On July 15th, LoHi Music Festival will once again bring music to the Denver masses, with the funk-oriented urban music and street art festival taking over West 32nd Street in Denver’s LoHi district—the area nestled between the Highlands and city’s Downtown—this Saturday. For this year’s event, the theme has been set as “Water Is Life,” and attendees are encouraged to dive in head first and don their finest aquatic costumes for the day. While water is life, we live for live music, and LoHi Music Festival has tapped some of our favorite acts for their full-day lineup.

At the top of the bill is the English jazz-fusion and funk powerhouse, The New Mastersounds, whose patented funk-fusion and masterful musicianship have gained them fans spanning across the globe. TAUK, the heavy New York City-based funk quartet, is next on the bill, with the group still riding on the high from the release of their latest album, Sir Nebula, which was released at the tail-end of 2016. The Main Squeeze has been steadily rising the ranks of the scene, and the group’s powerful blend of funk, hip-hop, soul, and rock will keep attendees’ energy high as the sun starts to drop during their afternoon set. Colorado’s own Liver Down The River will start LoHi Music Festival off with a bang, with the six-piece offering their eclectic “funkadeligrass” to kick things off proper. Music will rule the day, and Ichisan’s DJ sets will keep the crowds grooving in between each set, ensuring the music never stops.

After The New Mastersounds close out the festival, the party doesn’t stop there. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom will keep the tunes going till late into the night with an official afterparty. TAUK will be joined by friends LEBO of ALO, Jans Ingber formerly of The Motet, saxophonist Nick Gerlach of Menert Live Band, in addition to other familiar faces. Tiger Party will also perform the official LoHi Music Festival afterparty and will be joined by The New Mastersounds’ own Eddie Roberts as well as Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca.

LoHi Music Festival opens its doors to Denver at 1 pm this Saturday and runs til 10 pm. Tickets for LoHi Music Festival are available here, while tickets to the official afterparty are available here.

[Photo: Stephen Olker]