Hickenlooper plans campaign kickoff in Denver

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the field of candidates vying to be the Democratic nominee for president.

DENVER (KKTV) - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will officially launch his presidential campaign with a rally and concert Thursday evening.

The event is scheduled to take place in Civic Center Park and entrances will open to the public starting at 5 p.m. It includes a free concert by Colorado-based Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. According to Hickenlooper's campaign website, there will also be local food trucks parked in the area.

Hickenlooper has raised more that $1 million since announcing his candidacy on Twitter early Monday morning. Campaign officials say he's received donations from all 50 states.

Hickenlooper plans to spend the weekend at events throughout the state of Iowa.