As Denver (and Colorado) is known to do, this weekend is action packed with too many shows for any one person to reasonably attend. To help you weigh your options and curate an appropriate agenda that allows for maximum hip-hop intake, check out the options below.
Friday, June 19
Sage Francis | Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom (2637 Welton St.)
Kick start the musically infused weekend with Sage Francis, Proximity, J.O.B. DJ Gatsby and LMS
at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. If you haven't yet, hear tracks from Sage's critically acclaimed Copper Gone, but be sure to go early to see if one of the openers can capture your heart. Find out more here.
Saturday, June 20
Westword Music Showcase | Golden Triangle
The WMS will be dominating many people's Saturdays, and why shouldn't it. It's the biggest Denver music festival, after all. Check out how to experience the massive festival here.
Juneteenth | 26th and Welton
This year's annual Juneteenth event will celebrate music, '80s block party style. Five points will be alive with live music, vendors, food, art and more. Performances include: Vintage 3D, The Mighty Nice Band, Gumbo Le Funk, The Plates, Greg Goodloe, Nakira Doss, Midas, DJ Cavem, DJ Mu$a, DJ Top Shelf, Esi Juey, Raw-Rah, Ashley Harper, Disciples of Funk, RobTZ Experience, Will Alston and more! Find out more about this year's event here.
The Get Down | Bar Standard (1037 Broadway)
During the WMS those without a wristband are usually left in the cold, but this year, be up in the mix for free at The Get Down dance party. The DJ roster includes Andy Immerman, DJ Mu$a, SpydaT.E.K., DJ Wushu, Big Styles, and KDJ Above.
SP Double | Gothic Theater (3263 S. Broadway, Englewood)
The Gothic Theater in conjunction with SP Double is known to put together a very successful, locals only showcase, and this Saturday will be a perfect example. The beautiful venue will play host to a set by SP of course, as well as many others: Deejay Elite, Jack Flash, Deejay Louiscide, Ray Reed, Bvggz, That's Trey, and Lil Bad. Tickets are still available for the 16 and up show via AXS.com.
Blueprint, Supastition, Stay Tuned and more | Moe's Barbecue (3295 S. Broadway, Englewood)
Round out a Saturday filled with music with Blueprint, Supastition, Stay Tuned and more at Moe's Barbecue in Englewood. The bowling alley/venue will make for an interesting backdrop for this authentic hip-hop show. Read more about the event here.
The Afterparty | 1438 Tremont
If you're not ready to close out the intense weekend, hit up the after party. This low key event will feature live music from Illminati Congo, Ill Se7en, Molina Speaks, Mike Wird, Dilescielo, Mace Windu and more.