Concerts

Best Coast Will Replace Courtney Barnett at Project Pabst

Courtney Barnett has cancelled her scheduled appearance at the Project Pabst music festival, happening 
Saturday, May 21, in the RiNo district. The Grammy- and Brit-Award-nominated Australian rock musician was one of the most anticipated acts on the announced lineup for the one-day festival, but Barnett recently received an offer she couldn't refuse — the chance to appear that evening on Saturday Night Live. 

Festival sponsor PBR released Barnett from her contract and posted on Instagram, "We didn't want to stand in the way of an opportunity like this, so we are sad to say she will not be available for Project Pabst Denver. We are stoked for her and know she will destroy SNL and we wish her the best of luck!"

While the absence of Barnett is sure to disappoint some fans, Project Pabst promptly announced her replacement in the lineup: female-fronted California rock band Best Coast.  Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast last performed in Denver in February with a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater.
For the full lineup and more information on Project Pabst Denver, read on.


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Katie Moulton is a former Westword music editor. She's written about culture for alt-weeklies since 2009 and has also worked as a venue manager, radio DJ/producer and festival organizer. Her go-to karaoke jams are "Flagpole Sitta," by Harvey Danger, or "Ride Wit Me," by Nelly, which tells you a lot.
Contact: Katie Moulton