Colorado "Winterfest on the Mountain" - Kickoff Party Tickets Released!

The website,, will be updated this week, but this is what I can tell you:

Band Lineup

Billy Nershi’s Blue Planet
The Drew Emmitt Band
Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band
The Motet
Billy Nershi - Drew Emmitt Acoustic Duo (3rd Time Ever!)
Split Lip Rayfield
Greensky Bluegrass (2 sets!)
Tony Trischka
Phix (2 set reunion show!)
Todd Sheaffer Solo of Railroad Earth
Juno What?!
Great American Taxi w/ Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon
Whitewater Ramble
Boulder Acoustic Society
Elephant Revival
Pete Kartsounes
Mountain Standard Time
Smooth Money Gesture
York Tide

The 1st annual Winterfest on the Mountain will take place in Nederland, Colorado (15 miles from Boulder) at the Nederland Community Center. 20 bands will play music simultaneously on two great stages, on two separate floors over 3 days. The beautifully renovated, LEED certified and solar powered building will provide two stages along with a large vending area. The vending area will supply many great, local Colorado goods, food, and microbrews.

We are offering a special on Saturday/Sunday passes from Thanksgiving until Christmas, while supplies last. Buy 2 Saturday/Sunday passes, get 1 FREE!

Just a handful of Friday Kickoff tickets remain (Now sold out)! Come see Adam and Ben from Yonder Mountain, Tony Trischka, and 2 sets of Greensky Bluegrass kickoff the weekend!!! There are still a few 3 day passes remaining for $129 that include entrance to the Kickoff Party.

Also, don’t forget about the late night shows at the legendary Stage Stop Inn including :

An Intimate evening with Greensky Bluegrass & Friends!

Thanks Everyone!
The Winterfest Team

The Buy 2, Get 1 FREE Saturday/Sunday offer has been extended until the allotment sells out! That means it’s only $73 for 16 hours of music by 16 different bands!!! Happy holidays!


The Friday Kickoff Schedule has been pushed back an hour to give everyone some extra driving time on a work day.

                                            Friday Kickoff Party

                                         Tony Trischka 6:00-7:00
           Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mountain String Band)7:30 -8:30
                            Greensky Bluegrass (2 sets) 9:00 - 11:45

Thanks again for supporting your local festival!!!

A limited number of tickets for the intimate Kickoff Party have just been released! Capacity 265!!!

Looking ahead to see if there is going to be a snow storm since I have to take the back roads to Ned. I’m in if the weather holds!!! It has been beautiful up here as well as Ned. I hope the tickets aren’t sold out for the kickoff party on friday. I am gonna need a break on friday.

The forecast for Nederland looks clear and pretty warm (for Ned) all weekend.

Friday, Jan 22
High: 42 °F RealFeel®: 26 °F
Rather cloudy and windy with flurries

Saturday, Jan 23
High: 37 °F RealFeel®: 21 °F
Mainly cloudy and windy

Sunday, Jan 24
High: 31 °F RealFeel®: 13 °F
Mostly cloudy and windy with a bit of snow

I’M IN! SEE YOU FRIDAY NIGHT. I’ll be the one with the hat, gloves, boots and a big bright smile on, on Friday night. Hotdog!!!

Big fun and sooooooo close to home. :cheers

Calling all locals, lets support this great Winterfest :cheers

Just Announced: The Drew Emmitt Band will be accompanied by special guest, Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident, on bass to close the night on Sunday. The Motet will be closing the other stage.

Also, weather update: A couple inches now on Friday for all you skiers ( Nice with a couple flurries Sat & Sun nights. And the Basics Fund,, will be running shuttles to/from Late Night shows and to/from Boulder.

Are there chairs and dancing room as well. :huh My Hubby has a bum knee and has a better time if he can sit and stand /dance.

Mead,yummy that means my buddy Dave will be there. :medal Will there be any dead guys :lol :flower

The Theater, where the main stage is, has 265 seats and 5 rows of clear dancing space up front. We may wheel in a dead guy or two. We shall see…

Well HOTDOG HOMER lets kick this party up a notch and bring in the frozen dead guy :lol

Thanks for pulling this together. If it snows a ton I can tabbogin my my way over it’s a straight shot down 72 for me…

My pleasure. Thank you all for your support. You festavarians get the heads up first…not many tickets remaining for Friday night.

                                             Friday Kickoff Party

                            Grammy Nominee, Tony Trischka 6:00-7:00
           Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mountain String Band)7:30 -8:30
                            Greensky Bluegrass (2 sets) 9:00 - Midnight

:wave Hey Travis it was really great to meet you. We had a great time and I thought I would give some feedback on the whole night.

You need some bright orange fest signs to direct traffic flow. Lots of folks were lost. But I got to use my new GPS now that was cool. I never knew HWY 72 went around a turnaround…

Vendors in the hall made for some pretty tight traffic flow and everyone needed a place to socialize. Should be off in a room at the end of that hall.

There really was no space to chat with friends, in the hall in front of a bath room… yuk.

Stage lights need tracks on ceiling, they were shining right in my eyes and it made it difficult to focus on the stage.

Sound needs some work. Vocals and instuments were a mishmash, and hard to hear clearly.

I absolutly love that the crowd was smaller, the rooms nice and warm and the seats were super comfy.

All the performers were a treat to hear and I am glad to be apart of this beautiful happening from the very first day.

Thanks for all your efforts and I will be there next year.