Music | The UMS Lineup Announcement | July 23-26

The 15th Annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase announces the first round
of artists PLUS an exclusive discounted presale through Red Bull Sound Select
Portland's STRFKR, Brooklyn's DIIV, Denver's In the Whale and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club lead a showcase of local and national talent to play the 2015 festival

The UMS is the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region with more than 400 local, national and international artists taking part. It is an animated block party that has proven to be a yearly highlight of the Denver cultural calendar and this year promises to be bigger than ever.

WHAT: From Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26, the 2015 UMS will offer a four- day celebration of the region's thriving local music scene as well as hosting emerging artists from around the world.

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

WHEN: Thursday July 23 – Sunday July 26, 2015

WHERE: The UMS takes place in a multitude of venues along South Broadway, between 5th Avenue and Alameda Avenue, in Denver, Colorado. 

WHO: The first 30 artists set
Brick + Mortar Beginners Dragondeer
In the Whale Moon Hooch The Lonely Wild Rose Quartz South of France Wild High
to play this year’s festival include:
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Until the Ribbon Breaks
Mac McCaughan (Superchunk) Bud Bronson and the Good Timers Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Eros & the Eschaton
Ned Garthe Explosion
Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts Wiredogs
Additional performers will be announced on April 28, 2015. A complete performance schedule will be announced on July 1, 2015.
Milo Greene Accordian Crimes Colfax Speed Queen The Epilogues
The Knew
Land Lines
Shady Elders SPELLS
The Yawpers

Yo!!! Our pals at Red Bull Sound Select have an exclusive discounted presale ticket. $35 for over 400 performances during 4 days of bliss?  Yes, please!!!  It's a limited supply.  Best you hurry and grab yours now!

After you secure your tickets, you can bask in your self-congratulating glow while checking out the first 30 artists announced to play this year.  Head on over to the UMS and see just the tip of the goodness we have in store July 23-26. (yeah, we know that sounded a little weird...)

The UMS Lineup Update

Big news coming from The Underground Music Showcase today. A slew of new artist announcements have been confirmed. Blonde Redhead, People Under The Stairs, Miniature Tigers, and Gardens and Villa have been added to name a few. Aside from those national acts another round of local artist have also been named as well.

What is The UMS?

The largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region, featuring more than 400 local, national and international artists. Visit Colorado recently named The UMS one of twelve quintessential Summer Colorado Festivals. A four day celebration of this region’s thriving local music scene, which has produced a number of national success stories in recent years. UMS alums include The Lumineers, DeVotchKa, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Flobots and Nathaniel Rateliff. It’s an opportunity to hear some of the world’s emerging artists in some rather unconventional venues such as retail shops, restaurants and a church. It’s an animated “block party” that has proven to be a yearly highlight of the Denver cultural calendar.

When is The UMS?

Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Where is The UMS?

The UMS takes place in many venues along South Broadway, between 5th Avenue and Alameda Avenue, in Denver, Colorado.

Who is performing at The UMS?

The additional 92 artists named include 28 acts from outside the region and 64 regional performers.

National Additions:
Aan, American Tomahawk, Astronautalis, Blonde Redhead, Communist Daughter, Cure for Gravity, Equals, Fires in France, Fort Frances, Gardens & Villa, Genders, Goodnight, Texas, Hannah Aldridge, Kid Karate, Man Can Do, Mark Mallman, Miniature Tigers, Pageantry, People Under the Stairs, Purple, SpaceWaster, StaG The Blind Pets, The Noise FM, The Sour Notes, TV Girl, Weather Maps, Whisky Shivers.

Regional Additions:
A Band In Pictures, Best Creeps, Broken, Confluence, Dead Temple, El Toro de la Muerte, Flashbulb Fires, Homebody, Il Cattivo, iZCALLi, LSD Bags, My Body Sings Electric, Popwreck, Roo & the Howl, Speedwolf, Steve Law Band, The Born Readies, The Hollyfelds, The Raven and the Writing Desk, The Royal, Vetta Star, Zebroids, Accordion Crimes, Black Lamb, CC/NN, Cougar Gold, Dirty Few, Eldren, GS3, Hot Apostles, Indigenous Robot, Kitty Crimes, 
Miles to Mountains, Ned Garthe Explosion, Reason the Citizen, SF1, SPELLS, Thanks for Everything, The Dendrites, The Outfit, The Repercussions, The Still Tide, Wire Faces, Bear Antler, 
Box Car Eddy,  Colfax Speed Queen, CRL CRRL, DJ ALF 45+1, FaceMan, Hillary Hand, I Sank Molly Brown, Input, Kyle James Hauser,  Monroe Monroe, Plume Varia, Red Fox Run, South of France, Sputnik Slovenia, The Belle Jar, The Ever, The Photo Atlas, The Robby Wicks Band,  Thee Dang Dangs, Wiredogs.