Westword Music Showcase will take over the Golden Triangle Saturday, June 23, and while there will be plenty of music on the festival grounds, venues around the neighborhood will also host some of Denver's best up-and-coming acts. Here's what to expect.
Coors Light Stage
12th and Acoma streets
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This year, the Coors Light Stage will host indie and bluesy rock, electronica and alternative, with local acts Wildermiss and Tracksuit Wedding starting things off at 12:25 p.m. and 1:30, respectively. The national acts are next, with Treepeople at 2:40, Phantoms at 4:15, Bonobo (live) at 6:05 and Galantis closing out the festival at 8:30.
Mike’s Hard Lemonade Stage
The Front Bottoms
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12th and Bannock streets
For Showcase-goers with a penchant for all things hip-hop, rock, indie rock and pop, look no further than the Mike’s Hard Lemonade Stage. Music here starts at 12:05 p.m., when local band Rocket Surgeons takes the stage, followed by MAGIC GIANT at 1, Sunflower Bean at 2, Joywave at 3:20 and the Front Bottoms at 5:10. St. Lucia closes out the evening starting at 7:15.
La Rumba's twentieth anniversary celebration is under way!
Kenneth Hamblin III
99 West Ninth Avenue
Denver’s hottest club for all things Latin, La Rumba has been a Denver staple since 1997, earning a loyal following of dance and music lovers. Today it’s known for its impeccable sound system as well as its weekly events, which include salsa DJs on Thursdays; salsa, merengue and more on Latin Fridays; and a dance party with live salsa bands on Saturdays. For those who aren’t yet comfortable with their dance-floor technique, the club also offers lessons with trained instructors Monday through Wednesday. On June 23, however, the club will spotlight some of Denver’s grooviest hometown acts, including Eddie Turner & Trouble, Judge Roughneck, Emma Mayes & the Hip, Float Like a Buffalo, Gracie Bassie, the Dendrites, SF1 Performs OutKast and Roka Hueka.
100% de Agave
975 Lincoln Street
100% de Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina specializes in authentic Mexican dishes, with an inventory of over 100 tequilas to augment your meal. On June 23, that tequila will go well with something special on the menu: the Westword Music Showcase. Watch for Ludlow, Jen Korte & the Loss, Jennifer Jane Niceley, Kayla Marque, the Corner Girls, the Milk Blossoms and Avenhart.