WinterWonderGrass presents: Steamboat Unplugged

A unique musical experience
in a spectacular yet intimate home setting with dinner and drinks

A Private House Concert & Benefit
for Partners in Routt County

Thank you to everyone who came to Steamboat Unplugged 2020! We had an incredible time celebrating Partners, bluegrass, and the Steamboat community.

This event would not have been possible without the generosity of our hosts, Jessica and Dean Ludwick, and the amazing musicians, Tyler Grant, Andy Thorn, Jon Stickley, and Scotty Stoughton. Thank to you to our sponsors, Alpine Bank, and Edward Jones. Thank you for the incredible food and drinks from Big Air Catering, Butcherknife Brewery, Central Park Liquor, and to our wonderful staff and board. Finally, thank you to Winterwondergrass for your support of our organization and for bringing this magical night to us every year.

Steamboat Unplugged is a unique musical experience in a spectacular yet intimate home setting, featuring talent from the WinterWonderGrass festival.  This special event includes fabulous food, delicious drinks, and a private performance by incredibly talented musicians. Guests also get an inside look at one of Steamboat’s beautiful luxury homes, and the chance to meet and chat with the musicians throughout the evening.

Shuttle service provided!

2020 Photos:

2020 Music:
The night featured a musical journey weaving the history of bluegrass through old-time music, bluegrass, country, newgrass, jam grass and beyond. Performed by some of the nation’s best pickers:

Tyler Grant-National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso, songwriter, vocalist, producer and leader of the band Grant Farm®. Tyler has appeared at most major US festivals and performed thousands of concerts and guitar workshops worldwide. He was an original member of the Emmitt-Nershi Band and a sideman for Abigail Washburn, April Verch and Adrienne Young

Jon Stickley is known for his rapid-fire flatpicking, and his ability to blend different musical elements from across the board to create a sound that is all his own. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, this Durham native has been in various bands throughout the years, including Colorado’s legendary Broke Mountain, and several Asheville based bands. The Jon Stickley Trio has become his primary focus, and the vessel through which he presents his original music.

Andy Thorn – Since being drafted from the Emmitt-Nershi Band to join Leftover Salmon, Andy Thorn’s powerful, driving, banjo picking has helped carry the band to new heights. Despite his young age, the North Carolina native brings a wealth of experience to the banjo seat in Leftover Salmon. Thorn first began playing banjo at age 12 after purchasing one at his neighbor’s yard sale and has not stopped picking since.

Special guest Scotty Stoughton is the founder of WinterWonderGrass and front man for band Bonfire Dub, and that’s just the beginning of his impressive list of endeavors. An inspiring force in the music world, Scotty is dedicated to crafting festivals, events, and experiences that highlight community and interpersonal connection. Scotty values music as more than a platform where rhythm meets beat: It’s an expression that sets the stage for a life worth living, a vision worth having and a dream worth creating.

The Ludwick Residence – 38600 Klein Road, Steamboat Springs

Shuttle service provided


All proceed for 2020 Steamboat Unplugged went to Partners in Routt County for youth mentoring services.

Many thanks to our friends & sponsors: