2013 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Photo courtesy of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.

Bohemian Nights Combines New Talent and Old Friends for 9th Annual Festival

2013 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest By Mary Willson  The long-awaited Bohemian Nights Music Festival and NewWestFest street fair rolls around again from August 16-18, bringing new sounds, old friends and a lot of Northern Colorado culture. “Bohemian Nights has always been about sharing the gift of music, revealing Fort Collins as a city recognized for its live music scene and showcasing new, emerging and established Colorado bands,” Liz Barnez, artist relations […]

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Arise Music Festival to go head to head with NewWestFest

By Hap Fry If variety is the spice of life, then Northern Colorado music fans very well could be in danger of suffering a musical overdose the third weekend in August. As Kate Hudson said in the 2000 blockbuster “Almost Famous,” ‘It’s all happening’ – along the Front Range that is. Not only will the 9th Annual Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest be in full swing that weekend, the inaugural Arise […]

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The Bohemian Process & Their Mentality Behind Their Selections

By Hap Fry Locals on one side. Headliners on the other. That’s essentially the foundation for which the Bohemian Nights Foundation proceeds to select the lineup for its annual NewWestFest. Colorado acts will be announced May 30, while the festival’s three headliners will be unveiled June 6 in Old Town Square for this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest slated for Aug. 16-18. “It’s always a fine-balancing act,” said Merry Hummell, […]

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NoCo Music Legend Liz Barnez Joins Bohemian Foundation’s Music Team

By Jason Pohl From sitting in a crowded Nashville coffee shop with just $4 to her name to taking the stage to accept FoCoMA’s lifetime achievement award, Colorado music legend Liz Barnez has seen first-hand what a turbulent life in the industry looks like. Chat with her for 10 minutes and that appreciation of struggle – and ensuing inspiration – becomes apparent, rivaling only her sincere devotion to the local […]

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Bohemian Nights Showcases The Best of Colorado Music

By: Our friends at Bohemian Nights Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a Fort Collins staple; a celebration of the city’s Historic Downtown, the waning days of sum­mer and, of course, Colorado’s best music tal­ent. This year, the free community music festival will run the weekend of August 10-12, featuring a wide variety of bands and genres. Since the Bohemian Nights music program began collaborating with the NewWestFest festival in 2005, […]

Michael Franti & Spearhead Headline Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2012
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Michael Franti & Spearhead Bringing Their Message and Music to Bohemian Nights

Michael Franti & Spearhead Headline Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2012 By: Greta Cornett Michael Franti is known for breaking musical and cultural barriers with his feel good music and humanitarian efforts. He’s not only a musician but a poet who can put the words to stories that have no voice. His best story may be his own and how he made his way to headlining festivals around the world, including […]

Music and Art Abound at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

By Charlie Englar With the dog days of summer in full swing, the residents of Northern Colorado are once again prepping for the Choice City’s birthday. And this year’s installment of the annual August assembly of world-class national and local musicians proves once again that we have much to look forward to. The 2011 edition of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest will be held in Old Town Fort Collins on August […]