WinterWonderGrass Festival

WinterWonderGrass Festival 2023

MARCH 31, 2023 - APRIL 02, 2023


Set at the largest ski resort in Lake Tahoe, WinterWonderGrass Festival brings together bluegrass musicians and skiers in this three-day festival.

You just finished a day of skiing and want to sit down near the fireplace with a cup of hot cacao. Wrong. After enjoying the beautiful sights that Lake Tahoe has to offer on its mountains, don’t wind down. Go out. With over 20 bands performing over three days, the seventh annual WinterWonderGrass Festival is a weekend filled with roots and bluegrass meant to make your nights more exciting than a night spent just sitting by the fireplace.  

This festival merges skiers’ and snowboarders’ love for music with the mountains. Set up in front of the High Sierras, people wearing brightly colored puffers gather together to see headliners like Marcus King and Greensky BlueGrass and smaller artists like The Lone Bellow, Mapache, and Tray Wellington Band. WinterWonderGrass Festival has a total of 4 stages – one being an outdoor mainstage. Also, for the 21+ folk, there will be complimentary seltzers and beers served from 3-5 pm. Want to get into the WWG vibe? Try out their curated playlist on your way there. 

The Specs 

  • Each festival pass costs $79+ and children under 12 are admitted for free
  • If you want to purchase individual late-night events, those tickets range from $15 to $189
  • Skiing also on the agenda? Choose any 3 days between 03/30 and 04/02 for $299 for riding the slopes
  • Staying an extra few days? Check out Fifty Grande’s picks of things to do in California.


What does the ticket include? A Festival pass includes access to the entire festival’s shows for all three days

Is there an age limit? This festival is open for all ages.

What’s the best time to arrive? The event starts at 2 pm for the shows but if you have purchased tickets for single shows, then make sure to arrive in time for those accordingly. 

What should I bring? No reason to bring anything other than yourself, your ticket, and your jacket. Drinks will be available for 21+ attendees. 


BY Monica Manmadkar