San Fermin

(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)

The Underground Music Showcase returns to Denver's Baker neighborhood this weekend. 

Each year the festival brings together hundreds of Colorado indie acts along with a unique selection of national artists. 

We've hosted several UMS 2016 acts in the CPR Performance Studio for an OpenAir session. Watch videos of 10 of these artists and learn where to catch them at UMS below.

Also, ​check out our Summer Music Sampler to download music from UMS 2016 artists like Adia Victoria, Sunflower Bean, Eros and the Eschaton and more.

San Fermin

This energetic and mutifaceted Brooklyn band was initially conceived for a one-off concert, but it's now a full touring band with two albums to their name. See them Sunday at the UMS Main Stage at 7:30 p.m.

OpenAir hosts San Fermin in the CPR Performance Studio on April 4, 2016.

Flaural

We first met this Denver band last summer, after several members slip from A Band In Pictures. Catch their psych-rock set ​Saturday at the Main Stage at 3:30 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver band Flaural in a performance of "Yawn." Recorded on July 14, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

Inner Oceans

This dreamy Denver band is set to release its debut album in September. They play Saturday at 3 Kings Tavern at 10 p.m.

Turner Jackson

A hip-hop MC turned party rocker, Jackson brings his "Red Plastic Cup" energy on Friday at Blue Ice Lounge at 9 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Turner Jackson in the CPR Performance Studio on March 11, 2016. 

Watch more videos from the session.

Edison

This Denver folk-rock band's set is one of the UMS performances OpenAir will film for the latest season of "OpenAir Live & Local." They play Saturday at South Broadway Christian Church at 11 p.m.

OpenAir hosted Edison in the CPR Performance Studio on Feb. 6, 2015.

Plum

Another Denver band on the rise, Plum's earworm melodies and psychedelic rock guitars bring to mind Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. See them Friday at the Main Stage at 6 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver psych band Plum in a performance of "Light Years, Dark Years." Recorded on November 16, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

Montoneros

Montoneros this year released the "Heat Horse" EP, which takes their South American-influenced rock into punk territory. They play ​Thursday at The Hornet at 10 p.m.

Ned Garthe Explosion

Day 3 of UMS features the "Disco Sucks" stage at Hi-Dive, which boasts some of Colorado's rowdier rock groups. Among them is surf-punk rocker Ned Garthe, who plays Saturday night at midnight at Hi-Dive.

Slow Caves

Brothers Jakob and Oliver Mueller hail from Denmark but now call Fort Collins home. They'll bring their self-described "synth-punk" to two UMS shows: Friday night at midnight at Illegal Pete's, and 4 p.m. Saturday at Irish Rover.

OpenAir hosts Slow Caves in a performance of "2Hrs!" Recorded in the CPR Performance Studio on March 2, 2015.

Watch more videos from the session.

King Cardinal

The acoustic country-folk musings of Denver's Brennan Mackey kick off Saturday at South Broadway Christian Church at 3 p.m.

OpenAir hosts King Cardinal in a performance of "Gasoline." Recorded on May 26, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.