Denver Welcome Party

Thurs., April 4, 7–11 p.m.

Mercury Café, 2199 California St., downtown Denver

ArgusFest, the Mercury Café and Free Press invite you to kick off the National Conference for Media Reform at our official pre-party. Join us downstairs at 7 p.m. for the U.S. premiere of Shadows of Liberty, a documentary exploring censorship, cover-ups and corporate control in the media. Discussion to follow.

And at 9 p.m., join us upstairs for music, entertainment and dancing, featuring Denver’s own Jonny 5 (James Laurie, MC of the Flobots), singer-songwriter Laura Goldhamer and DJ RIPM with special guest Cavem Moetevation.

Admission: Suggested donations at the door will benefit ArgusFest and musical guests. (We will not turn anyone away for lack of funds.)

Getting there: Take the free 16th Street Mall Ride to California Street. From there it’s a half-mile walk to the Mercury Café. From California Street and 16th Street, you can also take the Light Rail/D-Line to the 30th & Downing station.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Shake Your Media Maker

Fri., April 5

8:30 p.m.–1 a.m.

McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)

Do you like to have fun? Serious fun? Fun so legendary you’ll be dreaming about it for years to come?

Good — you’re in the right place! Get ready to let loose on the dance floor with Denver Open Media and Free Press.

Join us for music, theater and plenty of shenanigans. This evening’s one-of-a-kind entertainment features:

Kitty Crimes, hip-hop

Romero Theater Troupe, Denver theater collective

Hank Shocklee, Public Enemy beatmaker and Grammy-nominated producer

And we've got surprise performances featuring some of Denver's best musicians.

Admission: free for conference attendees

Drinks available for purchase.


After-Party and Comedy Showcase

Sun., April 7

8 p.m.–12 midnight

Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave. (above City O’ City)

Kick back, relax and share a laugh (and maybe a beer or two) with your fellow conference attendees. Denver comedian Andrew Orvedahl hosts the evening and will perform alongside Jamie KilsteinHari Kondabolu, Kristin Rand, Troy Walker and other special guests. We'll close out the night with a dance party featuring DJ Ren.

Admission: Suggested donations during the show will benefit comedians.

Getting there: Walk southwest on Court Place to 15th Street. Turn left onto 15th Street. Continue onto West Colfax Ave. Turn right onto Lincoln. Turn left onto East 13th Ave.

Food and drinks will be available downstairs at City O’ City. Beer will be available at Deer Pile in exchange for cash donations. 


People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good