After you read about this year's winners, be sure to set aside Thursday, Sept. 6, to see more than 20 of Colorado Springs' best artists performing on three stages at the second Indy Music Awards Festival.
The free indoor/outdoor celebration will take place at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, with performances running from 6 to 11 p.m.
There'll be no boring award presentations or speeches, just great music — from indie rock to hip-hop, jazz to metal, and all points between — by the bands you voted the best in the city. This year's festival will also feature on-site food and drink concessions, plus a full bar.
Here's a list of the artists who'll be performing:
Grass It Up
El Toro de la Muerte (special acoustic set)
Che Bong & Bullhead*ded
Edith Makes a Paper Chain
We Are Not a Glum Lot
Tony Exum Jr.
Charlie Milo Trio
The J. Miller Band
Mango Fan Django
40oz. Freedom Fighters
DJ Brandon Lee
Find the full festival schedule in next week's issue and at tinyurl.com/IndyMusicAwardsFestival.