The twelfth annual FoCoMX (Fort Collins Music eXperiment), originally scheduled for April 24 & 25, 2020 will be rescheduled for September 4 & 5, 2020 out of an abundance of caution for musicians and community. The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) has determined that for the safety and health of the festival’s over 2,000 musicians, thousands of music fans, 30+ downtown venues and the public at large, it was best to reschedule the festival to early September.
FoCoMA has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following the orders and recommendations of the CDC, the State of Colorado and the Larimer County Health Department which included restrictions on mass gatherings, temporary business closures and health guidelines which all directly impact the festival’s ability to operate.
“Our music community is being impacted greatly right now with event and show cancellations and so this was a difficult decision. But Fort Collins is a supportive and resilient community of musicians, businesses and community, so FoCoMA is committed to making FoCoMX happen this fall.”, says Greta Cornett, president FoCoMA.
FoCoMA is encouraging everyone to support local musicians, as well as local businesses and neighbors in this time of need. Many musicians and bands are offering online streaming concerts, taking donations and collaborating digitally. FoCoMA is continuing to work with partners like Music Minds Matter to host regular digital “InTune Mental Health Meetups” for creatives and musicians, and now will look to connect musicians to needed resources to ensure that their health and safety needs are at the center of our efforts.
All tickets purchased for the April festival dates will be honored at the September festival dates or refunds are also available at the point of purchase until May 1st.