Denver Day of Rock FAQ

When is Denver Day of Rock?

Denver Day of Rock is always the Saturday during Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Denver. It will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 2:30pm – 9:30pm.

Where is Denver Day of Rock located?

There are five total stages, a beer garden, food trucks, and much more along the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. There are two stages on Arapahoe Street, one on Curtis Street, one on Champa Street, and one on Welton Street. Check out the 2018 Denver Day of Rock map here.

How much does it cost to attend?

Denver Day of Rock is completely FREE to the public. This festival is a fundraiser and celebration of the work of Amp the Cause, a Denver nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for other local organizations serving children and their families. If you feel inclined, we accept cash and credit card donations during the event, as well as, online donations year-round.

If you want to elevate your experience at the festival, you can purchase these packages:

  • $250 VIP Lounge Passes – access to the VIP Hospitality tents at all 5 stages with hosted catering and open bars. A portion of this VIP Lounge Pass is tax deductible. Buy one now.
  • $50 Festival Pack – get everything you need for a festival with this package! It includes drink tickets, an Amp the Cause koozie, T-shirt, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, a 2018 Amp the Cause Passbook, and a bag you can throw over your shoulder! Buy these in advance before we sell out.

What if it’s raining during the festival?

The show must go on! Denver Day of Rock will be held rain or shine.

Is this a family-friendly festival?

Yes! Other than the bands, there are kid-friendly vendors available such as a Monster Mural, balloon artists, face painters, a silent disco, and more located throughout the 16th Street Mall area. Please refer to the map for location details of these vendors.

Is this a dog-friendly festival?

All rules that regularly apply to the 16th Street Mall also apply during Denver Day of Rock.

What food, beverage, and other vendors will be available?

Food: We have 18 Food Trucks participating in the event, and anyone can buy directly from these trucks (cash and credit cards accepted). Find a list of Food Trucks here.

Beverage: To purchase any kind of beverage at the event, you must purchase Drink Tickets. Drink Tickets are sold at the 8 Information Booths along 16th Street near each stage. Drink tickets are $2 each.

  • 1 Drink Ticket: Bottled water
  • 2 Drink Tickets: Soda
  • 3 Drink Tickets: Beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Beer Garden: A beer garden (located at Skyline 2 stage) with Colorado craft beer and ciders will be open from 2:30 – 9:30pm. Check out our Beer Garden participants here.

Merchandise: Amp the Cause and band merchandise is available for purchase at Information Booths. Donations are also accepted at Information Booths.

Where is parking available?

Downtown Denver parking is available at any lot, or you can take public transportation, Uber, or Lyft to get downtown. Please be aware that this is a pedestrian-driven event, so many streets around our event will be shut down.

Parking is also available for a special $6 rate (50% off the standard rate) at the Sheraton Denver Garage (249 15th Street).  Enter this location at 249 15th Street, this is the Sheraton Denver garage operated by Towne Park.  It is located on the right-and side of 16th St. Mall (a one-way street) between Cleveland Place and Court Place.  There are many entrances to this garage, so you may enter at the 15th Street or 16th Street entrances.  https://spothero.com/denver-parking

Will there be bathrooms available?

Yes! There will be numerous Port-O-Let stations around the festival as well as bathrooms in neighboring restaurants and facilities.  If there is still an issue, please walk to Skyline Park 3 where we have additional overflow Port-O-Let available.

How can I get involved more?

You can volunteer, join the mailing list, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates on the event. You can also Donate to Amp the Cause to continue to keep Denver Day of Rock free, fun, and rockin for all!

For general inquiries that are not answered in the FAQ, please contact info@ampthecause.org.

If you’re interested in becoming an official Denver Day of Rock sponsor or partner, please contact Megan@ampthecause.org.

For publicity/press inquiries, please contact info@ampthecause.org.

Keep it free. Keep it fun. Keep it rockin'.

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