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Saturday, August 6

GATES OPEN  11 am

10 am

JAM WORKSHOP (CBMS)

10:45

HARMONY WORKSHOP

(BLUE CANYON BOYS)

12:00

LOST PENNY

1:00

ORCHARD CREEK

2:15

JAKE LEG

3:45

THE SWEET LILLIES

5:15

BLUE CANYON BOYS

7:00

LINDSAY LOU

Sunday, August 7

GATES OPEN 9:45 am

10:30

PETE & JOAN WERNICK

11:45

JASON HICKS & KC GROVES

1:00

DAVID LAWRENCE & THE SPOONFUL

2:15

HUNKER DOWN

3:45

WOOD BELLY

5:15

SELDOM SCENE

Friday, August 5

GATES OPEN 5:30 pm

6:15

THE SWEET LILLIES

7:30

THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS

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SNOWYGRASS TICKETS

2022

SnowyGrass,

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. 

$126

3-DAY PASS

$156

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

$88

2-DAY PASS FRIDAY/SATURDAY

$105

2-DAY PASS SATURDAY/SUNDAY

$40

FRIDAY PASS

$70

SATURDAY PASS

$70

SUNDAY PASS

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou has been making soulful, poignant music for the last decade. An undeniable powerhouse, Lou’s remarkable gifts as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer demand the listener’s attention. Her singing floats over the masterful playing and deep groove of her band with both a fierce intensity and a tender intimacy.

 

Today, touring nationally and internationally year round, Lindsay Lou and her band continue to collect a mass of friends and fans along the way. Notable U.S. festival plays include Telluride Bluegrass festival, Merlefest, Stagecoach, Redwing, ROMP, GreyFox, and a slew of others. Abroad, they have appeared at Scotland’s Shetland Island Folk Fest and the Celtic Connections tour, Australia’s National Folk Festival, and others. Of the live show, fRoots Magazine reviewed "...(Lindsay Lou is) the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.” The Boot, who featured Lindsay Lou Band as a “Can’t Miss Act" at AmericanaFest 2018, says “...Lou brings introspection and masterful vocal work to her live show.”

Seldom Scene

Since forming nearly 50 years ago, The Seldom Scene has brought both freewheeling joy and immaculate musicianship to their inventive take on bluegrass, offering up spirited interpretations of songs from limitless genres. On their new album Changes, the band sharpens their focus to a highly specific body of work: songs first recorded in the 1960s and very early ’70s, rooted in the archetypal storytelling of classic singer-songwriters. And in taking on the music of iconic artists like Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, The Seldom Scene perform a sort of subtle magic: transforming the most stripped-bare songs into harmony-rich and elaborately arranged compositions, while wholly sustaining the charmed simplicity of each piece.

Dudley Connell (guitar) - Lou Reid (mandolin, guitar) - Ron Stewart (banjo, fiddle)
Fred Travers (Dobro) - Ronnie Simpkins (bass)

Way Down Wanderers

Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious. High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States, filling the front rows with fans not just singing along to one tune, but singing along to all of them. “Everybody says it. We’d be nothing without our supporters. Yeah, they buy tickets and of course we love that, but when we’ve been on the road for 10 hours and walk onto a stage road weary and we see familiar faces singing along, it’s hard to describe. It's everything, really. There’s a whole lot of love there.”

Pete & Joan Wernick

Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious. High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States, filling the front rows with fans not just singing along to one tune, but singing along to all of them. “Everybody says it. We’d be nothing without our supporters. Yeah, they buy tickets and of course we love that, but when we’ve been on the road for 10 hours and walk onto a stage road weary and we see familiar faces singing along, it’s hard to describe. It's everything, really. There’s a whole lot of love there.”

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.

The Sweet Lillies

Elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, and classical; melodic and high energy.

“Perhaps most noticeably, the group’s three-part harmony singing has become a key component of its bluegrass- and soul-inflected sound…”
                                                               -The Bulletin
 
“…even as they incorporate all the sounds that cross their musical doorstep, at their soul they rely on the simple power of their acoustic instruments.”
                                                             -Americana U

Pete & Joan Wernick

Pete Wernick, known for his banjo playing with Hot Rize, and his singer-guitarist wife Joan present one of the West’s most engaging country duets. Joan’s clear, soulful singing and Pete’s masterful picking bring life to a diverse repertoire including traditional bluegrass, vocal duets and blazing instrumentals. In the early 70s the pair performed with the groundbreaking progressive bluegrass band Country Cooking, based in Ithaca, New York. Since 1976 they have lived in Niwot, Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Since 1990 they have performed all over the continental US as well as England, Ireland, Russia, Hawaii, Israel, Holland, and recently on national TV in Denmark. They also work together in presenting Pete’s Bluegrass Camps at locations around the US.

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.

The Sweet Lillies

Elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, and classical; melodic and high energy.

“Perhaps most noticeably, the group’s three-part harmony singing has become a key component of its bluegrass- and soul-inflected sound…”
                                                               -The Bulletin
 
“…even as they incorporate all the sounds that cross their musical doorstep, at their soul they rely on the simple power of their acoustic instruments.”
                                                             -Americana U

Wood Belly

Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado’s Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here.

Such is the music of Wood Belly, a musical collective of Chris Weist (mandolin), Tom Knowlton (guitar), Chris Zink (dobro), Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass). A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.

The band has been garnering attention since the release of their 2018 debut album Solid Ground, which was followed by a win at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition (earning them a main stage performance slot at the 2019 festival), as well as a 2018 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination.

David Lawrence & the Loving Spoonful

Full-time Professional Musician, David Lawrence, has called Colorado home for over a decade. Whether performing solo or with his full band, ‘The Spoonful,’ David brings a unique blend of finger-picking Delta blues, roots-Americana, soulful vocals, and his style of Gypsy-infused jazz guitar. In recent years, David has focused more on his original sound, currently recording his second solo album featuring some of Colorado’s best musicians and set to release mid 2022. A poet at heart, David’s original sound combines evocative imagery and storytelling with infectious melodies and rich, layered guitar playing. True to his musical roots, David’s music is raw, gritty, soulful, and full of heart. 

Jake Leg

Jake Leg is an acoustic band from Colorado consisting of Eric Wiggs on guitar and vocals, Dylan McCarthy on mandolin and vocals, Justin Hoffenberg on fiddle and Troy Robey on bass. The music of Jake Leg is primarily a reflection of their shared love of bluegrass. Drawing on their favorite elements of the genre, they focus on delivering good, original songs through the framework of bluegrass music. The vivid story-telling in each song is beautifully supported by top notch musicianship and thoughtful arrangements. With a true passion for performing live, these accomplished musicians take the music to new heights with extended improvisations that bring the audience on a journey that is exciting and unique each time.

Jason Hicks & KC Groves

Jason Hicks is the guitarist and vocalist for Blue Canyon Boys, and also a songwriter for the band, solo and other projects.  His interest in pioneering guitarists such as Don Reno and Norman Blake has helped him develop a style that draws from the raw emotional energy of the past. Jason’s knowledge about the early pioneers of bluegrass guitar landed him a feature article in Flatpicking Guitar magazine, for which he has also appeared as a guest columnist. 

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The "g’Earls" played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

Hunker Down

Based on bluegrass, good songwriting, and soulful country rock, Hunker Down has found a way to harness the groove that lifts audiences energy high and wanting more.

Orchard Creek

Orchard Creek Band  is a group of committed Colorado musicians - Dave Richardson (banjo), Keith Murdock (Dobro), Jan Springer (guitar) Kevin Slick (mandolin) and Roz Weller (bass).  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!  

Lost Penny

Lost Penny  originally formed as the duo, Dahlby & Nadine, born out of a local bluegrass jam in Estes Park, Colorado. They discovered they had a similar drive to make music and write songs. The first time they blended their voices, they knew they had a sound vibration that must be shared, and a playful energy not to be contained. Their songwriting contains clever lyrics with irony and metaphor, and their arrangement of old standards is refreshing.