Wintergrass 2010 Would Love Your Comments

Hope all who attended at a great time! Wintergrass dates for 2011 will be Feb 24-27 and the link for tickets and hotel reservations will be active soon.  There will be a survey link posted soon. And we would love for you to post your comments on the blog here.

Thanks!! See you all next year!!!


Wintergrass Facebook Mobile and Twitter

Attention fellow Facebook friends and Wintergrass Twitter followers. Now is the time to sign up for mobile updates so that you get text messages highligting the latest happenings during the festival. A hot jam, who is showcasing where, and general fun information.

Ticket Update

Tickets are still available, prices go up at the door and online and phone orders are ending Wed at 6. Saturday tickets are really moving fast so make sure you don’t get shut out for Sat and order you ticket  in advance (you know you are coming anyway)!!

Parking Info

There are 5 levels of parking below Bellevue Place, which is the complex where the Hyatt is located. There are over 1000 parking spots there. Those lots are connected directly to additional lots below Lincoln Place, right across the street. If you are staying at the hotel, you will have FREE PARKING. If you are attending Wintergrass and you  park at any time during the day and leave after 8pm, parking is also FREE. The gate goes up at 8pm. If you leave BEFORE 8PM, there are parking charges, but there are a bunch of ways to get parking  validation – at any number of restaurants or shops. In addition to all that parking, there is a huge amount of space available across the street at Bellevue Square.  All of that parking is free but alittle bit of a walk but not that far. You can see where all of the parking lots are by taking a look at the complex map.   Check out this post for dining info

Some Bellevue Hyatt Regency Information

Some suggestions for you on Checkout from the Bellevue Hyatt Regency: 90% of Wintergrass will check out on Sunday February 28th.  The hotel wants to make your departure as smooth as possible.  In order to avoid waiting to store or claim any checked luggage, the Hyatt suggests the following:”1)  If you will be leaving no later than 12 Noon, leave your luggage in your guest room, and retrieve it by Noon to take directly to your car / taxi.2)  If leaving after 12 Noon, consider placing your luggage in your car in the morning (or by Noon at the latest), and avoid any wait to store or claim your bags.  If you Valet Parked, hotel Valet Staff are happy to pull your car to the hotel entrance, load your bags, and re-park your car for a later departure.3)  If you prefer to store your bags with the hotel, please proceed to the Front Desk where staff will direct you to a satellite luggage storage area.  Efforts will be made to inform you of this location in advance, if possible.

Wintergrass Academy Updates!!

Wintergrass Academy classes with Dudley Connell (rhythm guitar) and Kenny Smith (lead guitar) are sold out. Space is still available in Sammy Shelor’s class (Lonesome River Band) on the banjo. If you would like to get on a waiting list for Dudley or Kenny’s class in case of any last minute changes, please contact  Academy Director Stephen Ruffo directly at or call him at 360-385-6836.