High Ground Music Festival Pulls Off Spectacular First Event

High Ground Festival 2021 lineup.

In a festival world filled with uncertainty, pulling off a successful event in 2021 is damn near impossible, let alone starting a new one. However, with a name fit for Denver, the High Ground Music Festival did just that. Created by Noah Levinson of Levitate Events, High Ground Fest kicked off its inaugural sold-out event on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Levitt Pavilion just outside Denver.

With over 2,000 people in attendance, two stages, and beautiful weather, the High Ground Music and Arts Festival was the place to be. In fact, it was so lit that Denver legends Griz and Big Gigantic stopped by just kick it.

Artists like Snakehips, Kasbo, and Chet Porter rocked the stage and energized the crowd. The vibes were absolutely immaculate.

Chet Porter on the High Ground Stage. Photo by Ian Kanterman

Aside from the music, the craft beers and food stole the spotlight. High Ground had everything from vegan options to New Orleans-inspired cajun food. Not to mention for a one-day fest, there was plenty to do. From yoga, silent disco, and mesmerizing art installations, High Ground was a complete festival experience.

Jason Smith painting live at High Ground Fest. Photo by Lindsey Thorsheim

With so many festivals canceling this 2021 festival season, it’s refreshing to see a new event thrive. From the vibes to the music to the people, High Ground was everything you could ask for in a fest. With 2021 officially in the books, Levinson already has his sights set on 2022!

I “poured my heart and soul into High Ground, and I couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural experience. Every artist on both stages performed incredible sets, complemented with the cloudless weather and unreal art throughout the festival. The energy that covered the venue was magical. I’m so proud of our team for creating something profound and impactful, and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!” He explained.

For an up-close and personal view of what went down at High Ground Fest, check out the vlog below by Frisky Hug!

For updated information on next year’s event, follow the High Ground Music and Arts Festival on Instagram!

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