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NPR Music Winner Shares With the Community

Classically trained violinist and songwriter, Gaelynn Lea, has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, with an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry, and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn is currently working on her fourth […]

A couple in the 23 Cosplay in Fort Collins By: Paul Marcoux

Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest Comes to Life

By: Rebecca LaPole Photo: A couple from 23rd Day Cosplay in Fort Collins by: Paul Marcoux   In its eighth year, the Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest rises again in Fort Collins on October 21. Participants who purchase a wristband are eligible to crawl from shop to shop in Old Town and enjoy free drinks, food, and other to-die-for treats. The event was started in 2009 by local non-profit organization […]



Celebrate the last outdoor music festival of the summer in Old Town Square on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.! FORToberfest is a Fort Collins-style fall festival, featuring 10+ hours of live music on the Old Town Square Stage and specialty tastings of local, seasonal craft beers. Best of all, the festival is FREE, with no admission charge to enjoy a full day of live music and […]

Fort Collins Peach Festival

Brought to you by The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins, the 7th Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival will be taking place August 19. This is the first year the event will relocates to the Civic Center Park and Washington Park area in Fort Collins versus its usual Hughes Stadium location. The Peach Festival is a yearly tradition that brings together family and friends in Northern Colorado while allowing local businesses […]



BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2017 By: Meghan Pipe Three days. Six stages. Eighty-six bands. It’s hard to count all the reasons we’re pumped for Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, this free music festival is a summer staple—and 2017’s festival, held on August 11, 12 and 13 in downtown Fort Collins, is shaping up to be the best yet. This year’s […]

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Live Music at Lost Prairie Winery

Ever wonder what happened to Blue Skies Winery, the local custom winery in Fort Collins known for serving up knowledge with your glass of wine? That fine example of local talent is still around at 251 Jefferson St. in Fort Collins, though their name was changed to Lost Prairie Winery in 2016. Lost Prairie Winery continues to craft small batches of wine onsite, and always has something new and fun […]


Free Music at City Park Food Truck Rallies

Join the food truck rally fun at City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St. in Fort Collins every Tuesday night through September with the exception of the Fourth of July. About 30 rotating food vendors from Waffle Lab to The Sweaty Moose will participate in the rallies, which run from 6 p.m. to dusk. The food truck rallies started in 2015 and were hosted every other week. Last year, the event […]

Taste of Fort Collins

The annual Taste of Fort Collins festival, presented by First National Bank, will be held June 9-11 in Old Town Fort Collins in the Civic Center Park area and surrounding streets between Maple Street, Mountain Avenue, Mason Avenue, and Meldrum Street. The event is a community celebration that brings together food and beverage vendors from our region, along with several musical acts and national headliners as entertainment. There are kids’ […]


Bohemian Nights Presents Thursday Night Live’s seventh annual concert series starting on June 1 with the first of 10 free weekly concerts, all designed to showcase Colorado’s broad range of musical talent. The series will be held on the outdoor stage in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square. Performances will take place every Thursday from 7-9 p.m., June 1-Aug. 3. The June 1 performance will feature Fort Collins’ own SHEL, the […]


Off the Hook Arts is Coming Take Over FoCo With Classical Music This Summer

By: Jennifer Ortega Off the Hook Arts is a nonprofit music education program with large aspirations. Geared towards children and young adults in k-12, Off the Hook Arts provides free and low-cost classical music instruction across Fort Collins and the Northern Colorado area. As part of the program, Off the Hook Arts produces a winter and summer classical music festival every year. From June 19 to July 14, Summerfest will […]