kids’​ ​zone​ ​including​ ​face​ ​painting,​ ​hula hooping,​ ​acro​ ​yoga​ ​and​ ​crafts.​ ​​ ​Children​ ​under​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​12​ ​and​ ​seniors​ ​over​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​75​ ​are​ ​admitted free​ ​to​ ​the​ ​festival.

Spilling​ ​over​ ​into​ ​the​ ​local​ ​community​ ​and​ ​businesses,​ ​WinterWonderGrass​ ​also​ ​brings​ ​late​ ​night​ ​shows
around​ ​The​ ​Village​ ​at​ ​Squaw​ ​Valley​ ​and​ ​North​ ​Lake​ ​Tahoe​ ​each​ ​night​ ​after​ ​the​ ​festival.​ ​​ ​All​ ​late​ ​night tickets​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sold​ ​separately​ ​and​ ​line​ ​up​ ​to​ ​be​ ​announced​ ​at​ ​a​ ​later​ ​date.

The​ ​festival​ ​has​ ​sold​ ​out​ ​the​ ​past​ ​three​ ​years​ ​and​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​out​ ​again​ ​this​ ​year.​ ​​ ​Three-day general​ ​admission​ ​festival​ ​ticket​ ​prices​ ​start​ ​at​ ​$169​ ​and​ ​VIP​ ​three-day​ ​tickets​ ​start​ ​at​ ​$339​ ​for​ ​a​ ​limited time.​ ​​ ​All​ ​three-day​ ​festival​ ​tickets​ ​include​ ​the​ ​commemorative​ ​festival​ ​mug,​ ​three​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​beer​ ​tastings
each​ ​day​ ​and​ ​live​ ​music​ ​from​ ​2-10​ ​pm.​ ​​ ​All​ ​tickets​ ​are​ ​on-sale​ ​at​​ ​www.winterwondergrass.com