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© 2023 SnowyGrass Music Festival.
Located at 271 Ivy St, Estes Park, Colorado. (This address does not receive mail)
Created on www.artofnadine.com
AUGUST 5-7, 2022
Tickets go on sale February 1st, 9 am.
Ticket prices through Eventbrite will have fees and sales tax added at checkout.
3-DAY Pass & 10'X10' RESERVED SPACE (Must purchase 6 tickets on one order)
We will mark off a reserved space for your canopy for 3 days on the back or side of the festival. You can fit 6-8 people in camping chairs under your shelter
2-DAY PASS FRIDAY/SATURDAY
2-DAY PASS SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Saturday, July 15
(ALISON DE GROOT)
BRANDYWINE & THE MIGHTYFINES
ORCHARD CREEK BAND
BLUE CANYON BOYS
MOLSKY'S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS
Sunday, July 16
BANJO WORKSHOP (NEDSKY)
FIDDLE WORKSHOP (BECKY BULLER)
BECKY BULLER BAND
Friday, July 14
FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN
Becky Buller Band
Becky Buller is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from St. James, Minn., who has traversed the globe over performing bluegrass music to underwrite her insatiable songwriting habit. Her compositions can be heard on records by Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, to name just a few. Becky has written songs for Grammy award-winning albums: she co-wrote “Freedom,” the lead-off track of The Infamous Stringdusters 2018 Grammy-winning album Laws of Gravity as well as “The Shaker” on The Travelin’ McCoury’s self-titled release that brought home the 2019 Best Bluegrass Grammy. Becky is the recipient of 10 IBMA awards, including the 2016 Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year. She is the first woman in the history of the awards to receive the Fiddler nod; she is also the first person ever to win in both vocal and instrumental categories. Her other awards include the 2020 Collaborative Recording Of The Year for “The Barber’s Fiddle” and the 2020 Song Of The Year for co-writing and fiddling on Special Consensus’ “Chicago Barn Dance.” She is a frequent guest artist on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry and tours extensively with the Becky Buller Band. Becky is also a member of the First Ladies Of Bluegrass, an all-female ensemble composed of the first women to win in their respective instrumental categories at the IBMA awards: Alison Brown (banjo), Missy Raines (bass), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Becky (fiddle), and Molly Tuttle (guitar).
& Dirty Kitchen
Multi-Grammy nominated Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen is a torrent of mind-blowing bluegrass. Known for their meaty pile-driving rhythms and Frank’s dynamic and bold vocals, the band’s last two albums have both received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. They have twice been named IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year and earned numerous other IBMA noms including Male Vocalist of the Year, Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2013, received Banjo Player of the Year. Their massive sound and show stealing performances command the most prestigious stages in the country and abroad; from The Grand Ole Opry to the biggest international festivals across Europe, South America and Australia. The band has performed at the biggest bluegrass festivals including Telluride, MerleFest, Grey Fox, RockyGrass, Delfest, Strawberry Music Festival, Pickin’ in the Pines, ROMP, and countless more. Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen is among the most respected and sought-after bands in the business. FS&DK’s respect and deep understanding of the bluegrass tradition collides, live on stage, with rock-tinged fiery virtuosity that pushes the boundaries of the genre. Other influences include country, jazz, blues, southern rock, and soul.
The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill (banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Hall of Greats) and includes Dan Eubanks (bass), Greg Blake (guitar) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin). Special Consensus has received six awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording, Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (for the tune “Squirrel Hunters”). Chicago Barn Dance, released by Compass Records in 2020, is the 20th Special C recording that celebrates both the 45th band anniversary and the long-standing connection of country and bluegrass music with Chicago from the time of the WLS “National Barn Dance” that was a precursor to the Grand Ole Opry. The songs on this recording relate to Chicago and/or are written by artists who once lived in Chicago. The title song “Chicago Barn Dance” received the 2020 IBMA Song of the Year Award.
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – Tradition steeped in possibility. –featuring Brucky Molsky, Allison de Groot, and Stash Wyslouch Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.
Blue Canyon Boys
The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery. Ever since founding members Jason Hicks and Gary Dark launched the Blue Canyon Boys in 2006, the Blue Canyon Boys have raised the bar for bluegrass bands. They bring it all: seamless brother-duet style, crisp instrumentation, unvarnished lyrics and subversive humor. After winning first place 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys went off at full tilt, taking the bluegrass circuit by storm, performing in illustrious venues across the country as well as internationally
For over 13 years, the same five influential roots musicians have conspired to create original bluegrass, folk and country music in the studio and on the roads. FY5 has toured coast to coast in America, showcased at Folk Alliance and the International Bluegrass Music Association conventions, and shared the stage with countless other contemporary acoustic artists. Their show is energetic, thoughtful and endearing, having gained thousands of fans all across the country. In 2023 they are releasing new music, and honing still new iterations of their impactful compositions and rootsy sounds. “This type of music would be comfortable at the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits and they wouldn’t get kicked off that old fogey classic Lawrence Welk Show either. It’s that diversified, satisfying and most importantly good.” John Aspice, No Depression
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner Jarett Mason. The newest addition to the band as of December 2018 is Chris “C-Bob” Elliot on banjo and vocals. Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed. They've become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It's obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out. The band’s highly anticipated new album “Backroads” went public May 11, 2019. The album “Where I want To Be” was released October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” had a limited release and their debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Devil Makes Three, Todd Snider, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Fruition, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Lil’ Smokies, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more. This band has been living life through music and adventures together for eight years. Relentless gigging in and around their home state of Colorado, and the midwest and Canada has made this band of brothers one of the tightest, most professional ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.
Ragged Union has evolved musically, from its 2013 beginning, where the focus was solidly on fast picking bluegrass and big harmony vocals, to a more progressive and expansive style of string band music, of which bluegrass is one part of the mix. The band builds its sound on a powerful guitar-based drive. The fiddle and mandolin add rhythmic and harmonic elements, both traditional, and new and unexpected. Soulful, compelling singing brings the song stories to life, and a rich and exciting vibe results, with a creative scope that ranges from the more obviously bluegrass, to an old-time string band vibe, and then to a boundary-less approach with changing feels, time signatures, and complex melodies. The sound has become quite liberated from predetermined limits, the songwriting feels classic and timeless, and the live performance stays true the Ragged Union tradition – intense, playful, and unafraid to take a chance.
Lost Penny originally formed as a duo with Erin Dahlby on mandolin and Nadine on guitar. They first met at a local bluegrass jam in Estes Park, Colorado. Nadine had been performing solo as a singer-songwriter, and Erin had been performing in a 3-piece bluegrass band. When by chance of circumstances they were playing the same venue, Nadine spontaneously invited Erin to sit in with her. They quickly discovered they had a compatible drive and passion to make music, and that the timbre of their voices blended well. Today, Lost Penny includes Joey Purmont on banjo, Derek Ray Kirkman on bass, and Caitlin Anderson on fiddle, making up a fun and energetic 5-piece band. Their original songs are clever and sometimes poignant, and their arrangements of covers are fresh. Their music is harmony-focused americana, bluegrass and country, but if you ask them what kind of music they play, there will be a long pause, because they don't like to be boxed in. They are free-range and prone to sing about dogs and Elvis.
Brandywine & the Mightyfines
A lively cross between honky-tonk inspired bluegrass (“tonkgrass”) and sentimental Americana, Brandywine and the Mighty Fines connects to audiences through thoughtful songwriting and clever mashups. Playing a mix of originals and classics from the Dead to Dolly, the Mighty Fines will find you shuffling your feet and daydreaming of other times and places. Born out of small town America and coming together through the Foothills, Brandy Ray (vocals, lyrics, mandolin), Matthew Schexnyder (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Joshua Ray (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Emerson Lamm (banjo, dobro), and Keith Summers (vocals, bass) charm listeners with their authentic presence, heartfelt connection, and vocal driven bluegrass.
Orchard Creek Band
Orchard Creek Band is a group of committed Colorado musicians - Dave Richardson (banjo), Keith Murdock (Dobro), Jan Springer (guitar) and Kevin Slick (mandolin). Our confluence came quite naturally. We were enjoying local bluegrass jams in Boulder, CO area where we were impressed by each other's talent. Even though our musical backgrounds are wide and varied, the combination of styles has become a vibrant and diverse bluegrass blend of traditional forms, contemporary and original concepts, gospel touches and a lot of fun. It's fresh picked bluegrass that is sure to please!
380 Community Dr, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Happy Hour Jam
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Snowy Peaks Winery will host Happy Hour by the Lake. It's FREE to attend and open to all, but PLEASE REGISTER
Which passes do I need?
3-day pass. This gives you admittance to the ticketed area of the festival Friday - Sunday.
Friday Only, Saturday Only, Sunday Only, Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday. These give you admittance to the ticketed area of the festival on the named days.
KIDS: We love kids being part of our festival! Please grab a FREE ticket for kids 12 and under. If you have kids that are 13-17, we offer half-price tickets. We offer to young adults, aged 18-22, to also get a ticket at half price. They should contact us and ask for a code to discount regularly priced tickets.
DOGS: SnowyGrass is dog-friendly for well-behaved dogs. Please keep dogs on leash. You are responsible for any liability regarding your own dog. Enter the festival and camping grounds with your dog is an agreement that your dog is up-to-date on vaccinations and is not aggressive or disruptive. Any incident where we deem it necessary to ask you to leave with your animal is at our discretion and there will be no refund of tickets of any kind. However, there is a veterinarian nearby with pet lodging. This may be something to consider for at least portions of the festival. There is also an adjacent dog park open to the public as well as a 4 mile walking path.
VIP Upgrade. SOLD OUT> This is per person and gives you backstage access with side-stage covered seating and access to the backstage bar. (First come first serve) Purchase this along with either 3-day passes or 3-day with camping passes.
3-day pass with camping is per person. It is your admission to the festival Friday-Sunday, and it allows you to camp, whether in a tent or in a vehicle.
NOTE: A vehicle pass must be purchased in addition to this if you are camping with an RV or Van. That pass is per vehicle and not per person. (Example: 4 people would buy 4 3-day with camping passes, but one vehicle pass if sleeping in an RV)
On-site parking pass. This is limited availability. It is for the convenience of having your car nearby. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for CAMPERS since overnight parking at the Event Center .5 miles away is also permitted and must be paid for.
State-issued on-site accessible parking. You will be able to park on-site if your state-issued handicapped permit is displayed.
CAMPING VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Pass for camping 20’ and under is for your RV/campervan etc. and is per vehicle, not per person. It allows you to park on the grassy area with the tent campers.
Vehicle Pass for camping 20-26’ is for the RV/campervan etc. that is over 20 ft. but not longer than 26’ and is per vehicle and not per person. The space you are allotted is 19’ wide and 26 feet long. If your hitch extends past 26 feet, it should be able to make you fit if either the hitch or RV is pulled onto the grass border. The width should accommodate awnings/10x10 pop-ups.
Onsite overnight parking. Towing vehicles are not included in the RV vehicle passes. Please purchase a parking pass for your towing vehicle or if you are tent camping, whatever you are driving. Overnight parking at the visitor center is by paid permit and is .5 miles away.
Campers can arrive onsite at 2 pm for lineup on Thursday afternoon. The line will be let in for setting up at 3 pm.
Campers must vacate by Monday at 11 am. There are no electrical or water hookups. There are no shower facilities but there are restrooms. The Rec center is nearby and day passes can be purchased for using their facilities. They have showers, a pool, a hot tub and all the features of a gym. There is also a laundromat on Hwy 7 that has showers for a fee.
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