Vertex is born as an intersection of inspiration, and as a celebration – of live music, of festival culture, of Colorado’s breathtaking natural beauty, and of the self-expression and pioneering spirit that each of these awaken.
At its core, Vertex merges the best of worlds to create a present-day frontier where anything is possible. Diverse music, exhilarating outdoor adventures and artful fun and games bring people together for an enduring shared experience.
Vertex’s vision is inspired by its majestic high elevation home where sky meets peaks, peaks meet valleys, and valleys meet rivers. The venue is nestled in sprawling rangeland at the foot of the Continental Divide and surrounded by the year-round snowcapped 14,000-foot peaks of the Collegiate Mountain Range. The festival site is known as Cottonwood Meadows, a recently revitalized working ranch located a mile from downtown Buena Vista, Colorado in Chaffee County. Cottonwood Creek runs through the campgrounds and the festival site itself.
Vertex community members are invited to join the adventure not just as observers, but as participants in shaping the Vertex experience.
Vertex is produced by Madison House Presents (MHP) and AEG Live Rocky Mountains. Boulder, Colorado based MHP is responsible for The Grateful Dead’s recent Fare Thee Well 50th Anniversary Celebration, Mumford & Sons Gentleman of the Road U.S. Stopovers (including last year’s event in Salida, Colorado), and the renowned Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, Michigan, and many more. Colorado’s premier promoter, AEG Live Rocky Mountains, who produce events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as produce shows in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and Tennessee.