Mile High Music Festival 2016 kicks off in Denver in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The festival features world-famous live acts like Jack Johnson, Jimmy Cliff, Railroad Earth, and Steve Miller Band. This is no small show. Each year the festival hosts more than 40 artists over two days, creating a frenzy of music fanatics heading in from all over the country.
The park comprises fourteen soccer fields on sweeping grounds, which are the dance floor for weekend events. This is one of the top music festivals in the area, and backdrop has a lot to do with it. Beyond the park lies Rocky Mountain National Forrest along with Boulder and Denver, two of the state’s most famous attractions.
Mile High Music Festival History and Facts
In July of 2008, the Mile High Music Festival joined a long list of annual American music festivals. The first festival was headlined by famous acts like Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, getting a strong start on the scene and adding to its popularity immediately. The next year, Mile High Music Fest Denver Colorado performers went a step further, adding a third top billing act to their line-up. The festivals second season was headlined by The Fray, TOOL, and Widespread Panic.
Similar to Virgin Mobile Fest and Coachella Festival in music genres and venues, Mile High Music Festival 2016 sets up five stages to accommodate the many artists and bands that perform. Along with the stages are plenty of other amenities like food stands, restrooms, and plenty of shade throughout the park. There are also ATMs onsite, merchandise, and drinking fountains.
Anyone planning Colorado vacations around this event has it made if the outdoors are particularly appealing. With a natural backdrop of forests, lakes, rivers and mountains, things to do such as hiking, rafting, climbing, and cycling take top spot. But don’t fret if you’re not the outdoors type. There is also shopping, spas, golf, and dining to enjoy, too.
Tickets to Mile High Music Festival
Tickets to Mile High Music Festival 2016 are available as early bird tickets and regularly priced tickets. There are also VIP tickets available, offering VIP seating and areas. Mile High Music Festival Denver Colorado organizers have also offered straight-up pricing, meaning there are no hidden fees or taxes. Tickets purchased at any of the announced ticket locations are all the same price. Tickets go on sale in April for the July show and are limited.
Directions to Mile High Music Festival
Located at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 6000 Victory Way, directions to Mile High Music Fest Denver Colorado are simple. Follow the I-70 which is west of Denver International Airport (where most major airlines to Colorado fly) and east of the city. Exit onto Quebec Street, go north on Quebec Street until you see signs for the festival. From the airport, exit onto Pena Boulevard toward I-70, but before you get onto the freeway, exit onto East 56th Avenue. Drive for about ten minutes before you see signs for the festival.
Lodging near Mile High Music Festival
Denver hotels offer the best access for those looking for lodging near Mile High Music Festival 2016. An endless array of budget options and hotels styles are available for the choosing within downtown Denver, which is an area offering convenience and things to do. Aurora is a more residential city on the east side of Denver that offers more quiet than the city along with easy approach to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
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