The Epilogues - Farewell to Fort Collins at BoNi

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One of the most bittersweet moments of our festival weekend for me, will probably be The Epilogues set. It will be their last Fort Collins show for the foreseeable future as frontman Chris Heckman moves to Spain.  The band burst onto the scene over a decade ago with a true passion for performing that helped propel them to the top of the Colorado scene. Friends from high school, they had integrity that you don't see a lot of anymore. Loyalty and fun meant just as much to them as the music they were performing. They spent countless hours (probably years) touring across country and gaining fans. They perfected their craft and they respected their fellow musicians; often the first to show up for a gig and the last to leave, cheering on each act that took the stage. They always took the time to talk to their fans or the drunk dude at the bar, giving everybody a moment to feel special. No wonder they were able to achieve success both in and out of the spotlight.  The group performed at premiere festivals on a national level; SXSW, CMJ, The Sunset Strip Music Festival in addition to be statewide headliners at Westword Music Showcase & UMS. They won KTCL's Hometown for the Holidays and rode the high of having their music on radio stations across the country. Those are just a few reasons that watching them perform one of their last shows this weekend will perhaps bring a tear to my eye. They mean so much to our scene on so many levels. So I hope you will join me in sending off The Epilogues this Sunday August 14th on the Linden St Stage at 5:20 PM. Their hit single Hunting Season is below, where sometimes art mimics life in that "Everything I Ever Wanted Inside of Me is Proving Real Tonight..." You did good boys and the music scene will miss you.

 


Greta Cornett

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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.