This year's Westword Music Showcase brought out the big guns to headline their main stages. Not only were the two main stages packed all day with amazing bands, but the other venues in The Golden Triangle played hosts to some of Denver's best acts. Despite a mid-day power outage (rumors from thunder to Donald Trump setting it off) were rampant, not to fear as the bands took it to the streets and many improvised with acoustic sets. With record breaking attendance and music to satisfy every genre the Golden Triangle epicenter was bustling with music lovers. A sectioned off VIP area played refuge from the mild heat and brief showers. Headliners such as Black Pistol Fire, Cold War Kids and Dillon Francis gave the audience mesmerizing sets while locals such as 888, Brent Cowles, Eldren, One Flew West and more played to their own audiences at the various indoor venues spread out across Broadway. Luckily we had a slew of Ultra5280 shutterbugs covering ground to take these amazing photos. (Photo Credits: Robert Castro, Matt Smith, Andrew Rios and Amber Kaye)
Westword Music Showcase Photo Slideshow.