06-2018

Celebrating Pianos About Town

by Meghan Pipe Pianos painted with beets planted in neat rows. Pianos painted with mermaids looking out to the watery horizon. Pianos painted with trains and bikes – so many bikes! – and raptors and hot-air balloons, local landmarks and fantastical scenes, all in a rainbow of colors. Scattered around Fort Collins, the painted pianos of Pianos About Town have brought local art and spontaneous music to the community since [...]

TABBY ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL’S WELLINGTON CO MAIN STREETS PROGRAM’S WOMEN OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The Wellington Summer Concert Series is back again with this year’s Women of Summer theme. Three concerts held on the third Saturday of the months of June, July, and August, will all feature women led bands. The concerts are hosted by the Wellington Colorado Main Streets Program, and are held in Centennial Park, in historic downtown Wellington, from 5:30pm-9:00pm. This year’s beer garden has been expanded to cover the entire [...]

Discovery Distilled: The Science of Beer at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite beer taste so good? Or what makes a stout different from an IPA? Discovery Distilled: The Science of Beer, is the first in a new 21+, casual, after-hours series at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on June 20th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Chat with experts from Odell, New Belgium, Horse & Dragon, Gilded Goat, Loveland Aleworks, and the CSU Fermentation Lab as they break [...]

NoCo Bragging Rights Earned At The World Beer Cup

By Justin Crossley The Boulder, CO. based Brewers Association wrapped up its annual Craft Brewers Conference last month in Nashville, TN. and saw record attendance of professional brewers from around the globe. More than 14,000 people attended the highly anticipated event, which includes educational seminars and panels of brewing luminaries, as well as the biennial World Beer Cup. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer [...]

Lincoln Center Announces its 2018/2019 40th Anniversary Season Lineup

During a reception on Thursday the Lincoln Center unveiled their 40th Anniversary season lineup. The presentation was similar to something you would see at a tech conference, peppered with humor, serious times, trivia, and a very shiny presentation about the upcoming performances on the slate. Headlining the season on October 14 is Jay Leno, the legendary, everyman comedian that’s best known for dominating late-night TV from behind the desk of [...]

Purpose Brewing considers re-location

Purpose Brewing and Cellars on Mason street in Fort Collins may have plans to relocate to a former Carquest auto parts store on North College Ave. The new building would allow Purpose to have a larger brewing area, as well as provide ample space for a coffee shop, roastery, and tap room. Since rent in Fort Collins is rising rapidly, it makes more sense for Purpose owners to buy. “Rent [...]

Unique Places to Throw a Bridal Bash

You’ve bought your bridesmaid dress or your suit, planned the shower, bought the wedding gift, helped the bride or groom finish up with any planning for the big day, and there’s only one thing left on your list to plan: the bachelor/bachelorette party. But, you’re stuck. Where are you going to throw it? What will you do to make it an unforgettable night? After all, you’re burnt out by doing [...]

6Degrees Collaborative presents: War of the Worlds and New Voyages

Science fiction inspired dance event for all ages July 5-6 6Degrees Collaborative is proud to present their original, all-ages production “War of the Worlds and New Voyages” at Fort Collins’ historic Bas Bleu Theatre, July 5 and 6 at 7:30p.m. Featuring their renowned original choreography, acrobatics, live music and improvisation 6Degrees creates a “dancescape” of stunning visuals, kinetic movement and invigorating rhythms to shepard the audience through the farthest reaches [...]

Fort Collins Nursery Rock Garden Concert Series

This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife.  For each concert, theypartner [...]

Lincoln Center Announces its 2018/2019 40th Anniversary Season Lineup

During a reception on Thursday the Lincoln Center unveiled their 40th Anniversary season lineup. The presentation was similar to something you would see at a tech conference, peppered with humor, serious times, trivia, and a very shiny presentation about the upcoming performances on the slate. Headlining the season on October 14 is Jay Leno, the legendary, everyman comedian that’s best known for dominating late-night TV from behind the desk of [...]

A wall of sound with massive guitars and drums along with a 90's shimmer drives the Slow Cave's music. Seeing their show is somewhat like a 90's revival. The music envelops the 90's, from clothes, the sounds, TV shows, but Slow Caves modern-day rock-n-roll echoes the sounds of the Front Range.

The 90’s Shimmer of Slow Caves

A wall of sound with massive guitars and drums along with a 90’s shimmer drives the Slow Cave’s music. Seeing their show is somewhat like a 90’s revival. The music envelops the 90’s, from clothes, the sounds, TV shows, but Slow Caves modern-day rock-n-roll echoes the sounds of the Front Range.     Slow Caves, formed in Ft. Collins, CO in 2014, and quickly attracted the ears and eyes of [...]

Taste of Fort Collins gears up for food and music

Summer is officially kicking off in Northern Colorado with the 2018 Taste of Fort Collins. This year’s festival will feature 2 stages with over 20 artists performing, including iconic headliners such as Eddie Money, Judah & The Lion, Everlast and William Michael Morgan. With such a wide variety of musical acts, this 3 day event will surely have something for everyone in the family! What’s better than a jam-packed musical [...]

Beat the rush, enjoy the river and maybe save someone’s life!

June is the perfect time to get up the Poudre Canyon to enjoy some music at the the Mishawaka Amphitheatre. There are eight events on the calendar covering a wide range of music genres. If some time away from the hussle and bustle is more your fancy, drop by “the Mish” for a little lunch after you have “bagged” a few trout. Notably in June, the Mishawaka is raising money [...]

Liz Barnez backstage at Washington's in Fort Collins.

A Star is Born in Liz Barnez

Sometimes romance can take you farther than you could ever expect. In 1987 one eager, talented musician hit the road from New Orleans who’s world changed for her when she wrote her first song at 18. She wanted to immerse her whole self into the music of singer/songwriters and propelled by the women who were doing it. The women that sparked this flame were Heart, Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, Carol [...]

Tour over Labor Day weekend with the I Slept with the Band festival

Have you ever wanted to go on tour with a band? The “I Slept with the Band” festival is your chance to follow a few regional acts on a short three day tour through northern Colorado and southern Wyoming over Labor Day weekend. Now in it’s second year, I Slept with the Band happens on Friday August 31st at the Riverfork Inn in Drake Colorado, then moves to the Yard in [...]

The new release, Awards, hit the shelves on April 27, produced and engineered by James Barone (Beach House). Players on the alum include Anna Morsett (The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), Jake Miller (Esmé Patterson, The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), Tom Mohr, James Barone (Beach House), and Pat Meese (Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats).

The Revolving Band of Joy and Collaboration

The trumpet shined beneath buried treasures, and Erin Roberts took it home to give it a new life. What she didn’t know at the time was the life this trumpet was going to give her. Erin is the face of the revolving band, Porlolo. The new release, Awards, hit the shelves on April 27, produced and engineered by James Barone (Beach House). Players on the alum include Anna Morsett (The [...]

Publisher Update: June 2018

The summer is upon us – well almost. It is the most exciting time of the year for me because I love being outside. I am most looking forward to visiting our partnering festivals this summer. There is no doubt, I will be seeing more shows and music than ever this summer. I am also looking forward to spending some time with my family and our new little puppy, Shadow. [...]

NOCO Top 5: Best Patios

1. Illegal Pete’s, Fort Collins Located on Walnut street right in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Illegal Pete’s boasts a spacious dining and bar area with a huge rooftop patio and a fully stocked second bar. While it’s open most hours of the day and into the wee hours of the night for the weekends, Illegal Pete’s is ready for breakfast starting at 7AM on weekdays and 9AM [...]

Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne to perform in Fort Collins

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to [...]

The Music District presents SONIC SOCIAL

Join the Music District as they kick-off this summer season with Sonic Social! On June 23rd from 4-9 p.m. they will open the sisters building (639 S. College Ave.) for an open house-style celebration where you are invited to plug in, turn up, and party on. Feast your ears on live performances by local talent around the building and experience a NoCo music video spotlight in the Media Library. Want to make your own tunes? You can record [...]