Westword and Herman's Hideaway bring you the 5th Annual "Best of the West" featuring 60+ of the hottest and most up and coming bands in Colorado!! Winner gets to play main stage Red Rocks this summer on a packed Film on the Rocks event, $4000 cash and a studio package (4 Track EP ) w/ world class local recording studio The Decibel Garden & Sky Theory Studios ... All participating bands get paid!!! Along with the fans having a vote. Remember each night is judged in a 3 part system. Half the points come from each bands draw(either the color coded Tix or full paid at door or in advance and make sure they know who your there to see !:)), half comes from a panel of industry professionals. Also the crowd is one part of the judging panel so make sure you stick around tell the end of the show to scream your vote to the DB meter. All tie breakers are decided by the panel.

Partners with:
Red Rocks Parks & Amphitheater, The Decibel Garden, Sky Theory Studio, Westword, Strainwise, OmTown Threads, Budweiser and Cannabis Energy Drink.

Midnight Pressure

Setting out to punch the Denver music scene in the neck with their rompin' & stompin', bluesy rock energy, Midnight Pressure sends you careening through the twists & turns, troubles & fun of colliding with all the wrong women while trying to find the right one.

The River North

Colorado natives Noa Bryant, Taylor Sumner, Garett LaCouture, & Seger Marion came together one short year ago and have come to develop a sound accessible to a wide audience. Bryant and LaCouture seamlessly join Marion to form a unique sound which excellently suits the songwriting and vocal abilities of Sumner.

Sun-dried Nanners

Sun-Dried Nanners: For the love of music, Sun-Dried Nanners (SDN) was formed with an emphasis on style and diversity. With influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, The Dirty Heads, Santana, Led Zeppelin, String Cheese Incident, Bob Marley, Dispatch and Pink Floyd, they have something every listener can enjoy. If your coming to see them, expect to be entertained with a good mix of originals and covers. Band members include:
Joel Doerer (J-Dizz): Lead Vocals, Rhythm guitar
Dan Niedziela (Dan Sunday): Lead guitar, back-up vocals
Mike Baker (Preacher Man): Bass, back-up vocals
Tim Quist (Timmay): Drums, Crowd Enthusiast

Let us show you a good time, Nanner style.
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Rachel & The Ruckus

The Mile High Blues society says, 'Rachel and the Ruckus is probably the best band you have not yet heard. They are a blues rock 'n' soul band that you have got to see. The band is tight and talented and Rachel Alena Kills it on vocals." Rachel and the Ruckus was voted #1 on the Reverb Nation pop charts for Boulder, CO (Jan & March 2014) as well as recently received the 'Gold Song A&R Award' from Beat 100 for the song "Leave Your Light On." The band was born in the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado in 2011 and brings a blend of killer pop original music infused with blues/rock to the Colorado music scene. This summer, they will be opening for Grammy nominated Ruthie Foster at the Crestone Music Festival as well as playing shows all over the state. Check their music out on Itunes, spottily or at!


Nikol Werner has been a solo artist throughout most of college until she met Zack Dare, who is in numerous bands across the Denver metro area. Nikol is still writing and performing on her own but when you put the two together (Nikol&Zack) make a dynamic team, with poppy hooks, haunting harmonies and real music without the plastic attached.

$5.00 - $10.00


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