Westword Music Showcase will return with an expanded two-day festival in the RiNo Art District

Headliners include Young the Giant, Thundercat, Hippo Campus and Matoma!

Trombone Shorty plays the Mission Ballroom, Aug. 12, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Trombone Shorty plays the Mission Ballroom, Aug. 12, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Westword Music Showcase will return this September, bigger than ever before.

Before the pandemic canceled last year’s events, the festival had run every year for almost three decades, filling the Golden Triangle neighborhood with music from local talent and visiting headliners. Westword says it has grown to be the largest single day music festival in Denver. This year, it’s expanding into a two-day event, and will move from the Golden Triangle to the RiNo Art District.

From September 17-18, more than 50 local musical acts representing different genres will perform out of bars and clubs around RiNo. The festivities begin Friday night with a free kickoff event. While Friday’s headliners are TBA, Saturday’s headliners, which include Young the Giant, Thundercat, Hippo Campus and Matoma, will play on outdoor stages around the Mission Ballroom. In between shows, guests can enjoy interactive art and live paintings, as well as food and drinks from local vendors and onsite bars.

Tickets go on sale June 26 and start at $35 for general admission two-day passes. VIP passes, which come with food and drink tickets and access to a VIP lounge and special restrooms and viewing areas, start at $80.  You can reserve those passes, as well as free locals-only Friday passes, here.

Guests can also purchase a “weekender pack,” which includes access to all shows as well as an exclusive afterparty at the Mission Ballroom with performances by  Kaytranada and Duke Dumont. Buy a weekender package here.

 

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