NOWYGRASS began in 2016 with a conversation. Candice Mohr, of Snowy Peaks Winery, is a supporter of LIVE MUSIC in Estes Park, and is a fan of Ran Off the Rooster--a local bluegrass band. She wanted to showcase these fine musicians as well as ReinTarnation and others. As a thank you to the community for supporting her for a decade in her winery, she created a bluegrass festival! She had 3 bands, Ran Off the Rooster, ReinTarnation, and Follow the Fox on stage. Attendees were able to enjoy her wine, eat delicious food, and take in the beauty of the river. Our community of bluegrass musicians and supporters loved it so much, they hoped it would continue year after year. Thanks to our sponsors, this celebration continues. On December 11, 2023, SnowyGrass registered as a Colorado nonprofit.