Food

GRANT FARMS

Just north of town, amid the foothills and fertile soil, sits a little ranchito. The Grant Family has been farming in Colorado for 62 years, providing delicious, local and sustainable food to thousands along the Front Range. This fresh food is delivered to a pickup site of your choice, with options stretching from Southern Wyoming to Colorado Springs. At the site, you’ll receive weekly shares of organic fruits and vegetables, […]

Saint Patrick’s Festivities

by MALINI BARTELS Celebrate the luck of the Irish on March 15 at the Lucky Joe’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.  The parade, starting in Old Town at 10am, will be followed by the Lucky Joe’s Irish Party at 10:30am in Old Town Square, where you can enjoy great live music and a cold green beer. Earlier that day, the 16th Annual Sharin’ O’ The Green 5k run/walk and kids fun […]

Dome Club

by MALINI BARTELS The first rule of Dome Club is that you have to see it to believe it. The digital dome at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is bringing experiments in 360° to life. Dome Club is a monthly event at FCMoD featuring full-dome films of independent artists from around the world. Cutting edge technology combined with artistic creativity creates visual and auditory masterpieces that will completely astonish […]

Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 3.5 stars out of 5 With an assortment of reeds at his side, local musician and music instructor Andrew Vogt utilizes a number of instruments and a range of talented Front Range musicians to push contemporary jazz standards. Bass, drums and guitar make up the smooth, revolving circle around which Vogt’s impressive saxophone (alto, tenor, and baritone) and clarinet-playing is centered. A wide variety of influence is […]

Welcome to Winter – Welcome to Winter

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 3 stars out of 5 Although based in Los Angeles, Welcome to Winter has strong roots in Colorado. Half of the band, Shaley Scott, received much of her music training at the Colorado Academy of the Arts and, for a very brief time, at Colorado State University, while her future songwriting partner, Anthony Lavin, played lead guitar in the Filthy Souls, an English-based rock band. Their freshman […]

David Wiatrolik – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 4 stars out of 5 There is nothing sexier than a man of jazz and Dave Wiatrolik fits the part. In his latest release on Dazzle Records, Wiatrolik and his fellow enthusiasts, The Gin Mill Gypsies, display an uncanny knowledge of musicianship and jazz understanding that is impressive to say the least. The slight incorporation of bluegrass and brass in a number of songs (see “Sunshine”, “Honey […]

Winchester Holiday – Winchester Holiday

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 4 stars out of 5 By this point in time, the Northern Colorado music scene should be well-acquainted with Winchester Holiday. Their seemingly non-stop touring throughout the region, close relationships with local organizations such as SpokesBuzz and participation in events such as the Colorado Music Party, have without a doubt put their name on the radar. Winchester Holiday’s latest release, a self-titled, five-song EP, will certainly add […]

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Good Gravy: Giving a Whole New Meaning to the Term Partygrass

by KELLEY GILBERT   “Inspired,” said Jeremy Page, lead singer and guitarist of Good Gravy, when describing the band. Fort Collins based bluegrass band Good Gravy is truly inspired by everything around them – with the most important inspiration coming from their fans. “We have played all across the nation at widely known venues, but our best memories as a band have been right here in the fort,” said Kyle […]

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Emerging Artists

by  Vincent Burkardt  Mary Sue Thompson Take the guitar teachings of Dave Beegle, the keyboard approach of Hannah Holbrook and the vocal coaching of Cheri Lamperes and Cynthia Vaughn, and you have one confident, yet humble, musician by the name of Mary Sue Thompson. This Rocky Mountain High School junior is currently signed as both a songwriter and performer with Lyric House Publishing in Denver.  Mary Sue has a blues […]

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Local Culture, Arts & Community

KRFC 88.9 FM CELEBRATES “STEEL” ANNIVERSARY AT ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH

KRFC 88.9 FM and the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association have combined efforts to present the 11th Annual KRFC Birthday Bash on March 29 at the Lincoln Center’s Canyon West Ballroom. The Bohemian Foundation is serving as music sponsor. “Over the years, the Birthday Bash has become a major celebration recognizing years of community support for our on-air music programming that focuses on local talent,” said KRFC Executive Director Brian […]