Celebrate your vote on election night with a free concert


It’s more important than ever to show up to the polls. VOTE!

Recently, local bandleader Dougie Anderson of The Bardots began polling his fellow musicians as to who would join him in performing at a free concert to encourage young adults to register to vote.

Anderson, North Forty News and The New SCENE Magazine teamed up to search for a venue and discovered The Downtown Artery was thinking along similar lines planning a free event for Election Day. Collaboratively, we created “Rock the Vote! / #I Voted!” along with other Election Day events going on nationwide.

With a stellar musical cast, this FREE concert of Northern Colorado musicians promises to be a great endnote to a most important day — Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.

Register to vote, vote on Election Day and then come celebrate your vote with us complements of our civic-minded musicians who are donating their time and talents along with our community sponsors.

Save the Date: Election Day — Tuesday, November 6, Doors open: 5pm
The Downtown Artery
254 Linden Street at Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

North Forty News and The New SCENE Magazine are established publications on a mission to practice and provide “solution-driven journalism” throughout Northern Colorado through their print publications and online news products.



Emma Marie
(a 14-year old singer songwriter. She has performed recently at area festivals, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, where she was the youngest to play on the adult stage)

Emma Marie. Photo from http://www.emmamariemusic.net/

Emma Marie is a 14-year old singer songwriter. She has performed recently at area festivals, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, where she was the youngest to play on the adult stage. She is petite in stature, but the power of her voice conveys her passion for music. Emma Marie’s love of singing began as a toddler. Her songwriting journey began when she started guitar lessons. She quickly turned new chords into a melody for her first song at age nine. In the summer of 2014, she performed her first two original songs to win a singing competition called “Big Country’s Got Talent” at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Her musical journey was underway! 

More information: http://www.emmamariemusic.net/

The Catcalls
(described in The New SCENE Magazine as exuding “the vibe, the chemistry, and the raw energy of a fresh band” bringing life to the party with soulful vocals, powerful groove, and electric stage presence) Read the article

The Catcalls. Photo from http://www.thecatcallsband.com/

Members Riley Ann and Kayleen Patrick share a special connection born out of the Coalition of Women Song Writers– a group of over a hundred and fifty members founded and managed by Riley herself. Riley Ann had already proven herself an accomplished musician—touring the country from coast to coast as a one-woman band, before deciding the job would be more ‘liberating’ with more members to add to the creative flow. On her own steam, Riley was coveted as maintaining the old magic of folk, while exhibiting the new awareness of what it takes to be a successful woman songwriter and performer. While performing, Kayleen and Riley often face one another and their instruments while exchanging rifts in tandem. Their originally written songs hold true to their soul-blues roots and kept the crowd roaring without pause.

More information: http://www.thecatcallsband.com/

The Bardots
(an original Rock and Roll band heavily influenced by true old school blues reminiscent of Rock N Roll greats — think Rolling Stones, Faces, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wilco and more, 50% Rock 50% Roll)!

The Bardots. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/Thebardeauxs/

The Bardots are a Colorado based Original Rock and Roll band formed in 2015. The four members span from different corners of the world and have all been heavily influenced by true old school blues which gives them a sound reminiscent of the  Giants of Rock N Roll; Rolling Stones, Faces, Beatles, Byrds, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Cracker, Big Star, Wilco and more. 50% Rock 50% Roll. Wash Thoroughly. Handle With Care!

Band Members
Dougie Anderson – Guitars Vocals
David White – Drums Vocals
Jeff Garnier – Bass
Jay Clear – Guitars

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Thebardeauxs/

Fat Stallion
pioneers of “Experience Rock,” with a sound that moves the heart and mind while establishing “Unity Over Uniformity”

Fat Stallion. Photo courtesy of Fat Stallion.

After releasing their at-home-produced EP Equine 1, Fat Stallion released their next single “Prospect” on January 1st, 2018. “Prospect,” (recorded at The Spot Studios) is an uplifting, hopeful anthem that is vocally encompassing of nearly every band member. Its positive message of being good to others and leading by example is very much indicative of the message Fat Stallion spreads both on and off the stage.

Fat Stallion takes a Beatles-esque approach to singing, so you will be able to hear different members in the spot light depending on which voice is best for the song. Each member carries a different vocal skill set and stylistic flair, making their music an exciting listening experience. Their combined love for orchestral, jazz, and vernacular music from around the world, as well as modern popular music, leads to a truly unique style of music that is constantly shifting and developing.

Band Members

More information:  http://www.fatstallion.com/

The Nightshades
a 6-piece hard rocking funk band with jazz and metal influences, many of whom have won local musical competitions

The Nightshades. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/nightshadesbandusa/

The Nightshades is a six piece hard rocking funk band with jazz and metal influence. They were formed in April of 2018 after 5 of the six of them participated in the Downtown Artery’s Make More Music Battle. Since April, they’ve headlined at New Belgium and The Whiskey, and played at the Downtown Artery and the Colorado Room. When the band isn’t busy performing, they are working on recording on their EP scheduled to be released by the end of the year. The Nightshades have released one single.

Band Members
Sumer Albright-Vocals
Lily Berryman-Bass
Avery Berryman- Drums
August Luc- Saxophone
Christian Nyzio- Guitar
Greg McKittrick- Keyboard

More information: https://www.facebook.com/nightshadesbandusa/

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