History Of Mile High Music Festival
The history of the Mile High Music Festival is a short but rich one. The festival was launched in 2008, and featured headliners such as Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty, OAR, The Roots, and John Mayer. The concert was supposed to take place at City Park in Denver, Colorado, but was relocated to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Center City, Colorado where it has been held ever since. The festival has historically taken place each summer between mid-July and mid-August.
The Mile High Music Festival has solidified itself as one of the most popular summer festivals in the country and draws roughly 100,000 people to Commerce City every summer. Since 2008 the event has featured Tool, Ben Harper, The Fray, Weezer, Steve Miller Band, and Drive-By Truckers among others.
But great bands, nice weather, and thousands of people are just part of the Mile High Music Festival story. There are five stages are spread out over fourteen soccer fields in the park, meaning that you won't be trekking around on dirt and gravel everywhere you go. And there won't be a crowd of people trying to pile onto the only comfortable patch of grass in a one-mile radius. There are also plenty of tents, toilets and trash cans to help keeps things at the Mile High Music Festival manageable.
Local businesses also factor heavily into the equation. There are plenty of vender booths and areas set up where you can try out some of the best and most unique food and drink the Denver region has to offer, as well as a Mile High Music Festival marketplace where you can find specially crafted goods made by local businesses.
Another way the Mile High Music Festival stands out from the crowd is by bringing non-profit organizations into the venue to promote their causes. Also, part of the festival proceeds are donated to the Commerce City Quality Community Fund.