UMS 2016 Earlybird Ticket Alert!

UMS 2016 Earlybird Ticket Alert!

March 25, 2016 Off By Billy Thieme

Once again, The UMS, Denver’s premier independent music festival, is literally around the corner! Not as close as we’d like – this year’s festival, the 16th consecutive edition, will take over South Broadway and show off Denver’s eclectic, almost overwhelming indie rock scene for four days, from July 28 – 31 – but it’s close enough that those of you with mad org skills and a love for the music can buy tickets now!

If you’re ready to commit to the long weekend – and we know you are – you can now take advantage of the availability of a limited number of four-day passes on sale now for a measly $40. That’s only $10 per day! Before  you know it, that price will be going up to a (still remarkably reasonable) $55 – only $13.75 per day of rockin’ madness.

The UMS is more than Denver’s best music festival – it’s a juggernaut of bands, speakers, panels, information sessions, innovation, booze, beer BBQ and mayhem, literally packed into a stretch of South Broadway. Past years have featured upwards of 350 bands, in more than 20 venues over the four days of the festival, and that’s just a part of the fun. This year boasts more than 400 acts, all housed in an eclectic selection of South Broadway venues between 6th Avenue and Alameda. The majority of acts are locals, though the past few years the number of national (but still largely underground) acts has increased – proof that everyone wants to be a part of the festival.

If, by some terrible mishap, you’re still unfamiliar with the UMS, take a look at this video recap from last year’s fun:

Now, go buy your tickets, and start catching up on rest – you’ll need it.


  • Billy Thieme

    Aging punk rocker with a deep of all things musical and artistic, enough to remain constantly young and perpetually mystified. Billy has journalistic dreams, but of a decidedly pastoral, Scottish nature.