The Sound of Live Music Comes to Winter Resorts

by Dan Giesin | February 7, 2023

The mall. The local burger joint. The corner boutique. Everywhere seems to be wired for sound. You just can’t escape the omnipresent buzz of classic rock or the screech of Auto-Tuned divas of either gender. Even ski resorts are inundated with canned — and sometimes unwanted — music.

But, if you prefer your tunes to be of optimum quality, live and in your face rather than simply used as background noise, check out these upcoming ski resort music festivals.

Palm Tree Music Festival

Believing that “paradise can be found anywhere in the world at any time,” the folks at Palm Tree Music Festival plan to turn Rio Grande Park in downtown Aspen into a garden of delights on Feb. 24-25.

The intimate festival experience will feature Jack White and Gryffin on Friday and Kygo and King Princess on Saturday.

Complete information on the the Palm Tree Music Festival can be found here.


Bluegrass, jamgrass and roots music — along with a large and varied sampling of local brewmasters’ art — form the basis for this pair of three-day festivals to be held in Colorado and California.

The first WinterWonderGrass event will be conducted at Steamboat on March 3-5 and features headliners Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and Paul Gauten.

Complete information on the Colorado event can be found here.

WWG part 2 will take place at Palisades Tahoe on March 31-April 2, with Trampled By Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass and Marcus King topping the bill.

Complete information on the California shows can be found here.

Rendezvous Spring Festival

An eclectic mix of musical genres will be on hand for the Rendezvous Spring Festival in the Jackson Hole area on March 31-April 1.

On Friday, The Rivalists, ZZ Ward and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be among the acts serenading attendees in the historic Jackson town square, while on Saturday the venue switches over to Teton Village, where headliners Ryan Bingham, Elle King, Dumpstaphunk and Futurebirds take center stage.

Complete information on the Rendezvous Spring Festival can be found here.

Sugarloaf Reggae Festival

Whatever version of Jamaica’s most famous export you prefer — ska, dancehall, dub, rocksteady, roots reggae, etc. — you can probably hear it at Sugarloaf’s annual Reggae Festival on April 6-9.

The 35th iteration of the Carrabassett Valley’s ode to good vibes will feature such acts as Tropidelic, Joe Sama, Mighty Mystic and Soul Rebel Project.

Complete information on the Sugarloaf Reggae Festival can be found here.

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