You know you have found a local company worthy of support when they are willing to open their doors and present a music festival in their front yard, public street technically, to give locals a good time and charity some financial support. Denver’s own Park Burger did just that this past Saturday with their first ever Denver Deluxe Music Festival that brought together great burgers and beer with a funky musical lineup, all benefiting Denver Urban Gardens, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens.
The Denver Deluxe naturally brought in the RiNo neighborhood’s creators and go-getters, but there were young families and older couples as well. There were a few burger stations and beer tents throughout which helped lines stay short and crowds content. There were also different vendors selling items, like hats that one of us desperately needed on the warm sunny day, and others giving away free samples, like dessert cups that were desperately wanted. Park Burger's burgers were delicious as usual, even the veggie burger was a scrumptious messy meal, and 10 Barrel Brewing Co had a few fun creations like a Cucumber Sour and a classic cider for the gluten-free.
The musical lineup was thoughtfully arranged by Park Burger and event company Two Parts to craft an approachable and unique lineup. Guests heard Reggae, Jam bands, and some Blues and Rock & Roll, which felt just right with the summer block party setting. The festival culminated with a lengthy set by The Original Wailers performing all of Bob Marley’s hits. Nobody appeared to have an agenda or an attitude during their set, as if The Wailers seemed to reminded us all to relax, smile, and just sing along.
For more details about the Denver Deluxe Music Festival take a look at our preview article and interview with Two Parts’ Tobias Krause and local band ATOMGA. http://www.ultra5280.com/lifestyle-1/2016/7/11/lifestyle-denver-deluxe-music-festival
Words by Tiffany Candelaria Photos by Robert Castro