The UMS Announces First Wave Of Acts For 2017 Music Festival

Denver it's that time, the best weekend in Denver to celebrate some amazing music. 2017 marks the 17th anniversary of The Underground Music Showcase, the biggest independent music festival in the Rocky Mountain region and the premier showcase for Denver’s incredible local music scene. The showcase began in 2000, with only four bands performing one night, and has now expanded to a four-day music and art festival featuring hundreds of performances. The Underground Music Showcase continues to exemplify their involvement in the community by contributing net proceeds to Denver Post Community Foundation and Youth on Record. For more information, please visit

The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region. Since 2000, this four day yearly celebration of music has always been at the forefront of Colorado’s burgeoning local music and art community. This year’s UMS will feature hundreds of performances in 15 venues along a one-half mile section of South Broadway. 

From Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, the 2017 UMS will offer a four-day celebration of the region's thriving local music and art scene as well as hosting emerging artists from around the world. 

"We are really excited about the 2017 Underground Music Showcase presented by Breckenridge Brewery,” said Kendall Smith, Event Director of the Underground Music Showcase. “This initial lineup announcement provides a great indication of the four days of music discovery we have planned. We have much more news to share in the coming months and look forward to showcasing this region's thriving music scene."

In addition to some of the top music venues in town, UMS provides music fans the opportunity to catch these acts in unique locations such as art galleries, restaurants and a historic church.

The UMS takes place in a multitude of venues along South Broadway, between 5th Avenue and Alameda Avenue, in Denver, Colorado. This year’s main stage will be located at 363 S Broadway

Net proceeds from the event continue to benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation  and Youth on Record. The Denver Post Community Foundation’s goal is to improve and enrich the quality of life through support of programs that benefit children, the arts, literacy and education and the provision of basic human services. For more information, please visit Youth on Record empowers Colorado’s underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic, and personal best by employing local, professional artists as their educators.