Watch: 8 Colorado Artists To Check Out At The 2016 Westword Music Showcase

June 16, 2016

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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