Wheelchair Sports Camp Does Fort Collins

*Guest blog by Wheelchair Sports Camp – Music District Artists-in-Residence June 2018*  The summer’s been hot in Denver and most of us are drowning in developments that seem to pop-up every other day. The sports camp crew needed a break out the city, so when the Music District offered us a residency we jumped at … Continued

Musician’s Help Desk Advice Column: Band Bios

Dear Musician’s Help Desk, I need to write a bio for my band, but I’m afraid we don’t have an interesting story to tell. Where do we begin? Kisses, Super Boring Person   Dear Super Boring Person, Come on. You can’t be that boring of a person. You’re in a band! That automatically makes you … Continued

Della Mae Comes Off Road for Songwriting Retreat

The members of my band, Della Mae, live in three different states. People always ask us, “But how do you practice?”, to which we usually answer, “on the road.” While that is somewhat true, the reality is that on tour we are crunched for time simply trying to make it to every soundcheck. We struggle … Continued

Head for the Hills – Growing Beyond a Genre

*Guest blog by Matt Loewen – Music District Artist-in-Residence May 2018 and bassist in Head for the Hills* Head for the Hills has always had a bit of an identity crisis. Being a “bluegrass band” without a banjo is a strange place to start from, and no one in the band grew up with bluegrass. … Continued

Celebrations of Juneteenth

Celebrations of Juneteenth (June 3rd – June 19th) is a series of events created by Musician’s Angel Network with a dual purpose: to commemorate and celebrate freedom. This is the first year the Fort Collins community will see collaboratively created events surrounding the national holiday that honors the date slaves were released to freedom (June … Continued

On Being a Woman in the Music Industry

*Guest blog by Montse Carty – Music District Artist-in-Residence May 2018* I had the privilege of staying at The Music District (MD) as an artist-in-residence in Fort Collins, CO last month. There I met with many fantastic artists and staff. One of the things I was struck by is the MD’s commitment to empowering women … Continued

Youth Music Collective – Looking Back, Looking Forward

*Guest Blog by Mary Claxton – Little Kids Rock Colorado Director of Programs; Drummer and Vocalist for the Burroughs* One of the things I love about Fort Collins is that the question “what if?” quickly becomes “how can we make this happen?” That transition is how the Youth Music Collective was formed. I am a … Continued

Nashville Artist in Residency Reflects on Art and Community

Nashville transient finds open arms in Fort Collins; A retrospect of the artist’s relationship with community. Guest blog by Jason Verstegen. Jason lives and works as a musician in Nashville, Tennessee. With extensive experience including; international touring, private and commercial studio sessions, as well as national television programming, Jason brings a uniquely introspective takeaway on his time … Continued