Buffalo Commons returns to Winter Park on Dec 27th for a rowdy night at Ullrs Tavern. The energy has been out the roof every time the band has visited Ullrs Tavern and this show will be no different. Recently voted "Best Band" for the second year in a row in their hometown Steamboat Springs, and featured in the WinterWonderGrass 2019 lineup, this band is turning heads everywhere. buffalocommonsband.com www.youtube.com/channel/UCq2XQveK2QB-9P-Y49LjVEQ
Buffalo Common's original Folk-n-Soul from the Yampa Valley Formed in 2017, Buffalo Commons is a Steamboat Springs, Colorado grown project that moves the souls of all in the room. Harmonizing vocals, and tight musicianship has sling-shot the band into the Colorado Music scene with a huge infectious energy and incredible loyal and fun-loving “Herd” of fans behind them. Focused on writing original music with well thought out compositions and arrangements, the band works hard to stand out as a unique sound in acoustic music. Buffalo Commons’ unique songs and captivating energy on stage will pull at ones heartstrings in the best way and may make you want to laugh, dance, cry, and rejoice all in one show.... See MoreSee Less
We will get three big sets of music with special guests and plenty of treats!
What a better way to ring in 2020 than with our hometown favorite group of rocking pickers, Buffalo Commons. These guys have made a mush of our room many times before with their upbeat and energetic live show. In the midst of all the happiness and goofball antics, the band will also captivate the room in a soul-settling manner, prompting tears of times past and the love of the present moment. These guys have truly become something special for Colorado, for our little town of Steamboat, and especially for the crew of us here at the OTP. We are honored to have them on our stage to seal up 2019 and create the energy of laughter and love moving into 2020.... See MoreSee Less
Celebrating its ninth year, Keystone’s Winter Bluegrass Weekend brings acoustic roots and mountain culture to Warren Station. Warren Station will be rocking for two nights with an amazing lineup featuring some of Colorado’s most talented string bands. Friday night will feature Pick and Howl and Lonesome Days before the main act, Hot Buttered Rum. Saturday the party continues with local favorites Buffalo Commons, warming up the stage for double-billed headliners, Rapidgrass & Head for the Hills.
Standing Room Only
Schedule: Doors at 6:30pm, Music at 7:00pm (both nights)
Pricing: Single Night Advance Ticket= $15
Two Night Advance Ticket (online only, Best Value!)= $25
Single Ticket Day of Show= $20
Kids five and under= Free
Friday, January 31st: Times are approximate and subject to change.
7:00pm- Pick and Howl
Founded in Denver CO, the progressive bluegrass 5-piece has gained notoriety as both practitioners of Traditional Bluegrass and genre-warping jammers. Drawing from a broad range of inspiration that includes Townes Van Zandt, Flatt & Scruggs, The Dead and contemporaries like Billy Strings, lead vocalist Jeremy Richard serves as the conduit to create a unique category of soaring, frenetic, authentic Americana. Backed by a string band featuring Paul Larson on the Scruggs-style banjo, Andrew Gordon on Dobro, Pickin' Pete Barbaro on Mandolin and Eric Gordon on Bass, Pick & Howl delivers a groundbreaking Bluegrass performance that is not to be missed.
8:15pm – Lonesome Days
The Lonesome Days are a 5 piece, high energy, modern bluegrass ensemble from Denver, Colorado. Blending heartfelt songwriting and powerful vocals with precise instrumentation and undeniable groove, The Lonesome Days have charged their way to the forefront of the Colorado bluegrass scene. Songwriting is a major focus for the band but listeners can always expect a unique repertoire of standard bluegrass and other cross-genre covers. With the recent addition of fiddle to the band, The Lonesome Days are carving out their niche in the national bluegrass arena.
9:30pm –Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum, a souped-up, left-coast string band, is the brainchild of five uniquely gifted musicians who weave their love of bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul into a riveting strain of Americana. String bass and five-alarm fiddle merge with guitar, banjo, mandolin and drums to frame the voices of its two contrasting writers, fueling a dance party with roots in Appalachia and its branches in California. It’s a sound that’s as tough to describe as it is easy to love. Nearly twenty years into its journey, HBR’s music, dreamed up in the backcountry of the High Sierra and the basements of San Francisco, has found its way into the hearts, minds and bodies of fans nationwide. The band continues to tour year-round in support of its many albums and social causes.
Saturday, February 1st: Times are approximate and subject to change.
7:00pm – Buffalo Commons
Buffalo Commons is a collaboration of friends from Steamboat Springs, CO who enjoy fishing and floating rivers together as much as they do playing and writing songs together. The bond they share off stage comes across in the music and is felt by everyone through the energy of their live performances. One can't help but be captivated by singer/songwriter and guitarist Ty Woods' soulful yet powerful voice. Band Members Eric Baker on mandolin, Randy Kelly on fiddle, and Denton Turner on upright bass provide a full body of sound to match the emotion and intensity of Ty's vocals. Focused on writing original music with well thought out compositions and arrangements, the band works hard to stand out as a unique sound in acoustic music. Buffalo Commons' songs will pull at your heartstrings in every way and may make you want to laugh, dance, cry and rejoice all in one show.
8:15pm – Rapidgrass
Rapidgrass embodies the notion that nature, and particularly mountains, can bring out the best in our art, and we have dedicated much of our creative energy into bringing that art back to the people of the mountains. Rapidgrass focuses on travel to mountain towns and inspires mountain people and athletes around the globe. Our music is motivated by and made for those who find peace in the mountains. We focus our energy to outdoor mountain lifestyle/culture events. Focusing our travels to mountain towns has also given us a great palate of mountain music styles to draw from including styles from North America, France, Italy, Russia, Tibet, Argentina, and Ireland.
The full-time lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, lead vocals); Coleman Smith (violin); Charlie Parker Mertens (upright bass); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, vocals). This Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.
9:30pm – Head for the Hills
Head for the Hills--Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen--come out swinging and invigorated with fresh sounds on their latest EP, Say Your Mind (out March 22). Recorded at Swingfingers Studios in Fort Collins (Colorado), the band brought a larger band than ever before, including drummer Darren Garvey of Elephant Revival, Vocalist Kim Dawson, Dobroist Todd Livingston, a horn section and more. The material reflects both the turbulent social rhythms of our current era and more timeless moments of joy, growth, and change—think #MeToo, the current body politic, and inequality, but also relationships, fatherhood and growing up.
If you are a fan of bluegrass or simply love live music, this is an event you won’t want to miss! On top of the great lineup, the Warren Station Bar will be serving drink specials all weekend.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road. The Summit Stage, Uber and Lyft are also options. OR - book a condo and stay the night!
From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Turn right onto Gondola Road and follow signs to free parking lots. Warren Station is located in the heart of River Run Village. Pass through the Main Entrance into River Run Village and take a left at Luigi’s Pasta House.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your awesome, "freeky", funky self! And, maybe your best dance moves. DON'T bring pets, gym bags, backpacks, oversized packages, cans, bottles, weapons, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, cameras with a detachable zoom lens, recording devices, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind. All are prohibited in Warren Station and the Keystone Neighbourhood property.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Help us keep ticket prices affordable for these amazing shows. Tickets should not be transferred or resold. If you are in a unique situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 423-8997. If you are unable to assign a name to a ticket, make sure that the purchaser is present with all ticketholders at the time of check-in.
What is the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final and are designated for the entertainer(s). Sorry! No refunds, no transfers and no exchanges.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
It is recommended that the name of the attendee match the ticket. When purchasing tickets, please indicate the name of each guest.
Can I give my two-night ticket to another party?
The ticket should not be given to any individual other than the purchaser or original designee.
All events and times are subject to change at any time.
WinterWonderGrass Steamboat 2020 VIP tickets are now sold out, however, we’ve partnered with Lyte to give our fans a way to get official tickets after sell out. lyte.com/r/18Unv7G6ir
Get your tickets on the official WinterWonderGrass ticket exchange today by joining the waitlist.
3-day general admission, lift tickets and Thursday night Mountaintop Dinner tickets remain available.
WinterWonderGrass 2020 will feature music by Greensky Bluegrass, Margo Price & Billy Strings plus sets by Keller Williams and the Keels, Nikki Lane, The Travelin' McCourys, Molly Tuttle, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Bluegrass Generals, Della Mae, ALO, Lindsay Lou, WinterWonderWomen, Pickin' on the Dead, Cris Jacobs, Che Apalache, Jon Stickley Trio, Meadow Mountain, Twisted Pine, Jay Roemer Band, Buffalo Commons, Bowregard plus special guests Bridget Law, Jennifer Hartswick, Pappy Biondo, Andy Thorn Music and Will Mosheim.
Please note the Festival is February 21-23, 2020 - Friday through Sunday, but we throw a free show and paid mountain top dinner to kick things off on Thursday February 20th.
True connection is a spark of art and a catalyst for inspiration. WinterWonderGrass creates a platform for authentic communication and connection to happen.
WinterWonderGrass is an all-ages family event, must be 21+ to purchase alcohol. The event is outdoors in the winter and takes place snow, rain or shine. No Refunds. Ticket fees include $9 Steamboat Resort fee, all management, taxes and credit card fees. More info at www.winterwondergrass.com/steamboat
WINTERWONDERGRASS | MUSIC. BREWS. MOUNTAINS. Music Brews Mountains is the foundation for the 8th annual WinterWonderGrass Festival featuring more than 20 bands and 20 local breweries over three days. WinterWonderGrass Festival is the perfect storm of world-class bluegrass, roots and acoustic artists, craft beer and libations under star-filled Rocky Mountain nights encapsulating all things Colorado.
Each year WinterWonderGrass supports local non-profits - with a focus on environmental protection, musical education, community initiatives, and disaster relief. We donate $1 for every ticket sold to our partner NPO's. The festival boasts a strong sustainability program diverting over 85% of festival waste from landfills. A commemorative festival mug included with each three-day festival ticket - zero single-use plastics are on site. WinterWonderGrass is a community and family-friendly event with a colorful kid’s zone including face painting, hula hooping and crafts.