The Westword Music Showcase features over 100 live acts over the course of just one day -- Saturday, June 25.

Headliners include Dillon Francis, Matt & Kim and Cold War Kids. But the vast majority of performances will come from a wide variety of Colorado-based acts across more than a dozen venues in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood. 

We've highlighted eight local artists that we recommend checking out at this year's event. Watch performances from these acts -- all filmed in our CPR Performance Studio -- and learn where to see them at the showcase below.

And check out OpenAir's 2016 guide to summer music festivals across Colorado. 

Brent Cowles

​The former You Me & Apollo frontman is set to release his folk- and country-inspired debut solo record this year. He performs at Bar Standard (1037 Broadway) at 4:35 p.m.

OpenAir hosts singer-songwriter Brent Cowles on April 21, 2016.

Dirty Few

One of Denver's rowdiest rock bands, Dirty Few are known for throwing some nostalgic punk covers into their sets. See them at Broadways (1027 Broadway) at 6:10 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver live staples Dirty Few in a performance of "Can't Drink My Beer." Recorded on September 23, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

Kayla Marque

Marque will provide a unique blend of folk, hip-hop and R&B at City Hall's Cue Room (1144 Broadway) at 3:05 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver singer-songwriter Kayla Marque in a performance of "Wait to Rust." Recorded on October 23, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

SPELLS

Expect comedian Ben Roy's punk band to wear matching uniforms and get up close and personal at The Church (1160 Lincoln St.) at 5:30 p.m.

OpenAir hosts SPELLS in the CPR Performance Studio on Feb. 12, 2016.

Watch more videos from the session.

The Milk Blossoms

Ukuleles, beat-boxing and synthesizers round out the sound of this experimental Denver three-piece. See them at Stoney’s South (1111 Lincoln St.) at 3:40 p.m.

OpenAir hosts the Denver trio The Milk Blossoms in a performance of "Walking Back." Recorded on August 18, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

Sur Ellz

An exciting young name in Denver R&B, Sur Ellz has been singing and performing since the tender age of 2. Catch him on the roof at ​Club Vinyl (1082 Broadway) at 4:20 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver's own Sur Ellz in a performance of "Gotta Find Love." Recorded on August 6, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

Plume Varia

Shon and Cherie Cobbs, who have been married for nearly 20 years, make electronic dream pop that recently caught the ear of British producer David J of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets​. They will play The Church (1160 Lincoln St.) at 3:40 p.m.

OpenAir hosts the Denver husband-and-wife dream pop duo known as Plume Varia in a performance of "Home." Recorded on September 25, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.
 

Male Blonding

This Denver quartet transverses post-punk, surf rock and pop on their recent release "Tiny Death." See them at ​Broadways (1027 Broadway) at 3:25 p.m.

OpenAir hosts Denver rock quartet Male Blonding on Jan. 14, 2016.