A Little Relief for the Colorado Music Community

Banding Together: A Concert for the Colorado Music Relief Fund, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MT. This three-hour event supports the people behind Colorado’s vibrant music industry. This is a fund supporting music industry workers based in Colorado. Presented by Breckenridge Brewery.

The Juice, The Sauce, and The Love.

Love’s title track, The Juice (feat. Marcus King), is the quintessential part of the entire album. This is the most critical part of the work G. Love and Special Sauce is doing right now. “That song is a protest song about where we’re at right now, about the Trump administration, and his Presidency and kind of how I feel it needs to go.” The Juice is a rallying cry, offering some support to activists, and a call to politicians for change. “Juice is supporting people trying to get [Trump] him out of there and encouraging more people to vote, encouraging people with progressive agendas and liberal values. You know. Giving them some energy.”

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.

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.

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.

Grassroot Soccer Zambia Harnesses the Power of Soccer to Educate

Grassroot Soccer-Zambia: This is a NGO (Non Governmental Organization) in Lusaka, Zambia that educates youth about positive choices while using the power of sport. The messages learned in soccer can translate over to other areas of the children’s lives. Using the power of soccer to make a change they can reduce HIV dramatically in the community. HIV is 100% preventable, and Grassroot Soccer plans to teach the youth how.

Bike Zambia 6: Ending HIV/AIDS, Empowering Women, and Girls in Zambia

Biking 350 Miles Across Africa to Change the World building an ecosystem of giving and receiving in Zambia. The participants raise $4000 for 3 nonprofit beneficiaries: World Bicycle Relief (WBR), Grassroot Soccer-Zambia & Zambia Health Education and Communication Trust (ZHECT).

Rae McAlister’s Illness Will Not Stop Her From Performing

Every day that Rae plays music is a miracle. Music has always been a part of Rae McCalister. She was born and raised in a musical family. Her musical makeup consists of jazz, folk, and classical training. The thing about Rae is, she has a diagnosis of Myotonia Congenita, Thompson’s disease several years ago after her body was immobile leaving her in a wheelchair.

Laura Burhenn of Mynabirds teaches about protest songs at the Music District

featured Laura Burhenn is a new revolutionist. She examines the question: “What does a revolution look like today, and what are we fighting for?” Laura presented her version of protest through song at the Music …

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,