Attention — you may want to take a seat for this because it’s going to be a doozy (and we’re not talking about Grandoozy). Now in its 18th year, The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — the Rocky Mountain’s largest indie music festival — has released its lineup today. Returning to South Broadway from July 27 through July 29, UMS now headed by Two Parts, will once again make Denver the place to be this summer. Featuring more than 175 artists across a multitude of genres, this year’s festival will be headlined by Toronto-based Alvvays alongside BJ the Chicago Kid, Frankie Cosmos and Classixx. Joining the party is a plethora of primarily local and regional bands across the many venues lining the street.

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Speaking on the return of the fest since switching hands from the Denver Post, Tobias Krause of Two Parts couldn’t be more thrilled for its return:

“UMS is the perfect representation of the multiverse of incredibly talented bands from in and around the Denver Metro area, showcasing everything we’ve got to offer here. South Broadway is the perfect backdrop for this sort of festival. The corridor is full of energy, grit and character, which is what makes the Underground Music Showcase so special.”

Besides the music portion of the festival, attendees can look forward to new art, panel discussions, comedy, podcasts and craft beer stages as well as a special installation from us here at 303 Magazine.

Dubbed The Underground, we will host unique experiential moments in various locations inside the festival, all for attendees to spontaneously discover. Whether it’s a pop-up restaurant or exclusive performances and parties, The Underground is designed to be an “Easter egg” of possibilities that you can only experience while attending UMS. (Want in? Get on the list here).

While more specific information regarding additional acts, stages and maps etc. will be announced closer to the festival, pre-sale tickets are on sale now for $35, after June 14, at 10 a.m, prices will increase to $75.  Weekend tickets include general admission access to any show, any stage, throughout the entire weekend long. After pre-sale, single day passes will be available for $40.

Tickets are on sale now, here. Check out our the full lineup below then listen to our 2018 UMS playlist here.

ALVVAYS • BJ THE CHICAGO KID • CLASSIXX (LIVE) • CLOUD CULT • DEERHUNTER • DIGABLE PLANETS • FRANKIE COSMOS • GANG GANG DANCE • HOT 8 BRASS BAND • JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD • MOTHERS • NIGHT BEATS • OVERCOATS • SUPERCHUNK • WHITE DENIM

All Chiefs • Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir • Bud Bronson & The Good Timers • Colfax Speed Queen • Chloe Tang • CITRA • CRL CRRLL • Deezie Brown • Hang Rounders • Izcalli • Last Of The Easy Riders • MADGE • Mile High Soul Club • Milky.WAV • My Body Sings Electric • One Flew West • Parallelephants • Rubedo • Slow Caves • Strange Americans • The Corner Girls • The Other Black • The Raven and the Writing Desk • The Savage Blush • The Still Tide • The Velveteers • Tyto Alba • Wildermiss

.ritual • Aaron Bordas • Alex Guthrie • Altas • American Grandma • The Amphibious Man • Ancient Elk • Andy Immerman • Animal Electricity • Anna Smith • Anthony Ruptak • Automatic Iris • Avenhart • The Baltic • The Beeves • bellhoss • BETS • Big J. Beats • Big Paleo • Bison Bone • Bluebook • Boss Eagle • Bouxku Jones • Briana JannYne • Briffaut • Bright Silence • The Burroughs • Cheap Perfume • Chess at Breakfast • Church Fire • Coastal Wives • Cocordion • Corsicana • David Burchfield • Dayton Stone & The Undertones • The Dead & The Daylily • Dead Latin • DéCollage • Definitely Maybe • DJ Zenas • The Dollhouse Thieves • Donny Blot • Easy Lovin’ • Edison • Elk Minister • Eric Lake • Emerald Siam • Evinair • EVP • Extra Gold • Funk Hunk • Ghost Tapes • GoStar • Gods of Groove • GOLD TRASH • Grayson County Burn Ban • Hairclub. • High Ghostly • High Plains Honky • House of Aura • Instant Empire • Its Just Bugs • Ivory Circle • J. Rene • Jenny LaJoye • Jerney • Jess Parsons • Jobi-Wan • Jon Medina • Kainalu • Kayla Marque • Kenzie Culver • Kid Reverie • Kinesics • King Cardinal • King Eddie • Kinky Fingers • Kyle Emerson • Kylland • Larimer Lights • Larry Nix & The Killer Gents • Leon & the Revival • The Lollygags • Los Mocochetes • Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs • Mawule • The Maykit • Maxwell Hughes • McKnight • Meliora • The Milk Blossoms • Mirror Fears • Modern Leisure • Moon Hammer • Mosaic • Motion Trap • Mr. Atomic • Nasty Nachos • New Mexican • Nightlove • Nina and the Hold Tight • nothing matters • OptycNerd • Oryx • Overslept • Oxeye Daisy • The Patient Zeros • Pelvis Presley • Plasma Canvas • Play Pretend • Plume Varia • Pout House • Porlolo • Princess Dewclaw • Pruitt • Ramakhandra • The Rainbow Treatment • Random Temple • Retrofette • Rob4Real • Rossonian • Roger Green • Rotten Reputation • Secs Peterson • seth evans • Silver & Gold • The SIR Band • Shuttles • Sour Boy, Bitter Girl • Specific Ocean • Spirettes • Swank Sinatra • Sycdvk • Sydney Clapp • Tarmints • Taylor Maxwell • Taylor Shae • Television Generation • Turvy Organ • Twin Flame Medicine • The Ugly Architect • Unlikely Heroes • Vic N’ The Narwhals • Vicoda • We Are Not a Glum Lot • What Young Men Do • Whippoorwill • Whitacre • Wolf Poets • Woodhouse • YaSi • Yonbre

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