It’s a tough year to sell music festivals, so the Colorado Mile High Music Festival is amping up the perks for its Aug. 14-15 event.
This year, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson headline the Commerce City event, but the festival organizers are also relying on some new perks to draw in crowds.
For starters, there will not be any service fees on tickets. That’s good news when you’re shelling out a wad of cash for a music fest.
Next, the festival will allow you to go in and out of the fest –to get food or whatever floats your boat. One of the best things about the old Winter Park music festivals was the fact that you had the freedom to come and go as you please, and that’s become a rarity at concerts.
The Mile High organizers are also touting more bathrooms, shade and free water stations for 2010.
The fest also posted a list at the www.milehighmusicfestival.comsite of what you can and can’t bring to Mile High. You may bring small backpacks, collapsible chairs, cell phones, non-pro cameras, service animals and footballs and frisbees.
The no-no list of what you can’t bring to Mile High includes alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, bikes, weapons, chains, fireworks or water guns.
They didn’t say that’s the stuff you can have in your car when you go in and out of the festival, but that’s another story.
Will all this help get people buying tix to Mile High this summer? Stay tuned.