UllrGrass Music Festival

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019


5th-Annual UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival | Golden, CO | January 25-27, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Golden’s 5th Annual UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival Re-launches the Buffalo Rose

UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival – 5th Annual | Golden, CO | January 25-27, 2019

The UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival (5th Annual) will launch the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Buffalo Rose event center on the weekend of Friday, January 25th 2019 featuring Grammy Award winner and world-renowned mandolin player Sam Bush, The Father of NewGrass. The 3-day festival, UllrGrass (named for the Norse God of Winter – Ullr - pronounced ooler) is the brain child and passion of project of Chris and Susannah Thompson, long-time Golden residents who felt Golden needed a signature event in the middle of winter to bring the community together. Festival-goers dress in Viking regalia and celebrate community, live music, performing arts and craft beer.

Named one of the Top Ten Outdoor Festivals in Colorado by the Westword, UllrGrass 2019 will feature a diverse lineup of bluegrass, newgrass, funk and jamband artists including Sam Bush Band, Drew Emmitt & The UllrGrass Allstars (Andy Aijala, Andy Thorn, Greg Garrison and Coleman Smith of Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and RapidGrass), The New Orleans Suspects, CORAL CREEK, The Way Down Wanderers, Mighty Pines, Sugar & the Mint, Thunder & Rain, Mama Magnolia, Gypsy Cattle Drive, Liver Down the River, Circus #9, Adam Kinghorn Quintet, FREIYA: Women of Bluegrass, Bowregard, Turkeyfoot, Hunker Down, Buffalo Commons, Bonnie & Taylor Sims, Tori Pater & Michael Kirkpatrick.

“Sam Bush is a marquis artist in the bluegrass community and the father of “Newgrass,” which is basically bluegrass music infused with rock, jazz and jamband sensibilities”, says Chris Thompson. We are thrilled to have Sam and his rockin’ band headlining our 5th Anniversary, along with Drew Emmitt and Adam Aijala who have pioneered the newgrass tradition in Colorado as founding members of Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band.”

“The only way this event can happen is with the support of our incredible Golden community”, adds Susannah Thompson (Co-founder). “It takes a village to throw a festival with more than 100 volunteers and 50 plus local businesses working together to pull it off. Every year we are humbled by the collaboration of our town.”

UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival takes place in Parfet Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with evening shows held in the newly renovated Buffalo Rose Ballroom. “I’m absolutely delighted that the new Buffalo Rose event center will be available in time for UllrGrass 2019,” commented Buffalo Rose owner Chris Cone. “It’s fitting that this iconic Colorado music venue will host the evening shows for the 5th annual UllrGrass Festival on The Rose’s opening weekend.”

The UllrGrass Beer Festival takes place on Saturday January 26th from 1-4pm. Patrons will enjoy live music on two alternating stages while sampling craft brews and ciders from 30+ breweries from across Colorado . Sunday is “Family Day” at UllrGrass; featuring a Virtuosity Dance performance at Noon, an UllrEgg Hunt, Costume Parade, craft activities and games. Food trucks will provide a variety of tasty treats all weekend long.

The public is invited to attend several FREE UllrGrass events leading up to the festival including:

The UllrGrass Pale Ale Release Party at New Terrain Brewing Co. on Thurs. Dec 6th with Rum Creek band, where locals can purchase discounted festival tickets without service fees.

The UllrGrass Troubadour Contest at the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse Wed. Jan. 16th 6-9pm

The UllrGrass Band Contest at New Terrain Brewing Co. Thurs. Jan 17th 6-9 pm

The UllrGrass Wristband Party at New Terrain Brewing Co. Thurs. Jan 24th 6-9 pm

Tickets for 2019 are on sale at (Children 15 and under are free).

UllrGrass is a 100% volunteer-powered non-profit event with proceeds benefiting the Kids Music Project by Coral Creek which delivers music education and performance to kids in Colorado – more at www.coralcreekmusic/philanthropy

UllrGrass Event Details:

Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018 - UllrGrass Pale Ale Release Party & Locals Ticket Sale @ New Terrain Brewing with RUM CREEK 6-9pm

Fri. Jan. 11, 2019 - UllrGrass Pre-Party (Denver) @ CervantesOS with Drew Emmitt & UAS, Rum Creek, Uptown Toodeloo 9pm

Wed. Jan. 16, 2019 - UllrGrass Troubadour Contest @ Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse 6-9pm

Thurs. Jan. 17, 2019 - UllrGrass Band Contest @ New Terrain Brewing 6-9pm

Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019 - UllrGrass Pre-Party (Summit County) @ 10-Mile Music Hall with Sam Bush Band & Coral Creek 9pm

Thurs. Jan 24, 2019 - UllrGrass Wristband Party @ New Terrain Brewing 6-9pm

Fri. Jan. 25, 2019 - UllrGrass Music Festival Featuring: New Orleans Suspects, Drew Emmitt & UllrGrass All-Starts, Mama Magnolia, Bonnie & Taylor Sims, Tori Pater

Sat. Jan 26, 2019 - UllrGrass Music Festival Featuring: Sam Bush Band, CORAL CREEK, FREIYA: Women of Bluegrass, Gypsy Cattle Drive, Way Down Wanderers, The Mighty Pines, Bowregard, Hunker Down, Turkeyfoot, Michael Kirkpatrick

Sun. Jan 27, 2019 - UllrGrass Music Festival Featuring: UllrGrass Funk-n-Soul, Sugar & The Mint, Circus #9, Adam Kinghorn Quintet, Thunder & Rain, Buffalo Commons, Virtuosity Dance

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