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FoCoMX Fresh Finds

There are plenty of fresh finds and one of a kind experiences, to discover or even rediscover, at FoCoMX.  Here are just a few of our freshest finds:     Robert Shredford   – Friday Night – 11:45pm to 12:30am @ Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub | 21+ – indie surf rock Robert Shredford is a reverb-drenched surf rock party from a coastless state. Named after an actor your […]

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There’s no place like home

By Steve Graham Colorado has no shortage of music festivals, but there are few gatherings quite like the Fort Collins Music Experience, or FoCoMX, as it is widely known and loved. With nearly 400 artists at dozens of venues, it’s one of the largest festivals in the state that focuses exclusively on homegrown talent, and certainly one of the biggest without a marquee draw.   “There is no headliner. There […]

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EDM will come to the fore at FoCoMX

  The Aggie’s alien invasion   Festival includes two DJ showcases By Steve Graham FoCoMX is made for a guy like Chris Weller. To paraphrase talk-radio callers, he’s a long-time listener and first-time artist. “I’ve been attending FoCoMX for years, and I love that we have this local, multi-day, take-over-Old-Town festival dedicated to local musicians in Northern Colorado,” Weller said in an email interview. “This is my town and I’m […]

Colorado Born: OrganOmatrOn
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Colorado Born: OrganOmatrOn

OrganOmatrOn is a soul/r and b/funk band with a lot of texture and space groovy and fun to dance to not afraid to push boundaries. Rightly so with members of some of Colorado’s historic bands like Cabaret Diosa, Big Gigantic, Matt Flarity band, hot soup, leftover salmon, Drew Emmitt Band, Bill Nershi‘s blue planet, analog sun, judo chop, Wendy Woo, Euforquestra and Grant Farm. “Chris and I have been friends […]

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The human-pedaled, mixed and amplified soundstage rolls into FoCoMx

TheRickshawLive is only mobile venue parading the streets of Fort Collins with live musicians in tow and is making a debut at FoCoMx with a multimedia reel, and an expanded stage. Dreamt up by Tim Ryschon, President at Ryschon Inc, ‘Hybridizing technology and disease prevention in the service of improved human health’ by day, and innovating new technologies for music transport by night. In 2019, TheRickshawLive received a Marketing Study […]

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Teams Announced And Filming Begins For 2nd Annual “53:14 Music Video Experiment” to Premiere at FoCoMX 11 Music Festival

Create Places and NoCoast Artists, producers of the 53:14 Music Video Experiment, a music video festival in association with FoCoMX, The Music District and Dellenbach Motors have announced the 10 participating teams undergoing a 53 hour and 14-minute challenge to create 10 original music videos—from beginning to end. Festival co-creator, Doug Usher, explains “The real excitement leading up to this weekend is that the 10 Filmmaker teams and 10 musicians […]

Colony Funk performing at Swing Station. Photo by Nicholas Stock
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10 Bands Not To Sleep On At FoCoMX 2019

By Nicholas Stock   FoCoMX is coming up quickly and they have finally announced their mind-boggling gargantuan lineup. With over 300 bands performing on 30 plus stages across the entirety of Fort Collins, choosing a game plan can be overwhelming. For two days in April, The Choice City is transformed into the Choose Your Own Adventure of music festivals. It’s impossible to see it all so you have to pick […]

July 27 – OLD TOWN SQUARE

The Burroughs Summer is a time for outdoor concerts. Enjoying sunny days and cool Colorado nights while listening to groovy tunes—isn’t that what summers were invented for? This is why we love the Thursday Night Live Concert Series brought to us by Bohemian Nights. On July 27, you can catch The Burroughs on the Old Town Square stage. The Burroughs began playing together in 2013, and their trademarked “sweaty soul […]

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EMMA MARIE Talks Music, Mentorship, and Collaboration

By: Ainhoa Palacios Northern Colorado has talent bursting at the seams. That is not news to those of us who reside here. Scene recently caught up with one these NoCo gems— Emma Marie, and her mentor, Vincent Burkardt, to get the scoop on her recent rise to United Kingdom stardom. Before we dive into the star herself, Emma Marie, we wanted to catch up with Vincent Burkardt, the founder and […]

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FoCoMX 9: READY TO PARTY!

By: Dawn Duncan It is already year number nine for FoCoMX, the beloved music festival launched by Fort Collins Musicians Association (“FoCoMA”) back in 2008. Led by musician and Bohemian Foundation employee Greta Cornett and a team of tireless volunteers, FoCoMX is poised for its biggest year yet. This year, the festival received more than 1,200 band submissions for its coveted 280 slots available. Including the Rickshaw Live (traveling rickshaw […]