Friday Night Recap in Photos


{DeVotchKa performs to a capacity crowd on Mountain Ave Stage as our Friday Night Headliner}

The Friday Night of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is always such a great way to ease into the festival spirit. There are only a couple of stages to bounce between, so you have a minute to get in shape and catch your breath before you begin the marathon of stage hopping on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you will enjoy these photos from our Friday Night Kickoff and get ready to hit the ground running today as an amazing lineup of Colorado Bands kick off at 11 AM this morning!


{Fort Collins funk explosion PunchDrunkMunkyFunk warm up the Mountain Ave Stage for the hometown}


{How cool is it that Fort Collins has a chapter of Music Cares and staffs a Safe Harbor Room at our local festivals?!? Always makes me proud to see this beacon each year - Thank you Marty!!}


{Longtime Emcee Jeff Koepke introduces the Railsplitters on Library Park}


{And Jeff somehow managed a wardrobe change to serve the lovely Anne Harris (who performed with Otis Taylor) a delicious backstage dinner - Only the best for our musicians!}


{Anne pays it forward to our staff member Caitlin with dusting of glitter glow!}


{It was the homecoming of the weekend - Tickle Me Pink take a moment together before hitting the Mountain Ave Stage!}


{Fans welcomed a longtime favorite, Tickle Me Pink back to the spotlight!}


{Make sure to find the video of Sean Kennedy and daughter Willow in the best duet of the night!}


{Rowdy rockers the Yawpers lived up to their intro from Mountain Ave Emcee Chris K as top musicians in the state - wowing the audience and pushing the boundaries!}


{The Otis Taylor Band mesmerizes the crowd with his signature Transcendental Blues style}


{Otis Taylor with special guest Anne Harris put on a show for Library Park!}


{Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell talks about the importance of supporting your local music scene before introducing our Friday Night headliner from Denver, DeVotchKa!!}


{DeVotchKa mesmerized a capacity crowd on Mountain Ave and included a surprise horn section (look closely and you might recognize them as CO favorites from long ago, Cabaret Diosa)!}


{Tim Cook and Tommy Malone from the Subdudes pose with fellow musician Barb Solow from KRFC before their set}


{A Fort Collins favorite by way of New Orleans, The Subdudes, wowed Library Park to close down the stage}



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.