Denver, Colorado, April 24, 2007 — MONOLITH and AEG Live Rocky Mountains have partnered to co-produce the inaugural MONOLITH Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on September 14 and 15, 2007.
MONOLITH will host over 70 “emerging artists” — from international headliners to unknowns - making this the first music festival of its kind for Colorado, and the only annual “destination” event for music’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
MONOLITH Founders Matt Fecher (South Park Music Festival) and Josh Baker (Midwest Music Summit) will co-produce the event with AEG Live. Baker says of the partnership: “AEG Live is one of the greatest producers of events like ours, and their new Denver operation has a lot of enthusiasm for new ideas and projects.” AEG Live Rocky Mountains Vice President Don Strasburg adds: “It’s hard to believe that MONOLITH is the first true multi-day festival at Red Rocks.”
Indeed, MONOLITH will put Denver, Colorado on the music festival map; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, though widely recognized as the world’s premier outdoor music venue, has yet to host such an event.
The vision for MONOLITH was first conceptualized at Fecher’s 2006 South Park Music Festival in South Park, Colorado, when Erik Dyce, Chief Marketing Officer of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas, who owns Red Rocks Amphitheatre, pulled Fecher aside. Dyce explains: “I told Matt, “Everyone wants an excuse to come to Colorado to see an epic rock show at Red Rocks. Let’s give it to them!’”
Initial artist announcement and ticket on-sale information coming soon.