Read before you rock: what to know before festival weekend

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Our Festival Info page has tons of helpful information about the festival, and we recommend reading it before you head downtown. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the logistics information found there, as well as a few changes to be aware of at this year’s festival:

Construction and street closures

When planning your travel to the festival, be sure to reference FCTrip, a resource from the City of Fort Collins that provides live information on construction projects and traffic conditions.

Some streets in and around the festival area will be closed in the days leading up to and during the weekend. See a detailed list of festival street closures here.

Transportation and parking

Avoid parking hassles downtown by utilizing the MAX, which runs every 5-15 minutes during festival hours. Check out the festival weekend schedule here, as well as the general Transfort schedule for all bus routes.

If you need to park your car, public parking is available at the Old Town Parking Structure (Remington Street and Mountain Avenue) and the Civic Center Parking Structure (Mason Street and Laporte Avenue). Normal rates apply on Friday; Saturday is $5; Sunday is free. Additional parking can be found on public streets surrounding the festival.

Bike and skateboard parking are available at multiple locations throughout the festival. Check out the festival map for specific locations.

Festival maps and schedules

Plan your music schedule ahead of the festival by downloading the Bohemian Nights mobile app. There, you can browse the full lineup and save performances to create an individualized schedule. The app includes an interactive festival map.

Festival maps and music schedules are included in the festival’s music guide, which is available at the festival’s information booths and handed out by Bohemian Nights volunteers in blue shirts at festival entrances.

New this year

At the Mountain Avenue venue, be prepared for all-day bag checks upon entrance. Portable restroom facilities will be available at the Mountain Avenue venue all day, as well as water and select beers for sale.

Watch CAKE in Old Town Square! In addition to simulcast screens on Library Park Stage and in the northwest corner of Library Park, two additional simulcast screens have been added at Old Town Square Stage snd Linden Street Stage.

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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.