Wintergrass Online Group

Wintergrass has started a new online email list so people can meet-up and plan their Wintergrass music, rides and jam sessions. Here is the info on the group:

This email list is a forum for people to find roomates, rides, musicians to jam with, classifieds for music items for sale and other misc. items pertaining to the Wintergrass Festival held in February. This is the home page for the group http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Wintergrass/

Saturday Night Dance Tickets

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

Wintergrass Dances!!Great Bands New Venue!

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!!)

Workshops!!

A big part of Wintergrass 2008 are the workshops. Workshops are scheduled for Friday and Saturday mornings at a variety of locations including the Hotel Murano, the church, the Marriott and the Varsity Grill. The workshops will be held on a topics that will interest fans and pickers alike. All the bluegrass instruments will have workshops with local and national performers, “Meet the Bands”, sound equipment questions, music theory and even a workshop entitled “Toddlergrass”. Some of the performers who will be giving workshops this year include Michael Cleveland, The Grascals, Darol Anger, The Seldom Scene, Bobby Osborne and many others. A complete schedule will be posted to the website soon.

Sponsors-Local Restaurants

Wintergrass 2008 would like to thank a great group of local restaurants who are helping to support Wintergrass 2008(Remember Wintergrass is a non-profit 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on a variety of forms of support.) Don’t forget to thank these great restaurant’s when you visit them during Wintergrass. For directions check at the Wintergrass Information Desk in the Hotel Murano by the registration desk.

Ravenous Restaurant
785 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(close by)
253-572-6374

Indochine Asian Restaurant (On the Link)
1924 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
(close by)
253-272-8200

The Old Spaghetti Factory
1735 Jefferson S. (close by)
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-383-2214

Katie Downs Tavern & Eatery
3211 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
(a short drive to the water)
253-756-0771

El Toro
1128 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402 (within 1 block)
253-722-5196

Varsity Grill
1114 Broadway (within 1/2 block)
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-627-1229

Rock Pasta Brick Oven Pizza
1920 Jefferson Avenue
Tacoma, WA
(close by)
253-272-1221

Peggy’s Pantry “Cinnamon Rolls” At Freighthouse Square(accessible on The Tacoma Transit LINK)
2501 East D Street,
Tacoma, WA 98421

Harmon Brewery (Accessible on the LINK)
1938 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402 253-383-2739