Winter Bluegrass Weekend at Keystone, February 1 and 2

Great snow paired with awesome Bluegrass music? Find it next weekend in Keystone at the 9th Annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend! Big name bluegrass bands will be headed to Warren Station on February 1 and 2, 2019 for a weekend of live music and fun! Attend one or both nights to catch some of the best Bluegrass Bands in Colorado!

Friday night, Buffalo Commons out of Steamboat Springs kicks things off at 7 pm. Timber! hits the stage at 8:15 and headliner The Railsplitters kicks up at 9:30 pm.  The Railsplitters have roots in traditional Bluegrass but mix with all sorts of musical influences for a one of a kind sound. They’ve taken home multiple awards including 1st place at ‘ROCKYGRASS’ in 2013. Their most recent album was released in late 2017, titled, ‘Jump In’.

 

Saturday, catch the Pine Beatles, a community band who come right from Summit County at 7 pm, followed by Whitewater Ramble at 8:15 pm, who will surely get your feet moving.  Headliner Rapidgrass comes on to finish out the weekend, starting at 9:30 pm.  This band has played all across the world and were the winners of the ‘ROCKYGRASS’ band contest in 2015 and has a new recent album that they will be sharing.

 

Tickets are $15 per night or just $25 to attend both evenings.  Same day tickets will be $20 at the door, if still available. Spend days skiing or snowboarding at Keystone Resort and the nights getting down to some of the best Bluegrass in Colorado! Check out available River Run Rental lodging to be close to the event!

B.L.A.M! (Beer, Local Art & Music) for Your Holiday Shopping at Keystone’s Warren Station

If you are looking to do some holiday shopping and enjoy some fun live music and delicious beer, Keystone has the event for you this holiday season! Support local artists while you do your holiday shopping and see live music at Warren Station at B.L.A.M.!

B.L.A.M.
(Beer, Local Art & Music!)
This fun holiday event kicks off at 5 pm at Warren Station on Saturday, December 15.  Local artists will be displaying and selling a variety of work including photography, jewelry, painting, woodwork, glass, custom skis and boards and more.  Drink specials from New Belgium Brewery will be available and Summit County’s top funk band, The Frisco Funk Collective will be there bringing the tunes! Local singer/songwriter Glenda Luck will also be there as the opening act.

Doors: 5:00pm

Art Show: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Live Music: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Don’t miss this fun holiday event at Keystone in River Run Village!

Keystone Wine & Jazz Ticket and Lodging Packages on Sale Until 3pm Today

It’s not too late to save up to 15% on a last-minute trip to Keystone’s Wine & Jazz Festival happening this weekend in River Run Village.

 

Colorado Wine Festival - Wine and Jazz at Keystone

SummitCove Lodging is selling tickets and lodging packages that will save you up to 15% than purchasing them separately! Hurry, you only have until 3 pm today! Otherwise, you can purchase tickets on KeystoneFestivals.com or at the festival gates, starting an hour before the event.

Check out the weekend’s schedule of events:

Friday, July 13th

3 PM – 6 PM  Friday Afternoon Club – Free Gondola Rides
7 PM – 9 PM (MUSIC UNTIL 10 PM) Reserve Wine Tasting – Warren Station | Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, July 14th

12 PM – 1 PM Concert: Gregory Goodloe – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
1 PM – 4 PM Concert: Will Donato – Quaking Aspen Amphitheater | FREE
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Wine Seminar: “Sniffing and Swirling – the Nose Knows”  – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM River Run Village Grand Tasting – River Run Village | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM Festival Food Vendors Open – River Run Village | Priced a la carte
1 PM – 5 PM KidZone – Ina’s Bridge | Free & Paid Activities
1:30 PM – 3 PM Concert: Tony Exum Jr. – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
3 PM – 4 PM Wine Seminar: “Bubbles of the World”  – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
4 PM – 5 PM Seminar: “Let’s Talk Tequila – shaken, stirred and straight”  – Warren Station Patio | Buy Tickets
3:30 PM – 5 PM Concert: Althea Rene Band –  River Run Events Plaza | FREE

 

Sunday, July 16th

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Culinary Event: “Prosecco & Pancakes” – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM Wine & Jazz Brunch – features wine specials and live jazz music from the Matt Flaherty Duo – Keystone Alpenglow Stube | Prices vary
12 PM – 1 PM Concert: JJ Sansaverino – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
1 PM – 4 PM Concert: Will Donato – Quaking Aspen Amphitheater | FREE
1 PM – 5 PM River Run Village Grand Tasting – River Run Village | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM Festival Food Vendors Open – River Run Village | Priced a la carte
1 PM – 5 PM KidZone – Ina’s Bridge | Free & Paid Activities
1:30 PM – 3 PM Concert: Jeff Kashiwa Band – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
2 PM – 3 PM Wine Seminar: “Off the Beaten Path” – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
3:30 PM – 5 PM Concert: Dotsero – River Run Events Plaza | FREE

We hope to see you this weekend at Keystone!

Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series Presents St. Pattys Day Summit Top Whiskey Cocktail

Will you be celebrating St. Patty’s Day in Keystone Colorado this year?  Head to Warren Station on Saturday, March 17 to enjoy one of their signature events, the Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series.  This night will feature a whiskey cocktail competition, with recipes created from various local establishments from Summit County.  Reap the benefits of stiff competition as you taste an array of wonderful whiskey cocktails with a St. Patty’s Day whiskey theme! Live music from the Well Beings will accompany a fun afternoon of tasting.  Enjoy tasty appetizers with your samples from Black Diamond Gourmet. Guests will be asked to vote for their favorite and in return, you’ll receive a full-size version of your favorite.  The vendors will be competing for two awards, ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Experts Choice’.  The grand prize for the Expert’s Choice award winner will consist of a night out in Denver including lodging at the beautiful Maven Hotel, dinner, and drinks, as well as a show. Second place will walk away with a $100 gift card, and third place will receive a bottle of premium whiskey courtesy of Jim Beam.  The doors open at 4 pm, with music starting at 4:30 pm.  The winners will be announced at 6:45 pm.  Tickets are just $15 when you purchase them online in advance and include samplings of each drink, a full-size cocktail, and appetizers.

If you aren’t familiar with the Keystone Resort area, Warren Station is located in the heart of the skier village, River Run.  Lodges in the River Run area include Jack Pine, Silver Mill, The Springs, Black Bear Condos and Arapahoe Lodge. Many guests name River Run Village as their favorite place to stay with all of its great amenities and proximity to the ski slopes and gondola.  Most guests find that they don’t even need a car while they are here, as everything you need is within walking distance!

 

When you are here in Keystone for your Spring Break 2018 vacation destination, be sure to get tickets now for this great upcoming event at Warren Station!  With over 3 feet of snow far this month, the conditions at Keystone Ski Resort are amazing!

Winter Bluegrass Weekend is Feb. 2 & 3 at Keystone Resort

Year 7 of the Keystone Winter Bluegrass Weekend brings one of the best lineups yet! This fun weekend of music at Keystone Ski Resort gives you the chance to roll up your sleeves, let loose and get into the groove with 2 nights of music from some great string bands! Most of the bands are Colorado-based, and the headlining bands, Tenth Mountain Division, and Chain Station are too, from Boulder and Denver respectively.  There really is something for everyone in this lineup. The music starts at 7 pm on both nights!

Keystone Resort Winter Bluegrass Weekend 2018

 

Check out the weekend lineup:

Friday, February 2nd:

7:00 pm – The Pine Beatles…a community-based band in Breckenridge, Colorado.

8:15 pm – Coal Town Reunion

9:30 pm – Tenth Mountain Division

Saturday, February 3rd

7:00 pm – Steel Pennies

8:15 pm – Ginny Mules

9:30 pm – Chain Station

 

You can purchase tickets for single nights or attend both nights.  Single nights at running at $15 in advance online or you can save $5 when you attend both nights for just $25.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities, you can learn more about the beneficiary by visiting www.dercumcenter.com. Tickets will be available at the door if the event isn’t already sold out.

 

Warren Station Events Center is located in Keystone’s River Run Village, within walking distance of many different condo buildings and vacation rentals.  Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill, and The Springs are all popular choices for those who want to be super close to the venue! Make a weekend out of it and enjoy a nice day on the ski slopes, followed by an evening of live bluegrass music!  See you there!

 

Distilled Spirits and Speaker Series – “Backcountry and Bourbon” in Keystone

This Saturday night at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run is the Distilled Spirits and Speaker Series Event, ‘Backcountry and Bourbon’. This series brings together educational topics related to the mountain community with spirits tastings! This weekend’s event brings in Jason Konigsberg from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) to talk about backcountry safety and travel, along with avalanche awareness. Whiskey expert Chris Galante from Jim Beam will also be presenting on small batch bourbons including Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Black, Makers Mark 46, and Knob Creek Rye.  Additionally, the Keystone Ski Patrol will be giving a short talk on their avalanche dog program.

 

Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series at Warren Station in River Run Keystone CO

 

Your $15 ticket purchase includes samples of all of the bourbons and a raffle ticket, a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the CAIC.  Raffle items for the evening include various merchandise from Phunkshun, Weston Snowboards, Rahmen + Co, and more! There will even be a snowboard from Weston Snowboards available for guests to win! Not a drinker?  There is a non-alcohol ticket purchase for you too, for just $5! Doors for the event open at 6:30 and the event kicks off a 7 pm on January 27, 2018. Where else can you learn about the Colorado Backcountry WHILE you taste samples of fine bourbon and probably get to pet some really cute avalanche dogs? In Keystone, this weekend! Don’t miss it!

 

5 Inches of Snow in 48 Hours and More Terrain Openings

Keystone has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours.  The ski resort continues to open new lifts and terrain.  Today Keystone opened the Wayback Chairlift, along with more of Schoolmarm through Last Chance and the more difficult trail, Anticipation. Tomorrow they are planning on opening Paymaster, Flying Dutchman, and A-51’s I-70.

 

On Saturday, Keystone will roll back to their earlier opening time, with the lifts turning starting at 8:30 am through the rest of the ski season.  Today and tomorrow night skiing is also open until 8 pm.  That means you’ll potentially be able to ski for 11 and a half hours tomorrow – if you want!

 

This evening in Keystone there will be a special fireworks display over Lakeside Village happening at 7 pm. Tomorrow’s regularly scheduled Saturday-night Kidtopia fireworks will take place at 7 pm, shot off mid-mountain and viewable from multiple villages at the resort. The lighting of the snow fort, photos with Santa, kids parade, Kidtopia party and more. Don’t miss another fun weekend in the mountains with fresh snow and more terrain!

Head for the Hills This Weekend in Keystone

Spring in the high country is a great time to visit, with beautiful weather, fun events, and tons of great live music! If you are looking for some local Colorado music to liven up your weekend, look no further than Head for the Hills, performing at Warren Station Center for the Arts this Saturday, March 12th in Keystone’s River Run Village. Described as the ‘epitome of Colorado Bluegrass’, this band brings a modern twist to the genre.  They were tagged ‘Best in Colorado Bluegrass’ by the Westword Showcase Reader’s Poll. This is not the band’s first visit to Keystone, they performed an incredible New Year’s Eve show to ring in 2015 and they are back for more good times here in 2016! Locals and visitors alike will enjoy a fun night of great music and dancing.  Free parking for the event is available in the Montezuma Skier Parking lot just near the venue.

Head for the Hills performs a mixture of original songs and popular covers sure to please all audiences. They are self-described as “Pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism.” Their latest album is a combination of “bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books.” You won’t want to miss this fun performance! Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm, at Warren Station, in River Run in Keystone. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of if they are still available. Visit the link here for more information about the show, the venue, the band or to buy your tickets for the event!  This show has a good chance of selling out, so advance tickets are recommended, plus you’ll save a few bucks when you buy them early.

Looking to stay in Keystone for the weekend? Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of warm weather, spring skiing, and fantastic live music. Last minute accommodations in the main village are still available for this weekend through SummitCove Vacation Lodging.  All SummitCove guests also receive a special guest discount on tickets to the show! Want to be able to walk to the concert?  Check out some of the lodges that are nearby in River Run Village, including Arapahoe Lodge, Black Bear Lodge, Jack Pine, and Buffalo Condos.  All of these properties have heated parking, access to the Dakota Lodge pool, private ski lockers and are all within walking distance to Warren Station, the Keystone Gondola, ski slopes and more!  You’ll enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of staying in the village, such as the ice skating rink at Dercum Square, the outdoor firepits, and the numerous shops and restaurants just outside your doorstep. Head up the gondola for a great day of spring skiing, to check out the Kidtopia Snowfort or even to enjoy a round of tubing with your friends at Adventure Point! Park yourself on a patio for an après ski drink in the sun or a morning Bloody Mary or famous Inxpot Irish Coffee.  What are you waiting for? ‘Head for the Hills’ at Keystone this weekend for an epic weekend of skiing and live Colorado Bluegrass music! You won’t be disappointed!

31st Annual Wine in the Pines this Weekend at Keystone Resort

If you love to support a good cause and are looking for a chance to dress up in the high country, don’t miss this weekend’s 31st annual Wine in the Pines event at Keystone Resort.

The event boasts over 500 wines available for tasting and an amazing array of food provided by some of the best Keystone restaurants, including, but not limited to, Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, and the Der Fondue Chessel!  Ned Archibald, Keystone’s executive pastry chef, comes up with new chocolate creation each year. No sweet tooth will be left unsatisfied, as the chef uses on average 650 lbs of chocolate to make up the dessert table at the event!   His creativity and creations are said to be one of the main highlights of the event each year.

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, October 17, with the “Roth Winery Winemaker’s Dinner” at Keystone Ranch at 6 pm. Please make your reservations early, as there is limited seating. This event pairs a wonderful 5-course meal prepared by Keystone Ranch chef Steve Vlass with Roth Winery wines. The theme of the night is Denim and Diamonds and the dress code is “dressy denim only.”  This event can be reserved by contacting Terri Armstrong at 303-691-9339.

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The main event starts at 6 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  This year’s theme is Cirque du Vino, with entertainment provided by Imagination Circus Arts, a group that specializes in aerial acrobatics. Let your jaw drop as the performers defy gravity and show off their amazing skills!   Jazz ‘Diva’ Tina Navarro will also be performing on the main stage.

The evening will feature both live and silent auctions that benefit the Kelly Smith Employment Center & Ability Connection Colorado, a Denver based organization that provides services for people with disabilities.  The Wine in the Pines event began 31 years ago when the event founders, Mike, and Margaret Smith chose to “pay it forward”  and help people with disabilities all of the kinds find meaningful employment.

Tickets for this black-tie formal event can be purchased at www.wineinthepines.org. Advanced tickets are going for $125/person (open seating) or can be purchased at Dillon Ridge Liquors.  Assigned, advanced seating is  $225/person or there is the option to reserve a whole table for 10 people for $2,250.  To book a whole table reservation, call Terri Armstrong at 303-691-9339. Same-day tickets at the door with open seating will go for $150/person.

Please don’t drink and drive!  Colorado Mountain Express will be running complimentary shuttles throughout the event and urge people to take advantage of this free shuttle service, rather than driving.

Winter Wine Weekend at Keystone

Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th, 2013
7pm-9pm
Warren Station, River Run Village

Wine lovers are in for a nice treat this weekend at Keystone’s Winter Wine Weekend, hosted at Warren Station on Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th from 7-9 pm.  Saturday night’s schedule features a wine tasting, food and live jazz music from the Will Donato Trio.  Look forward to dishes like jerk pork summer rolls, slow roasted short ribs, and Asian-style samosas. On Sunday, enjoy a hands-on cooking demo with well-known Summit County Chef, Mr. Chris Rybak.  There will be wine pairing and a New Zealand themed dinner, featuring dishes like crab and shrimp salad on citrus scented quinoa and braised New Zealand lamb shank.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door, advanced tickets online are
$30 per person for Saturday Night and $55 per person on Sunday night, or you can purchase both nights for just $80 per person.  If you are looking for lodging close to the event, The Springs, Red Hawk, Silver Mill, and Black Bear condos are just stepped away from Keystone’s Warren Station where the event is taking place.  This event will be a great opportunity to learn about wine, taste some new varieties and enjoy some fine cuisine in a fun atmosphere with other wine enthusiasts!