Vertex Festival Debuts in Colorado This Weekend

Vertex Festival 2016 has certainly managed to set itself apart, far apart from your basic everyday music festival. It’s inaugural debut will take place in the beautiful town of Buena Vista, Colorado. This festival is nestled just shy of 8,000 feet above sea level, and surrounded by year-round snowcapped 14’ers. Cottonwood Creek runs through both the campgrounds and the festival itself. Believe us when we say that performing a Google image search will do it no justice until you see it in person.



With Vertex Festival approaching this weekend Only The Beat sat and discussed our “Top Five Dance Music Performances” you won’t want to miss!

OTB’s Top Five Can’t Miss Sets

#1 Odesza

Headlining the Princeton Garden main stage on Saturday night, Odezsa is sure to put on a performance that you won’t want to miss. Watch the behind the scenes footage as they get ready to perform at Red Rocks. The excitement to see these guys live raises the hair on our arms!

Odesza: In Return Red Rocks

#2 Gramatik

Gramatik just dropped his new album “Epigram” earlier this year, adding a ton of fresh material to his personal arsenal. Mixing it all together will surely be one of the top performances to see. Maybe if we are lucky he might throw it back to an old school classic like “Just Jammin.”

Gramatik – Corporate Demons (Feat. Luxas)

#3 Duke Dumont

With “For Club Play Only 4” fresh out of the oven, Duke Dumont is on a roll. Currently in the middle of a two-month long intercontinental tour, this will be one of four shows in the U.S. before leaving the country. Be sure to catch his live set and sing along to “Ocean Drive” as it will certainly have you moving!

Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive

#4 Big Wild

Start the weekend off in the right direction by catching Big Wild live on the Cottonwood Parlor Stage at 4 PM Friday. His incorporation of different musical instruments throughout his performance is something to see!

Big Wild – Spring Tour Recap 2016

#5 Goldroom

Goldroom is going to take us into Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 PM at the Bee Vee Beach Club. I’m calling it now, his second single ‘Lying To You’ off his upcoming album ‘West of the West’ (out 9/23/16) is going to be a summer hit!

Goldroom – Lying to You

Three-day general admission passes are $249.75 + taxes and fees and all ages VIP passes are $499.00 + taxes and fees. Vertex offers a few different options for parking passes. Depending on when you plan to arrive be sure to pick up the parking pass that works best for you. General festival information and venue guidelines are located here and may offer some insight on what is & isn’t permitted on festival grounds. Vertex has put together some awesome outdoor field trips¬†(for an extra fee) to take advantage of, including a rafting trip, hiking & ghost town tour, disc golf & shuttles to Downtown Buena Vista. Lastly, we are are looking forward to exploring the high-altitude back country with all you this weekend!

Set Times for Vertex Festival


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Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

Contributing Writer
OTB Writer Zach Anderson takes full advantage of the Rockies here in Denver, Colorado. You'll catch him out at Festivals, Exploring Mother Nature, or Relaxing on a Patio with a Craft Brew. For Artist Updates, New Releases, and Upcoming Events follow him on Twitter!
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