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Northern Colorado Classical Musician Inspires and Leads Others

By Shelby Britt When I sat down to interview Jephta Bernstein about her organization Off the Hook Arts, I knew it would be a fascinating interview, but I didn’t realize just how much I would learn from her.  Not only did I learn more about her as a person, the creative vision of Off the Hook Arts, but she inspired me to pick up my violin and play for the […]

Submissions for FoCoMX 2020 closes on January 31, 2020. All accepted artists will be offered at least one set at an official FoCoMX venue.
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FOCOMx 12 Music Festival Rescheduled For September Due To Covid-19

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 […]

Michael Franti & Spearhead Headline Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2012
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Covid-19 Relief Fund to Help Our Peers

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has devastated our music community, leaving thousands of music creators and professionals without work and an uncertain future. But we have the power to help. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. While the Recording Academy is best known for Music’s Biggest Night, the GRAMMY […]

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Kenny Rogers Passes Away

March 21, 2020 – The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81.  Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music […]

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NOCO ‘Live From Home’ To Feature Local Artists on Saturday

Like most people, musicians have had their lives uprooted quickly after the complete shutdown of venues and restaurants in Northern Colorado. Their passion for performing and spreading joy still remains. Many have taken to their social media pages with live performances for their fans and followers. On Saturday, 8 Northern Colorado Musicians will perform live on Facebook. They have created a virtual “venue.” Tips and contributions will be accepted through […]

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Big Changes Ahead for Local Blues Society

With the new year, exciting changes are coming for an ever-growing number of area blues fans. To begin, the Fort Collins Blues Society will now be known as the High Plains Blues Society. Although the basic mission of the non-profit 501(c) organization remains the same, i.e., to promote and support blues music, membership will now extend to include both Wyoming and Nebraska residents. By offering membership beyond the immediate Northern […]

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Fort Collins to Bean Town… A Local Musician’s Journey

James Reed caught the music bug at a very young age and started performing during his elementary school’s talent shows when he was nine years old. At the age of 12 he was fortunate to join some other rising musicians in the local Fort Collins scene and started performing all over the region including festivals like on the kid’s stage at New West Fest; the Lincoln Center, Ben & Jerry’s […]

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Get Launched with KCSU

Ready…Set…Get Launched! KCSU and Launch Skatepark have partnered to bring you a concert right in the middle of an indoor skatepark.  Get Launched! 2020 is KCSU’s second annual springtime concert focused on bringing the community together to listen to music in a unique and unconventional space.  The mission of Get Launched! is to give a voice to self-made local bands of Northern Colorado and represent the wide variety of genres […]

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Fort Collins Seconds to Years Releases New Single ‘Blurred Lines’

Seconds to Years is a new band in the Fort Collins area. They just released a new single called ‘Blurred Lines.’ Wes Klukkert answered some questions.   Tell us about Seconds to Years. We started as a duo in 2015 under the name Hot Sisters before bringing on additional members and recording our single as Seconds to Years. Over the years we’ve had many shining moments like competing in Bandwagon’s […]

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Piano Donations Needed for Pianos About Town Program

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, is seeking piano donations to be painted or artistically decorated for the program.  The program needs full-size upright pianos that are at least 48″ tall and in good working order. Individuals who have pianos that they’d like to donate can email a photo of the piano to Liz Good, Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins at lgood@fcgov.com or call (970) 416-2646. Site visits are scheduled to determine if the piano is […]