Sonic Social Summer Celebration

Join the Music District on Saturday, June 23rd, as we kick-off summer with Sonic Social, a free open house-style celebration where you’re invited to plug in, turn up, and party on. Kick-back and get entertained The Living Room will feature fabulous performances, including a retro dance party with DJ Jason Heller and music by “Weird” gAL (Fort Collins’ own … 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

“Be Yourself”, A Conversation with Del the Funky Homosapien + Amp Live

The Music District Mic Check series invites you to go behind-the-scenes and beyond the music with intimate conversations featuring some of your favorite musicians and industry insiders. On May 5, 2018, legendary rapper and producer Del the Funky Homosapien & producer/DJ Amp Live sat down for an interview with veteran hip hop journalist Kyle Eustice (Wax … 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

5 Tips For Playing Your Best Festival Set

When your band takes the stage, it goes without saying that putting your best foot forward is paramount. From connecting with fans, to leaving a lasting impression on the venue and promoters, bands should always enter a live performance with their A-game prepared. You never know who is watching (and listening). Your live show is … 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

Get to the Point with PechaKucha!

NOUN. Japanese term for ‘chit-chat.’ Pronounced: Pe-Chak-Cha (Or hear how this Muppets rendition teaches it.)  “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.” – pechakucha.org On May 3rd, 2018, the Music District will play host … Continued

Detour Brings Music to Colorado Communities

“Strengthening Musicians. Strengthening Communities.” A powerful tool for self-discovery and transformation; music is the greatest gift one can give or receive. Detour is a program that aims to give this gift of music to kids across Colorado. By joining musicians and artists with communities around the state, Detour creates music education opportunities for youth to … Continued