Our 3rd year of UMX CHUN peoples fair auditions. Free admission.
This year it’s even bigger and better !!
2 full days of music in both Celtic and Delaney’s, with auditions taking place until 4 pm.
Contact: Andrea Furness
CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair
303-830-1651 ext. 20
2015 ULTIMATE MUSIC XPERIENCE (UMX)
The official auditions for the Capitol Hill People’s Fair
Denver, Colo. – March 18, 2015 – The Ultimate Music Xperience (UMX), the official auditions for the
Capitol Hill People’s Fair, returns to The Celtic Tavern and Delaney’s Cigar Bar (1801 Blake St.) on
Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. This free, two-day battle-of-the-bands features roughly 40
local, primarily undiscovered solo and group acts competing for the opportunity to play at one of the
largest music events in the state: the CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Now in its 44th year, the
People’s Fair has provided an opportunity for Colorado bands to make their impression on the local
music scene. The 2015 People’s Fair is June 6 and 7 at Denver’s Civic Center Park.
NEW THIS YEAR: the UMX will feature 40 auditioning bands between the hours of 11am-4pm both
days as well as a People’s Fair Veteran’s Music Showcase from 4-7pm each day. Fan favorite bands
from around the state such as Potcheen, Mojomama, and others will entertain attendees in half-hour
sets during the showcase.
“Each year we try to make fun and interesting changes to our events, and we are excited about the
People’s Fair Music Showcase at the UMX,” said CHUN Executive Director Roger Armstrong. “We
can’t wait to return to The Celtic Tavern to see great new bands and some of our long-time favorites.”
The UMX is a FREE event and includes prize giveaways throughout the weekend. The public is invited
to be a part of a Colorado tradition, vote for their favorite acts, and aid in the selection process for the
2015 People’s Fair musical line-up. The complete UMX schedule (subject to change) is available now at
The 2015 UMX is sponsored by the Celtic Tavern/Delaney’s Cigar Bar, Coors Light, 99.5 The Mountain,
Westword, 9NEWS, Dog House Music, and Happy Llama Event Print Specialists.
4 pm until 7 we have the best of emerging bands performing 1/2 each.
A great day out for the whole family
Come on in to the Celtic and Delaney’s for part 3 of a fun season.
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