As venues and artists around the world attempt to solve the issue of how to safely host performances, a new initiative in Denver is bringing electronic music and art to the streets.
Launching this weekend (Aug. 27-29), The Acoma Street Project is a six-week limited pop-up event featuring live-streamed DJs sets, an immersive art-walk and dining.
Blond:ish, Dubfire and Random Rab will perform during the first event. Artists will play their sets from off-site locations and be livestreamed from a 26-foot screen visible throughout the event.
Attendees will also be able to roam a 5,000 square foot art walk gallery, with works for sale by Denver-based artists. Festival scene star artist Android Jones will also perform visual shows.
With safety as the primary concern, particularly in the wake of the headlines surrounding a July performance by The Chainsmokers that didn’t adhere to social distance guidelines, The Acoma Street Project will operate, organizers say, “in strict accordance” with a health and safety plan.
This plan requires masks and social distancing, with attendees to be escorted through the art-walk in separate and staggered groups before they return to their private area for dinner and music. Contactless payment methods and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.
Tickets for The Acoma Street Project are on sale now.