On Saturday, June 23, the 24th annual Westword Music Showcase will bring a stunning lineup of national headliners — including Galantis, Bonobo, St. Lucia, Phantoms, Treepeople, the Front Bottoms, Joywave, MAGIC GIANT, Sunflower Bean and Tracksuit Wedding — to the Golden Triangle. But the heart of Showcase is the array of Denver's best rising musical acts, some that we're already profiled and others that are less well-known.
Today we're announcing the first round of local bands that will perform at multiple venues in the Golden Triangle. They were selected from artists nominated for the 2018 Westword Music Awards by a committee of more than 250 people in the music industry, including bookers, promoters, fans, DJs and musicians. (You can vote for your favorites on the Westword Music Awards Ballot through June 24.)
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Here are the bands in our initial roundup, in alphabetical order:
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir
The Burial Plot
Chella & the Charm
The Corner Girls
Emma Mayes & the Hip
Float Like a Buffalo
Ghosts of Glaciers
Gora Gora Orkestar
Grayson County Burn Ban
It's Just Bugs
Jen Korte & the Loss
Jennifer Jane Niceley
The Milk Blossoms
Mr. David Booker
Reason the Citizen
RL Cole & The Hell You Say
SF1 Performs Outkast
Super Distant Boyfriend (Venus Cruz)
Tivoli Club Brass Band
The Westword Music Showcase, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. on June 23, is the largest single-day festival celebrating the Denver music scene. Tickets are now on sale: General admission is $35, Preferred Viewing General Admission is $45, and VIP is $65.
Prices go up Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., when general admission will rise to $45, preferred viewing to $55 and VIP to $75. Get your tickets and find more information at westwordshowcase.com.