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Dave Matthews, Tom Petty at Mile High Music Festival

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyDave Matthews Band is one of the headliners at the first Mile High Music Festival in Denver in July.

AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region announces the first Mile High Music Festival on July 19 and 20. The festival will be held on the Outer Fields at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline on July 19; Dave Matthews Band will top the bill on July 20. Colorado has never before seen a music festival of this magnitude: hosting five stages (some tented), food from many of Denvers top restaurants, an artists village, misting tents and more. Mile High Music Festival will feature a variety of musical talent, including a number of bands from Denvers music scene. In addition to the headliners, performance highlights include John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Spoon, Flogging Molly, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic and The Roots, plus local bands Flobots, Rose Hill Drive, Meese, Born In The Flood, Railbenders and The Photo Atlas. A complete list of currently confirmed acts is included with t his story with additional artists still to be announced. Visit http://www.milehighmusicfestival.com for ongoing updates. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. each day, with performances commencing at noon and ending at 11 p.m. With its abundant natural beauty, the Denver metropolitan area has always been a special place for outdoor summer concerts, said Chuck Morris, president-chief operation officer of AEG Lives Rocky Mountain Region. The addition of the Outer Fields at Dicks Sporting Goods Park has allowed us to realize our long-held dream of staging a world-class music festival in the Denver Metropolitan area. Dicks Sporting Goods Park was first presented as a potential site by Stan Kroenke of Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Morris was given a tour of the facilities and knew immediately that it was a great fit for the Mile High Music Festival.Tickets for Mile High Music Festival are on sale now at http://www.tickethorse.com and http://www.milehighmusicfestival.com, by phone at 866-461-6556 and at Dicks Sporting Goods Park Box Office. They can also be purchased with a credit card at the Ticket Outlet Kiosks in nine Dicks Sporting Goods stores. Ticket prices are $150 (plus service charges) for a two-day pass. A limited number of single day tickets will be available for $85 (plus service charges) while supplies last. Two-day VIP packages are also available for $495 (plus service charges): visit http://www.milehighmusicfestival.com for details. The Outer Fields at Dicks Sporting Goods Park is located nine miles from downtown Denver, and 1.8 miles from the I-70 and Quebec exit.

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