The New SCENE and North Forty News are proud to present the first ever NOCO Rock the Vote #Ivoted celebration. On election day (November 6, 2018), we will host six amazing bands at the Artery in Downtown Fort Collins. The non-partisan event will bring Northern Colorado voters together to celebrate their voting freedom with local musicians, beer and great times.

Doors open at 6pm. Get there early!

Support your local musicians and this event. Donate to show your support for the performances. Help us reach our goal of $5,000 with your donation of any amount.

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Emma Marie
(a 14-year old singer songwriter. She has performed recently at area festivals, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, where she was the youngest to play on the adult stage)

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Emma Marie is a 14-year old singer songwriter. She has performed recently at area festivals, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, where she was the youngest to play on the adult stage. She is petite in stature, but the power of her voice conveys her passion for music. Emma Marie’s love of singing began as a toddler. Her songwriting journey began when she started guitar lessons. She quickly turned new chords into a melody for her first song at age nine. In the summer of 2014, she performed her first two original songs to win a singing competition called “Big Country’s Got Talent” at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Her musical journey was underway! 

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The Catcalls
(described in The New SCENE Magazine as exuding “the vibe, the chemistry, and the raw energy of a fresh band” bringing life to the party with soulful vocals, powerful groove, and electric stage presence) Read the article

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Members Riley Ann and Kayleen Patrick share a special connection born out of the Coalition of Women Song Writers– a group of over a hundred and fifty members founded and managed by Riley herself. Riley Ann had already proven herself an accomplished musician—touring the country from coast to coast as a one-woman band, before deciding the job would be more ‘liberating’ with more members to add to the creative flow. On her own steam, Riley was coveted as maintaining the old magic of folk, while exhibiting the new awareness of what it takes to be a successful woman songwriter and performer. While performing, Kayleen and Riley often face one another and their instruments while exchanging rifts in tandem. Their originally written songs hold true to their soul-blues roots and kept the crowd roaring without pause.

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The Bardots
(an original Rock and Roll band heavily influenced by true old school blues reminiscent of Rock N Roll greats — think Rolling Stones, Faces, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wilco and more, 50% Rock 50% Roll)!

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The Bardots are a Colorado based Original Rock and Roll band formed in 2015. The four members span from different corners of the world and have all been heavily influenced by true old school blues which gives them a sound reminiscent of the  Giants of Rock N Roll; Rolling Stones, Faces, Beatles, Byrds, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Cracker, Big Star, Wilco and more. 50% Rock 50% Roll. Wash Thoroughly. Handle With Care!

Band Members
Dougie Anderson – Guitars Vocals
David White – Drums Vocals
Jeff Garnier – Bass
Jay Clear – Guitars

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Fat Stallion
pioneers of “Experience Rock,” with a sound that moves the heart and mind while establishing “Unity Over Uniformity”

Fat Stallion. Photo courtesy of Fat Stallion.

After releasing their at-home-produced EP Equine 1, Fat Stallion released their next single “Prospect” on January 1st, 2018. “Prospect,” (recorded at The Spot Studios) is an uplifting, hopeful anthem that is vocally encompassing of nearly every band member. Its positive message of being good to others and leading by example is very much indicative of the message Fat Stallion spreads both on and off the stage.

Fat Stallion takes a Beatles-esque approach to singing, so you will be able to hear different members in the spot light depending on which voice is best for the song. Each member carries a different vocal skill set and stylistic flair, making their music an exciting listening experience. Their combined love for orchestral, jazz, and vernacular music from around the world, as well as modern popular music, leads to a truly unique style of music that is constantly shifting and developing.

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The Nightshades
a 6-piece hard rocking funk band with jazz and metal influences, many of whom have won local musical competitions

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The Nightshades is a six piece hard rocking funk band with jazz and metal influence. They were formed in April of 2018 after 5 of the six of them participated in the Downtown Artery’s Make More Music Battle. Since April, they’ve headlined at New Belgium and The Whiskey, and played at the Downtown Artery and the Colorado Room. When the band isn’t busy performing, they are working on recording on their EP scheduled to be released by the end of the year. The Nightshades have released one single.

Band Members
Sumer Albright-Vocals
Lily Berryman-Bass
Avery Berryman- Drums
August Luc- Saxophone
Christian Nyzio- Guitar
Greg McKittrick- Keyboard

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Oscarella Stereo
(a Rhythm, Rock and Americana band comprising Twangy Rock & Soul, and Country-Bluegrass-Americana — always fresh and innovative)

Courtesy Oscarella.

Oscarella is a Rhythm, Rock and Americana band out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Dancy drums and bass back up soulfully real songs with trashy piano and guitar riffing aside powerful Vocal performance. Featuring members of 12cents for Marvin; Arliss Nancy/The Piggies.


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