Music News

Greeley Blues Jam: Do You Get The Blues?

By Lisa Baird If you’re a fan of the blues, you’ll want to be in Greeley on June 8th and 9th.  The Greeley Blues Jam festivities kick off at 5 p.m., on the 9th Street Plaza with a concert by Bad Brad and the Fat Cats. From 6 p.m.-8 p.m., the Johnny O Band performs. Following the shows, continue to get your blues on by visiting any of the twelve […]

Off Beat Revolution – All Around

By Colleen Hunt With a funky ska and reggae background, Off Beat Revolution is toe tapping good beats. With the lyrics like why do people focus on the negative things when there’s positive all around, it’s clear why this easy listening group has played with bands like 40 oz to Freedom, Ballyhoo and The Supervillians. According to the bands website, they originally formed in 2007 comprised of Nick Pauly, (vocals/guitar) […]

Brady James – Dichotomy of Me

By Amy Schakel With smooth rhythms and rhymes that run together making it easy to listen to, Brady James’ newly released Dichotomy of Me exemplifies this artist’s talent. The Fort Collins hip hop musician created the album as a sort of self-therapy. When you listen to the songs you get a sense of who he is, the things he’s been through and the stories that he has to tell. Heart […]

Mosey West – Merica

By Emily Clingman In the true spirit of Americana music, Mosey West’s sophomore album, Merica, feels like a back yard barbecue or a summer road trip. The raspy harmonies of Mike McGraw and Adam Brown tug at your heartstrings while singing about passing the bottle, the hard times had, how hometown heroes don’t give a damn and moving on. The three-man band, including Matt Weitz, is laid back but strong […]

LeeLah – Kali’s Fire

By Emily Clingman Self described as an original world beat rock band devoted to wholeness, oneness, healing and connection to the divine, local group LeeLah debuts with Kali’s Fire. With 11 songs about yoga, peace and love, there’s a lot to draw from for inspiration and spiritual meditation. “Right Here Right Now,” starts with a buoyant hand drum beat that has an almost ambient electronic feel to it. The song […]

Beer

23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival Comes to Beer Town USA

By Colleen Hunt The 23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival is here just in time to beat the heat with tasty brews!  With more than 60 beers and two stages of live music including performances from Fierce Bad Rabbit and 12 Cents for Marvin, this event demonstrates how spoiled we are as beer consumers. According to their Facebook page the event is supposed to generate more than 5,000 people sipping on […]

Hike Around, Fix a Trail

Looking for something to do on a summer day? Discover Bobcat Ridge Natural Area! You’ll find a grassy valley, foothills, ponderosa pines, stunning red rock cliffs and more. Bobcat Ridge is home to elk, wild turkey, mountain lions and other wildlife. Several historic homestead sites dot the landscape. On June 2nd from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. volunteers of all ages are invited to help restore the trails in this natural area […]

Featured

Into the Community: Taste of Fort Collins

It’s that time of year again; Taste of Fort Collins is back! Get ready to participate with the community at this two-day festival on June 9th and 10th. Try some great food from local and national restaurants, be entertained by regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians and take a look at eclectic displays from different artisans and the region’s best crafters and artisans. This year the headliners are Everclear (pictured here) […]

Grow, Cook, Swap

Join the Mile High Swappers for their June food swap. Mile High Swappers is simply a collection of avid cooks, gardeners and socializers who enjoy sharing their creations with other like-minded folks. Think you fit the bill? Join them at 2 p.m. at ‘On the Vine’ at Richmond Farms in Fort Collins on June 24th to share your own creations. You will have a chance to check out the products […]