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Permit Application Detail

SnowyGrass Music Festival

Contact Information
Organization: Upstream Enterprises LLC
Contact: Nadine Fichera
Address: 560 Columbine Ave
Estes Park CO 80517

Event Information Number: 1416   Event: SnowyGrass Music Festival
New/Existing: Existing event
Application Date: 12/05/2019    Event Date: 07/31/2020   Thru: 08/02/2020
     Fri 07/31/2020: 6 PM - 10 PM
     Sat 08/01/2020: 10 AM - 6 PM
     Sun 08/02/2020: 10 AM - 3 PM
Frequency: Multi-Day
Event Type: Festival
Group Type: Local Non-profit
Banner: Yes,
Flag request:
Additional Off-site signage:
Additional On-site signage:
Parks: Baldwin Park
Phone Contact: 832-758-5913
Family friendly music event featuring regional and National bluegrass & Americana string bands. Art, food and local craft beverage vendors. Lawn seating with low-back lawn chairs and blankets.

Road closure to be researched and assessed.

Estimated Participants: 50
Estimated Spectators: 350

Alcohol being served?Yes
Alcohol being sold?Yes
Road or parking lot closures?Yes
Traffic control needed?No
Increased Traffic?Yes
Request for security?No
Tents of canopies set up?Yes
Electricity required?Yes
Vendor booths?Yes
Live music or DJ?Yes
Trash assistance needed?Yes


Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Department of Health and Environment

Status: Approved     Status Date: 2/14/2020

Comments on 2/14/2020: A list of food vendors must be provided no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.

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Events Department

Status: Approved     Status Date: 5/18/2020

Comments on 5/18/2020: Approved by Julie Klett, Events Coordinator

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Fire Department

Status: Approved     Status Date: 5/18/2020

Comments on 5/4/2020: It appears that fire code requirements apply for this event. Please submit a site plan which indicates the location and size of any tents, canopies, proposed seating and exits for tents/canopies larger than 400 sqft., proposed cooking operations, proposed LP-gas use, and the location of all generators and fuel storage. Please contact this office directly in the event that you have additional questions at phone (970) 577-0900 or email at
Thank You,
Kevin Sullivan
Fire Marshal

Comments on 5/18/2020: The applicant submitted additional information directly to our office by email. A permit and permit fees shall be required. A fire code requirement letter was issued by email as it pertains to food truck vendors. Please note: IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT FOOD TRUCK VENDORS MEET ALL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO THE TIME OF A FIRE INSPECTION.
Thank You,
Kevin Sullivan,
Fire Marshal

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Status: More Information Needed     Status Date: 5/20/2020

Comments on 5/20/2020: Need a site map

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Police Department

Status: Approved     Status Date: 2/13/2020

Comments on 2/13/2020: All Colorado liquor laws must be adhered to by the organizers, vendors and participants of the event.

West Riverside Dr must remain unobstructed during load in, load out and during the event.

Lt Rick Life has approved this event 970-577-3872

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Public Works

Status: Approved     Status Date: 5/18/2020

Comments on 5/18/2020: Approved under the assumption that West Riverside Dr will remain unobstructed throughout the event. If a road closure or other roadway traffic control will be needed, please resubmit with an appropriate traffic control plan.
Approved by Ryan Barr

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Risk Management/Admin

Status: Approved     Status Date: 2/14/2020

Comments on 2/14/2020: Okay contingent upon receipt of commercial liability coverage listing the Town as additionally insured for the event ($1 million)

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Town Clerk

Status: Approved     Status Date: 2/13/2020

Comments on 2/13/2020: A special event liquor license application must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event in order to conduct liquor sales/service. Please remit the application with all necessary documents and fees to the Town Clerk's office.

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Status: Approved     Status Date: 2/26/2020

Comments on 2/26/2020: Approved by Vanessa Solesbee, Parking & Transit Manager

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Final Disposition

Status: WITHDRAWN    Status Date:

Withdrawn by applicant on 06/19/2020