Mile High Music Festival Schedule Out

I mentioned last spring that Dave Matthews Band was coming to the Mile High Music Festival.  Originally I wasn’t too enthused with only seeing them in a festival setting, but after digesting the lineup I’ve really warmed up to the idea, and happy spent my summer’s concert budget on the festival (which $150 for 2 days isn’t really that bad).


The performers schedule was finally released last Friday and I’m beginning to plot my itinerary for the day.  I’m a little disappointed because many of the bands I was excited to se will be overlapping, although some just overlap slightly.

Also when planning the itinerary it’s also important to remember that it’s impossible to see all the bands, and you physically can’t watch shows from 11am to 11pm in the hot sun both days.  As much as I’m looking forward to seeing the bands, I’m just as excited about tailgating in between shows.  It reminds me of football games, where sometimes tailgating beforehand can be just as much fun – or even more than – seeing the actual game.

With that in mind, here’s my in-progress schedule:


  • 12:00pm Tailgating
  • 2:00pm Gavin Degraw
  • 3:00pm Jason Mraz
  • 4:00pm Steve Winwood (or Tailgating)
  • 6:00pm O.A.R.
  • 7:00pm Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • 9:00pm Tom Petty
  • Sunday

  • 12:00pm Tailgating
  • 2:00pm OneRepublic (although I’ve heard they’re not great live)
  • 3:00pm Colbie Caillat
  • 4:00pm Rodrigo Y Gabriela or Flogging Molly – that one’s up in the air
  • 5:30pm Flobots
  • 7:00pm The Roots
  • 8:45pm Dave Matthews Band
  • Do you have any suggestions for bands that are worth seeing?  As you can see,  I need to do some listening of the other bands, especially before 2pm.