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Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is coming to town…

November 30, 2011

Upper Colfax, from Grant to Josephine, is taking a plunge this spring towards helping Denver become a real music city.  Attempting something akin to Austin’s SXSW, the Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is scheduled for April 22 through 28th, 2012, featuring music from every willing and able venue along the strip.

This week-long event is designed to “entertain, enlighten, educate and encourage new participation in Colorado’s music and performance community.”  It’s other purpose is to raise awareness and scholarship funds for local musicians and support for some of Colorado’s homeless population.

The event kicks off with the COMBO EXPO at the Fillmore, tentatively scheduled for April 22nd, 11AM to 4PM, with music following the expo.  COMBO, or the Colorado Music Business Organization, is an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps educate local musicians on the in’s and out’s of the music business.  COMBO also hosts monthly educational seminars around the Denver metro area.  This expo will feature music wholesalers and local music vendors plus lots of educational opportunities and networking. 

The nonprofit Musicians In Action will also be involved in this special event.  M.I.A. is an all-volunteer organization that mobilizes local musicians to perform and collaborate to aid Colorado’s homeless.  M.I.A. plans to aid The Gathering Place, Senior Support Services and the Empowerment Program, three homelessness agencies near the event site, with various shows throughout the week.

Do you want to perform at this first ever event?

Send an email to, including best phone number, band website, and your general availability.

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