Navigating the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase

Posted: June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Like any great city cultivating its independently-minded youth culture, part of what makes Denver stand out on its own is the great collection of smaller local venues and the dozens of bands that play their hearts out across that list of bars and clubs. Bringing all of that together, with several nationally-recognized yet still under the radar acts, is the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase.

Whether you missed SXSW earlier this year, want to support Denver music, or are just looking for another great showcase of concerts to attend this summer, the UMS (happening between July 19th and 22nd) is sure to be memorable. Wristbands are currently going for $40($50 if purchased the day of the show) that will get you into all shows, or you can opt for a badge at $100($120 the day of the show) that will get you past the lines of wristband wearers at shows reaching capacity and entry to two Late Night parties with complimentary food and beverages as well as exclusive acts only performing at these shows.

The current venues are all currently along Broadway or Lincoln, meaning that you can move from show to show easily on foot, whether you’re having a cold beer at the 3 Kings Tavern or enjoying the made-for-music interior of The Hi-Dive. Headliners include Digable Planets’ Butterfly’s solo project Shabazz Palaces, Pittsburgh’s unique Black Moth Super Rainbow, and locally grown gothabilly band Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. Attendees looking for a new sound will find no shortage of dozens of  local acts and other bands to choose from.

If you need to figure out how to get to Denver for the Underground Music Showcase the cheapest or fastest way possible for a stay, can help you plan your trip via flight, train, bus, rental car, carpool, or any combination of those. The search function combs through all kinds of travel deal sites and compares options, whether you’re looking to save money or see the world without creating excessive CO2 emissions, making it ideal for summer destinations for music festivals or any other adventure around the world.


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