The Hotel Murano, La Quinta and Marriott have a few rooms still available. Give them a call for specific room types and rates.
The Hotel Murano
Address: 1320 Broadway Plaza,
Tacoma, Washington 98402
The La Quinta Inn & Suites
253-272-9457 1425 E 27th St
Tacoma, WA 98421
Marriott Courtyard 253- 591-9100
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98402
Since alot of people will only be able to make the great Saturday Night Dance Wintergrass has added a Saturday Night Wintergrass Dance only ticket. This ticket will be $25 and will get you into the Varsity Grill only for the shows that start after 6:30pm. The lineup for this stage:
Pearl Django 7:45
Tall Boys 8:45
Trampled by Turtles 9:45
The Wilders 10:45
The Duhks midnight
Remember the Wintergrass is held in the downtown area and there are only so many parking spots close in. The easiest parking is at the Free Parking Lot at the Tacoma Dome Station of the LINK. The Link runs every 10 minutes and the Wintergrass shuttle also stops there into the late hours. For all the parking information check out the FAQ section of the Wintergrass Website. http://www.acousticsound.org/!wg_faq.htm
The Wintergrass schedules for both the workshops and stage performances are available in easy one page formats now on the website. Download the pocket schedulle now so you can plan out your schedule so you can see all of your favorites! http://www.acousticsound.org/PocketScheduleConcertsAndWkshps.pd
Remember some of the venues have changed this year.
Wintergrass has some great dances lined up this year with the Ebony Hillbillies, Trampeled by Turtles, The Wilders and The Duhks!!!
The dances this year are NOT in the ballroom. They are at the Varsity Grill stage located one 1/2 block from the Hotel Murano on Broadway at 1114 Broadway. There is a separate dance ticket also available for the Friday night dances. There is not a separate dance ticket available for Saturday night. If you want to go to the dances on Saturday night, you must buy a full Saturday pass or a full weekend pass.( Day or weekend tickets get you access to all stages, all shows, all dances and all workshops!!)
Väsen is a band that is on the fringe of bluegrass but will interest fans of great fiddle music. Väsen is a Swedish word with many meanings: spirit, noise, a living being, essence among the most prominent. It was originally meant to just be an album title, but soon people were calling to book the band “Väsen” and the name stuck. Väsen will be playing with Darol Anger and Mike Marshall at Wintergrass 2008. Darol and Mike have both toured and recorded with Väsen . The band is a quartet which consists Olov Johansson on the nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden), Mikael Marin on viola and Roger Tallroth on guitar, André Ferrari on percussion.
The Ebony Hillbillies are the latest additions to Wintergrass 2008. They will be participating in the Thursday night “Black and Bluegrass” show highlighting the tradition of black string band music in the evolution of bluegrass music. They also will be performing a regular set and a dance set on Friday. The Ebony Hillbillies are unique in the fact that they play the string band style music popular in the South but are based out of New York City! They are known in New York for their unique venue of playing in the subway station under NY city in front of the S train, which travels between Times Square and Grand Central Station. Here is a unique link for a band, their information on the New York Metropolitan Subway Website