Thursday, June 19, 2008


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Tickets For The Festival, Held July 19th & 20th
On The Outer Fields At Dick’s Sporting Goods Park,
Go On Sale Saturday, March 29th, At 10:00 AM MST

Other Performers Include John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Spoon, Flogging Molly, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, The Roots and many others; Additional Artists To Be Announced

AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region announces the first annual Mile High Music Festival powered by SanDisk on July 19th and 20th. Mile High Music Festival will be held on the Outer Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline on Saturday, July 19th; Dave Matthews Band will top the bill on Sunday, July 20th. Colorado has never before seen a music festival of this magnitude: hosting five stages (some tented), food from many of Denver’s top restaurants, an artists’ village, misting tents and more.

Mile High Music Festival will feature a tremendous variety of musical talent, ranging from established touring powerhouses to some of the hottest up-and-coming performers, including a number of bands from Denver’s vibrant music scene. In addition to the headliners, performance highlights include John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Spoon, Flogging Molly, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, The Roots, plus local favorites Flobots, Rose Hill Drive, Meese, Born In The Flood, Railbenders and The Photo Atlas. A complete list of currently confirmed acts is included below, with additional artists still to be announced. Visit for ongoing updates. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. each day, with performances commencing at noon and ending at 11:00 p.m.

“With its abundant natural beauty, the Denver metropolitan area has always been a special place for outdoor summer concerts,” says Chuck Morris, President-CEO of AEG Live’s Rocky Mountain Region. “The addition of the Outer Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has allowed us to realize our long-held dream of staging a world-class music festival in the Denver Metropolitan area.” Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was first presented as a potential site by Stan Kroenke of Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Morris was given a tour of the facilities and knew immediately that it was a great fit for the Mile High Music Festival.

Mile High Music Festival marks the first outdoor festival held at the Outer Fields of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which offers immaculate lawns and remarkable vistas of the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountain Front Range, including a panoramic view from Long’s Peak to Pikes Peak. Concertgoers will have a wide range of cuisines to choose from, with many of Denver’s most popular restaurants participating in the event. An artists’ village – including an extensive exhibit of local arts and crafts – will be another highlight of the festival.

Tickets for Mile High Music Festival powered by SanDisk will go on sale Saturday, March 29th, at 10:00 a.m. MST online at and, by phone at 866-461-6556 and at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office. They can also be purchased with a credit card at the Ticket Outlet Kiosks in nine Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. Ticket prices are $150.00 (plus service charges) for a 2-Day Pass. A limited number of Single Day Tickets will be available for $85.00 (plus service charges) while supplies last. 2-Day VIP Packages are also available for $495 (plus service charges): visit HYPERLINK "" for details. The Outer Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is conveniently located just nine miles from downtown Denver, and only 1.8 miles from the I-70 and Quebec exit.

The line-up for Mile High Music Festival powered by SanDisk is currently as follows (not in order of appearance, additional artists still to be announced):

Saturday, July 19

* Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
* O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
* Michael Franti & Spearhead
* Steve Winwood
* Spoon
* Jason Mraz
* moe.
* Citizen Cope
* Lupe Fiasco
* Gavin Degraw
* Andrew Bird
* Josh Ritter
* Mike Gordon
* State Radio
* JJ Grey & Mofro
* Bob Schneider
* Hill Country Revue
* Newton Faulkner
* Meese
* Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
* Born in the Flood
* Eric Hutchinson
* Railbenders

Sunday, July 20

* Dave Matthews Band
* John Mayer
* The Black Crowes
* Rodrigo y Gabriela
* Flogging Molly
* Colbie Caillat
* OneRepublic
* The Roots
* Leftover Salmon
* Martin Sexton
* Pinback
* Flobots
* Ingrid Michaelson
* Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
* Brett Dennen
* Rose Hill Drive
* Tea Leaf Green
* The New Mastersounds
* Ferras
* The Whigs
* Alberta Cross
* Serena Ryder
* The Photo Atlas


In an effort to give festival-goers the ultimate regional experience, the Mile High Music Festival and Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe have agreed to work together to combine the finest of art with the finest of music. The Mile High Music Festival will bring a diverse selection of music to a diverse demographic. Festival-goers will now have the opportunity to enjoy a unique accompaniment to the music as the ADSF and the MHMF seek out the best regional artists to participate in the Festival’s Fine Art Marketplace. Applications are going out this week to artists in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona with the goal of attracting up to 50 artists who will have retail booth space at the Festival.

The ADSF is spearheading the effort and looking to include contemporary art as well as folk art and novelty pieces. All art will be for sale at the Festival.

“This is going to be an extraordinary experience,” says Judy Hagler, president of Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe and owner of Translations Gallery. “Artists have the opportunity to get an enormous amount of exposure while festival-goers will enjoy a most unique and possibly curious retail environment. This is the chance to really be a part of something special.”

To apply, artists must live within the above-specified region and artwork must include at least one of the following mediums: painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, fiber, fine art jewelry or fine art prints. Deadline for entry is June 7, 2008, and artists will be notified by June 16, 2008. To select participating artists, the ADSF has assembled a diverse and local-minded jury to review the applications. The members of the jury are as follows:

Michael Burnett graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland with a degree in painting and drawing. After graduating, Michael opened the Space Gallery in Denver in 2001. He is currently the curator of Space Gallery, which specializes in local and national artists of distinction who focus on new and innovative media.

Michael Burnett, Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 t: 720.904.1088

Kate Merkel is the manager of Translations Gallery in Denver and is the public relations coordinator for Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe. She graduated with her Masters in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Denver in 2008.

Kate Merkel, Translations Gallery, 855 Inca Street, Denver, CO 80204, t: 303.629.0713,

Petra Sertic is the executive assistant to the Director/Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Before joining MCA DENVER, Petra was with the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Currently, she is completing a thesis toward a Master of Arts degree at the University of Denver in Art History and Museum Studies.

Petra Sertic, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany, Denver, CO 80202, t: 303.298.7554,

Darlene D’Agostino is a Mile High Music Festival coordinator and the assistant to the Festival’s director of operations, Robert Thomas. She also operates a freelance-writing business, Word!Creative, from which she edits and writes craft and hobby books. Currently, she is overseeing mixed-media book projects with Interweave Press.

Darlene D’Agostino, AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region, 930 West 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 t: 720.931.8702,

The Mile High Music Festival is Denver’s first world-class music festival and will bring more than 40 bands to Denver over the course of the weekend of July 19 and 20, 2008. Bands include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Steve Winwood and the Roots. These are just a sampling of the bands that is intended to attract more than 100,000 people throughout the weekend from Denver and beyond. The Festival grounds are located on the Outer Fields of Dick’s Sporting Good Park, just off of I-70, so there is plenty of room to enjoy the best music and art, all under the auspices of the Colorado sunshine.


Santa Fe Drive from 5th Ave. to 11th Ave. Denver, CO 80204,
Just minutes from downtown on Santa Fe Drive between 5th and 11th Avenues, Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe has the largest concentration of art galleries and working artist studios in Denver. Most galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday. Special monthly events showcase local, national and international artists: First Fridays Art Walk (5 to 9 pm monthly) and Third Friday Art Walk (5 to 8pm monthly).

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