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The Locals to See in 2020: The FoCoMA Peer Awards Sets the Stage by Recognizing 2019 Best Performers

On January 12th the (Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) Peer Awards held its 11th annual Awards Ceremony. Hundreds came to listen to the entertainment at Washington’s in Fort Collins while learning who won the Best of in 36 categories. The Beeves, Achilles, Boss Eagle, Bevin Luna and Guerilla Radio performed between awards categories for a very pumped up crowd.   The Awards: Fort Collins Music Achievement Award – Michael Kirkpatrick Fort […]

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Funk Rock in the Mountains at the Mishawaka

Float Like a Buffalo is a 7-piece high-energy Funk Rock band, which includes Cory Pearman (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Jason Clukies (bass guitar & backup vocals), Evan Crabdree (lead guitar), Phil Pleckham (drums & backup vocals), Garrett Achten (percussion), Luke Story (saxophone & trumpet), and Cory “Beef” Meier (trombone), which has become a local funk sensation over the past three years, playing shows at The Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, […]

Woodbelly on stage at Telluride Bluegrass. Photo by PlanetBluegrass.
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Wood Belly Releases New Single “Caroline”

CAROLINE IS THE LATEST TRACK OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM “MAN ON THE RADIO” (OUT JANUARY 31) Acclaimed rising Bluegrass/Newgrass/Grassicana quintet WOOD BELLY is looking forward to the release of their new album, Man On The Radio, on January 31 and ahead of the full-length release, they’ve just dropped a new single, “Caroline.”   “Caroline” is available now on all digital platforms:   “‘Caroline’ is a love song composed and performed with a more classic bluegrass timbre in mind,” explains songwriter […]

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Off the Hook Arts Brings ‘The Power of Music’ to the Front Range 

Jephta Bernstein, Off the Hook Arts Executive Director   WinterFest 2020 celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the healing power of music.   Fort Collins, CO: Off the Hook Arts presents their ninth season of WinterFest 2020 from February 1 to 10, 2020.  This year the theme will be The Power of Music: Beethoven • Transcendence • Healing.  This marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s birth, […]

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Celebrate the Season of Love with the Fort Collins Symphony

Fort Collins Symphony Just in time for Valentine’s Day, treat your someone special to a live orchestral experience at the Fort Collins Symphony’s “Gold Standard” concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.  Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the performance includes music composed by Alexey Shor, Béla Kovács, Benjamin Britten, and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Boris Allakhverdyan, Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is the featured guest […]

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The “Beaumont Boys” Have Arrived

GREELEY, Colorado – The Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., welcomes two household names in country music, Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd, hosted by the “Good Morning Guys” on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Before the live performances by country artists Chesnutt and Byrd, the UCCC stage will transform into the set of a morning TV talk show with the “Morning Guys,” set in the frozen tundra of […]


Sean McConnell To Stop in Fort Collins on Secondhand Solo 2020 Tour

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and performer Sean McConnell kicks off the new year with his Secondhand Solo 2020 tour with a stop at The Magic Rat in Fort Collins on Saturday, January 25th. This is a free show with showtime beginning at 8:00pm. Special guests Garrison Starr and My Sister, My Brother. To reserve tickets and more information visit: Praised for his mesmerizing shows, McConnell’s Secondhand Solo 2020 Tour is in support of his critically […]


Wood Belly: A year of accomplishments

Wood Belly released a four-song EP entitled “November,” in April of 2019, and had the release show at Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. They are issuing their 3rd release, a full-length album featuring Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) on four tracks entitled “Man on the Radio on 1/31/20. The release party is on the same day at Oriental Theatre in Denver w/ The Grace Clark Band and extraordinary guests TBA. The […]

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3 Iconic Colorado Winter Music Festivals

  1) Winter Folk Music and Photography Festival |Longmont, CO   An exclusive 12 day, 40 band, music, and photography showcase with limited passes in Longmont, Colorado. Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sun, Mar 1, 2020, 10:00 PM MST Location The St. Vrain 635 3rd Ave Longmont, CO 80501   The festival is four consecutive weekends (Friday-Sunday) from February 7th-March 1st.    Purchase month-long event passes (VIP or […]

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A funky birthday bash at Hodi’s

    Dave Watts brings friends to celebrate his own birthday and a club anniversary By Steve Graham It’s all come full circle for Daniel Mladenik. On Jan. 24, 2010, he celebrated his new ownership of Hodi’s Half Note with a show by Dave Watts and Friends. A decade later, to the day, the supergroup of local funk and jam players returns to Hodi’s to celebrate ten years of Hodi’s […]