Buena Vista, CO — Today, Vertex announces an additional 11 artists to the already incredible lineup for the inaugural music and camping festival in Buena Vista, Colorado on August 5-7, 2016. Emancipator Ensemble, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Dreamer’s Delight join previously announced headliners ODESZA, Alabama Shakes and the Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets). Also added in today’s announcement are eight musical acts that call Colorado home - including The Drunken Hearts, Trout Steak Revival, Zach Heckendorf, Head For The Hills, Evanoff, The RunniKine, Mama Magnolia and Other Worlds.
The full currently confirmed lineup is available HERE, with additional artists still to be announced.
Hosted in a stunning mountain valley setting, Vertex will showcase the best of Colorado. As a community-minded event that merges diverse musical genres, art, and a variety of experiences and outdoor adventures, Vertex promises an elevated experience that takes the U.S. festival and its culture to new heights – Colorado style.
Just a short trip from the Colorado Front Range, Vertex merges the best of worlds to create a present-day frontier where anything is possible. Diverse music, exhilarating outdoor adventures such as whitewater rafting, hiking, and artful fun and games bring people together for an enduring shared experience. Nestled in sprawling range land at the foot of the Continental Divide and surrounded by the year-round snowcapped 14,000-foot peaks of the Collegiate Mountain Range, the festival site is known as Cottonwood Meadows, a recently revitalized working ranch located a mile from downtown Buena Vista, Colorado in Chaffee County. Cottonwood Creek runs through the campgrounds and the festival site itself.
Vertex is produced by Madison House Presents (MHP) and AEG Live Rocky Mountains. Boulder, Colorado based MHP is responsible for The Grateful Dead’s recent Fare Thee Well 50th Anniversary Celebration, Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road U.S. Stopovers (including last year’s event in Salida, Colorado), the renowned Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, Michigan, and many more. Colorado’s premier promoter, AEG Live Rocky Mountains, produces events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as shows in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and Tennessee.
Tickets for Vertex are on sale now at vertexfestival.com. General Admission “Base Camp” tickets, include meadow camping and for an enhanced experience underneath the Collegiate Range, several unique “Tree Line VIP” selections are available -- including creek side camping, multiple options for glamping tents with electricity, VIP Campground RV access, and more. All VIP offerings include special event access and high quality amenities.
A portion of ticket sales will be used to support the launch of Vertex’s local philanthropic programs. For this inaugural year, Vertex will be working with Chaffee County and the Town of Buena Vista to begin the development of a long-awaited community garden. In addition, the festival’s Music In Schools Program is partnering with Buena Vista’s public schools to help provide funding for their middle school and high school music departments. The money donated will help to pay for 2016-2017 Honor Band and Choir travel to competitions across the state and country, and to support the purchase of new band and choir performance uniforms. More information on both programs is available here.