It finally feels like summer around Denver and a sure sign of that is the fact that the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is right around the corner. This is our largest music festival, spanning three days, featuring over 300 bands, on three main stages, and being played out in 15 venues.
The full UMS schedule was released this week and it’s going to be a killer weekend. The main stages are spelled out below and include some great locals but here are others I recommend also catching…
Greeblehaus Recs for UMS
Friday: DJ Alf, Grayson County Burn Ban, Corsicana, Joshua Trinidad, Bevin Luna, Claire Heywood, Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, Float Like A Buffalo, Knuckle Pups, Motion Trap, ENZI, The Velveteers, The Hollow, Oko Tygra, Slow Caves, Silver & Gold, Colfax Speed Queen and Izcalli.
Saturday: Sur Ellz,Leon and the Revival, OptycNerd, Megan Burtt, Bellhoss, Sara Slaton, Whiskey Autumn, The Trujillo Company, Anthony Ruptak, The Still Tide, Tyto Alba, Last Call Romance, Lady Gang, Chella & The Charm, Overslept, Bison Bone, Coastal Wives, Emerald Siam and Retrofette.
Sunday: Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir, Levi Double U, Dust Heart, Paul DeHaven, Adiel Mitchell, Rad Dudes, Dechen Hawk, Princess Dewclaw, Ghost Tapes, Porlolo, The Patient Zeros, Cheap Perfume, King Cardinal, Strange Americans, Emma Mayes & The Hip, Los Mocochetes, Ivory Circle, Bad Licks, Altas and Ned Garthe Explosion.
Check out the UMS Spotify playlist to prep for all this great music!
Use FanPlan on Your Phones For Fast-Loading UMS Schedule
My husband Bryan has been incubating this pet project for years and it getting more and more fancy every year. FanPlan is a text-based mobile site that works on any smartphone from the browser (so bookmark the UMS schedule!) and is meant to load really fast in situations where the cell service gets really saturated, like music festivals. We have tested it all over Broadway and the only place I can’t get it to load is the 3 Kings’ bathroom. 🤣
Sort the schedule by Artist, Time or Stage (and toggle by that too) – the colors indicate stage groupings. As the day goes by, older sets move up out of the way, but still can be expanded if you want to remember who you saw that day. You can click on the Twitter icon to bring up pre-made tweets that include all the handles and hashtags you need for the set you are watching – or you can edit the wording if you like, but still have the info you need ready for you.
You can also sign in by Twitter or email to save your favorite artists and only show them if you like!
UMS Friday Schedule – Main Stages
UMS Saturday Schedule – Main Stages
UMS Sunday Schedule – Main Stages
Get Your Tickets to UMS Now!
Festival-goers are encouraged to purchase weekend passes for $50 now before prices increase to $75 soon. Single-day passes also now on sale for $40. Groups looking to save additional money can purchase a weekend pass four-pack for $140. Weekend tickets include general admission access to any show, any stage, all weekend long.
To purchase tickets, visit undergroundmusicshowcase.com.
See You There!
Check out my previous posts about UMS.