Your 2019 Underground Music Showcase
Festival Guide


If you’re planning to attend the Underground Music Showcase, there are two ways to do it. The right way, and the wrong way. Lucky for you, you’re in good hands. We know all the tricks and secrets to making your UMS experience the best one yet.

Come ready to rock.

You have your tickets. You have an idea of who you’re interested in seeing. If that’s not the case, get your damn tickets, and use our Spotify app to find artists you’ll enjoy seeing based on music you already listen to. Then, it’s time to make a plan, and get ready for the weekend.

Where to get drinks.

→ All outdoor stages have bars stocked with beer, curated cocktails, and canned wine to keep you hydrated (er, sortof) all weekend long.

→ Showcase Stage will have a giant booze garden with plenty of lounge space for your bevvie needs, as well as a bar outfitted with a DJ rooftop to keep you groovin’ between sets.

→ Scope out the scene at outdoor stages and find Oskar Blues / Wild Basin Can Bars!



Where to get food.

→ Grab a bite from an array of food trucks located at Knockout Stage, or stop into Punch Bowl Social for some more grub!

→ Illegal Pete’s is the Official Burrito of UMS - show your UMS ticket when you purchase an entree and score a free beer or house marg.

→ Stop into Pie Hole for some late night slices paired with a cold brew.

→ For the veggie-minded folks, don’t skip the falafel at Sputnik!

→ Historians offers a heck of a deal on a burger + beer combo lunch!

→ Stop in for brunch at Atomic Cowboy / Denver Biscuit Co. for enough food, coffee, and mimosas to make it through the day.

Where to find some shade.

→ Hangout Lounge at Knockout Stage hosted by Terrapin Care Station is the place. Charge your phone, grab a drink, and groove to live DJs between sets.

→ The Shady Grove Booze Garden at Showcase Stage is the perfect place to grab a drink and relax in some shade while catching your favorite artists on stage.

→ Don’t miss the Visible Oasis at Showcase Stage. Drinks, comfy seats, and perfect views of the stage abound.

→ Chill out at the indoor bar at Odyssey Stage, equipped with live DJ sets all weekend long.

→ Pop into the indoor venues on Broadway to cool off and hear even more artists!



Take care of yourself & your friends.

→ Stay hydrated. Water stations will be at all outdoor stages, and you can even score a UMS refillable water bottle at our merch stand.

→ Eat something, would ya? Support local businesses by stopping in for a bite or grab food from food trucks.

→ Charge your phone and stay in touch at the Hangout Lounge located at Knockout Stage.

→ Dress for the occasion - and by occasion, we mean weather. It is Colorado, after all. Keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared for anything, including but not limited to: sudden rain or hail, 100 degree scorching sun, or snow (you never know).

Show some love.

→ Deck yourself out in UMS gear at our merch booths. Items include classic T’s and hats as well as Topo Designs shirts and gear!

→ Goodwill partnered with UMS on some super rad collab gear. Head to Showcase Stage to browse through these unique items.

→ Tag us in your adventures this weekend by using: @theums #undergroundmusicshowcase #ums2019

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come prepared.


  • Backpacks - All bags will be subject to search at the entrance of each outdoor stage. Don’t have a backpack, but want one? Topo Designs will be selling UMS branded backpacks at the merch tent!

  • Purses/Handbags

  • Fanny packs/hip bags

  • Water bottles (plastic, reusable)

  • Binoculars

  • Cameras (Non-pro digital and film)

  • GoPros

  • Chapstick and lip balm

  • Sunscreen

  • Service Animals


  • Air Horns

  • Aerosol Products

  • Audio Recording Devices

  • Detachable Lens Cameras

  • Drones

  • Fireworks or other explosives

  • Marijuana and marijuana products

  • Outside food or beverage

  • Guns, knives, or other weapons

  • Glass or metal water bottles

  • Non-Service Animals

A Note on Marijuana: We know possession is legal in Colorado, but public consumption is not, so we absolutely cannot allow it or its use inside the festival. Additionally, no smoking or vaping of any kind is allowed inside the venues.

Still have questions?


Familiar with The Passport Program?

You’ll want to be. The Denver Passport Summer Edition features SIX locations within the UMS footprint offering 2-for-1 drinks. Don’t have your Passport yet? Get one at the Passport booth at Knoockout Stage and they’ll buy your first drink!