Acoustic Music and Frothy Beers Await at Keystone Resort's 16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival

19 July 2012

KEYSTONE, Colo. — July 19, 2012 —Bluegrass and Beer is a classic combination, and when you add in the comfortable mountain climate and Rocky Mountain fun offered at Keystone Resort, you have a weekend festival that’s not to be missed. Now in its 16th year, the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival, August 3-5, will include a stellar lineup of bluegrass favorites, more than 25 breweries providing plenty of perfectly chilled refreshments and a variety of instructional seminars taught by some of the most respected names in bluegrass.
 
To begin the foot-stomping fun, Warren Station Center for the Arts will host a bluegrass kick-off party Friday, August 3, 8pm-11:30pm, featuring Oakhurstwith The Farewell Drifters. Saturday morning will start early with a 9am guitar seminar taught by Tyler Gant, a National Flatpicking Champion. The Shock Top Beer Garden, located just outside Warren Station in River Run Village, will open at Noon on both Saturday and Sunday allowing guests to unwind and savor $5 pints while enjoying acoustic bluegrass music accompaniment from the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater beginning at 12:30pm each day. When stomachs start to growl, festival attendees can enjoy a variety of food from some of Keystone’s finest restaurants, both Saturday and Sunday in the Village plaza from 12pm-5pm. The festival’s other music venues include the Village Stage located in the heart of the River Run Events Plaza and Montezuma Plaza just inside the River Run information center that will host live bluegrass acts including Haunted Windchimesand Head for the Hills, 12:30pm-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s seminars, hosted at Warren Station, will include fiddle instruction with Casey Driessen who has played with Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band and a songwriting seminar taught by Darrell Scott, a Grammy Nominee.
 
If guests tire of the great live music or the delicious barley and hop mixtures and want to spend more time enjoying the scenic Rocky Mountains, Keystone provides plenty of summer activitiesincluding mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, GEO-caching, scenic lift rides, golfing on the resort’s two championship courses, children’s activities in Gondola Plaza and boating or fishing at Lakeside Village.
 
As with all Keystone festivals hosted by the Keystone Neighborhood Company, a portion of festival proceeds support local causes and charities. The main beneficiary for this year’s Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival is High Country Conservation Center. Each donation to this organization helps fund programs and services that promote practical solutions to waste reduction and resource conservation in our Mountain Community. 
 

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Bluegrass and Beer Festival Pricing:

Advance online tickets available:
1-Day Beer Glass Pass(Saturday ONLY or Sunday ONLY): $40 Online or at the Main Gate day-of

  • Includes: (1) official Keystone Bluegrass & Beer sampling mug and unlimited tasting of more than 30 breweries specialty beers for Saturday OR Sunday ONLY
WeekendBeer Glass Pass: $75 Full Price Online or at the Main Gate day-of
  • Includes: (1) official Keystone Bluegrass & Beer sampling mug and unlimited tasting of more than 30 breweries specialty beers for BOTH Saturday and Sunday
Keystone Resort Festival Lodging Packages:
  • $85 per person (includes (1) One Day Tasting and (1) night of lodging at the Inn at Keystone based on standard occupancy)
  • $169 per person (includes (1) Weekend Pass and (2) nights of lodging at the Inn at Keystone based on standard occupancy)

Complete schedule of events:
 
 

Friday, August 3rd      
Time: Event: Location: Cost:
8pm – Doors Open
9:00pm-11:30pm
BluegrassKick-Off Party: Oakhurstwith the Farewell Drifters WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $7 in advance / $10 @ the door
       
Saturday, August 4th      
Time: Event: Location: Cost:
9:00 –10:00am
10:00 – 11:00am
Guitar Instruction:Tyler Grant
Banjo Instruction:Jesse Langlais
WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts
WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts
$10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging guests
$10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging guests
12:00 –5:00pm ShockTop Beer Garden WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $5 per pint
12:00 –5:00pm Festival Food RiverRun Events Plaza Priced á la carte
12:00 –5:00pm Kids Crafts Ina’s Bridge Free & paid activities
12:30 –2:30pm The Grinz ShockTop Beer GardenStage (Quaking Aspen Amphitheater) FREE
12:30–2:30pm Town Mountain RiverRun Events PlazaStage FREE
12:30–2:30pm Henhouse Prowlers MontezumaPlazaStage FREE
1:00 – 2:00pm Mandolin Instruction: Frank Solivan WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging guests
1:00–5:00pm Unlimited Beer Samples RiverRun Events Plaza $40 - 1 day // $75 - weekend
3:00 –5:00pm The Grinz ShockTop Beer GardenStage (Quaking Aspen Amphitheater) FREE
3:00–4:30pm Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen RiverRun Events PlazaStage FREE
3:00–5:00pm Dead Winter Carpenters MontezumaPlazaStage FREE
7:30pm – Doors Open
8:30pm – 11pm
Saturday Night Bluegrass Party: Tim O’Brien& Casey Driessen WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $14 in advance / $17 @ the door
       
Sunday, August 5th      
Time: Event: Location: Cost:
10:00 –11:00pm Fiddle Instruction: Casey Driessen WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging Guests
11:00 –12:00pm Singing Instruction:Tim O’Brien WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging Guests
12:00–5:00pm ShockTop Beer Garden WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $5 per pint
12:00–5:00 pm Festival Food RiverRun Events Plaza Priced á la carte
12:00–5:00pm Kids Crafts Ina’s Bridge Free & paid activities
1:00 – 2:00pm Songwriting Instruction: Darrell Scott WarrenStation Centerfor the Arts $10 / FREE to Keystone Lodging Guests
1:00–5:00pm Unlimited Beer Samples RiverRun Events Plaza $40 - 1 day // $75 - weekend
12:30–2:30pm Jeff Scroggins & Colorado ShockTop Beer GardenStage (QA) FREE
12:30 -2:30pm Haunted Windchimes RiverRun Events PlazaStage FREE
12:30 –2:30pm Henhouse Prowlers MontezumaPlazaStage FREE
3:00–5:00pm Jeff Scroggins & Colorado ShockTop Beer GardenStage (QA) FREE
3:00–5:00pm Head for the Hills RiverRun Events PlazaStage FREE
3:00 –4:30pm Darrell Scott MontezumaPlazaStage FREE
 
Bluegrassand Beer Attending Breweries:
                       
AC Golden Brewing Company, Backcountry Brewery, Boulder Beer Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Brunehaut, Crabtree Brewing Company, Del Norte Brewing Company, Dillon Dam Brewery, Grand Teton Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Shock Top Brewery, Odell Brewing Company, Palisade Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, The Grand Lake Brewing Company, Tommyknocker Brewery, Twisted Pine Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewery, Pug Ryan’s Brewery, Renegade Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Colorado Cider Company (all subject to change)
 
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
 

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