Denver's City Park will host one of its first conventional music festivals this weekend. Chive Fest will bring two stages and eight artists, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Talib Kweli, to the city's largest park this Saturday, August 16. But the first-year festival hasn't been welcomed by everyone in Denver, and if certain neighborhood groups have their way, there won't be many more like it in the years to come.
Previous festivals have tried and failed to use City Park. In 2008, concert promoter AEG wanted to host Mile High Music Festival there, but it backed out, in part because of objections from the Denver Zoo, which determined that the loud music would disrupt the animals.
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