A quintessential Colorado festival is heading back to Keystone on the first weekend of August for its 22nd year, The Bluegrass & Beer Festival! Fourteen of Colorado and the nation’s best Bluegrass bands will perform on 3 different stages throughout the weekend at Keystone Resort’s very own River Run Village. Beer samplings from over 40 breweries will be available on both days. You can also enjoy amazing food dishes prepared by Keystone’s best restaurant chefs. And if all of that wasn’t enough, you can also score a free bomber of Bruz Beer when you book one of our Bluegrass & Beer Festival packages! Book now though, because the free bombers are on a limited supply!
The weekend’s music lineup includes some huge names, including Monocle Band, Old Salt Union, Ragged Union, Masontown, Cicada Rhythm, The Lonesome Days, Head for the Hills, White Water Ramble, Brent Cobb, The Lil Smokies, and Mandolin Orange! We are so excited to welcome these great acts to Keystone! This is one of the Colorado’s best summer festivals that people come back for year after year.
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!
16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone Resort
August 4th-5th, 2012 River Run at Keystone, Colorado
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies with the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, back for it’s 16th year at Keystone Resort. This is hands down the most popular summer festival in Keystone and it draws visitors from far and wide, year after year. Nothing beats the down-home cooking, frothy flavors, mountain music and spectacular views- not to mention its the perfect escape from the hot summer heat. Festival goers are in for a treat, enjoying live bluegrass music all weekend along with sampling delicious beers from over 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond as they showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages. Confirmed 2012 music line-up includes 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. Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters play from 9 – 11:30 pm on Friday evening, 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.
Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for the event are available for purchase online or at the door. Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.
Condos for the weekend are already filling up fast- book your stay now and take 25% off your stay of 2 nights or more for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend. This is a limited time offer, so book River Run Condos so book your Keystone Reservations before everything is gone! 25% Off Sale ends on 7/26/2012. SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget. Book a condo in the heart of River Run and walk to the event!
Back for another year, the Summit of Bluegrass and Brews will return to Marina Park in Dillon, Colorado on June 23, 2012 with over 25 Colorado breweries. During the beer tasting event from 1:00-5:00, visitors can enjoy live music by Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns. Tickets to the unlimited beer tasting cost only $30 and benefit the Colorado Brewers’ Guild and the Dillon Business Association. Food vendors will be on site with lots of tasty options.
Following the beer tasting, move down to the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre for a great, FREE concert with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience! David Grisman has played with Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, and other renowned artists. His music is a mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and international sounds – this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!
Both the beer tasting and the concerts are outdoors with beautiful views of Lake Dillon and the mountains. Great beer, live music, and beautiful Dillon, Colorado – what more could you ask for?
2012 Summit of Bluegrass and Brews Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m Brewfest, Savory food vendors $30 per person, must be 21 years of age or older — Marina Park 160 Lodgepole, Dillon, Colorado