STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vt. --., Stratton is welcoming peak foliage season with Greensky Bluegrass, one of the country’s premier progressive bluegrass groups, over Columbus Day Weekend. The five piece string band takes the typical refined bluegrass sound and spins it into shows full of dark psychedelic swirls, bright bursts of acoustic guitar, soundscapes, freethinking improvisation and plenty of sharp songwriting. It’s a show not to be missed.

Performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, Greensky Bluegrass will be taking the Green Mountains with Montana-based bluegrass group -- The Lil Smokies. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.stratton.com.

"You can call us an acoustic ensemble, or a drum-less rock band, or a rock & roll bluegrass band," says mandolin player Paul Hoffman.

For nearly two decade, Greensky Bluegrass has created their own version of the bluegrass genre. Originally formed in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the band was touring nationally by 2005.

"We play two sets of music every night with a big light show, and really care about creating a large scale production," notes guitarist Dave Bruzza. "The goal isn't just to play important music. We want to cultivate an experience, where people can escape from their everyday lives for a minute and put their worries aside."

Greensky Bluegrass is the finale to Stratton Mountain Columbus Weekend events. On Saturday, the annual Brewfest and Chili Cook-off will take place, with the North Face Race to the Summit on Sunday morning. Scenic gondola rides, hiking and family activities will be held throughout the weekend.

For more information and tickets to Greensky Bluegrass or Brewfest, please visit www.stratton.com. For media passes and images, contact Alexandra Malloy at amalloy@stratton.com