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The proposed festival would again take place during the first weekend of August and will occur at the Meadows Farm, just outside of Buena Vista.

Before commissioners approved the SUP late in the evening, following 5 hours of public comment and staff deliberation, the board imposed several conditions including an earlier music curfew Friday and Saturday night, a lower decibel level and will require Madison House to sign and follow a memorandum of understanding with the town of Buena Vista.

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According to a press release from Chaffee County commissioners, only new evidence will be heard at an upcoming commissioners public hearing on a potential 3-year renewal for the Vertex festival outside of Buena Vista.

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The ensuing 15 or so comments given during the public comment period of the work session were overwhelmingly negative, mostly including issues with noise, drug use and disruptions stemming from the festival for adjacent property owners.

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It’s time to call out all smiley faces to outshine the frowny faces when Chaffee County Commissioners take some public comment during a county work session on the Vertex music festival Monday morning about 10:30 a.m., Sept. 12, at the Buena Vista School District building, following their regular meeting at 9 a.m.

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Chaffee County Commissioners will hold a work session on the Vertex Festival about 10:30 a.m., Sept. 12, in Buena Vista, following their regular meeting at 9 a.m.

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For some residents and business owners, this year’s festival and the potential for an annual one could mean a much needed uptick in business at the tail end of the summer season. But for some adjacent property owners, the domestic disruptions stemming from a yearly festival so close to their property lines could be too much to handle.

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Now, to be clear, I’m not talking about those people who couldn’t wait to spew vile and vitriol on social media at any and every one who didn’t share their opinions.

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But what started out looking like a Woodstock-style mud-fest turned into a successful, smooth-running event featuring musical talent that, according to multiple attendees, improved upon the offerings at the 2015 Gentlemen of the Road festival in Salida.

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“I think the number one thing we were hearing is about the beauty,” Frommer said. “I mean that’s in the name of the town. Everyone’s also really liked downtown, especially the shuttles and everyone had a blast at the Lariat Thursday night,” the Boulder resident said.

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If there’s one thing that can be said about last weekend that would be in complete agreement all over town, it’s Vertex shook Buena Vista.

I was there, from Thursday until late Sunday evening, researching everything there was to be seen and heard as thoroughly as possible.

The Vertex music festival brought all genres to be sampled, enjoyed and danced to – and there was dancing everywhere to be watched or joined in – as 8,000 or so souls smiled their way through the weekend.

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Buena Vista (and Chaffee County) is our home and reflects our mountain-town lifestyle set in a stunning valley with panoramic views in any direction you look.

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Most importantly, Vertex is about culture and community coming together. Colorado has an incredible music culture and an incredible camping and outdoor culture.

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This Vertex nexus of diverse music, outdoor adventure, festival culture and self expression in the heart of the Rockies promises to create the type of shared experience that engenders lifelong memories.

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Here’s a local secret. Have just a few minutes to fish but like lots of action? Check out the creek adjacent to the park behind K’s Dairy Delight on U.S. 24 in Buena Vista.

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Most importantly, Vertex is about culture and community coming together. Colorado has an incredible music culture and an incredible camping and outdoor culture.

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This Vertex nexus of diverse music, outdoor adventure, festival culture and self expression in the heart of the Rockies promises to create the type of shared experience that engenders lifelong memories.

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Here’s a local secret. Have just a few minutes to fish but like lots of action? Check out the creek adjacent to the park behind K’s Dairy Delight on U.S. 24 in Buena Vista.

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When I connected with Madison House Presents, it quickly became clear we had similar ideas, vision and standards for what was possible.

– Jed Selby

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Storms and inclement weather can arrive with little to no notice high in the Colorado Rockies.

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English singer-songwriter Graham Nash first gained widespread recognition as a member of The Hollies but is best-known for his role in Crosby, Stills and Nash, a band at the heart of the ’60s Peace Movement.

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“These songs are not simple,” said Brittany Howard, lead vocalist and guitarist. “They’re intricate, like a spider web or a tapestry. Our drummer Steve (Johnson) has put in a lot of work, gotten so much better – we all have.”

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Best known for his leading role in Phish, Anastasio’s talents as a composer and musician helped shape the band into “one of the most significant live music phenomena of all time.”

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“How Did I Get Here” and “iPlayYouListen” topped the Hype Machine Popular Chart as ODESZA’s refreshingly nonconformist music went viral.

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As Lettuce began playing in local clubs, they built up a following that eventually extended throughout the world.

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Gramatik’s diverse range of music no doubt contributes to his phenomenal success since the release of “The Age of Reason,” his 2014 debut album.

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With music starting in the afternoon, mornings offer plenty of time to explore the incredible Vertex mountain setting – raft a river, hike an alpine trail, play a round of disc golf or stroll the streets of downtown Buena Vista.

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Visit one of our nation’s newest national monuments – Browns Canyon National Monument.

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Pikzil’s Liza Oxnard and Kip Kuepper describe their music as “somewhere between slanky electro-lounge and jazz nouveaux, with a little bit of scenester grit thrown in.” Kuepper is a Grammy-nominated musician as well as a producer; Oxnard enjoys sitting in with Colorado favorites The String C…

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Eminence Ensemble – not to be confused with Emancipator Ensemble – is a progressive rock/jazz fusion quintet, based in of Boulder. Now in their sixth year together, Eminence Ensemble is touring nationally, recording new music and creating a tighter sound than ever. Influences range from Rush…

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Douglas Appling, the electronic music mainstay more commonly known as Emancipator – not to be confused with Eminence Ensemble – leads an ensemble of ensemble cast performing electronica, trip-hop and downtempo grooves. Classically trained as a violinist, Appling’s organic approach to electro…

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“We don’t really get support for choir and band unless we do our own fundraising,” Oharah said.

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Fort Collins band Head for the Hills creates a sound based in bluegrass but extends into indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, world and folk to create fresh songs that carry traditions of the past into the future of acoustic music. Bluegrass Today describes the band as “on top of modern string music.”

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Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals will groove to hip-hop, rhythm and blues, soul and funk.

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Given the band’s soulful, high-energy performances, intricate vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition was almost a foregone conclusion. Oh, by the way, they also won an Emmy for a Rocky Mountain PBS soundtrack.

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Denver band Mama Magnolia blends groovy rhythms, explosive horn lines, captivating melodies and soulful lyrics to create tasty, danceable music for the soul. Vocalist Megan Letts recalls the magic created “when the six of us plugged in and played for the first time.” They took that magic and…

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Josh Legg, better known as Goldroom, is an American electronic musician, songwriter and producer with roots in deep house and electropop trends. Goldroom’s musical influences include Alan Braxe, Daft Punk, Bob Dylan, Fred Falke, Al Green, LCD Soundsystem, Nirvana and Tom Petty.

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Combined with the experience of last year’s event in Chaffee County, we feel this is a fantastic place. We have an amazing community and the quintessential Colorado mountains. Combining these two is pretty special.”

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The first time they ever made music together, Fruition’s three lead singer-songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into beautiful three-part harmonies. In the eight years since that impromptu busking session, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet has grown from a rootsy, stri…

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Denver-based The Runnikine is an improvisational funk music trio with an emphasis on improvisational. Vast on-tour and in-studio experience allows The Runnikine band members to play each concert as a 100-percent spontaneous performance with only one thing for certain – it will always be a fu…

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“Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart,” said Claypool. After some backstage jams with Lennon and an epic sit-in on Primus’ “Southbound Pachyderm,” Claypool suggested the project to Lennon.

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The East Coast rockers of Dopapod have come a long way from their college basement roots, developing ever more sophisticated lyrical and compositional styles and content while earning critical praise from the likes of Relix magazine.

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Stemming from a relentless desire to create something new, California producer Big Wild creates a sound that taps into the natural curiosity we all share by exploring beyond conventional boundaries in music. He also likes to make you dance.

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Hiatus Kaiyote is a future-soul quartet based in Melbourne, Australia, with a blend of captivating lyricism and emotive, cinematic soundscapes. Their hit single “Nakamarra” and album “Choose Your Weapon” garnered Grammy nominations.

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Parts Rock n’ Roll, psychedelia and Americana, Denver band Other Worlds formed in early 2014 as a collaboration by five longtime members of the Colorado music community. The band recently released its first album, Weather Patterns, a modern rock album with a vintage sound.

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Come back in the winter and discover miles of backcountry powder in the mighty Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, seen here.

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A DJ duo from Los Angeles, Classixx has gained prominence in the electronic and nu-disco music scene. The duo takes influence from a wide variety of musical styles and labeled themselves Classixx. due to their love for classic music.

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Dreamers Delight is the EDM brainchild of Los Angeles-based producer Reed Krafft. Combining the cultural influences from world travel and a knack for soulful, uplifting melodies, Dreamers Delight is turning heads throughout the electronic music world.

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Boasting a sound that’s informed by vintage country rock and the melodic side of indie rock, Houndmouth was formed in 2011 in New Albany, Ind., across the river from Louisville, Kent.

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Multi-talented musician and producer Jeff Montalvo, better known as Seven Lions, creates songs that transcend musical boundaries, reshaping the sonic landscape by bridging the gap between the ethereal vibe of trance and intense EDM bass music.

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Raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Ryan Hemsworth is a DJ and producer, blending hip-hop production with an indie pop sound. Hemsworth’s solo career took off with the release of his debut album “Guilt Trips,” which won the 2014 Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year.

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Two years after the Australian band’s platinum-selling debut album, Rüfüs du Sol has followed up with “Bloom,” an album characterized by warm, dreamy vocals; moody, layered synthesizer tracks and driving kicks with EDM tendencies.

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Mixing a unique future sound with hip-hop and pop elements, Jai Wolf is gaining the attention of fans and influential musicians alike. In 2015, Jai Wolf released his first original single, “Indian Summer,” which reached Number 1 W on the U.S. Spotify Viral Charts in 3 weeks.

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By age 18, Denver native Zach Heckendorf signed his first record deal, released his first album, played Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and shared stages with Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Lumineers, Michael Franti & Spearhead and One Republic. Now 22, Heckendorf has further develo…

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We've uploaded the stories from our Vertex special edition in The Times, The Mountain Mail and the Leadville Herald Democrat. The issue is also available on racks at businesses around town and at Vertex.

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Gulsrud said this will be the first festival in which he’s done multi-day sound monitoring and said the primary function of his job is to do spot check sound monitoring, mostly along the festival’s property line, to ensure noise from the festival never exceeds 105 decibels, Gulsrud said.