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Colorado’s premier country rock music festival Seven Peaks will be bringing the summer to a close this weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at The Meadow in Buena Vista. Hosted by Live Nation, Seven Peaks Music Festival began as the brainchild between Dierks Bentley and local entrepreneur and music organizer Jed Shelby to bring new and exciting genres of music to the Valley.  

This year marks the second year of the high-altitude festival and organizers are upping the ante after the resounding success of last year’s inaugural effort. The headliners include Travis Tritt and Tracey Lawrence on Friday, Luke Bryan, Chris Shiflett, and The Steep Canyon Rangers on Saturday, and Dierks Bentley, local favorites Rapidgrass, and the infamous Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  

The three-day General Admission Festival Passes start at $215 and allow access to all main festival areas. VIP passes range from $399-$999 and include luxurious amenities such as air-conditioned restrooms, an exclusive cash bar, on-site massage therapy, and access to a private acoustic concert backstage with Dierks Bentley (time and date to be announced).  

The festival’s beautiful campground features Cottonwood Creek flowing through the middle of six campsites with breathtaking views of the Collegiate Peaks. Camping passes range from $125-$225 and provides a wide array of different benefits and options to fit everyone’s needs. 

For those looking to feel right at home at Seven Peaks, deluxe glamping options are starting at $1,500. The deluxe option provides comforts such as electricity in your tents, private showers, and access to exclusive VIP areas. Camping opens at 8 a.m. on Aug. 30, and a detailed map of the campgrounds can be found on the Seven Peaks Festival website.

Organizers say both local and national vendors will provide the best food and beverages in the valley all weekend long. For example, local vendor Eddyline Brewery stand will feature cold Grapefruit Crank Yanker to cool off in the high desert heat.

In addition to great music and food, there will be fun activities for all ages going on throughout the weekend. Not-to-miss activities include the daily beach party, The Dating Game presented by Smirnoff Vodka, an oxygen bar, and a kids’ camp hosted by Buena Vista’s own Coletrain Music Academy.

As a festival location, Buena Vista also offers world-class whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and ATV/off-roading, and the largest zipline complex in the west. As a site what locals refer to as “BV”  is surrounded by the highest concentration of mountains over 14,000 feet in the United States.

Directions to Buena Vista and the festival grounds can be easily accessed on the festival’s official website by clicking on “Getting Here” under the Info section. Gates open at 2 p.m. every day and festival-goers are allowed reentry throughout the weekend. If you do not plan on camping on the festival grounds, a daily commuter parking lot is also available.

Fans are already commenting that “There’s no better way to see the Rockies than in the shadow of the Collegiate Peaks at the most beautiful music festival in the country.”

Featured photo: Dierks Bentley greets fans at the 2018 Seven Peaks Music Festival. Bentley is a returning artist for the 2019 event. (Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone)