Mile High Music Festival

Feature: Colorado summer concert preview

As concert promoter Live Nation bleeds executives and its competitor AEG Live questions the future of festivals — including the Mile High Music Festival, which is taking this summer off — a couple of Colorado companies are seeing better-than-ever success in their music endeavors.

Live review: Widespread Panic @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Day 2

Rainbows always seem to auger good things. Saturday at Red Rocks before the Widespread Panic show, after a drenching downpour chilled the air down, the sun started to come out, eliciting a cheer from the sellout crowd as a double rainbow shone brightly just south of the amphitheater, lightening the mood and bringing smiles all around.

The Reverb Interview: Phoenix

Two years ago, Phoenix was known mostly by critics and dance-music fans for its slick blend of soaring melodies and propulsive beats, or the fact that singer Thomas Mars was the beau of director Sofia Coppola, with whom he has a child.

News: Denver-organized Rothbury Festival not happening this summer

Fans will not be visiting Michigan for the Rothbury Festival this summer -- maybe in 2011. The Rothbury Festival has taken over a large rural ranch in Michigan each summer since 2008 with bands such as the Grateful Dead and the Dave Matthews Band, but the team that organizes it -- Denver-based AEG Live Rocky Mountains and Boulder-based Madison House Presents -- announced today that the festival will not take place this summer.

Live review: Mile High Music Festival — Day 1 wrap-up @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Tool performs against a macabre visual backdrop on the first night of the Mile High Music Festival. Photo by Mark Osler. Now that the dust has cleared and tents have been taken down, we can look back with some clarity on the smaller-than-anticipated (but still relatively big) event that was the second annual Mile High Music Festival, which took place Saturday and Sunday on the soccer fields surrounding Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

Live coverage: Mile High Music Festival Day 2 pt. 6

Matisyahu won't let exhaustion slow him down. Photo by Patrick Carney. As the afternoon rolled on and festival-goers were faced with the difficult decision between watching Thievery Corporation, 3OH!3 and Robert Randolph & The Family Band at 5:30 p.m., Reverb had the pleasure of getting a quick-hit interview with Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu.

Live coverage: Mile High Music Festival Day 2 pt. 3

Joe Pug has no problem playing a small stage at a large festival. Photo by Brian Carney. While Jack's Mannequin played a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl" on Main Stage West, Reverb caught up with Illinois singer-songwriter Joe Pug, who played the first set of the day on the Firstbank stage at noon.