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. The location for the rideshare drop off, located next to our Box Office, is 1098 Yuma St. Denver, CO 80204
  • Bicycle Parking will be available.
  • Public Transportation: RTD Website
  • Closest Bus Stop: W 8th Ave & Wyandot St
  • Closest Light Rail Station: 10th/Osage

site map

general information

  • Vortex is an all-ages, rain or shine event. Children under 5 years old are free to enter without a ticket, and children that are 5 and older will need a ticket for entry.
  • There will be two stages jam packed with incredible music: The Arā Stage and the Atriā 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.
  • Check our Things to Know page for more details.
Buy Passes

ada accessibility

There is an ADA viewing section near Front of House (sound board) with wheelchair and companion access. Accompanying family members are allowed in the ADA viewing section.


The Vortex VIP pass gives you entrance to the festival and access to Vortex’s exclusive VIP space where you can experience the sights and sounds of Vortex from an up-close and personal setting.

Perks include:

  • VIP Entrance
  • Access to dedicated VIP bar area
  • VIP restroom trailers
  • Mainstage viewing areas
  • 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



FOOD & beverage


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.

craft vendors


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


Denver is an epic city with a host of lodging options available to you, and we’ve prepared some great package deals at some of our favorites.

While visiting Denver, make sure to save time for a visit to Convergence Station, Meow Wolf’s third permanent exhibition.

Check out this guide to prepare for your visit. Take a peek at this Denver underground guide to tap into local shopping, dining, clubs, bars, theaters and more.