Find your pathway with a pilot at FoCo StartUp/ArtUp week

Emily Satterlee is Founder of ItyDity, a one-of-a-kind Songboard™ technology. Emily is adding to her technology portfolio, by Co-Founding Pathway Pilot, with the first launch at Fort Collins Startup Week kick-off in a keynote. Attendees can download the Pathway Pilot beta to curate a relevant, unique, conference schedule.

Womxn in Music Rising Up In Fort Collins

The moment has arrived when the collaborative efforts of an incredibly strong and talented group of people formed a movement in the Fort Collins community. On Sept.10, 2017 the first Womxn Up event happened at the Music District. This brunch and mild meld opened the dialogue for the future of female-centered events in the community.

Open Beats in the Streets of Fort Collins

Create Places, an artist-organized economic and workforce development nonprofit, is hosting Open Beats on September 17, 2017, from 11:00am-2:00 pm. The event is held at the Overland Park shade shelter in Fort Collins, CO. Local electronic artist Full Metal, Kind Dub and Two Scoops will be on hand to guide the crowd through an ultimate digital music experience.

Top Picks for First Friday in Fort Collins

Fort Collins First Friday art walk happens the first Friday of every month. This is a night for art, community, and culture. This is a family friendly event. This event happens from 6-9 in Old town Fort Collins. There are many galleries open to the public , do research to find out which ones interest you.

Fort Collins is the Startup City Built on Rock-n-Roll

Fort Collins, Colorado is a collaborative, non-competitive, startup music city without a big ego. Fort Collins is a city built for musicians by musicians. For over ten years, musicians laid the groundwork for the next golden era of “musicprenuers“ by constructing an ecosystem built on encouragement, support, and empowerment. This shifts the paradigm and disrupts the music industry systems of the past.

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.

Chad Fisher: Fort Collins Bluegrass Musician and Teacher

  Chad Fisher is a Fort Collins Bluegrass Musician and a Teacher. He got his start from listening to music, and it pulled on his heartstrings so much that he devoted his life to becoming …

Wolf van Elfmand is Pioneering the Fort Collins Indie Folk Scene

Wolf van Elfmand is pioneering the Fort Collins Indie Folk scene. It all started when Wolf arrived in Fort Collins to attend graduate school at Colorado State University in Music Therapy. He stepped into the …

The Ghost Ship Digital Compilation and Fundraiser at Downtown Artery

  DJ Anna and Echo live in Fort Collins but felt very connected to the Ghost Ship devastation that happened in Oakland. They knew that the community of Fort Collins could do more than contribute …

Fort Collins Band The Ugly Architect Adds New Members

 William Knudsen is the lead singer and creator of the Fort Collins Band the Ugly Architect. He is shifting the design from a solo act and adding new members.  The Ugly Architect configuration is to …

Wood Belly is the New-Grass Quintet in Town

Wood Belly resonates the soul by combining traditional bluegrass with modern new grass styles. They were born in bluegrass heaven, Rocky Grass 2015, and tour around the Front Range. Wood Belly describes their music as, …

What Lies on the Horizon for Bluegrass Guitarist David Jensen’s Solo Career

Beloved  Fort Collins bluegrass guitarist  David Jensen is venturing out into a solo career after spending the last few years with National Touring band Blue Grama. What lies on the horizon for his solo career is …

Fort Collins Musician Derek Blake: Live Acoustic Session

  Derek Blake is a singer-songwriter in Fort Collins, Co. He has a new album, Pop hits released July 20, 2016. Pop hits were created to be easy listening. The songs average about 2:00 each …

Write Minded Wins Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase

Write Minded: a Fresh-Funk-Fusion-Jam-breaking-genre-boundary-band  competed for Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase and took home the grand prize pack that includes free recording time, a spread on the cover and a spot at the Arise Festival. …

Music’s role in the public good: Colorado Music Strategy

“Music as a business” is a unique concept. Our culture often romanticizes the view of the struggling artist. A creative may struggle their entire life, chasing their passions, never quite making ends meet. A successful …

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,

Longmont’s Bridge Studios:Both Sides of the Glass

Paul Andrews is the owner of Bridges Studios in Longmont, Colorado. Paul built this studio originally for his personal use.  The more people he told about his “passion project”, the more interest developed to open …