Friday, Jan 20 & Saturday, Jan 21: 6:30PM - 11:00PM
Celebrating its sixth year, Keystone’s Winter Bluegrass Weekend brings acoustic roots and mountain culture to Warren Station, benefitting the Dercum Center. Two nights of stacked concerts star amazing string bands and a lineup to marvel! Imagine it. Familiar favorites like the Pine Beatles and Caribou Mountain Collective, (yes, they are back!) along with picking phenomenon, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and Lil’ Smokies, inspire listeners with blends of foot-stomping, new and old-time bluegrass. The weekend also features Golden’s Thunder and Rain along with Denver based Meadow Mountain. Grab your favorite dish and mention the Winter Bluegrass Weekend to our River Run Restaurants for some great discounts. The venue will offer a cash bar. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities. Learn more about the beneficiary at www.dercumcenter.com.
DOORS OPEN 6:30 NIGHTLY.
Keystone’s Winter Bluegrass Weekend 2017 Line Up
Friday, January 20th:
Times are approximate and subject to change.
7:00pm – Thunder and Rain…a Golden, Colorado based band specializing in Mountain Made Colorado Country
In their brief tenure together as Thunder & Rain, the band has captured a sound that accentuates their talents and is accessible to fans both young and old. Thunder & Rain's depth and unforgettable melodies are putting meaning back into modern country music.
8:15pm – The Pine Beatles…a community based band in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The Pine Beatles are as cheeky and irreverent as their name. Born from the simple desire among friends to play and share music with others, the band was born out of spontaneous Sunday evening jams. Playing private parties, non-profit fundraisers, cook-outs and Weddings, this community based band soon became known around Summit County as a fun component of any friendly gathering.
9:30pm – Horseshoes and Hand Grenades…Progressive High-Energy String Band w/ roots in old-time, folk and bluegrass
Hailing from the river town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, HHG plays something like progressive high-energy old-time folk music. With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed it's own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band. All born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades began playing music and their earliest shows in the spring of 2009. Since then, the band has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, the Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled by Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, the Del McCoury Band, and many more. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.
Saturday, January 21st:
Times are approximate and subject to change.
7:00pm – Meadow Mountain Bluegrass…Denver based Bluegrass and New Acoustic seeking to align the visions of Hipsters, Hillbillies, and Hippies.
All five members of this band have an unwavering love of American roots music. They combine strong compositional elements with an ability to improvise and create melodic ideas in the moment. Meadow Mountain has established themselves as a unique thread in the tapestry of Colorado roots music.
8:15pm – Caribou Mountain Collective…Winners of the 2014 Rockygrass Bluegrass Band Competition!
Caribou Mountain Collective is a quartet from Nederland, Colorado. Their extensive original repertoire channels the rich traditions of both Appalachia and Colorado bluegrass. Their original lyrics and instrumental compositions present unique facets into Americana. C.M.C. represents the next step in an ongoing revolution of roots music.
9:30pm – the Lil’ Smokies… 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band
With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar). With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.
Presented by: The Keystone Neighbourhood Company and the Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities
Sponsors: New Belgium Brewing Company, Coors Light, Jim Beam, Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate, Keystone Resort, SummitCove.com, Key to the Rockies, KSMT and the Keystone Neighbourhood Company
Parking: Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road.
Directions: From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Turn right onto Gondola Road and follow signs to free parking lots.