Header photo by Nikki Rae
It’s almost here! The UMS (Underground Music Showcase) returns to Broadway in Denver and is bigger + better than ever. I was pretty thrilled to see Youth On Record join Two Parts this year to lead the festival. That means an extra commitment to advancing opportunities for marginalized artists. Love that, seeing as UMS was (and is) my “discovery weekend” for emerging bands in Denver.
UMS 2022 will take place from this Friday, July 29th through Sunday, July 31st, drawing more than 10,000 music fans to Broadway/Baker neighborhoods. With performances by hundreds of bands, the festival will stay true to its roots while integrating new energy and new community programs, including their first ever Sober Bar.
Here is the huge list of locals playing this year. I can’t wait to see old faves as well as find new ones.
Headliners include Audrey Nuna, The Knocks, Faye Webster, Sudan Archives, Jawny and Bully. I’ve got the individual main stages lineup for each day listed below, but you can also sign in here and save your schedule for ALL the acts.
Be sure to review the large map at the bottom of this post to figure out which venues you want to hit and where they are. You can right click to save that file from your computer, or tap and hold on your phone.
Get Underground Music Showcase Tickets
Tickets are still available, including for individual days! It will be hot weather, but to me, that is one of the most fun parts of UMS. Sweating your ass off, listening to great music and wandering up and down Broadway all weekend. Wear sunscreen, drink water, and come join us!
UMS 2022 – Friday – Headliner Lineup
UMS 2022 – Saturday – Headliner Lineup
UMS 2022 – Sunday – Headliner Lineup
UMS 2022 Venue Map
See my past posts about the Underground Music Showcase!