Winter Bluegrass Weekend at Keystone, February 1 and 2

Great snow paired with awesome Bluegrass music? Find it next weekend in Keystone at the 9th Annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend! Big name bluegrass bands will be headed to Warren Station on February 1 and 2, 2019 for a weekend of live music and fun! Attend one or both nights to catch some of the best Bluegrass Bands in Colorado!

Friday night, Buffalo Commons out of Steamboat Springs kicks things off at 7pm. Timber! hits the stage at 8:15 and headliner The Railsplitters kicks up at 9:30 pm.  The Railsplitters have roots in traditional Bluegrass but mix with all sorts of musical influences for a one of a kind sound. They’ve taken home multiple awards including 1st place at ‘ROCKYGRASS’ in 2013. Their most recent album was released in late 2017, titled, ‘Jump In’.

 

Saturday, catch the Pine Beatles, a community band who come right from Summit County at 7pm, followed by Whitewater Ramble at 8:15 pm, who will surely get your feet moving.  Headliner Rapidgrass comes on to finish out the weekend, starting at 9:30 pm.  This band has played all across the world and were the winners of the ‘ROCKYGRASS’ band contest in 2015 and has a new recent album that they will be sharing.

 

Tickets are $15 per night or just $25 to attend both evenings.  Same day tickets will be $20 at the door, if still available. Spend the days skiing or snowboarding at Keystone Resort and the nights getting down to some of the best Bluegrass in Colorado! Check out available River Run Rental lodging to be close to the event!

This Weekend in Keystone – Comedy, Music & Mountain Films

Check out the great events that are happening at Keystone Resort this weekend!

Friday, January 25:
Warren Station Winter Comedy Series Finale
Head to Warren Station tonight for the final night of the Winter Comedy Series! Adam Cayton-Holland will be headlining the night, with Christie Buchele opening the night. Adam has toured nationally, recently named one of 25 “comics to watch” by Esquire Magazine.  He has appeared on shows like ‘Those Who Can’t’, ‘Conan’ , ‘The Late Late Show’, and more.  Opener Christie Buchele is from Denver, CO and performs on the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability.  Don’t miss this fun night out at Keystone! Buy tickets today for $17.  Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30 tonight, Friday, January 25.

 

Live Music
After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! The Tyler Glaskow Band will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.

 

Saturday, January 26:
Mountainfilm on Tour: Inspiring Mountain Adventure Short Documentaries
Ready to be inspired? The Mountainfilm on Tour is visiting Keystone this weekend, showing inspiring films that were handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. These adventure-packed short documentary style films use the power of their art to inspire audiences to create a better world. A presenter will guide the audience through the programming to provide additional insight.  There will be two showings at Warren Station, at 3 pm and 7pm, with doors opening 30 minutes prior to showtimes.  Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. 

 

Kidtopia Fireworks
Don’t miss the weekly River Run fireworks show at Keystone!  Look up to the sky over River Run on the mountain and watch the Kidtopia fireworks, beginning at 7pm.

 

Live Music
After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! JL Universe will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.

Winter Bluegrass Weekend is Feb. 2 & 3 at Keystone Resort

Year 7 of the Keystone Winter Bluegrass Weekend brings one of the best lineups yet! This fun weekend of music at Keystone Ski Resort gives you the chance to roll up your sleeves, let loose and get into the groove with 2 nights of music from some great string bands! Most of the bands are Colorado based, and the headlining bands, Tenth Mountain Division and Chain Stationare too, from Boulder and Denver respectively.  There really is something for everyone in this lineup. Music starts at 7 pm on both nights!

Keystone Resort Winter Bluegrass Weekend 2018

 

Checkout the weekend lineup:

Friday, February 2nd:

7:00pm – The Pine Beatles…a community based band in Breckenridge, Colorado.

8:15pm – Coal Town Reunion

9:30pm – Tenth Mountain Division

Saturday, February 3rd

7:00pm – Steel Pennies

8:15pm – Ginny Mules

9:30pm – Chain Station

 

You can purchase tickets for single nights or attend both nights.  Single nights at running at $15 in advance online or you can save $5 when you attend both nights for just $25.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities, you can learn more about the beneficiary by visiting www.dercumcenter.com. Tickets will be available at the door if the event isn’t already sold out.

 

Warren Station Events Center is located in Keystone’s River Run Village, within walking distance of many different condo buildings and vacation rentals.  Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill and The Springs are all popular choices for those who want to be super close to the venue! Make a weekend out of it and enjoy a nice day on the ski slopes, followed by an evening of live bluegrass music!  See you there!

 

Events This Weekend in Keystone

This weekend in Keystone kicks off with tons of fun activities on the schedule. Top it off with new snow, it should be a great weekend to be in Keystone! Up to 7 inches of new snow is predicted to fall between now and Saturday.  Head to Keystone this weekend to get in on the fun! SummitCove Lodging has two bedroom condos starting at just $118 a night!

 

2 Nights of Fireworks
This weekend kicks off the start of Kidtopia Spectacular, with a special fireworks show over Lakeside Village on Friday night, and the weekly Kidtopia Saturday night fireworks over River Run.  2 nights in a row of fireworks – wow!

 

Ugly Sweater  Special at Ready, Paint, Fire
Head to the Ready, Paint, Fire studio at Keystone Lake anytime from 11am – 7pm on Saturday, December 16 and wear your ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater!’  Anyone donning an ugly sweater will receive a free studio fee (a $10 value!) Decorate an Ugly Sweater Dish for $20 and the ‘ugliest’ dish creator will win a prize!

 

Live Music: Keller Williams
Two nights of Keller Williams at Warren Station in River Run Village! Friday night will be a Bluegrass themed evening and Saturday’s show will be electric.  Both nights Keller will do a first solo set, followed by a second set with various ‘compadres’ from various bands including Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident.  Purchase tickets here. 

 

Kidtopia Spectacular
Friday starts the 10-day celebration of fun and everything kids! The newly remodeled Labonte’s Smokehouse Grand Opening is Friday afternoon, with all sorts of specials and giveaways. Friday afternoon is craft-er-noon at Kidtopia Headquarters and then Friday night there is a Winter Wonderland Bounce party at the Keystone Lodge Ballroom starting at 4:30 pm.  On Saturday, participate in the Reverse Parade with Santa in River Run and get a photo at the Epicmix Photo Booth with Santa! Saturday evening head to the top of the mountain for the lighting of the Snow Fort, followed by the Saturday night fireworks!

Big Name Bands at Keystone Resort this Ski Season

Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run hosts all sorts of events and concerts throughout the year, and this ski season is no exception.  There are already quite a few big name bands on the books for the 2017 / 2018, meaning it’s going to be a good year for live music in the mountains!

 

First up is Keller Williams and his compadres, playing a two night set on December 15 and 16.  Keller is back at Keystone for his 6th year in a row!  This event features two very different evenings, with Friday night a Bluegrass focused set and Saturday electric.  Keller brings to stage each night a solo set, followed by a group set with ‘compadres’ – friends from other bands including Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident and Grant Farm.  Keller is known for his amazing improv performances and looping tracks. Advance tickets are $30 for one night or get both nights for $55, you can purchase Keller Williams tickets here.  The shows end at 11:30 each night, but the music doesn’t have to stop! Head over to the Goat Soup and Whiskey for more live music from another Colorado based band, The Magic Beans, playing the same evenings.

 

Just a couple weeks later, Colorado Bluegrass band, Trout Steak Revival takes the stage for a New Year’s Eve throwdown, again returning after previous years at Warren Station. This 5 player string band has been named with multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy for their work on a PBS soundtrack.  New Year’s Eve in Keystone is a ton of fun, with skiing, ice skating, tubing, fireworks, and a torchlight parade all precursing this main concert event to ring in the new year.  The show is $20 in advance or $25 at the door if still available.

 

January is action packed too, with the Kyle Hollingsworth Band headlining Warren Station on January 12, kicking off the Martin Luther King Holiday 3-day weekend.  Kyle is best known as the keyboardist in the long-time Colorado-created band, The String Cheese Incident, whose roots are deep from the mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Hollingsworth brings a great live energy to the stage and plays a mix of original songs, String Cheese music, as well as cover songs.  Your feet will move as soon as he hits the stage!  Get tickets in advance here for just $18.  

 

The following week, The Motet brings their soul funk tunes to Keystone on January 19, for the 5th year in a row! This show tends to sell out every year and the people just can’t get enough of the rhythmic funk tunes from this fun band. Get your tickets now before this show sells out!

 

 

This is just the beginning of the ski season live music concert lineup happening here at Keystone Resort.  Stay tuned for more show announcements and get your tickets today for these awesome upcoming concerts at Warren Station! Book a condo in River Run Village with SummitCove Lodging to be within walking distance of Warren Station.

 

 

The Facts on FAC at Keystone Resort

What’s the buzz on the FAC? Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club takes place every Friday Afternoon all summer long between the dates of June 1st- September 1st. There are a ton of discounted food and drink specials, fun outdoor games and live music, not to forget the free scenic gondola ride!  Listen and boogie down to live music while watching the sun set behind the mountains.  Some of the activities include bocce ball, corn hole and ladder ball and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill, free of charge.  Kids will enjoy the free games with their parents too! There is also a slackline course and plenty of hiking trails at the top of the mountain, begging to be explored.  Stay late to watch the sun go down- nothing beats seeing a Colorado sunset from the top of Dercum Mountain! 

 

Take the scenic gondola ride up to the fun and entertainment and enjoy the beautiful views of Keystone. The free gondola rides start at 1pm and the live music starts at 4pm, with the gondola running until close.  Pick up your free foot passenger ticket at the ticket office, located just across from the River Run Gondola and you’ll be on your way. 

 

 

If you are looking for a fun activity for your whole family or group to enjoy, this one is highly recommended! Save some money on the lift tickets and enjoy the free entertainment and fun by going up the mountain on Friday afternoons.  This is the perfect way to kickoff your summer weekend mountain getaway!  Book a room with SummitCove Lodging in River Run and leave your car parked the whole weekend.  Enjoy shops, restaurants, the Keystone Bike Path, the Snake River, hiking trails and more all just outside your doorstep!

 

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

20th Anniversary Bluegrass & Beer Festival

Be sure to join us on August 6th and 7th, 2016 at Keystone Resort for the 20th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival. That’s right, we are celebrating 20 years of one of the best Colorado beer festivals around!

Enter the River Run Village and find yourself in the middle of live bluegrass music playing all weekend on 3 different stages along with 35 Breweries serving up more than 100 brews. Get a glass-pass to start tasting, the admission includes unlimited beer tasting from all of the breweries on site from 1 – 5 pm.  Local restaurants will be setup throughout the village as well, serving up delicious food for purchase to pair with the beer of your choice and of course, fantastic bluegrass music to enjoy.  Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival is one of the best organized in the state because we’ve been doing it for 20 years.  What could be more fun than a day full of brews, delicious food and amazing bluegrass music in one of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain towns?

SummitCove Lodging handing out free pretzel necklaces to go with the beer samplings at the 2015 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort

Some of the breweries attending this year will include well-known Colorado favorites like New Belgium, Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing Company as well as local brews from all of your Summit County breweries such as Backcountry Brewery, Baker’s Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, Pug Ryan’s and Dillon Dam Brewery.

Here is a list of all of the other breweries that will be in attendance: 105 West Brewing Company, 4 Noses Brewing Company, AC Golden Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Big B’s Hard Cider, Boulder Beer Company, Centennial Beer Company, CO Brew, Colorado Cider Company, Crabtree Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing, Elevation Beer Company, Fate Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, High Hops Brewery, Joyride Brewing Company,  Lone Tree Brewing Company, Mockery Brewing, Odyssey Beerwerks, Platt Park Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing Company, Portland Cider, Ratio Beerworks, Redstone Meadery, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing Company, TallGrass Brewing Company, Telluride Brewing Company, Tivoli Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Vail Brewing Company and Wild Cider Company.  We dare you to try them all over the course of the weekend (responsibility!).

The music lineup includes Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, T Sisters, Lonely Heartstrings Band, Mason Town, Mandolin Orange, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan Band, Larry Keel Experience and more. Three stages set in various corners of the festival mean you will never miss a beat as you stroll from one beer tent to the next.

This is Keystone’s favorite summer event so be sure to join us!   We are offering great weekend packages in River Run Village starting at $461.00 for 2 nights lodging and 2 one-day glass pass tasting tickets.  Head up early on Friday Afternoon for the kickoff events or to head up on the mountain with a free gondola ride at the Friday Afternoon Club. Friday evening’s Bluegrass & Beer kickoff party event is called “Eat, Drink, Pick” a Beer Maker’s Pairing at Warren Station. New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak will work together to present tasting dishes to compliment New Belgium flavors!  Live Bluegrass music will be happening all night as you work through six small plates, each paired with a New Belgium brew and hear about flavor pairings, menu design and general education about the brewery.  Doors open and tasting begins at 7:30 pm running until 9:30 pm, with bluegrass music until 10:00 pm. Cost for the event is $55 per person in advance or $65 per person day of event, buy tickets here.

Don’t miss out on one celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of Keystone’s most beloved summer festivals, the Bluegrass & Beer Festival happening on August 6 & 7 in River Run Village.  Book your lodging and tickets together with SummitCove to save up to 15% on the weekend.

 

 

Head for the Hills This Weekend in Keystone

Spring in the high country is a great time to visit, with beautiful weather, fun events, and tons of great live music! If you are looking for some local Colorado music to liven up your weekend, look no further than Head for the Hills, performing at Warren Station Center for the Arts this Saturday, March 12th in Keystone’s River Run Village. Described as the ‘epitome of Colorado Bluegrass’, this band brings a modern twist to the genre.  They were tagged ‘Best in Colorado Bluegrass’ by the Westword Showcase Reader’s Poll. This is not the band’s first visit to Keystone, they performed an incredible New Year’s Eve show to ring in 2015 and they are back for more good times here in 2016! Locals and visitors alike will enjoy a fun night of great music and dancing.  Free parking for the event is available in the Montezuma Skier Parking lot just near the venue.

Head for the Hills performs a mixture of original songs and popular covers sure to please all audiences. They are self described as “Pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism.” Their latest album is a combination of “bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books.” You won’t want to miss this fun performance! Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm, at Warren Station, in River Run in Keystone. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 the day of if they are still available. Visit the link here for more information about the show, the venue, the band or to buy your tickets for the event!  This show has a good chance of selling out, so advance tickets are recommended, plus you’ll save a few bucks when you buy them early.

Looking to stay in Keystone for the weekend? Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of warm weather, spring skiing and fantastic live music. Last minute accommodations in the main village are still available for this weekend through SummitCove Vacation Lodging.  All SummitCove guests also receive a special guest discount on tickets to the show! Want to be able to walk to the concert?  Check out some of the lodges that are nearby in River Run Village, including Arapahoe Lodge, Black Bear Lodge, Jack Pine, and Buffalo Condos.  All of these properties have heated parking, access to the Dakota Lodge pool, private ski lockers and are all within walking distance to Warren Station, the Keystone Gondola, ski slopes and more!  You’ll enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of staying in the village, such as the ice skating rink at Dercum Square, the outdoor firepits, and the numerous shops and restaurants just outside your doorstep. Head up the gondola for a great day of spring skiing, to checkout the Kidtopia Snowfort or even to enjoy a round of tubing with your friends at Adventure Point! Park yourself on a patio for an après ski drink in the sun or a morning Bloody Mary or famous Inxpot Irish Coffee.  What are you waiting for? ‘Head for the Hills’ at Keystone this weekend for an epic weekend of skiing and live Colorado Bluegrass music! You won’t be disappointed!

Warren Station Concert Series: Keller Williams

Warren Station, Center for the Arts is a beautiful events venue located inside of The River Run Village in the heart of Keystone. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and the gondola that gives you access to our beautiful ski mountain, Warren Station is the best place to be when an event rolls through town. Warren Station hosts numerous events, weddings and activities throughout the year, including the recent The Nutcracker Suite and Holiday Showcase and the upcoming New Year’s Eve Celebration with Gypsy Moon and Trout Steak Revival.  It is one of Summit County’s premier venues for live music.

Keystone Resort has received 26 inches of fresh snow in the past week, making this one of the best early seasons in recent years.  More snow is in the forecast for this upcoming weekend, with up to 5 inches falling by Sunday evening. Spend your day cruising on the ski slopes and then head to Warren Station in the evening to see some fantastic live music! Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend?

Keller Williams concert at Warren Station
photo courtesy of www.warrenstation.com

This weekend, on December 18th & 19th, Keller Williams & His Compadres are back in Keystone for another round of fun.  Keller Williams is a highly respected guitarist that has played with just about anyone worth knowing in the the “jam band” scene amongst other great types of musicians. He is known for his extremely versatile music ranging from solo acoustic sets to bluegrass, reggae and much more. These Keystone shows have become a really fun tradition and always seem to be extra special. Each night, Williams will play a solo act to kick things off and then for the second set he invites ‘His Compadres’ to the stage and really get the crowd moving. Maybe it’s the friends that come join him on stage, seeing such an impressive concert in our snowy village or just a combination of it all, but this is a show you will never forget. His “compadres” this year include Keith Moseley and Michael Travis from The String Cheese Incident, Garrett Sayers from the Motet, Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi from the Infamous Stringdusters, and Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon. With this incredible lineup, you can expect tickets to sell out soon so get your tickets now and prepare for a musical experience you won’t soon forget. Advanced ticket sales are $30 per person, per night when you buy them online.

Look for more shows coming this season at Keystone’s Warren Station including Trout Steak Revival, The Motet and The New Mastersounds! Rent a condo from SummitCove Lodging in River Run Village to be in the heart of the action and just steps from Warren Station.  Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill, and Buffalo Lodge are all great options for your Keystone accommodations. Check out the incredible upper deck view from this Black Bear Condo #8064.  Imagine waking up here with a cup of coffee in hand, watching the fresh snow falling and the people beginning to bustle about the village. You will love the convenience of staying in River Run, with heated parking garages, a ski locker for all of your gear, hot tubs with views of the slopes, ice skating at Dercum Square, tons of restaurants and Après ski spots and of course the easy access to the ski slopes, to make sure you get first tracks in the morning!

Written By: Patrick Foley