Denver music festival: Two big names consider huge event for Overland Park Golf Course

What kind of music festival plays on a golf course? We may find out soon enough.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

staff photo
John Johnston's miniature and finely detailed version of Nirvana. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; denverite; colorado; art; nirvana; kurt cobain; music;

Denver artist John Johnston's miniature drummer figure. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

What kind of music festival plays on a golf course? We may find out soon enough. Two of the biggest organizers on the festival circuit are interested in Overland Park Golf Course.

The interested companies are a branch of AEG — the giant that owns Coachella — and Superfly, a co-producer of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, according to Grace Ramirez at Denver’s special events office.

Update: We have confirmed more details about the potential festival. Head over to our follow-up article for the latest.

The companies have “homed in” on Denver and one other city for the event, according to Ramirez. The organizers have finalized few details of the potential plan, including its size — but these companies don’t exactly do small potatoes.

“I can only assume that it’s going to be a larger music festival,” Ramirez said, adding that there’s a decent chance it’s a multi-day event.

The organizers are expected to give more details at a community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1. at 6 p.m at Schmitt Elementary School, 1820 S. Vallejo St.

Even if Denver is selected, the festival could not proceed without city permission. “We’re really just reviewing it with our stakeholders, our residents and businesses,” Ramirez said.

Overland is the “oldest running course west of the Mississippi,” according to the city. It’s across the South Platte River from Ruby Hill Park, where the city is building a multi-million dollar amphitheater which apparently has nothing to do with the potential festival.

For those who can’t make the meeting, the city accepts comment by email to Grace.Ramirez@denvergov.org or anonymously at denvergov.org/specialevents.

We’ve reached out to AEG for comment and will update if we get it.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.