Westword Music Showcase
The Westword Music Showcase is back…and bigger than ever. The city’s largest single-day festival celebrating Denver’s music scene has been transformed for 2021 and will take over the RiNo Art District and Mission Ballroom Outdoors with a two-day festival filling both indoor and outdoor venues with live performances by local and national musical acts, as well as visual and performing arts events, food and drink opportunities and more.
On Friday night, September 17, you can experience live music by over fifty of Denver’s best acts ranging from rock to hip-hop, indie, alternative, country, folk, bluegrass, electronic and more playing at multiple venues. Outdoors, the streets of RiNo will be filled with live painting, interactive art and more. As you move through the neighborhood, you’ll be able to indulge in offerings from the best food trucks in the city.
At Saturday’s main event on September 18, the celebration will continue with Young the Giant, Thundercat, Hippo Campus and Matoma, as well as more of Denver’s best bands than ever before on the outdoor stages. In addition, you’ll enjoy food options from some of the best restaurants and trucks in town and beverage options from our deluxe, on-site bars — and that’s just for general admission.
The VIP experience brought to you by Friday Health Plans will add access to premium viewing areas at the Smart City Main Stage and Herban Legendz Stage, an indoor VIP lounge and VIP restrooms, plus one munchie ticket for VIP restaurants and two drink tickets to use at VIP bars.
After celebrating two nights of music, arts and culture, you’re then invited to the Mission Ballroom for the official finale, featuring Kaytranada and Duke Dumont*.
*The Weekender Package only