the great Luke Ski and Tom Smith
A Comedy-Music Festival/Convention
FuMPFest is a full weekend of comedy music. If you're a fan of The Dr. Demento Show, The FuMP, or any of the other numerous outlets for comedy music, you will feel right at home here.
FuMPFest features concerts throughout the weekend by today's top musical-comedy performers, including your favorite artists from The FuMP. We also feature panels, interviews, and other events related to comedy-music and the guests on hand.
We at The FuMP had talked about holding our own convention for some time, but were unsure if we could actually pull it off. Then in 2013 the great Luke Ski put on LukeSkiCon as a private event for his Kickstarter backers. Devo Spice then expanded on that event to create FuMPFest. Our first event was held in June of 2014 with Dr. Demento as our guest of honor. In 2015 we hosted The Arrogant Worms and in 2016 our guest of honor was Paul and Storm. For more information about past events please visit our Archive.
June 16-18, 2017
Festivities begin with Opening Ceremonies Friday afternoon and run until the end of Closing Ceremonies Sunday afternoon. Friday and Saturday night events run until about midnight. Please refer to the schedule for details.
Book your hotel rooms early! Our group rate is $109 per night. Be sure to mention "FuMPFest" when you call so that you can get our special rate and we can get credit for the stay.
Holiday Inn Chicago—Elk Grove
Please make sure you get into our room block so it counts towards the event. The block includes Friday and Saturday with "shoulder nights" counting, meaning Thursday and Sunday count as well. Unless you see a note posted on this web site then our room block is not full. If you run into any trouble booking your room please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help. Thanks!
The room block closes May 26, 2017. After that you may not be able to get into the block.
If you are flying into O'Hare the Holiday Inn has an airport shuttle to bring you right to the hotel. They usually charge $5 for the ride to and from the airport but they are waiving this fee for FuMPFest attendees. The shuttle will also take you to many locations within a five mile radius of the hotel free of charge.
Because Funny Music Is Awesome and Deserves Its Own Convention
And it seemed like a good idea at the time.
You know what they say... And if you don't, listen to this.