Snapshots From Westword Music Showcase 2016: Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim And More

<p>(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)</p>
Photo: The Outfit at Westword Music Showcase 2016
The Outfit performing at Broadway's during the 2016 Westword Music Showcase.

The annual Westword Music Showcase returned to Denver on Saturday. The daylong event took place across more than a dozen venues and two outdoor main stages in the Golden Triangle neighborhood.

Several venues endured power outages, which forced some artists to cancel their sets. However, many Colorado performers took the opportunity to perform impromptu acoustic sessions during their set times at venues like Stoney's, City Hall and more.

Meanwhile the national acts -- bolstered by a new, second main stage -- performed outside without any electricity issues. Large crowds congregated under the Colorado summer sun for trap producer Dillon Francis, alternative rockers Cold War Kids and high-energy pop enthusiasts Matt & Kim.

OpenAir staff members were on site all day at the Showcase. Browse our photos from the event below.

National Headliners

.@ColdWarKids closing out the Mike's Hard outdoor stage #WestwordShow

You can smell that @BlackPistolFire in the air. Just got going on the #westword2016 main stage!

Colorado Acts

A raucous late afternoon set at Broadway's by @THEOUTFITMUSIC #WestwordShow

A taste of what @SPELLSRules are bringing to the Church as we speak. #WestwordShow

Sweaty madness at The Church for @TheEpilogues' last #WestwordShow!

.@StrawberryRnnrs forced to perform acoustically, but taking it in stride #westwordshow

Classing up my #WestwordShow experience at Dazzle w/ in/planes playing from a yet to be released album. #comusic

Aww! Porlolo started off set w my favorite song of hers, "Diamond!" @DenverWestword @OpenAirCPR #WestwordShow

#WestwordShow NP: @ErosEschaton PS: We're playing the new single on @OpenAirCPR

Starting off @denverwestword #westwordshow off with @emerald_siam!! Find me I'm covering for @OpenAirCPR

The Showcase Experience

Who needs electricity anyway? @meganburtt and @OpenAirScott enjoying a powerless City Hall #WestwordShow

Always travel w/ at least 8 pairs of earplugs! @OpenAirAlisha get at us! @westword_music ready with @OpenAirScott.