On a 10 to 3 vote, city council members passed a resolution allowing a major music festival to come to the Overland Park Golf Course in South Denver.
KUSA – On Monday night, the Denver music scene stepped it up a notch after city council voted 10-3 to approve a major music festival.
The festival, which has yet to be named, will take place on the Overland Park Golf Course in South Denver sometime in the five weeks after Labor Day starting next year.
Superfly Productions, which already puts on festivals like Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Outside Lands in San Francisco, plans to take over the course near Santa Fe and Evans Avenue for a three-day concert on the second or third Friday, Saturday, Sunday of September from 2018 through 2022.
“The community will absolutely be better off [because of this festival,” said District 7 councilman Jolon Colon, who represents the Overland neighborhood. “The devil is in the details of these plans and that’s what I like about this contract. It doesn’t just say ‘Ok, now go do it.’ It says that now you have to prove that every step of the wayyou understand the concerns, that you’re mitigating the concerns, that you’re rebuilding this community, [and] that you’re engaging this community.”
When Superfly first submitted their proposal nearly a year ago Denver felt like it was getting shortchanged, but the city negotiated. It’s expected to make $2.6 million off this contract with nearly a million of that going to the Overland and Ruby Hill neighborhoods alone.
Time to break out the fur boots…