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FuMPFest Information

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. Since then we've played host to The Arrogant Worms (2015), Paul and Storm (2016), and Henry Phillips (2017). For more information about past events please visit our Archive.

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May 25-27, 2018

Festivities begin with Opening Ceremonies Friday evening 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.

In a change from previous years, we are planning to start Opening Ceremonies at 6pm on Friday and forego the dinner break, rather than starting at 3pm and having a dinner break. This will give people more time on Friday to get to the event.

And to make things easier on our attendees we have created a mobile app to accompany the event. The app contains information about the con, the schedule, and streaming links to tune in live.

iOS App Android App

Our app will be updated for 2018's event in the weeks leading up to the event itself.


Holiday Inn Chicago—Elk Grove

The group rate for FuMPFest 2018 is $105 per night.

Holiday Inn Chicago—Elk Grove
1000 Busse Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

(847) 437-6010


To Make Reservations in the Group Block:

ONLINE – follow the online booking link HERE.

  1. Select the correct check in and out dates by scrolling through the calendar.
  2. Click the "More Options +" button under the calendars, and enter the applicable information.
  3. Make sure the Group Code box has "FST" entered.

PHONE – call Central Reservations at 1-888-HOLIDAY [465-4329]

  1. Set up the reservation at the Holiday Inn Chicago – Elk Grove property.
  2. Let the agent know the reservation(s) should be part of the FuMPFest 2018 block.

If you are flying into O'Hare the Holiday Inn has an airport shuttle to bring you right to the hotel. 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.


Sheer Determination

You know what they say... And if you don't, listen to this.