Riot Fest and Rodeo returns September 2

Alec Erickson

Denver’s Riot Fest and Rodeo, a three-day festival that takes over the National Western Complex in Denver, is returning September 2. Packing over 80 bands on four stages in just one weekend, the annual festival focuses on the best of rock, punk, alternative and hip-hop music.

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In the past, the lineup has been extremely strong and well rounded. This year is no different. The festival will include Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie, Tyler, The Creator, Nas and even the original Misfits.


Riot Fest is a unique music festival because it brings a wide variety of music together at one festival. While you might not be into all the music, you won’t have to look far to find something that you will enjoy.

Some of the single-day tickets that are still available start at $85, and the three-day pass is start $200. While it is more of an expensive festival, it is well worth the money. With solid individual day lineups and strong acts taking the stage, Riot Fest is a festival you do not want to miss.

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