Winter Festival Guide 2018


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It used to be that festivals only happened in the summer. Then some brilliant ski bums realized that making fresh turns in the morning and coupling it with killer bands in the evening was a winning combination. Now, even places without a ski hill know that music freaks will brave the temperatures if the tunes are good enough. Meanwhile, warm weather environs have given people a reason to bust their swimsuits and tank tops out of the attic and head toward the beach for winter festivals with temperatures that feel like summer soirées — because we all know that hopping a plane and traveling across country just to catch that one band’s set that you need to hear is totally normal for a music freak.

The Marquee’s editorial team has compiled the largest winter festival guide in print anywhere in the country (but with an obvious Colorado focus). Check out our November issue’s Destination Festival Guide, for worldwide music festivals and cruises.


10 Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Trip
March 27 – 30, 2019
Frisco, CO
Steve Kimock, Melvin Seals & JGB, Matt Butler, Ghost Light, Coral Creek, Deadphish Orchestra, Uptown Toodeloo String Band


III Points
February 15 – 17, 2019
Miami, FL
SZA, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, Beach House, Herbie Hancock, Blood Orange, Virtual Self, The Internet, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Khruangbin, Peggy Gou, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pussy Riot, Mariel Ito, Yaeji, DJ Koze, Danny Daze, Sob X Rbe, Ty Segall, White Fence, Ben  UFO, Joy Orbison, Honey Dijon, Toro Y Moi, and many more


Ann Arbor Folk Festival
January 25 – 26, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI
Brandi Carlile, Gregory Alan Isakov, Rufus Wainwright, I’m With Her, Pokey LaFarge, AHI, Sam Lewis, Parsonsfield, Michigan Rattlers, Peter Mulvey, The RFD Boys


Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival
February 9 – 10, 2019
Chandler, AZ
Rebelution, Atmosphere, J Boog, Trevor Hall, Katchfire, Mike Love, Clint Stevens, Rilen’ Out, Tha ‘Yoties, Stick Figure, Dispatch, Collie Buddz, The Movement, Iya Terra, Xiuhtezcatl, SYNRGY, Black Bottom Lighters, Kill Babylon Coalition, Mellow Psychedelic Culture


Big Ears
March 21 – 24, 2019
Knoxville, TN
The Punch Brothers, ACME, Spiritualized, Alvin Lucier, Avishai Cohen Quartet, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Brooklyn Rider, Carl Stone, Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Bela Fleck, Steve Swallow, Carla Kihlstedt, Clarice Jensen Jonathan Turner and many more


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March 22 – 24, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO
Leftover Salmon with The High Country Horns feat: Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Skerik and many more TBA


BUKU Music + Art Project
March 22 – 23, 2019
New Orleans, LA
2019 Lineup TBA
Past Lineups include: Bassnectar, Migos, MGMT, SZA, Virtual Self, Isaiah Kashad, A Day To Remember, Rezz, Flatbush Zombies, Bonobo, Sylvan Esso, Alison Wonderland


Christmas Jam 30
December 7 – 8, 2018
Asheville, NC
Gov’t Mule, Jim James, Grace Potter, Dave Grohl, Marco Benevento, Mike Gordon, Eric Church, Joe Bonamassa, Dark Side of the Mule, Audley Freed, Fred Eltringham, Jen Gunderman, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Barnes, Robert Kearns, Ron Holloway and more


Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
February 23 – 24, 2019
Clearwater, FL
Vintage Trouble, Fantastic Negrito, The Devon Allman Project, Duane Betts, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Davy Knowles, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Mark Telesca, Jamie N Royce, RJ Howson, Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke


The Emerald Cup
December 15 – 16, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA
Gogol Bordello, Big Gigantic, STS9, Antibalas, Chali 2na, Cut Chemist, Funky Meters, Margo Price, Rising Appalachia, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Elevaters, Lyrics Born, Nattali Rize, Protoje, Mike Love


Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival
February 16 – 17, 2019
Boca Raton, FL
Excision, Adventure Club, Zomboy, 12th Planet, AFK, Bear Grillz, Dion Timmer, Doctor P, Downlink, Dubloadz, Funtcase, He$h, Hekler, Kompany, Tynan, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Somnium Sound, Squnto, SubDocta, Sullivan King, Xie


Frozen Dead Guy Days
March 8 – 10, 2019
Nederland, CO
2019 Lineup TBA
Past lineups include: The Motet, Whiskey Blanket, Gasoline Lollipops, Instant Karma, Dead Floyd, Electric Toast & Buttery Friends, Flash Mountain Flood, The River Arkansas


Gasparilla Music Festival
March 9 – 10, 2019
Tampa, FL
The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real, Tank and The Bangas, The Pharcyde, The Infamous Stringdusters, The New Orleans Suspects, Jared & The Mill, Laurie Berkner, Parrotfish, Sugar Rush, Mr. Tommy, Dr. Kevin Parrot


GroundUP Music Festival
February 8 – 10, 2019
Miami Beach, FL
Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, Tank and the Bangas, Susana Baca, Bill Laurane, Ghost-Note, Michelle Willis, Lalah Hathaway, The Funky Knuckles, Bokante, Innov Gnawa, Lucy Woodward, House of Waters, New York Gypsy All Stars, Maz, The O’Pears, La Perla


Hijinx Festival
December 28 – 29, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Bassnectar, Odesza, Big Gigantic, RL Grime, GriZ, Illenium, Flatbush Zombies, Vanic, Xie, Kaivon, Ganja White Night, Denzel Curry, Whipped Cream, Dorfex Bos


Innings Festival
March 2 – 3, 2019
Tempe, AZ
Incubus, Sheryl Crow, Cake, Grouplove, Blues Traveler, Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Eat World, Band of Horses, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Shakey Graves, Liz Phair, Mat Kearney, G. Love & Special Sauce, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Blues Traveler, Guster, Black Pistol Fire, Dorothy, The Baseball Project


Jackson Hole Rendezvous
March 16, 2019
Jackson Hole, WY
2019 Lineup TBA
Past Lineups include: Portugal. The Man, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Mavericks, Frankie Ballard, The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts, Chanman Roots Band


Keystone’s Winter Bluegrass Weekend
February 1 – 2, 2019
Keystone, CO
2019 Lineup TBA
Past Lineups include: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Lil Smokies, Caribou Mountain Collective, Thunder and Rain, Pine Beatles, Meadow Mountain


Lights All Night
December 28 – 29, 2018
Dallas, TX
Diplo, Kaskade, Rezz, 1788-L, Anti Up, CharlesTheFirst, Excision, Gucci Mane, Tiesto, Carlyle, Chuurch, Ekali, Chee, Digital Ethos, Jai Wolf, Lick, Mr. Carmack, Eprom, Bleep Bloop, Funtcase, Grensta, He$h, Nora En Pure, Oliver Tree, Penthouse Penthouse, Phaseone, Hotel Garuda, Josh Pan, Luca Lush and more


March 1 –  3, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Odesza, Empire of the Sun, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Wild, Jungle, Lettuce (x2), Chicano Batman, Margo Price, Marian Hill, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real, Toro Y Moi, The Knocks, Kevin Morby, Opiuo, Twiddle, Nombe, Sunsquabi, Allah Las, Ripe, Maribou State, Mansionair, Big Something, Mt. Joy, Evan Giia, Kauf, Young & Sick and more


Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival
February 15 – 17, 2019
Denver, CO
John Cowan w/Darin Brooke Aldridge Band, Mile Twelve, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Jim Hurst, The Lonesome Days, High Plains Tradition, Blue Canyon Boys, Masontown, The Cody Sisters, Bluegrass Patriots, Mike Mitchell Band and more


Midwinter Chicago
February 15 – 17, 2019
Chicago, IL
Slowdive, DJ Koze, William Basinski, Mykki Blanco, Kamasi Washington, Panda Bear, Tortoise, Deerhunter, Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius, Mount Eerie, Yves Tumor, Sudan Archives, Baba Stiltz, Madison McFerrin, serpentwithfeet, Grouper, Zola Jesus, Joey Purp, Hiss Golden Messenger, JPEGMAFIA and many more


Mile 0 Fest
January 29 – February 2, 2019
Key West, FL
The Mavericks, Bruce Robison, Jack Ingram, Turnpike Troubadours, American Aquarium, Cody Canada & the Departed, Trampled By Turtles, Tyler Childers, Flatland Calvary, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Mike and the Moonpies, The Great Divide, The Band of Heathens, Stoney LaRue, John Fullbright, Reckless Kelly and many more


Mountain High Music Festival
January 16 – 19, 2019
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Jamey Johnson, Kiefer Sutherland, Pam Tillis, Dean Dillon, Sundance Head, Kendell Marvel, Lance Carpenter, Ben Burgess, James Otto, Sonia Leigh, Scotty Emerick, Jordan Rainer, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Storme Warren


The MusicFest Steamboat
January 5 – 10, 2019
Steamboat Springs, CO
American Aquarium, Hayes Carll, John Fullbright, Jonathan Tyler, Jack Ingram, Dirty River Boys, Eleven Hundred Springs, Corb Lund, Coley McCabe, Cody Canada & The Departed, Casey Donahew, Charlie Shafter, Chris Colston, Kevin Galloway, Kimberly Dunn, Kyle Hutton, Mtt Hillyer Band, Micky & The Motorcars, Midnight River Choir, Red Shahan, Reckless Kelly, Stoney Larue and many more
One Love Cali Reggae Fest
February 8 – 10, 2019
Long Beach, CA
Rebelution, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, The Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Dispatch, Fortunate Youth, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Pacific Dub, The Movement, Yellowman, Man Caddies, Landon McNamara, Don Carlos, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mike Pinto, Fishbone and many more


Pot Of Gold
March 15 – 17, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Jhene Aiko, Lil Baby, Tinashe, Young M.A., Doja Cat, Preme, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Pump, Ski Mask The Slump God, Young Dolph, SAINt JHN, Tyla Yaweh, Asian Doll


Reggae Rise Up Music Festival
March 15 – 17, 2019
St. Petersburg, FL
Slightly Stoopid, Method Man, Redman, HIRIE, Steel Pulse, Sticky Fingers, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, Trevor Hall, Iya Terra, The Movement, Arise Roots, Seranation, Summer Survivors, Josh Heinrichs, Nattali Rize, Oceanstone, Shwayze, Bumpin Uglies


March 29 – 30, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Firehouse, Hardcore Superstar, XYZ, Babylon Shakes, Atlas I, Warrant, Dangerous Toys, Tyketto, Kickin Valentina, Lillian Axe, Tora Tora, Roxy Blue, The East Side Gamblers


Rolling Loud Los Angeles
December 14 – 15, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Playboi, Carti, Tyga, Lil Yachty, Rich The Kid, Sob X Rbe, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Juice Wrld, Gunna, Trippie Redd, Shoreline Mafia, Lil Skies, Chief Keef, Famous Dex and more


Savannah Stopover
March 7 – 9, 2019
Savannah, GA
Deerhunter, The Joy Formidable, Lucy Dacus, The Bright Light Social Hour, Andrew Combs, Susto, The Beths, Bad Bad Hats, Ruen Brothers, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Mike Krol, INK, Priests, Paul Cherry, Sneaks, Weakend Friends, Sleepwalkers, Vacations, Savannah Conley, SONTALK, Honey Lung, Dead Soft, Lunar Vacation, Michigan Rattlers and more


January 9 – 12, 2019
Frisco, CO
Emancipator Ensemble, The Floozies, Opiuo, Manic Focus, Desert Dwellers, Bass Physics, Marvel Years, Mux Mool, Mikey Thunder


Ski Party Music & Ski Festival
January 4 – 5, 2019
Lutsen, MN
Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen, Lissie, Superior Siren


Snowball Music & Ski Festival
December 14 -15, 2018
Lutsen, MN
Wookiefoot, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Heatbox, The Limns, Smokin Joe


December 29 – 31, 2018
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Diplo, Rezz, RL Grime, Big Gigantic, Ekali, Shoreline Mafia, Manila Killa, Chet Porter, Party Favor, AC Slater, Shallou, Said The Sky, Yung Bae, 1788-L, Phantoms, JSTJR, Cray, French Bastard and more


February 8 – 9, 2019
Frisco, CO
Magic Beans (x2), Flamingosis, Kitchen Dwellers, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Evanoff, Tropical Waffle (x2)


Snowta Festival
December 30 – 31, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Marshmello, Skrillex, Chief Keef, Ganja White Night, NGHTMRE, Rich The Kid, Boogie T, Yung Gravy, ARMNHMR, CharlesTheFirst, Digital Ethos, Dirt Monkey, Spark Master Tape, Melvv, Beak Nasty, Subtronics, Pleasure, Parker, Mersiv and more


Treefort Music Fest
March 20 – 24, 2019
Boise, ID
Toro Y Moi, Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light, Liz Phair, Low, Black Mountain, Ekali, Mandolin Orange, Rubblebucket, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dan Deacon, Caroline Rose, Laura Veirs, Delicate Steve, The Bright Light Social Hour, Cedric Burnside, Y La Bamba and many more


January 25 – 27, 2019
Sam Bush Band, Drew Emmitt & The Ullrgrass Allstars, New Orleans Suspects, Coral Creek, Way Down Wanderers, Mighty Pines, Sugar & The Mint, Thunder & Rain, Mama Magnolia, Gypsy Cattle Drive, Circus #9, Adam Kinghorn Quintet, FREIYA: Women of Bluegrass, Liver Down The River, Bowregard, Turkeyfoot, Hunker Down, Bonnie & Taylor Sims, Tori Pater, Michael Kirkpatrick


Vail Snow Days
December 13 – 16, 2018
Vail, CO
Nathaniel Rateliffe and The Night Sweats, Wildermiss, Shakey Graves, The Devon Allman Project w/Duane Betts and more


February 16 – 17, 2019
Ybor City, FL
Tyler Childers, Flow Tribe, Front Country, Lindsay Lou, The Trongone Band, Honey Hounds, Austin Plaine, Leon Majce


Wintergrass Music Festival
February 21 – 24, 2019
Bellevue, WA
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Hillbenders, Della Mae, Sideline, Fireside Collective, Billy Strings, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sons of the Pioneers, Sugar & The Mint, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, Don Vappie Creole Jazz, Highway Home, The Rolling Blackouts, Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, Phil Leadbetter & The All Stars of  Bluegrass, Old Growth Quartet and many more


WinterWonderGrass Steamboat
February 22 – 24, 2019
Steamboat, CO
Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Fruition, Billy Strings, The California Honeydrops, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Bonnie Paine, Jeff Austin Band, Shook Twins, Lindsay Lou, Love Canon, River Whyless, Rapidgrass, Town Mountain, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, Upstate, Sweet Lillies, Pickin’ On The Dead, Chain Station, Wood Belly, The Lonesome Days, Jay Roemer Band, Tenth Mountain Division, Buffalo Commons and more


WinterWonderGrass Stratton
December 14 – 16, 2018
South Londonderry, VT
Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller and the Keels, Fruition, Billy Strings, Ghost of Paul Revere, Kitchen Dwellers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Jeff Austin Band, Upstate, The Larry Keel Experience, Lindsay Lou, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jon Stickley Trio, Pickin’ On The Dead, Grant Farm, Saints and Liars, Beg Steal or Borrow and more


WinterWonderGrass Squaw
March 29 – 31, 2019
Olympic Valley, CA
Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush Band, ALO, Fruition, Billy Strings, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Dead Winter Carpenters, Jeff Austin Band, Lindsay Lou, Upstate, Driftwood, Pickin’ On The Dead, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, Vince Herman, Silas Herman, One Grass Two Grass and more


January 18 – 19, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Zomboy, Doctor P, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta, Eptic, Gammer, Badklaat, Pegboard Nerds, Quix, Vincent, Atliens, Tynan, Yakz, Somnium Sound, Bandlez, AI Ross, Blunts & Blondes, Boarcrok, He$h, Bommer, Subtronics, Squnto, Xaebor


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January 24 – 27, 2019
Aspen, CO
Lil Wayne, Louis The Child, Chainsmokers, Kygo

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