The inaugural Engage Music Festival is almost here! The Colorado locals-only fest will take over both stages at Summit Music Hall on August 12th, featuring 12 hours of of non-stop homegrown music from over 20 artists such as AMZY, One Flew West, The Anchor, Tonight We Rise and many more! With so many local artists packed into one venue, we want to help you get acquainted with them before the show so you know just what to expect! You'll want to show up early and stay late for this great festival, which kicks off on the Hope Saves Stage (the Moon Room stage) at 12:00pm.
There are eleven diverse artists playing the Hope Saves Stage on August 12th, and we've broken down each artist and their set times below so you can prepare for the show. Learn a little more about some of our great local talent, let us know who you're most excited to see in the comments and stay tuned for our breakdown of The Prelude Press Stage on Monday!
Tickets for Engage Music Festival are only $15 if you purchase yours before the day of the show or $20 at the door! Grab your tickets now here.
Performing On the Hope Saves Stage at 1:00
Finding Common Ground
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 2:00pm
Denver’s Finding Common Ground have been dominating the local pop-punk scene since 2011 with high energy live shows and a solid sound spearheaded by honest, emotional vocals and hard hitting instrumentals. The band’s performance will be their last for quite a while, so come sing along and give bassist Mackenzie Broadhurst a good send off!
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 3:00pm
If you’re even remotely involved in the Denver pop-punk scene, then it’s likely that you’ve heard of Postcards. Much like Finding Common Ground, these guys have been a staple in the local scene since 2012 and are constantly working on new music or touring. Seriously, they’re always busy. In fact, they just dropped their newest EP, Close But Not Quite along with a stunning video for lead single, “Roses,” which can be seen below.
Rain In July
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 4:00pm
Boulder emo/pop-rock band Rain In July will keep spirits high with their fearless and energetic live performance. The band’s newest EP, Trying To Breathe has shot them further into the local spotlight and their live shows certainly back it up - the last time we caught the band at The Marquis, vocalist Griffin Tobey was all over the place, ending the set with a sing-along in the crowd. Things are sure to get rowdy during their set at Engage!
1000 Miles of Fire
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 5:00pm
With a raw, catchy sound and energetic, engaging live presence, alt-rock band 1000 Miles Of Fire are proving that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. With countless packed local shows, some out of state performances (including a few east coast shows this summer) and even an opening spot for The Maine under their belts, it’s no surprise that their positive energy is infectious. 1000 Miles Of Fire are sure to keep the energy high and put on one hell of a show.
The Coast Is Ours
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 6:00pm
The Coast Is Ours is a group of local veterans that has seen a few changes over the years but are still going strong, continuing to build a fanbase with their newest self-titled EP out now. By riding the line between easycore & pop-punk, The Coast Is Ours have the ability to capture the attention of any music fan, making them a perfect fit for this diverse lineup. Throughout 2017 alone, the band has already played countless hometown shows and even embarked on a short run of tour dates with fellow Engage band, Tonight We Rise, which promises a solid live performance.
Saints Of Never After
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 7:00pm
The chaotic Saints Of Never After are sure to provide some great energy and diversity toward the end of the night at the Hope Saves Stage. The post-hardcore band’s sound is spearheaded by melodic guitar work, dynamic screams and clean, catchy choruses - something that will follow The Coast Is Ours' set perfectly and get people moving.
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 8:00pm
Denver rock band Wake Me managed to find a perfect balance between light and dark with their stunning new EP, The Safety Abandon, and will certainly bring that solid sound to Engage Music Festival. We’re definitely excited to hear these newcomers’ anthemic, high energy sound live!
Tonight We Rise
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 9:00pm
Surprisingly one of the younger bands performing on the Hope Saves Stage, Tonight We Rise have already amassed a devoted local following, developed an incredible live presence and created unique sound in their three years together. Their punchy, guitar driven sound is easy to pick apart from a pack and their live presence is captivating - something that will easily take over the Moon Room at Summit Music Hall.
Performing on the Hope Saves Stage at 10:15 PM
This female-fronted, metalcore five-piece is creating high energy, dynamic music with a powerful message. With the goal to reach out to those in need and provide a sense of community and acceptance, The Anchor’s positive energy and emotional vulnerability is something that the music scene needs right now. That, and this band certainly has a strikingly different sound from many of the other bands performing on the Hope Saves stage - something that you can move to, but that will also hit you right in the heart.