Find Your Place in Music at the Surround Sound Bash

The Music District is a hub of innovation, a thriving creative ecosystem that is establishing roots in Fort Collins. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Music District will celebrate its two-year anniversary with the “Surround Sound Bash,” a turbo interactive, music-drenched party to celebrate the Fort Collins music community. Jess Reed, events coordinator of the Music District, says the bash will not only celebrate with great performances by musicians from throughout [...]

Dear Northern Colorado: September 2018

September! Yes, we had great events this summer but when the students return to CSU and other local schools the year really takes off! Welcome back students! All you music enthusiasts, check out TheMusicDistrict.org for their comprehensive support of all things musical in Northern Colorado and beyond. Their mission — that you “Find Your Place in Music” whether as a musician, music-related business, nonprofit music organization, teacher, or just anyone who [...]

In Tune With The Seasons: Late Summer

Lindsay Herrera Kaplan Achieving Health So here we are, Arise and NewWestFest are in rearview and Late Summer is upon us with the harvest booming and a slight chill in the evening air. This transformative time has been honored for centuries in the far East as one of the 5 major seasons and as the time of year we connect to the Earth’s energy. We’re all familiar with Mother Earth, [...]

Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest benefits local pet rescue organization

The 10th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest has sown some delightful seeds over the past nine years.  With over 35 breweries and micro-distilleries, music, food and general buzzy good times, brewfestians have enjoyed of brewers’ favorites, old standby’s, new creatives and small batch brews for almost a decade.  As the event has grown, so has the Colorado landscape with new beer pioneers opening their doors, dotting the topo brewmap. On top [...]

Acoustic Treatment: Chat with local Musicians about their song-writing experiences

Join the conversation with local musicians! Hear stories – and ask questions! – as they share tales from their song-writing experience, intermixed with an intimate acoustic set in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Featuring a different artist each session. September 14 – Clay Rose from the Gasoline Lollipops $12/$10 per session. Space is limited! Doors open at 7:30 pm, performance starts at 8:00 pm Cash bar will be available. More [...]

Blues, Folk-Rock and Country while you shop

Do some dancing while you’re shopping at the Larimer County Farmer’s Market on Sept. 8, 2018. The Colorado Green Band will put on a free show from 9a-12p in the parking lot of the Larimer County complex. The band members are Paul Honeycutt (vocals/guitars), Tom Surace (vocals/bass), Deb Bryant (vocals/drums) and Phil Broste (pedal steel guitar). According to their profile on their Facebook page, the Colorado Green Band formed when Paul put together a [...]

Music, food and fun is coming to Rist Canyon

It’s that time of year again. As the summer draws near to an end, the community in Rist Canyon gets together to raise money for their volunteer fire department. The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department will take over the meadow at mile marker 12 in Rist Canyon just across the street form the Fire Station. The event will happen on September 8 from 10am to 4pm. Only 15 minutes from [...]

Josh Rous is coming to the Armory

If you’ve seen a show at the Armory, you know that any kind of music there is an intimate and awesome experience. That’s why when we heard this pair was coming there we knew we just had to cover it. “Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse’s continued streak of excellence is easy [...]

Newsboys United tour is coming to the Budweiser Events Center at the Ranch

Playing to capacity audiences during a history-making string of spring and summer shows, the unprecedented Newsboys United Tour has been extended through the end of the year, adding 40 more U.S. cities this fall. Showcasing “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour,” the Newsboys United Tour is set to play a total of 100 shows in 2018. The fall outing kicks off on Sept. 17 in Buffalo, N.Y., hitting Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Albuquerque, [...]

Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will stop in Fort Collins during a American Tour

The world‐acclaimed Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (KSOC), a group of distinguished Ukrainian musicians, will continue its 26th Anniversary celebration and U. S. tour with two unique and free concerts at Faith Church and First Presbyterian Church Fort Collins on September 22 and 23rd. Many KSOC members are graduates of the world‐renowned Tchaikovsky National Music Academy and regularly perform both cultural songs and sacred masterpieces of classical music in Ukraine [...]

Record Review: Messin Around by Dan Lovett

Jasco the Recordium Longtime Fort Collins resident Dan Lovett is a singer songwriter who focuses primarily on acoustic ballads and blues. His new record “Messin’ Around” features Dan singing and playing his songs with Bill Varn adding mandolin, banjo, guitar and vocals. The songs tell tales of times and events from Dan’s life and how they affected him. I thought such direct and honest songs begged for a direct and [...]

CSU’s radio station provides a variety of program options

Are you ready for some Colorado State football to start up this year? Everyone in the Fort Collins community is invited to the KCSU pre-game show! Come hear all the important statistics, pregame analysis, and interviews with special guests and information.  KCSU The pre-game show is hosted at CSU’s on-campus pub, Ramskeller, so grab a beer and some wings and come listen. Not able to make the trip to see [...]

Electrifying music and robots comes to Lincoln Center

What do you get when you bring together a rock band, robots and Tesla coils? You get ArcAttack, one truly “electrifying” experience that will leave you and your family in awe on Sept. 29 at the Lincoln Center. When Nikola Tesla created his eponymous coils in 1891, they were difficult to control and he certainly did not foresee that one day they would become the lead instrument for the most dangerous rock [...]

Couple fights obesity and child behavior issues with a homestead farm

From mass production to specialty organic foods, Northern Colorado is a global leader in the production of meat, cheese and craft brews. The agricultural roots run deep – especially in Fort Collins, with a long history of ranching and farming. Still, as the need for pure, organic, natural ingredients around the world continues to increase, so does obesity and poor mental and physical health.  But one couple, Josh and Kirsten [...]

Top 5 Places to Get Green Chili

While green chili is a popular food in the west, Northern Colorado is well known for having some of the best green chili recipes around. It’s in everything from breakfast burritos, to tacos, to beer and even cocktails, so whether you’re looking for a green chili beer or a dish to dip your enchilada in, look no further because here is a list of the top 5 places to grab [...]

Stacy Sevelin of Señorita Sometimes at the Music District. Photo by Cynthia Wilson

Inspirations from Miss Sometimes

Stacy Sevelin grew to adulthood before she decided to pursue music. Now, considered a significant contributor to the music ecosystem and punk scene in Fort Collins, the middle school counselor by day compels anyone with a dream to pursue it without delay. Sevelin, lead singer and songwriter of Senorita Sometimes, recorded part of her debut album, “Miss Sometimes,” at the Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins with Shane Zwegardt as [...]

The Burroughs Songscape Songwriting Retreat

The latest creation of nature and music will come to life in a “songscape” from the Greeley soul band, The Burroughs, later this month. The Burroughs, a nine-piece soul band from Greeley, completed a songscape hosted by CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources on Colorado State University’s Mountain Campus. It was part of the nonprofit organization, Sustain Music and Nature, which partners with the music industry and environmental organizations by [...]

Bike Prom 2018

What do you get when you mix bikes, beer, and beats? An unforgettable (possibly forgettable) night to let loose and raise funds for a local nonprofit. It’s time to kick off your bike shoes and put on your dancing shoes! Bike Fort Collins’ annual dance fundraiser BIKE PROM is right around the corner. A full night of bikes, beers, and beats at the Downtown Artery on October 8. Beats will be [...]