We love the way Denton comes alive during any of the numbers of festivals that call the downtown area home throughout the year. The lights. The crowds. The insane dance parties. We love it all. More than that, we’re inspired daily throughout the year by the people who make Denton what it is – you. And we’d love to see Denton through your eyes this weekend. For our 2016 fest, we’re asking festgoers to film what they love best about 35 Denton on their smartphones during the fest. From the artists on stage, to the friends and the memories made, to the […]

35 Denton is thrilled to present the video world premiere from the 2015 award winner for “Best Underground Southern Rapper,” Denton’s own, AV The Great. Get your wristbands via Prekindle now and don’t miss him live on our main stage March 13th at 7:30 PM! This is “Stay” featuring Tone Jonez, directed by DesignedByPlum. And while we have your attention, AV is a current nominee for “Slept On Male Artist of the Year” over at The SCM Awards. Voting is open now through March 4, 2016. Find AV The Great online: #NOFAKEHANDSHAKES Facebook SoundCloud YouTube

Words by Christopher Swain Are you a visual artist? Do you want to be a part of 35 Denton Music Festival? We are looking for four local visual artists to showcase their artwork (e.g. paintings and drawings) at this year’s festival! As a way of giving back to the community and to promote the amazing art Denton has to offer, we are providing two 10’ x 10’ booths for displaying and selling your artwork. The visual artist booth spaces will include a tent and table to display your pieces. Two artists will have the opportunity to display their work on […]

35 Denton is thrilled to announce Charles Bradley – The Screaming Eagle of Soul – as a main-stage headliner for 2016. Bradley brings his incendiary showmanship and effortless style to the Best Ever Fest Ever on the eve of the April 1st release of Changes, his new album on Dunham Records. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires are joined by a who’s who of local, regional, national, and global talent. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires (Gainesville, FL), Reagan James (Burleson, TX), Keytari (Denton, TX), Jas Patrick (Nashville, TN), KÜKEN (Weisenhof, Germany), Son of Stan (Los Angeles, CA), My Gold Mask (Chicago, IL), […]

Words by Emily White | Image by Shaina Sheaff Denton Problems: Sometimes there’s so much music badassery on any given night that usual music venues cannot contain the throng of artistry available to the hungry music masses. Fortunately, Denton audiences have solved this potential disparity by cultivating the do-it-yourself house show into its own unique aesthetic. Sofar Sounds knows Denton is on top of its house show game, and wants to join with 35 Denton to treat 10 guests with a FastTrack wristband to a special event. This event will be held in a private setting during the festival. Here’s […]

Words by Emily White | Image by James Coreas We know you love 35 Denton, because #duh. But do you love it enough to sing it from the rooftops? Join 35 Denton’s Ambassador program, offer discounts to friends, family, and the gaggle of regulars at your bar and you’ll get your own admission to the festival in March for a whopping FREE-99!   How to get started: Click here to enroll  Once enrolled you’ll receive a confirmation email, which will contain a link pointing you to the the page where you’ll be able to manage your account and sell tickets. Once there, click on […]

35 Denton is pysched to announce the legendary Biz Markie as a main stage headliner for 2016. Biz does it all. He’s a rapper, a beat boxer, a singer, an actor, an icon. Joining him on the streets of beautiful Downtown Denton in March: ecstatic Detroit freakout rockers Electric Six, ethereal electro popper Class Actress, and so many more. The all killer/no filler list is below, but we’ve still got another announcement on the way! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates! Biz Markie (Baltimore, MD), Electric Six (Detroit, MI), Class Actress (New York, NY), Vaadat Charigim […]

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 […]

“After Dark” performed by Eliot Sumner | Video by JON COLLINS AND ARTLAB3000 | Crew:  Ira and Sue Little, Lance Martin, and Marcus Junius Laws | Produced by Shaina Sheaff For three days, the streets of historic Downtown Denton will come alive with the genre-bending sounds of musicians from all over the world — and just down the street. Tickets are available now, including a limited number of exclusive line-jumping FastTrack passes. Get yours today! Here’s your first look at the ever-evolving 2016 lineup. There are tons more to come. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for breaking news and fun. Eliot Sumner (London, […]

“Big Bad Wolf” performed by Jessie Frye | courtesy of METALEDGE RECORDS | Video by Jon Collins and ARTLAB3000 | Produced by Shaina Sheaff Are you ready? Our first announcement for 35 Denton 2016 is coming soon! The party returns to Denton on March 11-13, 2016, to take over and rock the town like nobody’s business. There will be music. There will be fun. And of course there will be beer. Because #duh. With some amazing acts already set and more on the way, we know this is going to be a fest to out-rock, out-fun, out-awesome any other. Put your party pants […]

Words by Natalie Hage It’s that time of year again! 35 Denton, Li’l D’s homegrown music festival, is accepting SonicBids from bands and artists wanting to play 35 Denton 2016. SonicBids is a cool website that connects artists, venues, and promoters with musical opportunities all over the world. Q: I have a band and want to play 35 Denton 2016! Where do I sign up? A: Awesome! Head over to SonicBids here and fill out an application! Q: What kind of musical acts are welcome at 35 Denton? A: One of the most special aspects of this festival are the wide varieties of acts […]

Photo: SHAINA SHEAFF Whatcha doin’ tonight? Nothing yet? Well go ahead and throw on that hot number in the back of your closet, put some product in your hair (not too much … you don’t want to look like you actually tried) and head to Rubber Gloves for 35 Denton’s Second Chance Prom. Grab a date (or fly solo, because you just never know … ) sway along as Purple takes the stage, along with former 35 Denton artists Hella Zealous, Well Hung Heart, Bad Beats and GOLDENJOY. Cast your ballot for King and Queen of Second Chance Prom, get […]

Who doesn’t like a second chance? We sure as hell do, and we cannot wait to tell you all about it next to Sammy’s locker after 3rd period. Join the fine people at 35 Denton, along with some of our favorite bands, for our Second Chance Prom event happening on October 10, 2015 at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios here in Denton, Texas. Come fancy, dance all night, leave happy. We’ll have a photobooth to capture your best prom poses before announcing the Second Chance Prom Queen & King. As if that wasn’t, like, cool enough – there will be other […]

You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here, folks! Rounding up 2015, we are thrilled to announce local Denton acts A.M. Ramblers, Daniel Markham, Jessie Frye, Hares on the Mountain, Stu Brootal, Skagg Philips, Boxcar Bandits, The Hope Trust, RTB2, Biographies, Fab Deuce, Marathons and Unicorns, and others to the 35 Denton lineup. Denton legends Mike Dillon and Carl Finch’s twenty years in the making project comes home for the first time as well. Joining the Zombies and Jimmie Dale Gilmore this year are local Denton headliners Slobberbone, Ten Hands, and Brutal Juice. National and international touring acts include […]

Y’all ready for some daytime programming? We are proud to announce our daytime programming schedule for Saturday March 14 – Sunday March 15, 2015. SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015 Karma Yoga Mulberry St. Cantina 9:00am – 10:00am Keep Denton Beautiful Garden Workday email volunteer@kdb.org for location details. 9:00am – 12:00pm Shamrock Social Run Oak St. Draft House 11:00am Cigar Box Guitar Workshop Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts 11:am – 3:00pm Spiderweb Salon Mulberry St. Cantina 12:00pm – 3:00pm Local Label Panel Sweetwater 1:00pm – 2:00pm Karma Yoga Courthouse Lawn 2:00pm – 3:00pm DIY Panel Sweetwater 2:00pm – 3:00pm Legal Panel […]

BACK TO THE MUSIC 3: 35 DENTON 2015 from 35 Denton on Vimeo. We’re excited to welcome Native Texan Jimmie Dale Gilmore to the 35 Denton 2015 lineup! Gilmore entered the music scene in the 70s with The Flatlanders, alongside Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. Their debut album became a landmark hit over the decades, establishing the trio as pioneers of what would be known as “alternative country.” Now, over 40 years later, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has eight acclaimed solo records, as well as a number of collaborations with musicians that span across a variety of sounds. He’s firmly established […]

35 Denton Announcement 2 from 35 Denton on Vimeo. You’ve been waiting. Now, it’s time. With less than two months left, we’re here to announce the much-anticipated second round of 35 Denton artists! We’re stoked to have The Zombies headline this year, and they’re followed by some great acts we can’t wait for. Coming all the way from Bilbao, Spain is Capsula, an amazing band influenced by 1960s South American psychedelic and garage rock who have been described as “live animals on stage.” Our friends from Telegraph Canyon will be back to show us more of what the Ft. Worth […]

What is 35 Denton? 35 Denton is a walkable 3-day music festival nestled in the heart of downtown Denton, Texas. Our programming includes an eclectic mix of new artists on the cusp of mainstream as well as legendary performers; a mix of local DFW as well as national touring acts. What bands are playing? There are so many bands! There will be more than 250 confirmed acts total. For our final lineup, click here. Can my band play at 35 Denton? At this time artist submissions have been closed and all confirmed acts have been contacted. Please be sure to […]

BACK TO THE MUSIC from 35 Denton on Vimeo. #backtothemusic 35 Denton is back! The Best Ever Fest Ever returns March 13–15, 2015. Sure, you’ve heard that. But now it’s time for our first round of confirmed artists! Some from down the block, some from around the world. Some of the best emerging artists you can’t wait to discover, some that have been changing lives for decades. Danny Diamonds (Denton), DEERPEOPLE (Oklahoma City) Corners (Los Angeles) Shaprece (Seattle) Curvette (Denton) voltREvolt (Denton), Jacco Gardner (Hoorn, Netherlands) Slobberbone (Denton) Cobalt Cranes  (Los Angeles), LAZY (Kansas City), Go Dark (Oakland) Fred Thomas […]

Click here to fill out the artist application for 35Denton 2015. ARTIST FAQ What are the dates of the 35 Denton 2015? March 13-15, 2015 How do I apply? You must apply to play using the SonicBids website. What is the link to SonicBids? Click here. Do I have to maintain a SonicBids account? As long as you pay the application fee and submit your application, we have received your bid to play.  What is the fee to play? The application fee is $10 USD. How/When will I find out if I play? You/your band will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how […]

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