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This Weekend in Fort Collins: 7/20-7/22

Another week of work has come and gone, it’s time to unwind. Stealing the show this weekend in Fort Collins is Grammy nominated band Devotchka. Their unmistakable sound has been featured at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella in the past. They’ll be rocking The Mish tonight at 8. Other things going down this weekend are a tree climbing competition, a food truck rally, and a unique metal show. […]

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Venue Guide – Downtown Artery

Arguably the most unique venue in the Fort Collins area, Downtown Artery serves as a multipurpose hub for artists and other content creators. It’s not just a concert venue, but a café, a studio space, and an art gallery – to name a few other purposes. Though it can be used as a platform for many different activities, the overall idea of Downtown Artery is to provide a space for […]

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What To Do This Week —Our Picks for Fun Around Town

By: Ainhoa Palacios Photo by: Seneca Creek Studios   There is never a lack of ridiculously fun things to do around town. Here are Scene’s picks for the week of November 6 through November 12. Tuesday, Nov. 7. Brains & Brews Trivia Night for Crossroads Safehouse @ Odell Brewing Co. Trivia lovers, there is nothing better than getting to play your favorite game while giving to a worthy cause. This […]

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Looking for something out of this universe to do on Saturday, November 18? How about a mind-blowing trans-galactic evening to support the performing arts community in Fort Collins at the Downtown Artery? The Star Wars themed event starts at 6 p.m. allowing you to geek out in your favorite fan gear while enjoying special circus, fire, acrobatics, and dance performances, intergalactic casino games, live music, a silent auction, raffle prizes, […]

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OCT 5- DOWNTOWN ARTERY

Leyla McCalla Leyla McCalla, who has played alongside the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a renowned African-American string band, is coming to Fort Collins. McCalla finds inspiration from different sources, whether it be her Haitian heritage, or living in New Orleans. The multi-instrumentalist is both a cellist and singer, whose music reflects her diverse life experiences—from being raised by immigrant parents to relocating to Ghana for two years as a teenager and […]

JULY 1 – DOWNTOWN ARTERY

Driftwood with Edison The Downtown Artery brings us a pair of acts not to be missed this summer. Driftwood is a band native to Binghamton, New York, with members from the working town playing music with no limit to genre. Whether it be folk, old-time, punk, or rock, the band plays what they feel, and ultimately their listeners feel it too. “It’s sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus […]

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Race to Neptune

By: Jennifer Ortega No one has ever called us generic before,” says Brian Maier, lead singer and guitarist of Race to Neptune, as he sits alongside his respective band members at a coffee shop in Fort Collins. He’s talking about the handful of recent reviews on their debut album Oh Contraire, which has ranked them a solid average of four out of five stars by critics across the nation. If […]

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ONE FLEW WEST: ROCK, POP, ENERGY, and PUNCH!

By: Dawn Duncan Photo by: Talia Lezama It’s late morning and I am meeting two of the four members of Denver-based alternative rock act One Flew West at The Curtis Hotel’s Corner Office lounge/café. In preparation for my meeting, I have gathered some thoughts and notes about this act that I first saw at 2016’s UMS (Underground Music Showcase) festival on South Broadway last July. There, I saw One Flew […]

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Holiday Perform-A-Thon Brings a Music-Sharing Day to FoCo

BY: AINHOA PALACIOS BRING A FOOD. PLAY A SONG. SPREAD THE WORD.  Five local organization—The Downtown Artery, Museum of Discovery, Cohere Bandwidth, Larimer County Food Bank, and  Fort Collins Music Teachers Association are teaming up to bringing Fort Collins a full day of food-raising, music-sharing, and holiday-celebrating. On Saturday, December 3rd head to the Downtown Artery, or the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for the Annual Holiday Perform-a-thon! Attendees are invited […]

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MENTAL HEALTH FEST — BREAK OPEN

By: Carie Gueswel Mental health affects how a person thinks, what they feel, how they act, and the way they cope with life. The state of one’s mental health can strongly influence how they see themselves, their lives and their relationship to others, as well as influence the successes and achievements one will accomplish throughout their lifetime. Mental illness is considered by professionals to be any condition that causes atypical […]