Ska Brewing Brings Back World-Class Oktoberfest
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Ska Brewing Brings Back World-Class Oktoberfest

It’s hard to top the first year of Ska Brewing’s Oktoberfest, with wins at prestigious beer competitions across the globe. Nevertheless cans of this world-class German-Style Lager return to Ska’s World Headquarters for the season on Friday, August 2. Ska brewed and canned a small batch of this craft lager for the first time in 2018, and it sold out in record time— well before Oktoberfest season was over. That first […]

Roots band Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Sunday, Aug. 11 Old Town Square Stage 4:20 - 5:00 PM.Photo by Leslie Van Stelten
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene

Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene Roots band Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Sunday, Aug. 11.    Learn more about frontwoman Kerry Pastine and her work in the Colorado music community in this Q&A, and check out the band’s performance at the festival! What do you enjoy most about playing festivals like this one? What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? […]

Denver musician Jen Korte and her gang of instruments and looping pedals perform as Lady Gang at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Lady Gang

Lady Gang Denver musician Jen Korte and her gang of instruments and looping pedals perform as Lady Gang at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.     Learn more about Korte and Lady Gang’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11! What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? People love to watch me balance performing and beat-building. I use a beat […]

Singer Azanet Rodriguez brings Mariachi influence and heartfelt performance to the stage at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Learn more about Rodriguez’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11!
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Azanet Rodriguez

Azanet Rodriguez Singer Azanet Rodriguez brings Mariachi influence and heartfelt performance to the stage at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Learn more about Rodriguez’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11.   What do you enjoy about being part of the Colorado music scene, and how do you see yourself and your music playing a role in that scene? The best aspect […]

Fort Collins hip-hop artist Boss Eagle plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Saturday, Aug. 10.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Boss Eagle

Boss Eagle Fort Collins hip-hop artist Boss Eagle plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Saturday, Aug. 10. Learn more about Boss Eagle’s music, big dreams and big successes in this Q&A, and check out his performance at the festival! What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? Festivalgoers can expect high energy, clean raps, and fun! I’m serious about what I do, but I don’t take myself too seriously. […]

Youth Music Collective. Photo courtesy of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Youth Music Collective

Youth Music Collective Tucked into the Library Park courtyard, Kids’ Music Adventure is a festival unto itself at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. There, children and families can explore the Instrument Petting Zoo, participate in music workshops and listen to talented youth performers including Youth Music Collective on the Kids’ Music Adventure Stage.   Hear from some of the musicians of Youth Music Collective in this Q&A, and check out their […]

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Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Question: What do you get when you combine gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and cannabis? Answer: A Puffragette® [pronounced puff-ruh-jet].   THE FILM Women are changing the face of today’s fastest-growing industry – cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she discovers how they’re also changing the world in “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.” The film features a powerful interview from Grammy®-award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge. “Mary Janes” has garnered […]

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The Roots Music Concert Series

The Roots Music Concert Series is merging Adult Artists with Experienced Youth Artists by pairing them up. A lot of youth bands play only for youth showcases or in lineups dominated by youth bands. Curator Chad Fisher says the showcase is a subtle way to help with the evolving needs of our youth artists and a way to support them as they age out of the youth stage and feel […]

Spliff Tank describes themselves as “thundering, ghastly, and alluring.”  The local band has been gaining in popularity on the DIY scene for the last year. Their new release of our cover of - Pet Sematary by The Ramones, set the spark, and they will play July 27th at Pinball Jones Campus West with touring bands Engine Summer(Chicago) & Faux Furrs (Chicago)   
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Thundering, Ghastly, and Alluring

Spliff Tank Spliff Tank describes themselves as “thundering, ghastly, and alluring.”  The local band has been gaining in popularity on the DIY scene for the last year. Their new release of our cover of – Pet Sematary by The Ramones, set the spark, and they will play July 27th at Pinball Jones Campus West with touring bands Engine Summer(Chicago) & Faux Furrs (Chicago).    “We started We had a clear […]

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Expressions Art Exhibit

Expressions artists at work by Julius Lisi   I can remember moving to Fort Collins 20 years ago and taking part in the monthly First Friday Art Walks. You could go from gallery to gallery, about every half block in Old Town, looking at paintings and sculpture, snacking on nice food spreads and the occasional glass of wine, meeting and talking to the artists. It was exciting (if you like […]