Invite Denver Music Festival to Overland Park!
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TELL THE CITY TO APPROVE the proposed three day world-class music-arts festival – to be hosted on the Overland Park Golf Course – and bring acclaimed artists, $50 million or more to Denver's economy, and family entertainment to over a hundred thousand every year!
The Mayor has left it up to you! Tell the City of Denver to bring it on!
Concert producers have offered Denver a premier cultural celebration at Overland Park Golf Course, with allowances for those affected built into the contract assuring that they benefit in specific ways. Mayor Hancock has given the neighborhood a strong up-or-down voice in the matter. Understandably, nearby neighbors and golfers are concerned. But should limited temporary inconvenience to a relatively few – though we certainly empathize – deny the chance to share and connect for so many? Can we afford to lose the exposure, shared wealth, and community spirit for festival goers, businesses, musicians and artists, the neighborhood, the Golf Course and City coffers annually?
THE CHOICE IS THAT CLEAR but the details are rich and worth looking at. The promoters, who have produced a similar festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park called "Outside Lands" (Neighborhood View, Economic Benefits, Lots of Pics) have learned to protect neighborhoods, actually improve festival site natural spaces, compensate those affected directly and revenue-share with the host city, parks and neighborhood. SF LOVES OUTSIDE LANDS! As with San Francisco's festival, Denver's would promote local color and artists (think the best of our regional micro-brews, specialty foods, bands, visual artists and non-profits). Highly secure, access strictly car-free, fully insured, constantly patrolled and picked up on-site and in the neighborhood, with the fairways totally restored afterward: no wonder the City and Denver Golf are hoping for a community go-ahead! SIGN ON AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Learn more at denvergov.org: Festival Facts
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