The Underground Music Showcase
August 27-29, 2021
For over 20 years this music festival has brought big names to Denver while also showcasing the local scene. This year over 170 artists will appear on 15 stages over 3 days. Last year the festival was a virtual 3 hour event. This year’s showcase includes Pinegrove, Remi Wolf, Shannon & The Clams, Sofia Valdes among its 13 headliners. Local acts include returning artists of Bellhoss, Slow Caves, Wildermiss, Izcalli and more. There are also new faces including Lnlygirl, The Grand Alliance, Deadluv and more.
“After 20 years of Underground Music Showcase, we were thrilled to be able to carry-on our tradition virtually last year by raising $75,000 for independent musicians” shares Casey Berry, owner of the festival. “With that said, we couldn’t be happier to be in-person for 2021 to not only support live music and local bands, but to support more than a dozen independent bars and restaurants on Broadway!”
UMS is working closely with city and state officials to make sure we rage safely in 2021. This might include reduced capacity (especially at indoor venues), and potentially limiting ticket sales to ensure proper distancing as required. UMS has every intent to become a good example of how to return to in-person, live music festivals in a safe and celebratory manner, and will be monitoring health directives in real time as the big weekend approaches.
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Caroline Rose, The Blue Rider, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats at The Ogden Theater, Dec. 20, 2015.
Photos by David Barber – RockOnColorado.com
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City Spotlight – April 2002
- One Venue – The Soiled Dove has its roots in Denver’s less than glamorous history. The club’s name originates from a better name for ladies of the night. These days the Soiled Dove is one of Denver’s best clubs for all styles of music. It’s platform stage is the center of attention, and has had everyone from Nelly Furtado, Lucy Kaplansky, and numerous others. The club is also home to Sharon Rawles, one of Denver’s best treasures in making the music scene. For more information visit www.soileddove.com
- One Event – The 31st Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair – June 1-2, 2002 – Civic Center Park -When people speak of Colorado festivals this one doesn’t always come to mind. The six stages hold Colorado performers showcasing everything from Nina Storey and Wendy Woo to Yo Flaco! and Jaka. The official line-up will be announced in May. For more information visit www.peoplesfair.com
- One Artist – Jill Stevenson is a new voice. At 19 she shows polish and professionalism with her five song demo. She is a skilled singer-songwriter and plays both piano and guitar. She is emerging from the cocoon ahead of her time and may give some stars a reason to look again. For more information visitwww.jillstevenson.com
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