With more than 300 musical acts, four outdoor stages, 20 indoor venues, countless giveaway opportunities, and so much more, you do not want to miss this year’s Underground Music Showcase!
The Underground Music Showcase will make its grand return (under new owners) to Denver for another incredible weekend. And when we say it’ll be bigger than ever, we’re not kidding — more stages, venues, musical and comedic acts, and even a beer festival! After all, it’s not considered the “largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain Region” for nothin’!
For nearly 20 years, the Underground Music Showcase has shed a light on Denver’s music scene and the talented up-and-coming artists that have grown out of it. And this year’s lineup will be no different as more than 300 musical acts are scheduled to perform, including over a dozen headliners like Alvvays, Digable Planets, The Hot 8 Brass Band, and PPL MVR.
There will also be countless local artists and comedians making an appearance. View the complete lineup.
When: July 27-29
Where: South Broadway, Denver | Multiple Stages + Venues
Weekend passes are available for $75 and include general admission access to any show and stage, all weekend long. There are single-day passes available, too, for $40. Purchase tickets online.
Check out the Stages + Venue Map below:
Courtesy of Underground Music Showcase
Two Parts, a local event company (Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally and Slow Food Nations), took over the ownership of the festival from the Denver Post Community Foundation earlier this year, and they’re bringing the ever-popular Sesh Fest beer festival to the Underground Music Showcase.
“Sesh Fest is one of our favorite events of the summer, and we’ve always dreamed of going bigger with the festival. When we took over UMS, it was a no-brainer to bring the festival into the fold as Sesh Stage. The beauty of Sesh Fest was that it was about hanging with friends and discovering new breweries — rather than nerding out over super rare beer. We’ll carry this vibe into UMS with an area where guests can chill, imbibe with easily drinkable craft beers and discover incredible music in our summer oasis,” said Casey Berry, founder of Two Parts, in a statement.
When you’re not jamming out to the live musical performances, busting a gut laughing at the comedians’ sets, or getting your drink on at the beer festival, you can participate in giveaway opportunities and pop-up parties. The Underground Music Festival has even set up an alert system for attendees to be updated on any surprise events — from free food to surprise musical sets and everything in between. Make sure you sign up so you don’t miss out!
Now, if you’re like us, and you can’t wait to listen to the artists, the Underground Music Showcase has a Spotify Playlist available so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest additions, new track releases, and more.
Will you be attending the Underground Music Showcase? Which artists are you excited to check out this year? Also, how do you feel about the festival having new owners? Share your thoughts with us in the comments, and let’s get the conversation started. See you there!