After taking a brief hiatus to restructure itself, Denver's 5280 Urban Music Awards are back to recognize the best of the city's independent musical artists. The 6th Annual 5280 Urban Music Awards are set to return to Colorado on Sept. 22 at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood (Tickets). Tickets are available for purchase now.
Originally a brainchild of local promoter/manager Lonny Gray and the marketing hub Entertainment by 1600 in 2009, the 5280 Urban Music Awards has since become one of the biggest platforms for independent artists in Denver.
Throughout its first five showings, the 5280 Urban Music Awards has recognized hundreds of independent artists. The inaugural event was held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center with preceding year's hosted at Red Lion Hotel, Paramount Theatre, City Hall Amphitheatre, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and now, Denver's historic Gothic Theatre.
This year, the UMAs will be honoring artists in a plethora of categories including the Rookie of the Year, Best Producer, R&B Artist of the Year, Best Battle MC, Best Club Track, and more. Attendees and fans will also be able to vote for a People's Choice Performance for their favorite local acts.