Getting Here

Vortex is taking place at a brand new venue, ‘The Junk Yard’ in the heart of Denver, located at 2323 W. Mulberry Place, Denver, CO 80204. The site is undergoing a massive transformation to be ready to welcome you in August.

You have several options for arriving at the location:

  • Rideshare is the preferred method of transit to the location, as there is extremely limited parking in the area.
  • Bicycle Parking will be available
  • Public Transportation: RTD Website
  • Closest Bus Stop: W 8th Ave & Wyandot St
  • Closest Light Rail Station: 10th/Osage
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general information

  • Vortex is an all-ages, rain or shine event.
  • There will be two stages jam packed with incredible music: The Viscera Stage and the Atria Stage
  • Doors open at 4pm on Friday, August 5th and 1pm on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th. Plan to arrive early to enjoy the full day of music and art
  • There is no re-entry to the festival.
  • You may bring into the festival: Backpacks, strollers, empty water containers (no glass), umbrellas,  hula hoops, service animals that are trained to assist an individual, in accordance with the ADA guidelines (pets and emotional support animals are not allowed), and sunblock.
  • You may not bring into the festival: Alcohol, drugs, fireworks or pyrotechnics,  firearms and weapons, pets and emotional support animals, outside food and beverage, glass containers, wallet chains, professional cameras with detachable lenses, GoPros, drones, or any item that challenges public safety per our security.


The Vortex VIP pass gives you entrance to the festival and access to The Vibe Hut, Vortex’s exclusive VIP space where you can experience the sights and sounds of Vortex from a comfortable and shady lounge setting.


  • VIP Entrance
  • Access to the Vibe Hut with curated lounge and comfortable hangout zones
  • Access to dedicated VIP bar area
  • VIP restroom trailers
  • Mainstage viewing area with fabulous view of the Viscera Stage
  • Exclusive performances

Don’t take our word for it! See what previous year’s VIP guests had to say about their experience…

“Having a comfortable place to lounge and with our friends, away from the crowds, was the best. Having a full bar wasn’t bad either!” Brian Sanchez, 2018 VIP Guest

“What a fun way to experience [Vortex]. Much more relaxing and [we were] well taken care of..” Christa Shaw, 2018 VIP Guest



Soon to be announced!


Bring your empty, refillable water containers to fill at our free filling stations around the festival site. Our merch booth will have Vortex 2022 water bottles for sale.


There will be full bars at Vortex in the main festival area and in the VIP sections.


Soon to be announced!


Stop by our merch booth and grab your Vortex 2022 gear along with some long time Meow Wolf merch favorites!


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