July 18 – 20
Set on a site that’s often used for large weddings (and a few Colorado festivals in the past), Groove Music and Arts Festival is in its inaugural year, but it’s difficult to figure that out by the lineup.
One of Colorado’s newest festivals has come out of the gates strong with a lineup that includes Keller & The Keels, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dumpstaphunk and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Those headliners are coupled with about two dozen other acts that range from bluegrass to funk to full-on jam bands.
Naturally cooled by Clear Creek, which runs directly through the festival grounds, and with expansive mountain views in every direction, Shadows Ranch will be decked out with two music stages, live art performances, workshops, meditation, yoga, hula hooping and a local on-site farmer’s market that will be open each morning of the festival.
You’re going there to see: Keller & The Keels, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Dumpstaphunk.
You’re going to come home talking about: The Congress, Springdale Quartet and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.
Travel Time: (Denver, Colo. to Georgetown, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 50 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 42 miles
You need to know: There will be a shuttle for transportation to and from downtown Georgetown, and while it’s only a two mile stretch, the promoters don’t want people walking the dangerous road and are pleading for attendees to use the shuttle.
Camping: Camping is included in the three day pass, and while car camping isn’t allowed, the venue has a lot of shaded, creekside tent sites.