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Celebrate summer at the Golden Music Festival (formerly Summer Solstice Music Festival) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 14-16, 2013. Spread your blanket on the natural hillside amphitheater at Clear Creek History Park in Golden, Colorado, and enjoy toe-tapping live bluegrass, Americana, and folk music.
Beer, including Colorado Native, food, and other refreshments will be available for purchase at this annual fundraiser for Golden History Museums’ programming and exhibits. Outside food is permissible, but alcohol may only be purchased inside the park.
Tickets are non-refundable, and the festival will be held rain or shine. Advance ticket sales will end at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13.
(exact times subject to change)
Friday, June 14, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Sporty Lee (5:30)
The Mile Markers (6:45)
Trout Steak Revival (8:00)
Saturday, June 15, 5:00 - 9 p.m.
The Westside Flyers Violin Ensemble (5:00)
Russ Chapman (5:30)
Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band (6:45)
Finnders & Youngberg (8:00)
Sunday, June 16, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Dave Richey & KC Groves (3:30)
Adam Kinghorn Quartet (4:45)
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado (6:00)
FAQs and Rules for Golden Music Festival
When can I take my seat at the concert?
There will be open seating on the grass, but there are very strict opening times for each day, and members get in five minutes ahead of everyone else. The public gate opening times are 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Is food available for purchase at the festival?
We are excited to partner with Cilantro Truck, Saffron Grill, and Bob's Atomic Burgers, and others as our official food vendors for the Golden Music Festival! There will be gourmet food made from scratch daily, and plenty of variety to choose from on each day.
Can I bring in my own food and beverages?
Although we have a wide array of mouth-watering food available at the Golden Music Festival, you may also bring in your own. Carry-in beverages are limited to factory-sealed containers or empty water bottles that you may fill (for free) inside the park. No glass will be allowed inside the park.
Is smoking allowed?
Clear Creek History Park is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not allowed on the grounds of the park.
Guests may be required to show valid ID to purchase alcohol. A maximum of two drinks per person per transaction will be enforced. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.
Please see your ticket confirmation for full Festival Policies.
When & Where
Golden History Museums
Golden History Museums offers visitors fun, participatory experiences about the exciting history of this dynamic town.
The Astor House Museum, a former hotel and boarding house, offers a glimpse of life at the frenetic turn of the 20th century when Golden was a bustling supply town and trade center. Establishments like the Astor House were an important fixture in Golden where transients and passers-through outnumbered residents nearly four to one.
Clear Creek History Park recreates 1880s life on a ranch in nearby Golden Gate Canyon. Visitors can immerse themselves in pioneer life by helping tend our garden, lending a hand with chores, participating in a school lesson, and caring for our farm animals.
The Golden History Center features a variety of changing exhibits about Golden’s past. It also boasts one of the finest collections of Coors Porcelain in the country, fun Jolly Rancher memorabilia, and a wealth of artifacts that tell the story of our city from its founding to present day.
We encourage you to explore and enjoy each of our venues. You’ll find that GHM offers something for everyone in your family and is a place you can visit and share with your friends and family time and again.