Enjoy an ambrosia of arts at Grovestock Festival this weekend

Westley Crouch
For the Post Independent
People dance to a live DJ during Grovestock Festival at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort in 2022.
Ray K. Erku/Post Independent

Sunlight Ski Resort hosts the second-annual Grovestock Festival Friday through Sunday. 

The three-day, two-night event is a festival of arts, music and movement.

Grovestock, which is pronounced like an aspen “grove,” started when Auston Tribble and a bunch of friends began to host a yearly party in the woods. Tribble and his friends, who worked in the audio/video production (A/V) field at the time, would host local musicians, thanks to their access to production and sound equipment. One year, things really took off, which led Sunlight to eventually host the festival.

This year will be Grovestock’s biggest production to date, featuring three stages and multiple events. Two tents and the main stage will be connected by an art walk and hammock forest. The events will include yoga, a sound bath, a hula-hoop workshop and ecstatic dance. 

The festival is a place for the whole family to enjoy. The Rainbow Lightening Children’s Village features such events as tie-dying and face painting, sewing sessions, sustainability workshops and an open mic where children can show their talent.

Musicians perform live at Grovestock Festival at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort in 2022.
Ray K. Erku/Post Independent

For the late-night party animals, electronic dance music will play at night on the main stage until 3 a.m.

Local DJs can be seen playing throughout the grounds, with live music on the main stage. The live music will feature both local and national artists, such as Peach Street Revival, Black Wolf Sound, Braxx, and Whiskey Stomp, among others. 

Grovestock has always put a focus on promoting local artists. 

“We are trying to promote everyone who has that edge,” said Tribble, who is the Creative Director of Grovestock. 

“Growing up in the valley, I saw a lot of people who have given up on their dreams,” he added. “I feel like this is a platform in which to inspire local artists to continue to do everything they can; to show that if they are determined, patient and work hard, anything is possible.” 

The Grovestock Festival is a place where people can connect through expression and adventure, whether that is live music and events during the day, or EDM and dancing at night. 

Tickets and more information can be found at

If you go…

What: Grovestock Festival
When: Friday-Sunday
Where: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 Garfield County Road 117, Glenwood Springs
How much: Full weekend tickets are $190. Parking, camping and day pass prices vary.
More information:

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