September 10, 2010 – Gather around at Chaffee Park in Denver tomorrow for the 8th Annual Sunnyside Music Festival at 44th & Tejon. Free music in the park among friends and neighbors was the goal of a couple in 2000 when they started the Sunnyside Bluegrass Festival. They hosted the event in their backyard with 2 bands, 2 kegs, 50 people and 20 dogs.
Since then the festival has quickly grown in popularity but took a hiatus after 2004 for a couple of years because the original couple moved away. A new couple started it back up again in 2007 and now the Sunnyside Music Festival in Denver has a permanent home at Chaffee Park every year on the Saturday after Labor Day. This event would not be possible without the sponsorship of local businesses and volunteers. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to the community every year. Sunnyside has donated about $5,000 to date.
Here is the line up for tomorrow’s event in Colorado:
Sponsored by: Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado
Kent School Denver: 10:00
Indomables Musical: 11:50
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore: 1:35
Paper Bird: 3:35
Filthy Children: 5:35
The Pirate Signal 6:20
Beer Garden Stage
Sponsored by: Rhino Staging
Battle of the Bands Winner Kara & Brendan Hesse, aka The Brosis: 10:40
Battle of the Bands Winner The Incantations: 11:10
Joshua Novak: 12:45
Legendary River Drifters: 2:30
Dyrty Birds: 4:25
Get your picnic baskets and blankets prepared for a day of live music and blue skies in Denver!