We should have all gotten our tax refunds (or close to getting them) by now. Make sure you use this money wisely and grab a pass for the upcoming dreamland Divide Festival this summer, July 22-24 that takes place in Winter Park. Featuring artists such as Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Passion Pit, AMZY and more, you’ll get a taste for all the different flavors of music while watching the sunset over the Rockies.

Photo Courtesy of Eric Goitia

Photo Courtesy of Eric Goitia

There are passes for car and RV camping if you’re about it, and hotels with shuttle service nearby if not. Event producer Jason Ornstein states that this festival is eclectic, attracting both new and nostalgic musical artists, thus allowing for a wider attraction of festival goers. And if you’ve never been to a festival, but want to dip your toes into the water, you can find a plethora of both musical and adventurous activities. Outside of performances, there’ll be yoga, mountain biking, horse bike riding and hiking opportunities since the festival is situated at the base of multiple trails. Whether you want to go on an organized excursion or with your own gaggle of friends, you’ll be able to take advantage of the beautiful Rockies.

Ornstein believes this is the only festival in the nation you can take a train from Denver in Union Station and it’ll plop you right off at the festival grounds. Save on gas money and use it towards creating the supreme festival experience. Don’t have enough funds to enjoy this weekend without real world worries? The volunteer application is still open here and you can work a couple hours in exchange for free shows.

Photo courtesy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Facebook page

Plus, this festival actually obeys the free love music preaches. A percentage of sales will go to the non-profit Grand Foundation, which supports educational opportunities in the mountains, and scholarship funds are being created by the festival producers, Team Player Productions, to help low-income students receive a higher education.

So I mean, you could stay at home this hot and sweaty summer and listen to music out of your jambox. Or you could venture out into the mountains to support others (and yourself) through your love of music. Experience the music summer scene here in Colorado and check out the passes available here.

Photo courtesy of Divide Music Festival

Photo courtesy of Divide Music Festival

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