Westword Magazine

Admin 2016 Festival Sponsors, Media Partner

Westword is Denver’s leading source of news, criticism, event coverage and general screwing around. It’s just like the paper, only you probably shouldn’t line your bird cage with it. Back in 1977, Denver was booming. Thousands of Baby Boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the …


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After ten years of planning and fundraising, KRFC sent out its first sound waves on March 1, 2003. The story started more than two decades ago when dedicated and passionate community members pulled together to create a radio station that speaks to Northern Colorado. Today we tell stories through music and ideas not found on main-stream media to thousands of …

Blackspy Marketing

Admin Media Partner

“Blackspy Marketing is designed to accommodate bands, festivals, and events with full-service street team and grassroots marketing campaigns. It is our pleasure to ensure your gig is on local radar. With strategy, we design a creative and unique approach to brand your specific band, show or event. From the initial designing, printing, and distribution of promo material to interactive and …

Mile High Sound Movement

Admin Media Partner

The Mile High Sound Movement is an artist collective in Colorado dedicated to gathering unique and original art and music and exposing it to the world. Our top priority is to make every single party different with the intent to build strong bonds with friends old and new to create a family with a foundation built on the community and …


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  Through our witty and thought-provoking content, we empower our readers to transform how they see the world. therooster.com

Marquee Magazine

Admin Media Partner

The Marquee is Colorado’s largest and most interactive concert calendar online and in print, covering concert venues large and small throughout Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and Colorado’s entire Front Range, local and national artists, and every genre of music. The Marquee is a vehemently independent, locally owned and operated FREE music magazine that has been in print since 2003, for …


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ARISE is thrilled to have KGNU as a media sponsor this year! KGNU is an independent, noncommercial community radio station licensed in Boulder and Denver and dedicated to serving its listeners. KGNU seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain their audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music …

Boulder Weekly

Admin Media Partner

ARISE is proud to have Boulder Weekly as a Media Sponsor, a trusted ally, and an altruistic source of media. As Boulder County’s only independently owned newspaper, Boulder Weekly is dedicated to illuminating truth, advancing justice and protecting the First Amendment through ethical, no-holds-barred journalism and thought-provoking opinion writing. Free every Thursday since 1993, the Boulder Weekly also offers the county’s most …


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Sub.mission exists today for the same reason it began in 2007: dubstep. Powered by a passion for sounds that often elude the mainstream, Sub.mission carves a home for underground sounds at the foundation of Denver’s booming electronic music landscape. “Moving People Through Sound, Not Hype” is the collective’s motto and the mission. An unwavering standard of quality coupled with dedication …

Party Guru Productions

Admin Media Partner

Over the last 5 years, Party Guru Productions has grown to become a major contributor to the Colorado music and nightlife scene. Party Guru’s mission is simple, “we only produce and promote events that we would be excited to attend ourselves.” This formula has caused Party Guru to become very diverse and unique. Party Guru is involved in nearly every …