The 26-mile stretch of Route 40, or Colfax Avenue, is home to an eclectic variety of restaurants, shops, performance venues, historic landmarks and other oddities. Boasting more live music venues than the city of Los Angeles, the “Mile High City” owes a large portion of its musical edge to the East Colfax area. Famous names that have graced the East Colfax music venues include (but are not limited to) Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Jethro Tull. Both well-known musicians and new talent flock to the multitude of East Colfax venues each week, continuing the rich tradition of live music that seeks to inspire all.
Starting April 22, The Colorado Music Business Organization or COMBO will co-host the first annual Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Fest. Designed as a celebration of Colfax’s rich musical history, the event also aims to encourage new participation in Colorado’s musical community.
The first day of the festival is free to the general public at the Fillmore Auditorium. This expo will feature music-related businesses and product booths as well as listening sessions, seminars and a variety of mini-venues for participating musicians. The festival runs through April 28 with a variety of live performances, which all will be held at local businesses along Colfax Avenue. A portion of event proceeds will benefit neighboring school music programs. Specific performances and ticket prices have yet to be released, but will be updated closer to the events, so be sure to periodically check COMBO and the Colfax Business Improvement District.
1510 Clarkson Street
Denver, CO 80218
Other events will be held along Colfax Avenue, from Broadway east to Esplanade (Route 40).
The festival runs April 22 to 28, 2012.
Fillmore Auditorium event: April 22, 12 to 4 p.m.
COST: Fillmore Auditorium event is free. Other ticket prices vary based on location and performance.