MUSIC WITH A CAUSE: Grayson Erhard Releases New Single

By: Ainhoa Palacios   Photography: Melissa Statler,@mnstatler Hailing from Del Norte, Colorado, Grayson Erhard is known for a unique “tap-style” of guitar which he pairs with moving vocals. Over the years, Erhard has released songs like “Manifest” and “Tapestry” in which his lyrics convey powerful messages. Aside from the meaningful tunes Erhard produces, he recently teamed up with ChangeNote for a big cause. ChangeNote is an organization that “believes the power of music has […]

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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is Looking for Volunteers

By: Ainhoa Palacios  The free, three-day music festival held every August in downtown Fort Collins is looking for volunteers. Volunteer positions will include artist check-in attendants, stage runners, and greeters. The shifts take place during the festival dates, August 11 through August 13, and vary between 2 to 5 hours in length. There are even some pre-festival volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, visit bohemiannights.org/volunteer, or call 970-227-1993 […]


Driftwood with Edison The Downtown Artery brings us a pair of acts not to be missed this summer. Driftwood is a band native to Binghamton, New York, with members from the working town playing music with no limit to genre. Whether it be folk, old-time, punk, or rock, the band plays what they feel, and ultimately their listeners feel it too. “It’s sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus […]


FoCo Cafe Brings Bike-In Music Festival at Shire CSA

On July 23, FoCo Cafe is teaming up with Shire CSA among other sponsors to host the 2017 Bike-in Music Festival. The festival will kick off at 2 p.m. with Lois and the Lantern taking the stage at 2:30 p.m. Robin Lewis Band, The Patti Fiasco, and Sari Schorr & The Engine Room will follow. Tickets can be found here for $15. The event has sold out in past years, so […]


Aims Community College Hosts City of Greeley’s Neighborhood Nights Movie

On July 21, Aims Community College will be hosting the City of Greeley’s Neighborhood Nights program featuring a classic— “Back to the Future”. Aims is partnering with the city for this event as part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations happening throughout the year. The movie will begin at dusk, so pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chair, and get the family together for this free event. A bike rodeo will […]


Patti Fiasco Still wondering who this Alysia Kraft woman is? (Note: The lead singer of this band is not named “Patti…”) Now is your opportunity to catch Alysia, a truly gifted rock frontwoman with a style all her own, and her incredible act, The Patti Fiasco, as they light up the stage of the Fort Collins Nursery Rock Garden Concert Series on June 29th for a concert benefiting Downtown Fort […]


By: Kaia Femenías Sitting down with Ayla Nereo turned out to be the most delightful part of my weekend. Sitting with her in a sunny field, we began to discuss everything from the underlying meaning of her music to her inspiring motivation through altruistic action. We met at her debut event, an Herbalism Action Day intended to promote the integration of natural medicines and herbs into modern society, a mission […]

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Chipper’s Lanes and Fort Collins Mural Project Bring FoCo Another Landmark

Fort Collins’ is a city full of art lovers, which is why organizations like the Fort Collins Mural Project exist. FCMP is a collaboration between artist and art lovers who work hard to promote art in public places around Fort Collins. Their goal is to beautify our city while working with local businesses. Chipper’s Lanes is the next business to team up with FCMP to create another visually appealing landmark. […]

JUNE 23-25

CHOICE CITY STOMP PARTY If you were hoping to make it to a music festival this summer, but time and funds don’t allow it, Choice City Stomp Party is your answer. This mini music festival is taking place June 23rd through June 25th, and will have all the sounds from bluegrass to folk and Americana. You can look forward to catching bands like The Hooten Hallers, Left Lane Cruiser, Joseph […]


IZCALLi If you have yet to see the enigmatic Latin Rock trio, iZCALLi, you’ll get your chance on June 23 when the band plays the Artery. Originally hailing from Mexico City and now Denver, brother-sister duo Miguel Avina and Brenda Avina, along with the skillful drummer Luiggy Ramirez and a sprinkling of uber-talented music superstars who tend to collaborate and play live shows with the band, iZCALLi is a unique […]