Music Festivals

Riot Fest returns to Denver September 19 to 21

Riot Fest expanded its reach to Colorado last year, bringing The Replacements, Guided By Voices, FLAG and many more to May Farms.

The Chicago-based festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, will return to Denver this fall with the help of local concert promotion company Soda Jerk Presents. Riot Fest promises "more carnival rides and attractions" and more local food options, but other than that we don't know much. Ticket and lineup information is still coming, but we'll let you know when we hear anything.

Meanwhile, you can get caught up or reminisce with coverage of last year's Fest:

-The best of Riot Fest 2013

-Iggy and the Stooges: Review

-The Replacements: Review

-PHOTOS: The bands of Riot Fest

Riot Fest has seized on the festival boom of the last half-decade, adding a carnival and building the lineup in both size and scope. They have tested the waters in other cities, as well. But after hosting traveling versions in Toronto, Brooklyn and Dallas in 2012, they only returned to Toronto last year and added the Denver dates. That seems to have worked out -- those two (in addition to the flagship festival in Chicago) are the only ones on the schedule for this year.

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Kiernan Maletsky is a former Westword intern.
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