Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4579   Event: Arise Music Festival
Application Date: 03/27/2019    Event Date: 08/02/2019   Thru: 08/04/2019
Contact 1 Name: Jess Gries
Address: 619 S. College Ave. STE 3
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Paul Bassis
Address: P.O. Box 18922
Boulder CO 80308

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: http://www.arisefestival.com
Larimer County Parcel No.: 06340-00-945
Legal Description: POR IN 34-6-70

Address(es): 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, CO 80538
5569 N County Road 29, Loveland, CO 80538
105 Grace Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517

The seventh annual ARISE Music Festival is slated for August 2-4, 2019 at the picturesque Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The festival will again feature a diverse line-up of of musicians, yogis, artists, activists, and visual performances, alongside workshops, seminars, films, and guest speakers. There will be one main stage with a smaller “tweener” stage (near the main stage) and two additional performance area situated on the one hundred acre festival site. The event will also include a solutions village, visionary art installations, theme camps, local craft and food vendors, a kids' village, yoga tent and a community organization plaza.

Please see the attached Permit Narrative for additional information.

Estimated Participants: 500   Estimated Spectators: 9000

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Fri. 08/02/2019: 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
   Sat. 08/03/2019: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
   Sun. 08/04/2019: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
   Mon. 08/05/2019: 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 05/07/2019
Applicant proposes that a comprehensive noise survey be performed on August 2, 2019 and August 3, 2019 during the ARISE music festival located at Emissaries of Divine Light (EDL), 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, CO 80538. The purpose of this survey is to determine if the noise levels generated from the music festival exceed the Larimer County Noise Ordinance (number 97-03) maximum noise limit of 50 dBA (nighttime hours) at residential property lines.

The survey would be conducted by an independent third party, in this case, Bevin Luna, M.S., CSP and Dr. William Brazile, CIH, CSP and the Colorado State University Industrial Hygiene Program's Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.

A copy of the proposal for the survey is attached.

2. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
Some Historical Numbers and Background on the Festival

3. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
Additional Information on the Sound Abatement Plan, Voluntary earlier end time for Main Stage and Neighbor Hotline. Sound cancelling graphs. Directionality modelling.

4. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
2018 Sound Log

5. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
List of Larimer County Businesses and Persons directly impacted by Arise financially.

6. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
Analysis of the Economic Impact of Arise

7. Date Submitted: 05/08/2019
Memo on Potential Negative Impacts

8. Date Submitted: 05/17/2019
Map of portable restroom placements per the Health Department's request. The numbers represent the number of units at each bank of ports.

9. Date Submitted: 07/13/2019
Submitting a COI naming Larimer County as an Additionally Insured party.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved

Comments: Approved based on high wind management plan for stage operations contained in application.

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Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved

Comments: Food and garbage should be secured when not in use or overnight. Dumspters should be bear resistant.

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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: We have received notice of your Land Use special event permit application that indicates that you intend to serve alcohol at your event. A special event liquor permit application must be submitted to the Clerk and Recorders office no less than 30 days prior to your event. The application and requirements may be found at https://www.larimer.org/clerk/recording/liquor/special-events. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you.


A special event liquor permit has been applied for and approved through the Clerk & Recorder. Please come to 200 West Oak, Citizen's Information Center, to exchange the special event notice poster for the physical permits.

Thank you,


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County Manager

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Status: Approved

Comments: We agree with applicants plan to restrict parking along CR 29

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Status: Approved

Comments: Comments have been provided to Jess Gries and Katie Beilby. We have asked for a revised site map and the final contract for CSU's sound monitoring.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Please ensure you have a means for notifying participants of adverse weather conditions and other risks associated with an outdoor event.

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Loveland Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: The Emergency Plan appears to address the Fire Code requirements. LFRA requires a separate Special Event Permit. Please contact Kristi Coleman at 970-962-2498 for assistance. We will need to inspect the site prior to opening up to the public. Please address the vegetation where the vehicles are parking and not use of hay bails at the site. If you need to contact me, email or 970-222-5215 - Ned Sparks.

Emergency Access: An emergency access path of no less that 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads, at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary. (2006 IFC, 503.1).

Tent Permits: Any tent or air supported membrane structure greater than 700 square feet requires a tent permit. The LFRA has a policy which provides details for International Fire Code compliance and can be obtained at 410 E 5th St., or on the City of Loveland website under the Fire- Community Safety Division – Fire Prevention Bureau - Special Events, Tents and Membrane Structures

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: The property is zoned O-Open and County Road 29/Ridgewater Way is classified as a Minor Collector, as such all temporary structures, Rv's and event spaces should be setback a minimum of 70-feet from the right-of-way centerline to County Road 29 and a minimum of 25-feet from all other property lines.Please label approximate setbacks on the site plan.

The property also contains several bluelines that designate creeks or seasonal drainage's as identified on the USGS Quad map. All temporary structures and event space should maintain a minimum of a 100-foot setback from the centerline of all waterways. It appears as though some of the southern parking and car camping may be located within this setback. This setback should be respected.

The property is not located within a FEMA designated floodplain.

The parking calculations appear to be reasonable for the proposed temporary use. Please note the approximate acreages for parking areas and car camping areas on the site plan.

Any proposed fencing over 6-feet requires a building permit. It appears that all fencing will be 6-feet or less.

All disturbed areas should be re vegetated with native grasses to avoid weeds.

All proposed lighting should meet the requirements of Section 8.15 of the Larimer County Land Use Cod. Lighting should be downcast and should not exceed one-tenth foot-candle twenty feet beyond the property lines.

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

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Status: Approved

Comments: Like in the past years please monitor and adjust sound if it is over the 50 db at night and early morning. Please ensure that no one is parking on CR 29 causing a traffic hazard.

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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved

Comments: after the issue from last year you will need to contract with our staff to have an on-site person to control the transportation of patients.

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Final Disposition


Hello Jess,

Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permits and have them available for the duration of your event.