5 Videos For Friday Kick-Off!!

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It's the final countdown! T-Minus a couple of hours until the 2017 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest kicks off. What better way to get your jam on, than by checking out these 5 videos from tonight's lineup. The festival opens at 5 PM tonight. See you on the dance floor!

Gipsy Moon get things started on Mountain Ave at 5 PM. Hailed as "newgrass", this 5 piece band from Nederland are sure to draw you into their high energy stage show.

Esmé Patterson is sure to get you moving on Library Park at 7:45 PM. She's been on her own course after splitting from Denver darlings Paper Bird over 4 years ago. She started her solo career with a bang, which featured a hit song with Shakey Graves. She is a must see at this year's festival!

Pandas & People have been racking up national radio play since they hit the ground with their first single, On My Way. Their newest effort Find You showcases the evolution of the band and landed them a spot at KTCL's Big Gig this year. Make sure to support one of Northern Colorado's breakout bands on Mountain Ave at 7:15 PM. 

It's hard to imagine a festival that features Colorado artists without our very own Uncle Johnny and his band Cracker. He's called Loveland home for the last decade and has spent countless hours supporting and mentoring our local music scene. Although most people will recognize their biggest hit, Low, one of my personal favorites is this one. Plus it's hard to beat the fashion style of the 90s! They'll be leading Library Park through a sing a long of their extensive catalog of platinum singles from 9 PM - 10 PM.

It's hard to believe that this will be the first time that Jamgrass legends Leftover Salmon will be performing at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. They've been rocking and rolling across the world for over a quarter of a century spreading the music of Colorado to the masses and inspiring the next generation of pickers and improvers. They will be closing down Mountain Ave Stage playing from 8:30 - 10 PM. 

 


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.