Taking a trip to Tahoe this year? Don’t miss Winter Wonder Grass California Festival in the High Sierras. Bluegrass meets brews at this annual country music festival that welcomes all ages to the slopes of Olympic Valley. We’ve got WWG California dates, ticket rates, parking tips, and more to help you plan your winter weekend in Palisades Tahoe.
Missed Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023? Lucky for you, the festival’s got a date with California too! Beer, music, food trucks, snow sports – you can have it all at the Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 in Palisades Tahoe. But it’s only three weeks after the event in Steamboat Springs. So, hurry and book your tickets before they are sold out.
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Here’s all you need to know before planning your trip to WWG California 2023 in the Olympic Valley:
What is Winter Wonder Grass California 2023?
Winter Wonder Grass (WWG) is a country music festival founded by Scotty Stoughton. The inaugural edition in 2013 was at a parking lot in Edwards, CO. Since then, the event has moved to a bigger venue in Steamboat Springs and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2023.
Over the years, WWG has grown into one of the best annual festivals for bluegrass, Americana, and roots music fans. California got its own festival in 2015. Bonfire Entertainment organizes WWG events in Baja – Mexico, Stratton – Vermont, and Dinosaur National Monument.
In 2023, Winter Wonder Grass California is back at Palisades Tahoe for the seventh year with a 25-band lineup and four stages. Fifteen breweries are also on board for this year’s beer tastings. The Beer Hall will also serve whiskey and spike seltzer. Additionally, the festival grounds will have a coffee bar, several food trucks, a kids’ zone, and more.
What are the Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 dates?
The next Winter Wonder Grass California Festival in Palisades Tahoe is from March 31 – April 02, 2023.
The pre-party from 1-4 pm on March 30 is a free event for all – you don’t need tickets to watch the concert at the Village Plaza. You can catch more free shows at the same venue during the festival weekend. There’ll be free shows at Gold Coast on top of the mountain from 12-2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
After the main stage performances end, multiple venues in the Olympic Valley will host Grass After Dark late-night shows daily, but you need to buy separate tickets for these events.
WWG California Box Office opens daily at 1:45 pm, and you can enter the festival grounds at 2:00 pm. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beer/whiskey/cider/seltzer tastings are free for 21+ guests. Music at the main stage ends at 10:00 pm on Friday (March 31) and Saturday (April 1). The festival winds up early at 9 pm on the last day (April 2).
Check out the daily Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 schedule here.
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Where is the WWG California 2023 venue in Tahoe?
Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 Festival venue is a parking lot near The Village at Palisades Tahoe and Plum Jack Inn. The address is 1960 Olympic Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. The tram and bus stops are about a 10-minute walk from this location.
Apart from the main outdoor stage, three side stages will be within the heated tents. The kick-off concert on Thursday (March 30) is at The Village Plaza at the base of Palisades Tahoe.
See the Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 festival map here for more details.
What is the WWG Tahoe 2023 lineup?
The Sweet Lilies and Auld Dubliner are kicking off Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe 2023 with a pre-party at the Village Plaza on March 30. Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, and Marcus King will headline the festival. See the full list of artists and bands performing at WWG California 2023 below:
- Trampled by Turtles
- Greensky Bluegrass
- Marcus King
- The Lone Bellow
- Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
- The Main Squeeze
- Neal Francis
- The Brothers Comatose
- Della Mae
- Lindsay Lou
- Kyle Tuttle
- Chris Jacobs Band
- Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country
- Dead Winter Carpenters
- AJ Lee and Blue Summit
- Big Richard
- Pixie and the Partygrass Boys
- Sicard Hollow
- Pickin’ on the Dead
- Tray Wellington Band
- The Sweet Lillies
- Dusty Green Bones Band
- Tahoe All-Stars
- RWG Alumni
Find out more about the bands at Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 lineup here
How much are Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 tickets?
GA and VIP tickets are on sale for Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe 2023 festival, and you’ll find early bird rates as low as $109. Ski, Tram to Table, RV Camping, and Grass After Dark passes are also available on the official festival website.
WWG Tahoe 2023 ticket rates:
- 3-Day General Admission – $259
- 3-Day VIP Access – $569
- Single-day GA (Early Bird) – $109
- Single-day GA – $159
- 3-Day GA Kids (13-17 years) – $79
- 3-Day VIP Kids (13-17 years) – $179
The VIP passes give you access to a heated tent near the main stage with a cash bar, free pop-up wine tastings, beer and spiked seltzer, massage therapists, dinner prepared by a local chef, etc.
Ticket rates for Grass After Dark shows in Tahoe range from $10 – $189. You can also buy a 3-day ski pass for $299; it does not include lift tickets.
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Where to stay during WinterWonderGrass in Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe has multiple lodging options, but the Plump Jack Inn and the Village are closest to the festival venue.
You can also check out Resort at Squaw Creek and other options in the Tahoe City Area and Truckee. Get more help finding lodgings for Winter Wonder Grass California 2023 here.
How to reach Palisades Tahoe for WWG
20+ non-stop flights service the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, an hour’s drive from Palisades Tahoe. To the west, Sacramento is only a two-hour drive away. But if you are planning to road trip from San Francisco, it will take you at least 3-4 hours to reach Palisades Tahoe, depending on the route.
Use the map below to plan your route to Winter Wonder Grass California venue:
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How to get around Palisades Tahoe during WWG Festival?
The ski town offers multiple free, on-demand transportation services like the TART Connect, WinterWonderBus, etc., during the annual music festival. You can also book taxis online.
Get more details about public transportation in Palisades Tahoe here.
Where can I find parking near the WWG California venue?
The festival venue is a parking lot, but it won’t be easy finding a parking space anywhere near the WWG California festival venue in Tahoe. Limited RV Camping spots are available outside the festival gates, but these sell out quickly.
The RV parking area opens at 4:00 pm on March 30, 2023, and close at noon on April 3, 2023. Depending on the size of your vehicle, a Winter Wonder Grass RV pass will cost you $299 – $599.
Check out Palisades Tahoe parking options here to save more on your parking space. Pre-booking your parking space online make it easier and cheaper, especially if it’s your first trip to Tahoe.
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