Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of Colorado, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.
From The Underground Music Showcase to Snowball Music Festival, we did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP.
With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.
So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.
-Aspen Music Festival - Dates: Late June
-MeadowGrass Music Festival - Dates: Late May
"Over the years the basic mission of the festival has remained constant – to bring world class musical talent to perform in the Pikes Peak region alongside local and regional performers, in a family-friendly environment. We strive to cultivate an environment that welcomes guests of all ages and tastes, as well as amenities catering to different lifestyles." - Submit to Perform
-The Underground Music Showcase - Dates: Mid to late July
"The UMS is a unique event in many ways, from the sheer number of performing bands, dj’s, comedians and singer-songwriters, to the duration of the event (four days), to the convenience of staging it all within a few blocks along the South Broadway arts district. It’s where the city of Denver and its music fans convene every July. It’s a congregation, an event, and a place where you’ll not only hear established performers, but those who are just about to break."
-Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival - Dates: Mid March
-Four Corners Folk Festival - Dates: Early September
-Pagosa Folk 'n Bluegrass Festival - Dates: Early June
-The Ride Festival - Dates: Mid July