While Fort Collins continues to birth musical talent, venues to showcase such talent are limited. With Hodi’s Half Note recently going up for sale, the question of whether or not The Fort can sustain a thriving music scene is raised. Current owners, John Palke and Damon Sharp, enjoyed the almost three-year run they had with Hodi’s but are moving on to pursue new life adventures. “We’d love for it to stay a music venue though,” said Palke. “It’s an ideal place for a band that wants that down-home type of feel.” Palke takes pride in playing an important role in keeping the Fort’s music scene alive. “Some people only played with us,” he said. “That’s a pretty cool feeling.” But, will this music venue stay alive? The community can only hope. If you’re interested in keeping Hodi’s a home for live shows, contact Ben Blonder of Kapital Real Estate: 970-420-6166.
by REBECCA LAPOLE Join the Downtown Business Association in Fort Collins for an alcohol-free, family-friendly arts and culture celebration on New Year’s Eve. This year, First Night Fort Collins is free for the first time for all attendees and starts on Thursday, December 31 at 5 pm with a plethora of entertainment until 10:30 pm. More than 15 venues in the downtown area will provide interactivity with arts and crafts […]
Rare Italian restaurant is open for business in the old Ingredient spot on Mountain and College. Renovated into a classy, open space, Rare provides a unique experience where people are the secret ingredient, and guests are treated like family. Why Rare? The name holds a double meaning for the dryaged steak and other divine meats served mostly rare, and the fact that they don’t serve your everyday American/Italian fare, but […]
Be Local Northern Colorado’s Winter Farmers Market (located at the Opera Galleria) is an extravaganza of locally grown foods and handmade crafts. March 12 will also bring a Bohemian Foundation-sponsored performance to the mix. Local folk musician duo Blackbird will perform their distinctive mixture of early Celtic music with American folk. There are only three chances left to catch the Winter’s Farmer’s Market: March 12, 26 and April 9. Scene […]