As February’s kick-off of WinterWonderGrass 2020 grows closer, the festival is excited to share with BGS the official daily schedule for their Colorado edition, taking place February 21-23 in Steamboat Springs. One of the biggest delights includes the announcement of a second headlining performance by Billy Strings, who will now play the main stage on both Friday and Sunday nights.
In conjunction with the daily schedule announcement, WinterWonderGrass plans to release a limited quantity of single-day tickets starting Tuesday, December 3. Weekend general admission passes will move to a new pricing tier starting Tuesday, December 10. Tickets and more info available here.
“We are super pumped to announce that Billy will not only perform his first headlining WinterWonderGrass set on Friday night, but that he and his band really wanted to stick around and enjoy that Steamboat hospitality, so we added him as a co-headliner on Sunday before Margo Price,” festival founder Scotty Stoughton says. “It’s a testament to Billy’s appreciation and gratitude for his fans, the community, and the WinterWonderGrass family.”
Gates open at 1:45 p.m. each day and music kicks off at 2 p.m. during the three-day music festival, with Friday and Saturday night’s programming lasting until 10:30 p.m. All attendees 21+ are invited to take part in the complementary beer sampling from 2:00-5:00 p.m. each day during the event.
Performances across the Soapbox, Pickin’ Perch, and Jamboree stages will see many artists perform two consecutive sets, and each night, performances on the Close Pick stage will close the festival.
VIP tickets to Steamboat’s stop are already sold out, but fans are encouraged to check out the official fan-to-fan ticketing exchange powered by Lyte if they’re in search of tickets as more of the dates and tiers sell out.
Stay tuned for more information on Grass After Dark programming and beer partners for the 2020 season.
Check out the full, announced schedule:
Twisted Pine kicks off the music for the weekend on the Soapbox stage from 2:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:40 – 4:20 p.m., followed by Molly Tuttle at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m. Steamboat locals Buffalo Commons open the Pickin’ Perch stage with performances at 2:00-2:40 p.m. and 3:40-4:20 p.m., followed by the Jon Stickley Trio at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m. The Jamboree stage opens on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with performances from Meadow Mountain at 2:00-2:40 p.m. and 3:40-4:20 p.m., with two sets from Jeremy Garrett (the Infamous Stringdusters) + Friends at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m.
The Bluegrass Generals (ft. Andy Hall & Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters) will open the Main stage on Friday from 2:30-3:40 p.m., followed by Della Mae’s headlining performance from 4:20-5:35 p.m. From 6:15-7:45 p.m., Keller and the Keels will take over the main stage and Billy Strings’ headlining debut at the festival will take place from 8:25-10:00 p.m.
Saturday welcomes local Steamboat pickers Jay Roemer Band from 2:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:40-4:20 p.m. on the Soapbox stage, followed by two additional performances from Della Mae at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m. Twisted Pine returns, as well, for performances from 2:00-2:40 p.m. and 3:40-4:20 p.m. on the Pickn’ Perch stage, and the collaborative WinterWonderWomen follow with performances at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m. Telluride Bluegrass winners Bowregard takes the Jamboree stage from 2:00-2:40 p.m. and 3:40-4:20 p.m., with Cris Jacobs Band to follow at 5:35-6:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:25 p.m.
Saturday’s Main stage opens with Horseshoes and Handgrenades from 2:30-3:40 p.m., followed by a headlining performance from Molly Tuttle at 4:20-5:35 p.m. Nikki Lane follows, with a set from 6:15-7:45 p.m. and Greensky Bluegrass takes the stage for their headlining performance from 8:25-10:00 p.m.
The Battle Of The Bands winner from the January 11th competition will open Sunday’s Soapbox stage from 3:15-3:55 p.m. Two sets from Che Apalache follow, with sets at 5:10-5:50 p.m. and 7:20-8:00 p.m. Cris Jacobs Band returns on Sunday for three sets on the Pickn’ Perch stage at 3:15-3:55 p.m., 5:10-5:50 p.m., and 7:20-8:00 p.m. The Jamboree stage closes out with three sets from Pickin’ On The Dead at 3:15-3:55 p.m., 5:10-5:50 p.m. and 7:20-8:00 p.m.
ALO opens the Main stage on Sunday, with a performance from 2:00-3:15 p.m. and Travelin’ McCourys follows from 3:55-5:10 p.m. At 5:50 p.m., Billy Strings returns for his second headlining performance, and Margo Price closes out the festival’s Main stage from 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Photo credit: Tobin Voggesser