Seven Volunteer Gigs That Get You Into Music Events for Free (or Almost Free)
This could be free (in between volunteer shifts).
Not all music buffs have hundreds of bucks to sink into multi-day festival passes, concerts and season ticket subscriptions. But creative fans find ways to save some money and still check out the music they love. One of the best strategies: volunteering. Here are seven options for volunteering at music events.
Swallow Hill's summer concert series at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Swallow Hill Music Association
Swallow Hill has been serving the music community since the ’70s, and volunteering at the organization's multi-theater and classroom venue on South Broadway is a good way to start reaping the benefits of helping out. The group also produces outdoor events in the summer, including a series at the Denver Botanic Gardens and another at the Arvada Center, where you can also volunteer. To find out how, go here.
Telluride Town Park.
Courtesy of Telluride Blues and Brews
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride Bluegrass has been going strong for 44 years. The gorgeous mountain setting is ideal for a four-day, nonstop festival. This year's headliners include Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley and the Travelin' McCourys. After applying, you'll pay a $15 processing fee. You need to commit to working four hours for four days of the festival. Camping passes are not included. Apply here.
The Ride Festival
The Ride Festival takes place in
Murder Pinchers at Three Kings Tavern.
Underground Music Showcase
Bands from across the local music scene will play various venues in central Denver for this extended weekend. You'll work five hours and have free admission for the day you volunteer. Sign up here.
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