Are you a merchant or food vendor wanting to be a part of this year’s 35 Denton Music Festival?  The vending application is now open for 2016!  We are committed to selecting and showcasing the best local retail and food providers.  Information regarding vending opportunities is provided in the 2016 Vending Application and Vending FAQ listed below. To apply, please submit the completed Vending Application to vending@35Denton.com   VENDING FAQ: How much does it cost to vend with 35 Denton? A limited amount of 10×10 spaces are offered for Saturday & Sunday.  Retail / Informational booths are $3oo.  Food booths/trucks are […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Christen Moynihan | Image by Hilary Head Monday, September 21 Denton Square – Harmony – A Night of Unified Prayer & Worship – 7:00 p.m. […]

Words by Christen Monyihan If the one-in-one-out pre-sale show featuring Astronautalis was any indication, Oaktopia is positioned to blow some Denton minds when it descends on downtown in less than two weeks from today. From Friday, September 25 through Saturday the 27th, the festival, in its junior year, will feature over 70 local acts in addition to major headliners, such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Minus the Bear. Since its inception in 2013, the festival has grown to include a second main stage and will be spread out across 10 venues, including Harvest House, Dan’s Silverleaf, Andy’s, […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Jonathan Silverberg Monday September 14 The White House – Monday Maker Meetup – 7 p.m. Creatives coming together tonight for this […]

Words by Sara Button | Image by Shaina Sheaff Earlier this summer Brent Best took the stage of Dan’s Silverleaf to celebrate his first ever solo album, “Your Dog, Champ.” The show sold out and the newly remodeled venue was soon packed to capacity, with a sea of sweaty, music loving bodies as far as the eye could see. Local songwriter Daniel Markham opened for the revered Best, boasting a crowd of passionate fans singing along to nearly every word. During Best’s set I realized two things: this music is extremely heart-rending and it was almost unbearably hot inside the […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Sara Button| Image by Patrick Kratz Tuesday, September 8 The LABB – Tuesday Night Song Swap – 10 p.m. What’s better than $2 well drinks? Drinking said spirits whilst four random musicians […]

Words by Christopher Swain | Image by Shaina Sheaff “How many of you have seen me perform before?” With hands pressing to the sky, loud whistles and cheers echo throughout the packed crowd hugging the front the stage. “How many of you are here because your boyfriend or girlfriend dragged you here to see me?” A grin appears while acknowledging those who have supported him throughout his musical career. “I’m Astronautalis… Hey Denton… You know…  I’ve never lived in Denton, but I’ve been arrested here.” Oaktopia’s second presale event of the year went off without a hitch. Most of the evening […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Mike Hawkins Monday, August 31 Rubber Gloves – Roger Hoover – 8 p.m. Chill out this Monday with this Americana-meets-rock […]

Words by Sara Button Cancer really sucks – there is no easy way of putting it. Dallas independent record label, Hand Drawn Records’ second annual Cancer Jam benefit takes place only weeks away, in Plano at the Courtyard Theatre on Friday, September 11, 2015. The event, hosted by local record label owner Dustin Blocker, was organized to honor a community member who has had their life uncertainly changed by the perils of cancer. The event celebrates life as well as raises money for the victim’s family and medical expenses. During its inaugural year, Cancer Jam 2014 honored Carrollton native John […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Hilary Head Monday, August 24 RGRS – Flirt Reynolds, Lauren Belmore & Reece McLean, Roll Out the Barrel – […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round!   Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Thorpe Griner It’s FREE WEEK at RGRS BITCHES! Get ready to rock out every night this week through […]

Words by Christen Moynihan | Image by Jordan Fraker To welcome the influx of students new and matriculated, and help year-round Dentonites wipe the lazy summer sleep from our eyes, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios kicked off Free Week last night, on August 16. In its 12th year, Free Week serves as a vehicle to indoctrinate the newbies into the robust musical scene Denton has to offer but also caters to this town’s love of rad local and touring acts. Each show is free (#duh) and each night showcases local promoters to help our community become familiar and all BFF-y with them. The […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Ryan M. Creery Tuesday August 11 Dan’s Silverleaf – Carry Illinois, Giancarlo, Blake Vaughn – 9 p.m. Carry Illinois, from Austin, is gonna bring some […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Words by Ryan M. Creery Monday August 3 Dan’s Silverleaf – Choctaw Wildfire – 8 p.m. If you’re familiar with Charlie Pierce (read: you should be), then you’ll know why there’s been some serious anticipation for this show. Pierce is known for […]

Texas legacy artist, Jimmie Dale Gilmore headlined 35 Denton this past March – and boy was it a treat. I had the opportunity to speak with and meet Mr. Gilmore before and during the festival and I can attest to this mans authenticity. He is an accomplished artist, a superb story teller, and an all around great guy. One evening in April, Issac Hoskins and I sat down to call Mr. Gilmore for a phone interview we did for the blog. He engaged us in the most interesting conversation and told us about his past experience, music and life in Lubbock, […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. TUESDAY JULY 21 Mulberry St. Cantina – PurlSnapShirts – 9:30 p.m. Not sure what there is to say about this one, because if delicious margaritas and the self proclaimed “guitfiddle playin’ lyric singing” PurlSnapShirts aren’t compelling enough I’m not sure what would be. […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Want to see your event here? So do we! Email Sara in advance!   WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 Polly Maynard Classical Guitar Dan’s Silverleaf – 5:30 pm Free show! Pearl Earl + Annabelle Chairlegs Sundown at the Granada – 10:00 pm 35 Denton festival […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Want to see your event here? Email Sara in advance! Note, our events run Monday- Sunday and she can only accept so many facebook invites before going insane. MONDAY JUNE 8 Deltron 3030 at Rockin’ Rodeo Rockin’ Rodeo – 8:00 pm Uh, who […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians who have played the festival in the past as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Words by Daniel Folmer | Image by: Stanton Stephens Michael Seman co-leads Shiny Around the Edges, a group who defies labels or genres. Along with his wife, Jennifer, and saxophone murderer Mike Forbes, their swirling canticles ebb and flow with […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Want to see your event here? Email Sara in advance! Note, our events run Monday- Sunday.   MONDAY JUNE 1 P.E. Phone Home 904 Duncan St. – 8:00 pm Nothing says ‘schools out’ quite like a house show on a Monday night. Check […]

35 Denton 2015 went on without a hitch. The entire weekend was filled with good music, happy people, and plenty of memories to share. We may or may not have taken a few weeks off since the last time we updated you, but no need to fear. We have enough mind blowing images to keep you on the edge of your seats for at least the next twelve minutes. But hey, who’s counting? Also, do not miss our 2016 Pre-sale event happening on Saturday June 6, 2015 at Dan’s Silverleaf. You can buy your 2016 wrist band and your cover to see the […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our new weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Want to see your event here? Email Sara! Note, our events run Monday- Sunday. Wednesday May 27 H.O.T. PRESENTS : Hide, Wiving, Filth, Psychic Killers, Vogue Machine. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios – 8:00 pm Catch the psychedelic waves of Wiving before they […]

35 Denton’s Festival Director, Wally Campbell is happy to share his current playlist with you all in this weeks installment of Sounds of 35. We hope the last day of your weekend really rocks! Richard – Killdozer I love me some Killdozer. I often invite friends over to have a few beers and listen to Killdozer. I often drink alone. Jesus Tom and Stevie – Hand of Onan Little is known about Hand of Onan, a short lived Denton band featuring members of CORNHOLE and Brutal Juice. Though they only existed for 3 short years, they did leave us with […]

Festival attendees were buzzing around town from sunup to well past sundown on Saturday, March 14, 2015. More than 109 bands took to 16 different stages housed by 13 different venues in beautiful downtown Denton – all in one day! Almost half of our entire lineup played on Saturday. And how was it, you ask? Let us tell you about it.. Staff writer Morgan Gentry was on top of her festival game during the weekend. She started her Saturday afternoon off with Moth Face at J&J’s Pizza. Sandra Davalos’s  haunting voice and hypnotic drum sounds greeted Gentry upon entry (see what I did […]

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