The Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle on Saturday, June 23! Our 24th annual music festival will be better than ever, with national headliners Galantis, Bonobo, The Front Bottoms, Joywave, MAGIC GIANT and Sunflower Bean, with more to be announced, as well as more local bands than
you can hear in a day, performing at venues throughout the neighborhood.
To determine the lineup of local acts, Westword polled more than 200 movers and shakers in the music business, everyone from promoters to fans to musicians themselves, who nominated more than 800 local bands and performers; those nominations were whittled down to the 200 finalists you'll find on our 2018 Westword Music Awards Ballot. Close to half of those acts will perform at the Westword Music Showcase, and you can vote for your favorites from March 9 through June 24.
The Westword Music Showcase is the largest single-day festival celebrating the Denver music scene, running from noon to 10 p.m. on June 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10. A general admission ticket gets you access to all participating venues, including two outdoor stages, and the merchandise village. The VIP experience includes access to all Showcase venues, a VIP entrance to the outdoor area, special viewing spaces by the two main stages, and a VIP retreat, where you’ll get two free beers from Coors Light and have access to shaded seating, VIP restrooms and premium food vendors from which you can purchase snacks. VIP tickets are 21+ only.