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ESTES PARK, Colo., Jan. 8, 2024 – Frozen Dead Guy Days (FDGD), taking place in  Estes Park over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 14-17, 2024), is excited to announce the stellar live music lineup for this year’s festival. With an eclectic range of artists — from the “newgrass” stylings of Yonder Mountain String Band to the genre-defying Spafford  — there’s something for everyone.

One of the Rocky Mountains’ most beloved annual events for more than 20 years, the delightfully quirky Frozen Dead Guy Days moved from nearby Nederland to Estes Park in 2023. The “reborn” festival features live music, the famous coffin races, and entertainment at the Estes Park Events Complex and The Stanley Hotel, with satellite events occurring around town. In 2024, more thrills and chills are in store, including the addition of the International Cryonics Museum, the new resting place of the festival’s inspiration, Grandpa Bredo Morstøl. 

FDGD’s 2024 live entertainment lineup includes:

  • Yonder Mountain String Band: With their wildly popular blend of bluegrass, rock, and improvisational prowess, Yonder Mountain String Band effortlessly transcends traditional genre boundaries.

  • Spafford: Rock, funk, jazz, reggae, electro-pop, Spafford can do it all, bringing an improvisational flair to every moment onstage.

  • The Sweet Lillies: With guitar, viola, and upright bass given flight by ethereal vocal harmonies, the Sweet Lillies' music has an old-time soul with a forward-looking eye.

  • DeadPhish Orchestra: Two great flavors that are even better together. DeadPhish Orchestra interprets the music of the Grateful Dead and Phish, giving jam band fans everything they’re looking for and more.

  • A-Mac & The Height: This energetic Denver, CO-based band has a charismatic approach to Reggae-Jam-Rock fueled by conscious thinking, with lyrics that are uplifting, relatable and insightful.

  • The Jauntee: Formed in 2010, this Colorado band pushes the boundaries of improvisational music, combining elements of jazz, funk, rock, and psychedelic jams.

  • Eminence Ensemble: Making complex yet digestible music, Eminence Ensemble’s prog style bridges the gap between the jam-band and more traditional music scenes.

  • Future Joy: With a fusion of live electronic beats and soulful sax, this dynamic duo serves up an unforgettable mix of soul and funk.

  • Chain Station: Vibe to the sound of this four-piece, high-energy, get 'em out on the dance floor string band from Colorado.

  • Lucid Vision: Spreading light through sound, the Denver-based Lucid Vision brings listeners to a melodic realm of electronic genre bends.

  • Float Like a Buffalo: This seven-piece, 10-instrument, high-energy Funk Rock band makes a unique sound that’s impossible not to dance to.

  • Los Mocochetes: This eight-piece Chicano Funk band fuses thoughtfully brazen, socio/politically charged song lyrics, groovilicious melodies and high-energy stage antics.

  • Living Room Band: A lively, Colorado-based band that covers everything from classic rock to reggae to funk.

  • Gary Hall and the Occupants:  Based right here in Estes Park, this vibrant band embodies the essence of Colorado’s Classic Rock dance scene, igniting the stage with a high-octane performance. Their high energy promises an electrifying kick-off to Frozen Dead Guy Days.  

Stay tuned for the surprise headliner to be announced soon. Event tickets can be purchased NOW at Tickets give access to all music, events and activities of the weekend except for the Royal Blue Ball, tickets for which are sold separately.

The best way to get your freeze on in 2024 is to make a weekend of it. Check out an array of Frozen Dead Guy Days lodging options, ranging from cozy bed & breakfasts to luxury mountain hotels. Packages include: 

  • Frozen Dead Guy Days at Fall River Village: Stay at Fall River Village,  just a five-minute stroll from downtown Estes during Frozen Dead Guy Days and receive a 20 percent discount on your room rate when you book by Feb. 14, 2024. Call 970-577-4000 or book online using promo code SPECIAL20. 

  • FDGD at Ridgeline Hotel: Experience FDGD weekend at The Ridgeline Hotel with their 2-Night Frozen Dead Guy package, including two tickets to Saturday's festivities at the Events Complex. Revel in the unique atmosphere and join the Bands & Bloodys Sunday Brunch on March 19, featuring live music from Peak2Peak (alcohol not included). Book online at

  • Rams Horn Village Resort FDGD Specials:

  • Don't Wake the Dead Two-Night Special: Save 20 percent on regular rates for a two-night stay.

  • Sleep Like the Dead Three or Four Night Special: Save 20 percent for the first two nights and add a third and/or fourth night at half price.

  • Complimentary bottle of wine with every 3 or 4-night stay.

  • Book online at


Not familiar with the Frozen Dead Guy Days saga? To make a long story short, the event celebrates an unusual turn of events that brought the frozen body of a deceased Norwegian man to a Tuff Shed in Nederland, Colorado. Bredo Morstøl, or Grandpa Bredo, as Frozen Dead Guy Days devotees fondly refer to him, passed away in 1989, but his family cryogenically froze his body and shipped it to the U.S. Over the next decade, his legend grew amongst Nederland residents, and a winter festival was born to pay tribute to Grandpa Bredo with quirky events and activities. In 2023, Frozen Dead Guy Days moved to Estes Park for a blockbuster inaugural festival.  

  • NEW FOR 2024: This year’s FDGD will offer attendees the chance to be among the first to visit the new International Cryonics Museum. Housed in The Stanley Hotel’s historic Ice House, the attraction serves as Grandpa Bredo’s resting place and features fascinating exhibits about the science behind cryonics. For more information and tour reservations, go to


For more info and festival tickets, visit For more information on Estes Park, visit

FDGD image assets can be found here, credit Visit Estes Park/John Berry. 

Band image assets are available upon request. 


About Visit Estes Park

Visit Estes Park is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Estes Park, Colorado. A Destinations International (DI) accredited DMO, Visit Estes Park's mission is to drive sustainable year-round economic growth by encouraging visitor demand. Estes Park, just 90 minutes from Denver, is the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park offering outdoor experiences, activities, dining, shopping and an environment that is welcoming and approachable. Known for world-class adventure, resident wildlife and scenic beauty, Estes Park is Colorado’s quintessential mountain town. To learn more, visit