Create Places First Friday Creative Relief Fund

On First Friday, 9/1/2017, Create Places of Fort Collins is launching a call for donations. Any musician or artist that donates portions of their sales to the relief efforts of Harvey Hurricane in Houston will be matched dollar for dollar for up to $1000. The donations can be in the form of ticket sales, merch sales, fundraiser shows or any profitable contribution. This initiative encourages local grassroots philanthropy from artist and creatives in Fort Collins.

Justin Roth Launches a New Singer-Songwriter group at the Music District

Justin Roth is launching a Songwriting group at the Music District in Fort Collins on Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm. The group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Songwriters are encouraged to bring a new song each month for the group to provide a critique and support to enrich the craft.

Fort Collins Gypsy Swing Band Release Craft Beer

The Happy Dapples is an eclectic group of musicians from Fort Collins that play Gypsy Swing. This Saturday they celebrated their beer release of Hoppy Dopple with Equinox Brewing in Fort Collins.

The beer has been on tap at Equinox since November of 2016. Oskar Arevalo, singer and guitar player of the Dapples, had an interest in brewing the beer. He was a chef at Fish restaurant in Fort Collins and spent many days doing beer pairing dinners. He wanted to merge his culinary talents with his musical ones.

Happy Birthday to The Colorado Sound

The Colorado Sound is the fastest growing non-commercial radio station in the nation. This week they turn one year old. To celebrate they are hosting a premiere party at Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins. An all Colorado lineup including Dragondeer, Paper Bird, Rob Drabkin, and Brent Cowles, will be featured. The celebration will be recorded by a diverse team of videographers and broadcasted on a later date. The first 200 people through the door get a commemorative T-shirt!

The Economic Impact of Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper passed the HB11-1031 bill in 2011. This bill focuses on the conception of more Creative Districts in Colorado. A Creative District is an enterprise that adds economic value to a community through creative entrepreneurship. The Office of Economic Development’s initiative states,