Tool, Widespread Panic and The Fray will headline Colorado’s largest music and arts festival, the second Mile High Music Festival, on July 18-19 at the Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. Tool will perform on July 18, Widespread Panic will perform both days, and The Fray will play on July 19.
Other booked artists include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G. Love & Special Sauce, Gov’t Mule, Buddy Guy, 3OH!3, Ani DiFranco, The Black Keys, Gogol Bordello, The Wailers, India.Arie and many others. The current lineup is listed in full below; additional acts are yet to be announced.
In addition to a variety of music, concertgoers can expect food from many of Denver’s top restaurants, an artists’ village and more. Last years inaugural festival attracted more than 90,000 attendees. The festival is being promoted by AEG Live Rocky Mountains, Starr Hill Presents, and Kroenke Sports Enterprises.
This year’s event includes an upgraded VIP experience and expanded festival greening initiatives. Tickets go on sale April 3 and are priced at various levels, not including applicable service fees. A limited number of single-day tickets will be available at $90, and a two-day pass is $162.50. Two-day VIP Packages are also available: $400 for the Mile High VIP Pass and $1250 for the Mile High Apex experience.
A charity component is being introduced this year with a portion of the ticket proceeds benefiting Commerce City’s Quality Community Foundation (QCF). “The city is very excited to again be a part of the Mile High Music Festival and for AEG Live to donate money to the city’s Quality Community Foundation is just music to my ears,” said Commerce City Mayor Paul Natale in a statement. “The Quality Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Commerce City in 2006. It grants money to organizations that provide nonprofit services to Commerce City residents.”
Like other music festivals this year, Mile High is offering a layaway program, allowing ticket buyers to pay 50 percent at the time of purchase (plus service charges) and the remaining 50 percent due on June 12.
A Carpool Package for $650 is also being offered and includes four two-day passes and special carpool parking. Carpoolers are encouraged to participate in the Mile High Music Festival Carpool Contest. Participants are asked to decorate their vehicles to draw attention to their green driving efforts. Winners will be randomly chosen on each day of the festival and awarded VIP upgrades for each rider in the vehicle.
Mile High Music Festival acts:
(Lineup is subject to change.)
Ben Harper & Relentless7
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Black Keys
Rocco DeLuca and The Burden
Band of Heathens
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
Last Updated on March 27, 2009 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner