milehighfest.jpg

Yet another new festival enters the arena. The first ever Mile High Festival will take place July 19th and 20th at the Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (9 miles outside of downtown Denver). Headliners include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Steve Winwood, and The Black Crowes.

We’ve heard some rumblings of a new festival for the Denver Metro area, so I guess this is the one. And it’s a lineup that should grab some national attention. I don’t get the sense that these headliners will drive a ton of interest from the jam kids or the indie hipsters, but those folks might take a look at the rest of the lineup and dig what they see. It’s an interesting strategy and might just pay off for a city-specific festival like this one.


Saturday, July 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Steve Winwood
Michael Franti & Spearhead
O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
Spoon
moe.
Citizen Cope
Brett Dennen
Newton Faulkner
Andrew Bird
Josh Ritter
State Radio
JJ Grey & Mofro
Bob Schneider
Meese
Born in the Flood
Railbenders

Sunday, July 20
Dave Matthews Band
John Mayer
The Black Crowes
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Colbie Caillat
Ingrid Michaelson
OneRepublic
Flogging Molly
The Roots
Leftover Salmon
Martin Sexton
Flobots
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Tea Leaf Green
Rose Hill Drive
The New Mastersounds
Serena Ryder
The Photo Atlas
and more to come!

Boulder radio station, 97.3 KBCO, is sponsoring the event and has all the ticketing details on its website, including opportunities for pre-sale tickets starting on March 19th, at 10AM local. Ticket prices are $150.00 (plus service charges) for a 2-Day Pass. A limited number of Single Day Tickets will be available for $85.00 (plus service charges) while supplies last. 2-Day VIP Packages are also available for $495.

No more articles