Livestreaming + Fundraising: A Community Case Study (kinda)

In April, my sister and I hosted a livestreamed online “rent party” benefiting Neighbor to Neighbor. The evening featured more than 30 Northern Colorado musicians covering Men at Work’s Business as Usual album in its entirety, plus a handful of live performances, and even a video hello from singer-songwriter/celebrated Men at Work frontman Colin Hay. The event raised nearly $13,000, with donations continuing to … Continued

Venturing into the Sonic Continuum

When I was a kid — this, mind you, was a long time ago — my parents would take my sisters and me to stay with our grandmother when they needed babysitting support/added sanity. Grandma lived outside of town, on farmland, which meant there was an excellent amount of space to play outside, yay! It … Continued

Friendsgiving: Connect (and Contribute!) to Community

Confession: as the Music District’s new Community Manager, I’d like to admit first and foremost that I was never really a fan of group projects in school. As an adult, I’ve grown to appreciate them more — but the real take-home is this: group projects are actually pleasant when you’ve got committed, inspired people involved. … Continued

Creating Community: Behind the Scenes with Sarah Slater

As summer draws to a close, festival season winds down as well (*sob*) and we find ourselves waving goodbye to weekends absolutely overflowing with music. At the Music District, we’re big fans of the camaraderie that comes with immersing yourself in watching back-to-back bands sweat it out on stage — or maybe just enjoying the … Continued