40 bands, 5 stages, 3 chords, 2 nights…
and the truth!
By Fred Mills
The first annual
Mile High Music Festival takes place in Denver (Out Fields At Dick’s Sporting
Goods Park) on July 19 and 20, and the lineup of over 40 artists includes Dave
Matthews Band, headlining the first night, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers,
for the second night; plus John Mayer (recently reviewed by BLURT), The Black
Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Steve
Winwood, Spoon, Flogging Molly, Colbie Caillat, One Republic, The Roots and
others. (Colbie Caillat? WTF?!?)
Visit the Mile
High website to view stage times for
the complete line-up. Included as part of the event will be five stages
(some tented), food from many of Denver’s
top restaurants, an artists’ village, misting tents and more. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. each day, with
performances commencing at noon and ending at 11:00 p.m. Single-day and 2 day passes are on sale now at the
website; ticket prices are $150.00 (plus service charges) for a 2-Day Pass,
with a limited number of Single Day Tickets available for $85.00 (plus service
charges) while supplies last.
More details, from the
recently unveiled is the Festival’s “Carpool to Mile High” Contest.
Patrons are being encouraged to “Go Green” by carpooling with four or
more people in one vehicle. Here’s how it works: Make a fun and
noticeable sign in your car window telling everybody who can see, that you are
carpooling. Sign must in include the words: “Carpool to Mile
High”. When you arrive at the Festival go to the 64th Avenue entrance and
follow signs to Carpool Parking. In addition to premium, close-in
parking, you will be automatically entered to win VIP passes and access to a
MHMF artist meet-and-greet for everyone in your car. Winner’s license
plate numbers will be announced on the Main Stage video screens at 5 PM both
days, and prizes will be redeemed at the Merchandise Tent. All cars
admitted in the carpool lot will be entered to win.
just announced, Colorado based not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will host a
Food Drive at the Mile High Music Festival to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies
All patrons donating 10 non-perishable food items, or $10.00, will receive a
limited edition Conscious Alliance/Mile High Music Festival poster by rock
artist Randy Bishop. Volunteers will be stationed outside the festival’s
main entrances, where patrons can exchange their donations for a voucher that
is redeemable at the Conscious Alliance booth inside the venue. For more
information on Conscious Alliance and the work they do, please visit www.consciousalliance.org.