Exclusive: Bands for New Summer Festival at Buena Vista Ranch

Update: Read full initial festival lineup.

A new, 20,000-person capacity summer music festival will take place August 5-7, 2016, on a ranch outside Buena Vista, put on by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Organizers' lips have been tight on details about the festival, whose permit was approved by Chaffee County Board of Commissioners last week, but Westword has learned of a few confirmed acts:

Alabama Shakes
Duke Dumont
Seven Lions
Graham Nash

Organizers won't yet release the festival's name, but sources say the event promises "something for everybody" and that the official announcement is coming very soon, with more details to follow. Check back here as this story develops.
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Katie Moulton is a former Westword music editor. She's written about culture for alt-weeklies since 2009 and has also worked as a venue manager, radio DJ/producer and festival organizer. Her go-to karaoke jams are "Flagpole Sitta," by Harvey Danger, or "Ride Wit Me," by Nelly, which tells you a lot.
Contact: Katie Moulton