Workingman’s Weekend 2015

  • September 4-6, 2015

  • 1st ANNUAL

  • 100 PEOPLE


PLACE


LOCATION:5 bears

Bond, Colorado: Okay, I might be a little partial to this location since it is less than an hour from where I live, but I LOVE Bond! It is right along the Colorado river, in the most beautiful mountains I could possibly imagine, and it is just enough off the beaten path that you feel like you are in the middle of no where, while in reality you are less than an hour away from Vail, and less than 3 hours away from Denver.

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VENUE:5 bears

State Bridge: I would love to see State Bridge hop back on the map! Just 3 years ago it was nominated one of the top places to see a show in America, and is still to this day nicknamed Little Red Rocks. The owners had some financial issues, but it is time for State Bridge to make a comeback!

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BASICS


TICKET PRICE:5 bears

CHEAP 🙂 Tickets include camping on adjoining BLM land and shuttle to/from event

  • Weekend Pass: $50 Advance, $60 DOS
  • Single Day Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 DOS

CAMPING:5 bears

Camping is just uphill from the venue, you can either walk there (not even 10 minutes) or grab a shuttle if you like. There are trees to hang your hammock from, firepits to keep you warm at night, and you are free to take up as much space as you like! There are also yurt, tepee, and cabin options right next to the venue:

  • Cabins: 2-6 people, $65-$90
  • Yurts: 2-12 people, $65-$80
  • Tepees: 4 people, $45

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TRANSPORTATION:3.5 bears

Drive to the venue, its really the best way to do it. Its a bit off the beaten path (about 30 minutes from the Wolcott exit on I70) but once you are there you don’t need to drive for the rest of the weekend! Everything else is walking distance, or if you want you can grab the free shuttle.


SECURITY:5 bears

Not much for security, just a wristband check as you’re entering the venue and they try to make sure you are not bringing any of your own booze into the venue!


FESTIPEOPLE:5 bears

The crowd was pretty small, but lots of amazing locals and Deadheads came out to play in the sand!


5 bearsWEATHER:

The weather was perfect! Beautiful, clear days were just right to play in the river, and the nights cooled down just enough that you wanted to be next to the fire.


5 bearsHANDLING OF THE WEATHER:

They had a fire pit going constantly inside the venue incase you needed to warm up at night, but otherwise they didn’t have much to handle!


MUSIC

All Dead music, all the time! Who can complain about that?!

Friday, September 4

9:00PM: Dead House Music

10:30PM: Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue

Saturday, September 5

6:30PM: Leadville Cherokee

8:00PM: Coral Creek

10:30PM: Grantful Dead (featuring Tyler Grant & Grant Farm)

Sunday, September 6

11:00AM: DeadGrass featuring musicians from the bands

2:00PM: Open Dead Jam

5:30PM: Uptown Toodeloo String Band

8:00PM: Arthur Lee Land (looping the Dead!)

10:30PM: Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue


DAYTIME SHOWS:3.5 bears

Sunday Funday had some incredible music to get your day started right! The rest of the weekend did not include any daytime music, which was perfect so you could go and enjoy the river! Leadville Cherokee was an amazing new discovery, an alternative rock band from Leadville, CO with an ever-so-sexy violin player! They were the only band to not play Grateful Dead music, but I still loved every minute!

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HEADLINERS:

“Way too much Dead music”…said no one ever! Grant Farm did their own spin on the Grantful Dead, and Arthur Lee Land (aka the Keller Williams of Colorado) looped Dead music for us into the evening. Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue featured Jake Wolf, Rob Eaton Jr., Bill McKay, and brought on lots of sit in artists! Coral Creek from Golden, CO was another fan favorite!

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LATE NIGHT SHOWS:2 bears

Music ended around 2am every night, so no late night shows. The headliners finished off the evenings for us.


STAGE SETUP:3.5 bears

One stage, keeping it simple 🙂

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EXTRAS


COMMUNITY EVENTS:1 bear

The communities of the Vail Valley and State Bridge were out in full force, but there were no community events.


TRIPPY ASPECTS:2.5 bears

Colorful Colorado brought us beautiful sunsets and sunrises to engulf the incredible rivers and mountains.

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FOOD VENDORS:2 bears

There wasn’t much for food options, I would definitely plan to bring your own food for the weekend! The bar was always crushing it though, and Bloody’s were basically a meal…


MERCH VENDORS2 bears

They had State Bridge merchandise as well as some from the musicians, but that was about it. I would love to see some local artists!


YOGA:1 bear

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WORKSHOPS:1 bear

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HELP THE ENVIRONMENT:1 bear

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TOTAL FESTIPOINTS: 68!

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