Hip-Hop History Month: A look into November

This past year saw Hip-Hop music dominate the mainstream, finally eclipsing all other musical categories as the most-listened-to genre. According to Nielsen’s 2017 year-end report, for the first time ever, R&B/Hip-Hop became the most dominant genre, with seven of the top 10 most-consumed albums coming from that genre. Nielsen said the Hip-Hop/R&B genre ended as … Continued

Celebrate Surround Sound Bash 2018!

The Music District is turning 2 and we are bringing back our biggest party of the year! Surround Sound Bash is happening on September 29th from 4-9pm and it’s FREE. So, RSVP right away to grab a spot to celebrate with us and find your place in music! 2018’s party means it is bigger and … Continued

Ben Sollee Brings Kentucky Charm to Fort Collins

Ben Sollee is a local music scene’s national hero. After a decade of touring out from his home state of Kentucky, he’s proven to his friends, family and fanbase that he is the kind of artist who isn’t afraid to commit to a goal or a cause. From a nation wide music tour on bicycle … Continued

Sonic outcomes: “Beyond Genre”

On July 18th, 2018, Off the Hook Arts and the Music District co-hosted the event Beyond Genre: An Improv Experiment and Discussion.  What does the term “genre” mean? Is it obsolete? What does it do for us as musicians, industry folks, and supporters of music? What are the challenges surrounding the term? What about this … Continued

Egoprisme meets Sultan and Necromancer for Sonic Exploration

Guest Blog by August 2018 Music District artist-in-residence Egoprisme What a trip… When I applied for the Brest-Denver Sister Cities Music Exchange, I knew I could have a chance to travel the world thanks to my music, and moreover to meet musicians that would give me inspiration and new ways of composing. In early July, … Continued

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

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

Students of All Ages: Creating a Community

An Interview by Malini Bartels (Music District Utility Player) with Elvin Holderfield (Music District Piano Instructor) A good music teacher fosters a creative space open to all genres of music and people of all backgrounds. Recently, the Music District sat down with piano instructor, Elvin Holderfield, and asked a few questions about teaching out of … Continued