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Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023: Festival Guide 

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A snowy three-day music festival in a ski town – sounds fun? Head to the slopes of Steamboat Springs for brews and bluegrass this March. Here’s all you need to know – Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 dates, lineup, tickets, and more… 

Winter Wonder Grass began as a homegrown music festival in an Edwards parking lot, and since that debut in 2013, it has grown into a much-anticipated annual event. If you love country music and craft beer with a side of fun in the snow, this one is right up your alley. Let’s make it better – plan a winter road trip to Steamboat Springs!  

Get tips on how to drive during winter in Colorado here

In 2023, Winter Wonder Grass is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with yet another stellar lineup of bands and breweries. The weekend on the snowy slopes of Colorado begins with a kickoff party headlined by Trout Steak Revival. In the next three days, 26 bands will take over four stages, while food trucks, beer halls, and more keep the festival grounds warm and welcoming. There’s more: Grass After Dark – additional shows and exciting events at various venues around Steamboat Springs during the festival weekend.  

What is Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023? 

Winter Wonder Grass (WWG) Colorado is an annual country music festival featuring bluegrass music, craft beer/cider/wine tastings, and winter fun activities. The music festival debuted in 2013 in a parking lot in Edwards, Colorado. In 2019, the ski town Steamboat Springs became its new home. Winter Wonder Grass also has a collection of sister festivals held across the country, like River Wonder Grass and Baja Wonder Grass.  

The 2023 edition – 10th Anniversary of Winter Wonder Grass Festival – features 27 bands and 15 breweries. Apart from the main stages, beer halls within the festival grounds also have three stages to entertain you during tastings. Look forward to craft brews, seltzers, and a bit of cider and wine. Food trucks, a coffee bar, a kids zone, and more make it a wholesome winter festival experience.  

What are the Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 dates? 

Winter Wonder Grass 2023 kicks off on Thursday, March 2, with a free-entry concert by Trout Steak Revival. The three-day festival then spans the weekend, March 3 – 5, 2023, with doors opening at 2 pm each day.  

See Winter Wonder Grass 2023 schedule for each day here

Where is the WWG Colorado 2023 venue? 

Upper Knoll Lot on Mt Werner Cir. is the Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 location in Steamboat Springs. The festival venue is at 2160 Mt Werner Cir., within walking distance of the Gondola Transit Center, Bus/Shuttle Terminal, and the Grand Hotel.  

Steamboat Springs, or The Boat, is a ski town in Routt County, Colorado, west of Rabbit Ears Pass and the Continental Divide. It is a popular winter destination near the Wyoming border and is best known for the Steamboat Ski Resort and the Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Steamboat Springs sits along US Hwy 40, three hours by car from Denver. It also has the Steamboat Springs Airport and the Yampa Valley Airport for those who prefer air travel. 

Also See: Best Winter Vacation Spots in THE US: 4 Destinations to Try Now! 

WWG Colorado 2023 is an outdoor event, but the beer halls are large heated tents. However, the main stage is outside, and you’ll have to dress warmly in layers. VIP ticket-holders have access to the side stage fire pits and the hated private bar. The coffee bar, merch tent, and kids zone are also heated.  

What is the WWG 2023 lineup? 

26 bands are performing at the 10 Anniversary edition of the three-day winter music festival. Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous String Dusters will headline. Additionally, Trout Steak Revival will perform at the free kickoff concert on Thursday, March 2, 2023.  

Check out the Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 lineup below: 

  • Aj Lee & Blue Summit 
  • Big Richard 
  • Buffalo Commons 
  • Daniel Rodriguez 
  • Greensky Bluegrass 
  • John Mailander 
  • Kitchen Dwellers 
  • Kyle Tuttle 
  • Leftover Salmon 
  • Lindsay Lou
  • Mama Magnolia 
  • Neal Francis 
  • Old Town Pickers 
  • Paul Cauthen 
  • Pick & Howl 
  • Pickin’ on the Dead
  • Pixie and the Party Grass Boys 
  • Saints & Liars 
  • Sicard Hollow 
  • Tenth Mountain Division 
  • The Infamous String Dusters 
  • The Lil Smokies 
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Tray Wellington Band 
  • Trout Steak Revival
  • Winter Wonder Women 

How much do Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 tickets cost? 

The 3-Day Festival Pass (GA Regular) for Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 starts at $259; VIP passes are available. The General Admission pass gives you access to the festival grounds on all three days; doors open at 2 pm. Beer and seltzer tastings are complimentary till 5 pm daily.  

WWG 2023 GA Single-Day tickets cost $159; early-bird passes are $109. The kickoff party on March 2 is free for all. Additionally, the Thunderhead Lodge on the top of the mountain will host a few free shows on March 4 and 5.  

You must purchase tickets for late-night events like the Mountain Top Dinner separately; rates range from $25 to $189. Get more details about Winter Wonder Grass festival tickets here 

*Winter Wonder Grass Colorado 2023 schedule, ticket rates, and event rules are subject to change at the organizer’s discretion. Check the official festival website for up-to-date information.  

How to reach Steamboat Springs for WWG 2023

Steamboat Springs is a three-hour drive northwest of Denver. If you are planning a road trip, make sure your hotel or vacation rental offers parking space. Though there are drop-off zones near the festival grounds, parking on-site could be challenging. So, it’s best to leave your car at an affordable Steamboat Springs parking garage and take a shuttle/bus/taxi to the Upper Knoll Lot. You can also walk, but be careful – the walking path could be slick.   

Also See: Parking in winter: How to park your car safely when it snows 

Non-stop flights from 16 airports are also available to Steamboat Springs this winter. You can find out more about air travel options here 

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