Katie Glassman and Snapshot

It's rare that a new band can capture an old timey sound, but Katie Glassman and Snapshot live in a timeless musical realm where they not only capture that piece of history but they bring it to life.  Crowds are transported back in time and wowed by the musicianship of the group. You can't help but nod your head and tap your foot when the hypnotic fiddle takes the lead. Those are just some of the reasons we're excited to bring Katie Glassman & Snapshot to Fort Collins for Thursday Night Live TONIGHT! Our weekly series is from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in Old Town Square and did we mention it's Free?!? Check out this Ted X video of the band showcasing their authentic and unique skills for a national audience and we'll see you on the dance floor!

Kizumba

There is no better way to spice up your Thursday night than by joining us for our Thursday Night Live kickoff with one of Colorado's longest running Salsa bands, Kizumba! Forming in 1990, they've kept crowds moving and shaking to their Latin inspired grooves for over 2 decades and show no signs of slowing down.  The 12 piece group incorporates basic Latin dance instructions into the entertainment so that everyone can enjoy getting down on the new Old Town Square Stage! The fun will begin at 7 PM this Thursday June 2nd. Check out this video of a live performance by Kizumba below and get ready to join us for a summer of celebrating Colorado music every Thursday from 7 - 9 PM at Old Town Square!

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{Katie Glassman & Snapshot bring their Western Swing to the stage on June 9th!}

Our TNL (Thursday Night Live) lineup is released today which means it's time to start thinking about summer! Or at least planning your weekly bike ride to Old Town on Thursday nights to enjoy some of the best music in Colorado for FREE!! The newly remodeled Old Town Square will house this exciting series which brings some new names, some local favorites and a ton of fun to the community. So without further ado, we are so proud to share with you our 2016 TNL Lineup - Please enjoy!

KIZUMBA SALSA BAND - JUNE 2ND

KATIE GLASSMAN & SNAPSHOT - JUNE 9TH

BLUES DOGS - JUNE 16TH

KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE - JUNE 23RD

BLUE GRAMA - JUNE 30TH

KUTANDARA MARIMBA EXPERIENCE - JULY 7TH

MAMA LENNY & THE REMEDY - JULY 14TH

Surprise Concert! - JULY 21ST

GRUPO PRESIDIO - JULY 28TH

PANDAS & PEOPLE - AUGUST 4TH

 

Old Hours - Duo Making Moves

Artists find inspiration from many different things and Old Hours are no exception. Nathaniel Walberer and Anna Carlson moved from opposite sides of the country to come together in Fort Collins to find their songwriting niche in the beauty of our town. Considered newbies to the scene, critics and fans alike are drawn to the beautiful and haunting sounds of the indie folk duo.  You'll definitely want to see the Old Hours in action when they perform as part of our Armory Concert Series on June 10 with Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line. Check out their video below and get ready to be wowed.

FoCoMx 8 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Awww... FoCoMX. What can I say about you that most people don't already know? You truly are the most wonderful time of the year. It's no wonder the local musicians call you FoCoMX-Mas.

No one sleeps for at least the week before - bands are perfecting their set, volunteers are furiously working on last minute details and music lovers from all over are scouring through your program guide to figure out their schedules.

We wait all year to see you, to feel you and to experience you and then the weekend is finally upon us. There is an electric excitement that rolls through the city when you arrive. Of course there has to be when you put so much talent into such a short time span.

250 different local acts performing at 25 local businesses - some established and some new, some full time and some occasional but all coming together to create something special for our community. A gift that we can treasure and support year round; created by local musicians for local musicians that has turned into so much more. Thank you FoCoMX for helping us celebrate how much local music means to us.

FoCoMX is presented by the Fort Collins Musicians Association as a weekend dedicated to celebrating local music in Northern Colorado. This year's festival will take place on Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24th at various locations in Old Town Fort Collins and will feature an all local lineup of music.

For more information, including a full schedule, ticket sales & volunteer opportunities - please visit FoCoMX.org

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - 30 Years of Making Music

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore have been making sweet music together for over 30 years. The duo are partners in both songwriting and life.

Their love of music coupled with their love of each other have given them a complexity that keep audiences enchanted by their versatile American Roots sound. The chemistry is undeniable as they make themselves at home with any crowd. Their music is honest and their sense of humor is wicked!

We are happy to welcome Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore to our stage as part of the Concerts at the Armory on Tuesday April 12th with Loudon Wainwright III. Check out the duo in action below and get excited for this show!

Matt Skinner - Texas Troubadour Charms Fort Collins

It's not often that a Texas boy can come in and steal the hearts of Coloradoans, but singer songwriter Matt Skinner does just that with his witty charm. (It probably doesn't hurt that his voice is often compared to another Texas show stopper, Willie Nelson.)

He is a true storyteller that captures the listener's attention with smart lyrics and funny antics. He blends country, blues and roots rock seamlessly and wins over every audience with his natural stage presence and easy nature.

We're super excited to welcome Fort Collins's own Matt Skinner to our Concerts at the Armory on Saturday March 19th with Mandolin Orange. Check out his video below and get ready to get down!

Rebecca Folsom - Vocal Power!

It's not often a voice can leave you speechless, but when Colorado's own Rebecca Folsom opens her mouth; she commands your attention. Not only is her 4 octave vocal range enough to wow, but her amazing songwriting paired with a sweet soul captures her audience from her first song to her last.

Rebecca writes from the heart; lovingly crafting each tune with sincere emotion that connects to her crowd. Performing world-wide and touring with an extensive schedule, we are lucky to have her in our local music scene and even luckier to have her perform in Fort Collins!

Rebecca Folsom will be here on March 3rd as part of our Concerts at the Armory with the equally talented Karla Bonoff. Get a sneak peak of her in the studio performing Colorado below and get excited for the show!!

Megan Burtt - A Star in Our Scene

Megan Burtt has been a rising star in the Colorado scene after making a splash at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest winning Songwriter of the Year honors. She received her degree from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, so you better believe she has the pedigree to go with the natural born talent.

Her music is honest and raw, polished and accessible. She's a world traveler and knows how to tell her stories in a way that draw crowds and critics to her sound. Riding high from the acclaim of her studio album The Bargain, which was released in the Fall of 2015, Megan Burtt is a must see!

And now is your chance to see her in action when we welcome her to our Concerts at the Armory on February 26th with Brett Dennen. Watch her performance at Red Rocks last summer with the Colorado Symphony (below) and get excited for this amazing show!!

Moors & McCumber - Match Made in Musical Heaven

James Moors and Kort McCumber are household names in the Colorado music scene. They each have recognition as accomplished singer-songwriters with a solid fan base, but it was when they 2 joined forces ten years ago that they blew the door wide open to much larger audience.

The duo found what was missing in their solo projects, which ended up being each other. Moors & McCumber have established themselves as a musical tour de force on a national scale with fierce lyrics, soaring harmonies and skilled instrumentalists. We are thrilled to welcome them to our Concerts at the Armory with Tall Heights on January 30th.

Check out the video below and get excited for the show!

Adam Thomas Brown - Moseys Into the Spotlight!

Adam Thomas Brown has something special. Steeped deep in Americana Roots, he is able to sing his heartfelt stories with ease. He not only connects with the crowd, but he elicits feelings from audiences.

This Fort Collins musician is known for being the guitarist and frontman for Mosey West but this last year he's really come into his own as a solo artist. We are so excited to welcome Adam Thomas Brown to our stage at Concerts at the Armory with Noah Gundersen on Thursday December 10th. Check out the video below and get excited to see him in action! Tickets available HERE.

Solomon Cook = Amazing Acoustics

We all know when 2 legendary Colorado artists join forces that it's going to be good. So when we heard that Subdudes bass-player / vocalist / songwriter, Tim Cook began a new project with fellow songwriter Rob Solomon we were prepared for something great.

But what we got was blown away by the soulful harmonies and incredible storytelling that Solomon Cook created. And now we are even more excited to showcase the duo's signature sound for Concerts at the Armory with Jonatha Brooke on Wednesday November 4th.

Check out a sneak peak below of Solomon Cook's talked about performance from this year's Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest and get excited!

Liz Barnez Announces Welcome Back Album Release Party

It's one of the most anticipated albums to come out of Fort Collins in a long time! Mark your calendars for October 17th and get your tickets today to see Liz Barnez at the Armory for the very special release of Welcome Back.

Liz is one of the few musicians who is able to relate to fans and critics in a completely organic way. Her music embraces her heritage, as most songs incorporate a New Orleans flair with her signature style of storytelling shining through.

The album is very much a part of Liz Barnez and the fresh breath that she breathes into the music community. Recorded in 3 states over 8 years, Welcome Back is a labor of love that features a who's who of the music scene; with guest appearances by Tommy Malone (of the Subdudes), Dave Beegle, Eric Moon, Bryon Holley, Michael Olson and many more.

The release party will include many of these performers in what is already being touted as one of the hottest shows to happen this Fall. Get tickets and more info HERE and yes, please get excited!!!!

Liz Barnez

Matt Mahern - A Musician of Many Traits

It's quite possible that Matt Mahern has performed with the most musicians in town. You have probably seen him sharing the stage with Lindsey O'Brien Band, Motorhome, Ginger Whale, Matt Mahern and Constitution, maybe you even remember the Bodhi Band?

P-Mann, as he is affectionately known by the Fort Collins musicians community, has been a staple in our scene for years. As a CSU Music Department Alumni he has a vast knowledge of instruments and styles, which has shaped his sound as a little something for everyone.

Matt can play most anything on pretty much anything. He's recently found his stride as a solo artist by honing in on his songwriting skills and perfecting his storytelling. Tonight we are very excited to have Matt Mahern entertaining our audience at Concerts at the Armory alongside Joe Pug. Make sure to check out the video below to see him in action and get your tickets HERE.

Greta Cornett

Meet Our Writer

Greta Cornett is a local musician, as well as a local music lover and supporter.

She is most recognized as the trumpet player for 12 Cents for Marvin, the 3 Twins, and Mama Lenny and the Remedy. She is a graduate of the CSU music department and her behind the scenes work includes co-founding the Fort Collins Musicians Association, co-creating FoCoMX, working as the marketing director for the Boulder Theater and the Fox Theatre and volunteering at KRFC 88.9 FM.

This is her 7th year blogging for Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest in addition to being on the Bohemian Nights Talent Advisory Committee. She recently joined the Bohemian Foundation staff on the Music Programs Team as Marketing and Talent Coordinator.