DDAT @ iAM Music Fest
Founders Ashley Edwards and Jesse Ogle gathered their expansive US touring network of bands garnered through extensive road miles with their respective project (Hello Dollface) and boasted 3 years of the first iterations of iAM MUSIC Fest!, emerging as one of Colorado's largest independent music festivals and iAM MUSIC’s premiere creative annual fundraiser. This event launched a 3-day multi-headed Southwest indie fest megalith for such a small mountain town. At its largest iteration, over 300 musicians and artists took over multiple venues and stages featuring regional and national touring bands, visual and performing artists, dancers, poets, comedians robotics, circus performers, and listening spaces with convergence of local businesses and vendors. In addition, the festival hosted workshops, jam spaces, poetry readings, artist gardens, and an artist conference and opportunities for independents to network in organic environments. In 2017, iAM MUSIC was elected to host the Colorado Music Summit - an educational networking opportunity for state-wide musicians in collaboration with the Bohemian Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries and in partnership and alignment with the broader goals of the Colorado Office of International Economic Trade & Development.