Are You a Cornhole Master? Show Off Your Skills This Sunday!

Are you a cornhole master?  It’s time to break out those skills this weekend in Keystone!  Now is your chance to backup all that talk about your cornhole expertise with a friendly cornhole tournament.  Along with the Bluegrass & Beer Festival this weekend, August 3 & 4, New Belgium is hosting a Cornhole tournament.  The tournament takes place from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Warren Station on Sunday afternoon. Come show off that college Cornhole acumen. There is a bonus prize for best team uniform so dust off those superhero capes or beer mug costumes of yours!  Of course New Belgium is hosting the tournament, so beer sipping will go along with the tossing. You could be good enough to be this year’s Crowned Cornhole Champion in a single elimination tournament. Games will  be held on the Warren Station Patio starting at noon on Sunday. Teams will compete in pairs and the winning team will walk away with a grand prize. Entry is $30 per team and includes two complimentary beers per team. Be sure to get registered early before it sells out! 

Cornhole Tournament at Warren Station

Bluegrass & Beer Festival ticket and lodging packages for the festival this weekend are still available with SummitCove Lodging until 4pm on Friday, August 2nd. Packages can save you up to 15% on your lodging and tickets.  Book a condo in River Run Village and walk to the festivities all weekend long.  Stop by the SummitCove Booth inside the festival to get a free pretzel necklace and to enter to win a prize package for the 2020 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone!

Les Than 24 Hours to Left Book a Bluegrass & Beer Ticket and Lodging Package!

The Bluegrass & Beer Festival’s lineup is STACKED this year including bands like Mandolin Orange, The Lil Smokies, Head for the Hills, Masontown, Whitewater Ramble and many, many more! SummitCove ticket & lodging packages are only available until 3 pm tomorrow, so make sure you book now to save up to 15% on the weekend, PLUS get a free Bruz Beer Bomber at check-in.  You’ve got les than 24 hours to save big on weekend fun!

 

Don’t miss one of Colorado’s favorite beer festivals with amazing music all weekend long across three stages and beer tasting from over 40 of the best breweries in Colorado and the nation, this weekend in Keystone, Colorado!

 

Start the fun tomorrow night at the “Eat, Drink, Pick” Beer Maker’s Pairing Dinner with New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak at Warren Station. There will be live music by Shaky Hand String Band.  You’ll work your way through 6 small plates, each paired with a special New Belgium Brew.  Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 day of, if still available.

 

Music for the festival begins at 11:30 both days, with the food tents opening at 12 and the beer tasting beginning at 1pm and running through 5 pm.  This event is family friendly and includes a Kidtopia Kids Zone with activities, crafts, face painting and more.  You can start the day early on Saturday or Sunday at the Alpenglow Stube, where they will be offering a special Bluegrass & Beer Brunch – features beer specials and live music from Half Pelican on Saturday and Musk N’ Boots on Sunday.  Book your weekend package now! 

Bluegrass & Beer Festival is back on August 5 & 6 at Keystone Resort Colorado

One of Keystone’s longest running and most-loved festivals is back in Keystone on August 5 and 6. The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is celebrating its 21st year, bringing great music and delicious beer to Keystone’s River Run Village. This fun festival features beer tastings from over 40 breweries, many from Colorado including Baker’s Brewery, Bruz Beers, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Left Hand Brewing, Crazy Mountain, Lone Tree and more.  Purchase a one-day or weekend glass-pass to enjoy all the beer samples you can handle!  SummitCove Lodging has some great deals when you purchase your tickets and lodging together, plus you’ll receive a free beer in your condo when you check-in!

That’s right – FREE BEER! All guests staying with SummitCove who purchase a Bluegrass & Beer lodging and ticket package will receive a complimentary in-room beer bomber from our partner Bruz Beer, hailing from Denver Colorado, waiting for you nice and cold when you check-in to kickoff the Bluegrass and Beer weekend!

 

Warm Colorado sunshine and great Bluegrass tunes flood River Run Village with live music across 3 stages, including an intimate acoustic stage at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre.  This year’s incredible Bluegrass Line-Up includes artists like The Lonesome Days, The Wooks, The River Arkansas, Liver Down the River, Wood & WireThe Railsplitters, Brothers Comatose and back for another year headliner Peter Rowan Band, in addition to many others.

If you are looking to be in the heart of the action, be sure to check out our River Run Village properties. Book early to get the best selection and if you’re lucky, you can get a property with a balcony that overlooks the festival! If you are looking for a quintessential Colorado summer weekend, the Bluegrass and Beer festival is the perfect event with great music, beautiful scenery and great beer. Take a morning hike before the festival or enjoy a ride up the gondola. On your day off, book a whitewater rafting trip with Performance Tours or a fun and scenic downhill bike tour down Vail Pass with Mountain View Sports and their ‘Ride the Pass’ tours. No matter what you plan, it will certainly be one of the best weekends of your summer!  Book your Bluegrass and Beer weekend package with SummitCove here. 

 

Live Music in Keystone This Weekend

Headed to Keystone for the Beer and Bluegrass Festival this weekend?  The festival itself is free to attend and watch the music, or you can buy a tasting pass for access to unlimited beer samplings to get you in the mood for dancing under the sunny Colorado blue skies. Three stages will be setup throughout River Run Village to feature live bluegrass music all weekend long.  Check out tunes from The Lonely Heartstrings Band, Mason Town, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan Band, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, T-Sisters, Mandolin Orange, Larry Keel Experience and more.  The music starts at 11:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the beer tasting beginning at 1, finishing up each day at 5 pm.

The music doesn’t have to stop when the festival ends! The Snake River Saloon, which is only a few minutes walk from River Run Village, will be hosting live bands with Zuma Road, Woodshed Red and Harmonious Junk playing this Thursday through Saturday nights!

Zuma Road is a fairly new band made up of Summit County locals. Self described as a ‘five piece groove, soul, rock group,” Zuma Road will start the weekend off by playing at The Snake on Thursday night. Friday will feature a funky bluegrass inspired band, Woodshed Red, native to Colorado Spring. And to close the weekend out, Harmonious Junk will keep you dancing all night with their jam band vibes.

Keystone is your home for great live music all summer long.  Book a Keystone vacation rental for the weekend and you can leave your car parked and not have to worry about driving anywhere.

Written By: Lauren Smith

Keystone Colorado Summer Festivals 2015

As the summer weather starts to shine here in Keystone, we know it must soon be festival season! In addition to the countless summer activities to enjoy in Keystone, there are also some fun weekend summer festivals that you should consider attending.  If you haven’t been to one yet, you should make your plans now! They are a ton of fun and a great way to escape the summer heat! There really is something for everyone, from bacon lovers to wineos, music fanatics, beer connoisseurs, foodies and more.

THE BLUE RIBBON BACON TOUR
The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour makes a stop in Keystone on June 27 & 28! From 1 – 6pm each day, come out and enjoy free live music and a variety of great eats! Have you ever had chocolate covered bacon? Try a strip of bacon on its own from the bacon purveyors or try one of the amazing bacon inspired dishes, infused with bacon, created by one of Keystone’s many restaurants. There is also a whiskey sampling tour option.  Tickets can be purchased ‘À la carte’ or as an all inclusive package. You’ll hear music from Gypsy Moon, Rob Drabkin, Josh Blackburn, Arthur Lee Land, Hell’s Belles and Zoso. There are kids ‘Piglet’ ticket packages available too. This is one festival you won’t want to miss! Save money by booking your lodging & tickets together with our Bacon Festival Packages, which all include a complimentary pair of our famous pig nose-sunglasses at check-in.

4TH OF JULY
This year you can enjoy a full day of activities and live music throughout Keystone for your 4th of July celebrations! The morning is packed full of fun events for kids with a fishing derby starting at 8am, Super Slimy Science at 9am, a bike decorating party at 10am, followed by the Children’s Bike Parade at 11am! Head over to Lakeside Village and rent a paddle boat or try stand-up paddleboarding! Check out live music from Trout Steak Revival, performing from Noon – 3pm at the Lakeside Village, while BBQ is available À la carte at Edgewater Cafe. The Boroughs will perform from 7 – 9pm followed by a grand display of fireworks over both villages at 9pm. Stay in Lakeside Village to be close to the Lake and enjoy the fireworks from your balcony!

WINE AND JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Keystone Jazz and Wine Festival returns again on July 18 – 19. Sample a variety of wines from a selection of over 300! Meanwhile you’ll be able to enjoy live jazz music from 8 different bands over the course of the weekend, like Dotsero, Will Donato, and Joey Sommerville, just to name a few. This spectacular event is held from 1 – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is free, while wine sampling tickets can be purchased for $60 a day or are included with any of our Wine and Jazz packages. And for the wine connoisseurs, educational seminars will be available throughout the weekend and special sessions, like our favorite, Prosecco and Pancakes on Sunday morning. Download the Wine and Jazz festival app and keep track of your favorite varieties that you taste throughout the weekend!

BLUEGRASS & BEER FESTIVAL
The perfect combination for a summer festival… sunshine, beer, homecookin’ and of course bluegrass! Keystone’s Beer and Bluegrass Festival will be held August 1 – 2. Bluegrass begins at noon both days, with beer sampling being held from 1 – 5pm each day. Taste delicious brews from over 25 breweries and get down to some great live bluegrass. This is one of Keystone’s most popular summer festivals and once you attend, you’ll know why! 3 different stages will host bands such as the Steep Canyon Rangers, Cornmeal, Ragged Union, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and more. New this year will be a bluegrass workshop, where you’ll be able to interact with and learn from the musicians.  You’re gonna wanna stay the night, so check out our Bluegrass and Beer lodging packages that include discounted festival tickets.

MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL
This is one of Keystone’s newest festivals, back for its 2nd year, focusing on Indie music acts and a Colorado Peach Harvest theme. This festival is unique as it takes place on Friday night and Saturday, with a fantastic fireworks display happening on Friday night. Stroll through and shop craft, jewelry and art vendors and taste a variety of local food and beverages that focus on the Colorado peach theme. Look for tasty treats like Olathe Sweet Corn, Rocky Ford melons and elk dishes while you enjoy some spectacular music acts such as Mosey West, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, David Wax Museum, Delta Rae and more.  There are also some unique kids activities in the mix like face painting and plant your own flowerpot! We are offering some great lodging deals over the weekend, but book now before they sell out!

 

OKTOBERFEST & THE DAS BIER BURNER 5K
Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, on September 5, enjoy your beers and brats in Keystone this year at the annual Keystone Oktoberfest! Start your day on the right foot with Das Bier Burner 5K where you get to enjoy a free beer after the race! Head into River Run Village with your beer and grab some great food from Keystone’s restaurants. Entertainment includes live music and a multitude of activities for kids, as well as German inspired cuisine and polka dancers. Purchase a stein for $35 and receive 3 beer tickets and $5 refills for the rest of the day! Register for the Das Bier Burner 5K before June 30 to take advantage of early bird pricing. We offer discounted lodging to all of the Das Bier Burner 5K participants.

Keystone Resort boasts a family friendly atmosphere at all of its events and every festival is free to attend and has fun activities designed for kids, in addition to the adult events. Purchase tickets to participate in the food and drink tastings.  All festivals are pet-free, so please leave Fido at home.  Please call us today at (970) 368-7023 to book your ticket or lodging packages for any of the upcoming Keystone, Colorado Summer Festivals.

Written By: Lauren Smith

Only a Few River Run Condominiums Left for the 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival- Book Your Stay by 7/28 to Receive 25% Off*!

16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort Colorado

August 4th-5th, 2012
River Run at Keystone, Colorado

Escape the summer heat of the city and visit Keystone for one of the best summer festivals in Colorado! The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is back for its 16th year in a row and visitors come from all over the state and even the country to attend this fun festival every year!  Festival-goers can bask in the sun, enjoying the blue skies, gorgeous views and cool mountain temperatures while tasting amazing brews from over 30 breweries, nibbling on some delicious down-home cooking and get’ down to the live music bluegrass shows on 3 different stages in River Run Village on August 4 & 5, 2012. August temperatures in Keystone average around 75 degrees, making it the ideal place for a summer getaway!

River Run Condos for this popular weekend are booking up fast- if you reserve your 2+ night stay by Saturday, 7/28,  Take 25% off for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend with SummitCove Lodging. 25% Off Sale ends on 7/28/2012, *see webpage for full details.  SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget.  Book a condo in the heart of River Run and watch the bands from your balcony or pick a property with mountain views- the choice is yours! Black Bear Lodge is right in the middle of the action try renting a condo there!

This is a fun festival that everyone is sure to enjoy!  Not interested in beer?  The music is free to anyone!  Wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase as well. Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for BEER-DRINKING at the event are available for purchase online or at the door.  Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.

The confirmed 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival music line-up includes bands such as Head for the Hills, Oakhurst, the Farewell Drifters, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Casey Driessen, Haunted Wind Chimes, Henhouse Prowlers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, the Grinz and more. There are also some after-party events scheduled at Warren Station on both Friday and Saturday nights to keep the party rockin’ and your feet tappin’! Friday evening, Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters will be performing from 9 – 11:30 pm, tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door.  Saturday evening features a show with Tim O’Brien and Casey Driessen, playing from 8:30 – 11 pm. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 at the door. Book your weekend of fun today!

 

 

2011 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone