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Mile High Music Festival

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    July 16, 2014

    Riot Fest's new Denver location: Five places it could go

    While the folks behind Riot Fest were recently denied a temporary-use permit to hold the event at May Farms in Byers the third week in September, organizers will reportedly have a new venue announced in the coming days. Sure, it's a major pain in the ass for everyone involved to scramble to change l ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Dave Matthews Band due at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this summer at the end of August

    If you're fond of the Dave Matthews Band, you'll want to bust out your Sharpie and circle Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 on your calendar. That's when Mr. Matthews and company are slated to make their return to Colorado, or more specifically to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Mile High Music Festival not happening

    ​In case you've noticed that the Mile High Music Festival hasn't announced its lineup yet for this year and you've wondered why -- first of all, congratulations on being astute, but secondly, the lineup hasn't been revealed because, well, there is no lineup this year. There is no festival. Aft ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Matt Morris performing "Money" in Toyota Free Yr Radio Tent

    Another Mile High Music Festival is in the books. Weather was ideal, parking was a breeze and there were plenty of memorable moments at this year's fest, from Rivers Cuomo wandering through the crowd during Weezer's set to Z-Trip throwing down a Colorado-centric version of "California Love" to Cyp ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Broncos cheerleaders partying tops our weekend slideshows

    They're pro-Tim Tebow.​Westword is on top of cheerleading, so to speak. Not only do we bring you a sneak preview of the 2011 Broncos cheerleaders calendar, but we've got lots of candid launch party photos by Coleen Whitfield. Also new: the best Mile High Music Festival performers, plus a show ... More >>

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    August 14, 2010

    Smoothed out: Mile High Music Festival eases into its first day with the Motet, Houses

    Brian Landis FolkinsThe Motet​The Motet, noon on the Wolf Stage Two years of experience can make a difference. The organizers of the Mile High Music Festival seem to have learned from the mistakes of years' past for the 2010 version of the mega fest. Arriving at the massive soccer complex at ... More >>

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    August 14, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival, Day One: Manufactured Superstars, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Andrew Wickes, One Eskimo

    A go-go dancer for Manufactured Superstars​Arriving at 1 p.m., I headed for Beta Beach after orienting myself. The Manufactured Superstars were throwing down their trademark dirty disco funk, and the misting tunnels and inflatable sculpture and furniture were keeping everyone as cool as possib ... More >>

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    August 14, 2010

    Phoenix packs 'em into the Bison Tent at Mile High Music Festival

    Aaron ThackerayPhoenix in the Bison Tent on Saturday at Mile High Music Festival.​The crowd didn't seem to mind Phoenix's simple and straight-ahead approach during its 6:45 p.m. set in the Bison Tent at Mile High Music Festival. The Paris-based band have built a loyal commercial following in ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    August 12, 2010
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    August 11, 2010

    Win tickets to this weekend's Mile High Music Festival!

    ​Update: We have a winner. Congratulations to Melissa Taylor! She and a guest will be our guests at Mile High Music Festival this weekend. Check the blog later today. While we don't have any more tickets to the fest itself, we will have plenty of tickets up for grabs to the preparty on Friday ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Ozomatli on activism and working under the Bush administration

    ​ This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Come for the music, stay for the attractions/ammenities

    ​All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival Schedule Announced

    ​Less than a month left until this year's Mile High Music Festival. Figured out your itinerary yet? We have. Well, sorta. My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Phoenix, Drive-By Truckers, Ozomatli, Damian Marley & Nas are on our shortlist so far. The full schedule was just released a few moments ago, and ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival single day tickets on sale today

    ​Got your tickets to Mile High Music Festival yet? No? It's a month away -- what are you waiting for? Ah, you have to work on Sunday, and you can't afford a two-day pass? Good thing you waited. Starting today at 10 a.m., you can purchase single day advance tickets for $99.50 (or pick up sing ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Epilogues earn slot to perform at this year's Mile High Music Festival

    Andy Mellen​Great news for The Epilogues: Not only did they win a Westword Music Showcase award last night, but we've tallied the votes and they've also earned a slot at this year's Mile High Music Festival. The outfit is slated to play on Sunday, August 15. Congrats, gentlemen!

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    May 6, 2010

    Single-day tickets available for the Mile High Music Festival for a limited time

    So we just received word that single-day tickets to the Mile High Music Festival will be available for purchase this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and will be on sale through Monday, May 31 at 6 p.m. There's only one way to get your hands on them, however, and that's by becoming a KBCO interactive m ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    This Just In: Vans Warped Tour, Rihanna, Broken Bells shows announced

    Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped Tour​While the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival 2010 lineup to be announced on Monday morning

    With no Rothbury this year and the 1st Bank Center renovations behind them, looks like Chuck Morris and his AEG live crew have more time to devote their full attention towards the Mile High Music Festival. Given the noticeable improvements in terms of amenities from the inaugural fest in 2008 -- ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    The 10 most popular concert reviews of 2009

    ​It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular concert reviews from the Backbeat blog.

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    August 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 3, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    3OH!3 on America's Top 40 with Seacrest

     When 3OH!3 formed, we'll bet that that they never imagined they'd a) have the number one song in the country, and b) that they'd be leaving Ryan Seacrest a voice mail that he would then play across this great land on his weekly Americas Top 40 show. But that's exactly where the dudes find the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Top Five Mile High Music Fest Artists I Kinda Want to Lick

    Aaron Thackeray3OH!3's Sean Foreman won't trust a ho, but that doesn't mean they can't lust after him. The author is a Denver-based music junkie and quasi-music writer of the female variety, and not she's afraid to admit that she sometimes wants to make out with the bands she writes about. This ye ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Mile High Music Fest

    Aaron Thackeray For us, and for thousands who joined us, the weekend was dominated by the Mile High Music Fest -- two days of sun-drenched music, booze, vibing and dancing, of friendships struck with both the music and fellow fan, of shit-kicking drummers and dreamy frontmen and women. Experience ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Relive the Mile High Music Fest on YouTube

    Joe Tone If you missed the Mile High Music Fest -- and I did too, thanks to a wedding that was occurring simultaneously -- or if you were there, but were just so trashed your memories are hazy, you can relive it in glorious lo-fi, shaky-cam glory on YouTube. A quick search for "Mile High Music Fes ... More >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Day One: The fans

    Aaron Thackeray See photos of the fans who woo-hooed their way around Day One of the Mile High Music Fest at westword.com/slideshow.

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    July 18, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest: Our coverage will be tornado-like, and this is your warning

    As you've likely surmised, the Mile High Music Festival is this weekend. We'll be there, sweating and shooting and watching and writing, and posting it all to this little blog and this little twitter feed. So check in for the latest news, reviews, photos, whatever, and check back Monday for more ... More >>

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    July 18, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: Jet

    Jet is eager to get back onto the road. More than two years after the release of the Aussie rock outfit's last album, Shine On, the band will be stopping for a slot at the Mile High Music Festival before continuing on a world tour to promote the August release of their new full-length, Shaka Rock. J ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: Davy Knowles

    In an industry littered with tween pop stars and Disney Channel minions, it's refreshing to come across an artist whose work isn't a medley of foot-tapping drivel swathed with AutoTune. Equipped with awe-inducing guitar skills and a hauntingly intense wail, 22-year-old Davy Knowles is quickly making ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: The Duke Spirit

    Steve GullickForming in London in 2003, the Duke Spirit has evolved a sound that brings together elements of garage rock, soul, the blues and swirly, noisy atmospheric rock. Rather than sounding like's trying to do too many things at once, act's music sounds rich with textures and emotional landscap ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 14 edition

    Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. In the flesh. Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pi ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest unveils map and schedule

    Soren McCartyYesterday, Mile High Music Festival officials released schedule for this year's two-day concert event on the grounds of Dick's Sporting Goods Park. From the looks of it, there's been some substantial changes from last year, the most notable being the addition of another main stage on th ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Kid Cudi remixes 3OH!3

    3OH!3 has officially achieved ubiquity. The duo performed live yesterday on MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung. The guys are featured among people.com's hottest bachelors. Oh, and in actual music news, "Don't Trust Me" has reached the number five spot on Billboard's top 40 chart. As the B ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Westword exclusive: The Fray's not-so-secret dress rehearsals -- in pictures

    Rod BlackhurstBy now you may have heard about the Fray's "dress rehearsal," as it's being called, this weekend. The band has been running through its live show all week at Broomfield Events Center in preparation for its summer tour, which kicks off next Friday in Atlanta. The week's worth of rehears ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    From Mile High to Monolith, breaking down Denver's summer music fests

    The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 26 edition

    Let it snow? Let it snow? Let it snow? Today in Cafe Society: • Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg spreads the wealth. • Updated: Other stirring events, now that "Soup for the Soul" is cancelled. • Desperately seeking volunteers for the IACP conference in Denver. • Co-op grocery looking to open in Fi ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    The Fray to perform at Mile High Music Festival

    Those on the Fray's mailing list may have noticed that Denver was conspicuously missing from the act's exhaustive list of upcoming tour dates this summer. Rumor had it this was due to the fact that the band was going to be performing at the Mile High Music Fest. Well, that rumor has now been confirm ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    Dave Matthews Band releasing set from Mile High Music Festival

    Photo: Brian Landis Folkins Dave Matthews Band will reportedly be issuing Live at Mile High Music Festival, an album featuring recordings captured at the second night of AEG's inaugural music festival, which took place this past July at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The disc from t ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 29, 2008

    Rose Hill Drive on Conan O'Brien Tonight

    Photo: Brian Folkins Hot on the heels of its stand out performance at the Mile High Music Fest, Rose Hill Drive makes its nationally televised debut tonight on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Can hardly wait to see Boulder's biggest badasses on the small screen. Conan won't know what hit him. Have ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Wrap-up

    Photo: Jim Narcy Flobots We poured ourselves into the Mile High Music Fest with a passion, and the results filled two extensive blog posts and two slide shows. Here's a handy guide to everything we saw, shot and wrote at the inaugural edition of this world-class musical bonanza. Live Blog Day One ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 22 Edition

    Blogs straight ahead. No pushing and shoving necessary. Cafe Society offers news about Moon Time and Panzano -- and Jason Sheehan previews his critique of Hamburger Mary's, which he describes as "the first gay-themed burger restaurant I've found." Check out those buns. The Cat's Pajamas puts local ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 21 Edition

    We're chock full o' blogs again today. Try a free sample below. Backbeat Online has the skinny on the inaugural Mile High Music Festival, with reports devoted to both day one and day two (when Rose Hill Drive, pictured, cut loose). Also on tap: live reviews featuring Yerkish, Andy Falconetti, Valom ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (7/12/08-7/18/08)

    Here's a convenient one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were anxiously exercising your fingers in anticipation of Jimi Hendrix's announced contributions to an upcoming installment of the Guitar Hero series...

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    July 17, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Photo Atlas Slated to Record with J. Robbins -- Yes, That J.Robbins

    After its date at the Mile High Music Festival at the end of July, the Photo Atlas will reportedly be heading out to Baltimore for two weeks to record with the legendary J. Robbins. For the uninitiated, Robbins is an icon from the D.C. hardcore scene on par with guys like Ian MacKaye. Besides playin ... More >>

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