Five for Fighting, The Romantics, and Fishbone play on 16th street for charity
Ahhh, finally, music festival season is upon us. The time of year to sit in the grass, enjoy the copious amounts of sunshine that Colorado has to offer, drink cold beers, and spend the entire day listening to live music. Honestly, there isn't a much better way to spend a Saturday.
Actually, the best way is to be able to do the above listed for free, and that's exactly what went down this past Saturday in downtown Denver! Thousands of city dwellers made their way down to the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a variety of their favorite local and national music stars live and didn't have to pay a cent for the experience. The second annual Denver Day of Rock featured bands like Five For Fighting, The Aggrolites, The Romantics (the guys that sing the 'What I like about yooooouu!' song), and Fishbone as well as a good selection of local talent including The Epilogues, The Northern Way, and The Railbenders.
Four stages were set up between Welton and Curtis along with a ridiculous amount of vendor tents for food and drinks, and a variety of other activities for concert goers to engage in between seeing thier favorite acts. And if that wasn't already way more than enough, there were a variety of street performers including skateboarders, jugglers, and street chalk artists to mesmorize the crowds. The Denver Day of Rock is an event put on by Concerts For Kids, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for local children's charities. So the best part of all this entertaining madness is that funds were raised for kids in our community.
Not a bad way to start off the music festival season.