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Together Tuesdays (Free Coworking for Musicians)EventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 9:00am
  • Tuesday May 29

Calling all musicians! Join us for FREE COWORKING every Tuesday from 9am – 5pm in the Long Building of the Music District, 619 S. College Ave.

The Music District’s Long Building houses a community of founders, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives, working to develop a sustainable music ecosystem, locally and afar.

Coworking at the Music District will allow you to connect to a network of music industry professionals, meet inspiring people, and discover new opportunities and resources for your projects.

Coworking guests have access to Wifi, Adobe Creative Software, a community printer, a meeting room, and phone booths. We also offer coffee, tea, and snacks while on campus to help keep you productive.

Come find your (work)place at the Music District!

Celebrations of Juneteenth: Gospel Brunch Benefit for Respite CareEvent
  • 11:00am
  • Sunday June 3

Bring a healthy appetite and giving spirit to the opening event of Celebrations of Juneteenth!

In partnership with Avogadro’s Number and sponsored by The Solarium Hostel, Musician’s Angel Network presents… Gospel Brunch in which a portion of proceeds will benefit Respite Care. This opening event includes a specially created meal, drinks, and performance by Fort Collins favorite, Peaches Embry & Friends. Respite Care will speak about their work and a member of the Musician’s Angel Network committee will speak about what they do as well as Juneteenth and why it is a national holiday to remember. Tickets are available through Avogadro’s website

Celebrations of Juneteenth 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 commemorates the date slaves were released to freedom (June 19, 1865). Spread the word about the following Celebrations of Juneteenth events from June 3rd – June 19th. The next event is Music & Movie Night at The Lyric: A Benefit for Robbie Linder’s Family. 

Event Information

Date: Sunday, June 3rd

Time: 11a – 2p

Location: Avogadro’s Number

Tickets: Adults $30

Children $12.50

5 years old and under are free

Tix available at http://www.avogadros.com/box-office.

Celebrations of Juneteenth: Music & Movie Night, a Benefit for Robbie Linder's FamilyEvent
  • 6:00pm
  • Sunday June 10

Celebrations of Juneteenth in partnership with Du’Tell Events present a new series: Music & Movie Night at The Lyric on June 10th!  Each month The Lyric will feature a new pairing of music related film and local band. First up: a performance by Sabotage then a screening of the powerful film A Band Called Death about Death, Detroit’s first punk band. 

 More than a kick off for a new film and music series at the Lyric, this event is a benefit for Robbie Linder’s Family. Robbie was a beloved fixture in the Fort Collins music scene and with this event we hope to honor him, his family, and gather donations to help support his them through this difficult loss.

Celebrations of Juneteenth 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 commemorates the date slaves were released to freedom (June 19, 1865). Spread the word about Celebrations of Juneteenth events from June 3rd – June 19th. The next event is Foxy Friday Pop Up at Yum Yums on June 15th.

Event Information

Date: Sunday, June 10th

Time: 6p – 9p

Location: The Lyric

Tickets: $15 – Available at http://lyriccinema.com/

Songwriters MeetupEventFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday June 12

Join us at the Music District every 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Songwriters Meetup! Our mission is to provide a place and format for songwriters of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow songwriters so we can all improve our craft.

Please bring your instrument (keyboard available on-site), or a demo recording of your song (stereo system also available for playback), as well as multiple copies of your lyrics for others to follow along to aid in the critique. Bringing snacks to share is optional, but appreciated.

The Songwriting meeting is hosted by Justin Roth, a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk.

Celebrations of Juneteenth: Foxy Friday Pop UpEventFree
  • 9:00pm
  • Friday June 15

Feelin’ foxy on a Friday night? Bring your fly energy to Yum Yums to dance the night away! This evening is all about coming together to build community around music and dance. Foxy Fridays are a series of community building events created by Du’Tell Events that happen at various venues throughout Fort Collins. The aim of these evenings is to be open to all while providing a dedicated space and time for people of color to be comfortable in a place together.

Celebrations of Juneteenth 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 commemorates the date slaves were released to freedom (June 19, 1865). Spread the word about the following Celebrations of Juneteenth events from June 3rd – June 19th. The next event is Music & Movie Night at The Lyric: A Benefit for Robbie Linder’s Family.  

 

Event Information

Date: Friday, June 15th

Time: 9p– 1a

Location: Yum Yums 

Tickets: Free

Singing Bowls - June 2018EventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 11:15am
  • Saturday June 16

Experience soothing sound vibrations, as Betsy Perna plays her Himalayan Bowls—concert style. Certified by the Atma Buti School; Betsy uses ancient Tibetan methods to induce balanced body rhythms, relaxation and meditation. Join us in the Music District Attic for an afternoon of bliss!

Bring a mat, small blanket and a pillow as needed. Comfortable seating will be available as well, and we’ll have tea afterward.

$5 Cash Recommended Donation

* singing bowl sessions are recommended for participants ages 12 and up

Wheelchair Sports Camp and Kind DubEventDowntown Artery
  • 8:00pm
  • Saturday June 16

The Music District and Downtown Artery Present:
Wheelchair Sports Camp with Kind Dub

Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
*All Ages*

Wheelchair Sports Camp is Denver’s biggest smallest band.

“If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now” – Village Voice

Combining humor, playfulness, radical political perspectives, compassion and undeniable musical chops, Wheelchair Sports Camp is unlike any other hip-hop act around. Fronted by the wheelchair bound MC/beat-maker/activist/educator/shit-talker Kalyn, the band is a combination of live and electronic instruments with a more noisey, jazzy, experimental,combination to the traditional hip-hop group. The band has been featured on the cover of the Village Voice as well as in SPIN Magazine, Huffington Post, High Times Magazine and more. You can’t really pin Kalyn’s beats and collaborators to a specific era or subgenre of hip-hop, and she always switches up her configuration and presentation and methodology while making the music happen in consistently fascinating ways.

The band unknowingly started in the summer of 1997 when Kalyn moved back from Burbank, CA to her Denver hometown and was invited to attend and corrupt the 14th annual week-long Wheelchair Sports Camp. The band tours the states and beyond from their home in Denver, Colorado.

Kind Dub

The producer and emcee duo of Kind Dub, consisting of “KD” (Cody Marsden) and “CO” (Cory Clarke) have been producing and writing music together in Colorado since 2011. Shortly after, they founded the collaborative effort Kind Dub Krew, and recorded 2 records with NY lyricist Arson, and featured long-time Colorado emcee Qbala. Kind Dub brings a voice to the Colorado underground music scene. This is due to their relentless work ethic and undeniable dedication to making impactful music with powerful live performances. Kind Dub always goes the extra mile to help fellow artists with their creative agency in Fort Collins. Kind Dub performed their first live show in late 2013, and have shown no signs of slowing down. Their one-of-a-kind sound, and thought-provoking lyrics have shared stages with some of their favorite national artists including People Under The Stairs, Hieroglyphics, Chali 2na, Living Legends, Zion-I, Pharoahe Monch, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Afroman, Immortal Technique, Grouch & Eligh, Nappy Roots, Rhymesayers, Masta Ace and many more. Their dedication has taken them on numerous tours, playing shows in over a dozen states, with a trip to SXSW in 2015. Gaining traction at a number of Colorado festivals such as Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, The UMS, Westword Music Showcase, and Higher Ground Music Festival, Kind Dub plans to pursue new festivals, new crowds to interact with, and more cross country touring in 2018. Kind Dub is honored to have performed and featured on sets at many of Colorado’s iconic venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Mishawaka, Fillmore Auditorium, Aggie Theatre, Levitt Pavilion, Cervantes’ Masterpiece, The Fox Theatre, Animas City Theatre, and The Black Sheep. Kind Dub COllabs EP Series is out now on all available platforms.

"Lift Every Voice & Sing": A Musical Celebration of JuneteenthEventFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Monday June 18

Lift Every Voice & Sing is often referred to as the “Black National Anthem” because its lyrics voice the cry for black people’s liberation and affirmation. Sharing select poems, lyrics, and other works, Anthony McGlaun and Kenny Moten will lead the audience through a historical look into the words and songs of enslaved ancestors. In partnership with The Music District, this event is free and open to the public, though we ask the audience to be mindful of the content and age of attendees.

Celebrations of Juneteenth 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 commemorates the date slaves were released to freedom (June 19, 1865). Spread the word about the following Celebrations of Juneteenth events from June 3rd – June 19th. The final event is Juneteenth Gives Back at FoCo Cafe on June 19th! 

 

About Anthony & Kenny:

Anthony P. McGlaun is noted for his clarity of tone, musicality and expressive delivery of text. Mr. McGlaun, a Detroit, Michigan native, received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morehouse College and a Master of Music from the University of Northern Iowa.

Upon his return to Detroit, Mr. McGlaun joined the faculty of Marygrove College where he served as Director of Vocal Activities and Assistant Professor of Music from 2004-2009. He also was member of the Michigan Opera Theater Chorus and was an Apprentice with the company in the 2008-09 season singing the roles of Uncle Yakuside in Madame Butterfly and Remendado in Carmen. In the fall of 2009 Mr. McGlaun relocated to New York City to pursue a full-time performance career. During that time, he appeared in a national tour of Porgy and Bess and a national broadcast of the Messiah as Tenor Soloist. McGlaun also performed the role of Robert in Hin und Zurürck at the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, where The New York Times recognized his performance as “…a telling, if too brief, showcase…” and “…amusingly characterized and well-sung.” Recently, McGlaun has appeared as Sportin’ Life in The Skylight Music Theatre’s production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, where the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acclaimed him “…singing with ease and clarity.” McGlaun also performed the role of PoPo in the Chicago premiere of Troubled Island, and Robert, in the world premiere of Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom. Mr. McGlaun has also made role debuts with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.

Kenny Moten is an award winning vocalist and director who has performed on stages across the country. His vocal experience spans the genres of musical theater, pop and jazz. Some of Kenny’s favorite theater roles include playing Seaweed in “Hairspray,” Victor in “Smokey Joe’s Café,” The Leading Player in “Pippin,” Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and Berger in “Hair.”
Juneteenth Gives BackEvent
  • 11:00am
  • Tuesday June 19

Join the members of Fort Collins’ first Juneteenth celebrations Committee for an afternoon of service. We invite community members to join us for an afternoon of Southern style food, local music, and celebration of friendship! Enjoy the sounds of local singer/songwriters Julia Kirkwood and Saja Butler. The Juneteenth Planning Committee has partnered with several organizations to make this event possible. Outreach Fort Collins will be on-site to provide information and connections to services. 

Celebrations of Juneteenth 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 commemorates the date slaves were released to freedom (June 19, 1865). Spread the word about the following Celebrations of Juneteenth events from June 3rd – June 19th.

Event Information

Date: Tuesday, June 19th

Time: 11a – 2p

Location: FoCo Cafe

Sonic SocialEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 4:00pm
  • Saturday June 23

Join the Music District as we kick-off summer with Sonic Social, an open house-style celebration where you are invited to plug in, turn up, and party on.

Enjoy live performances, hands-on interactives, record cutting with Meep Records, multimedia displays, themed activities, NoCo music video spotlight, drop-in music lessons, photo booth, cash bar with ID, food truck, and more!

Free with RSVP | All Ages | 4pm-9pm

More details coming soon!

Sandwich Songwriting Camp Concert & PresentationEventLiving RoomFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday June 28

Students of Danielle Ate the Sandwich’s Youth Songwriting Camp present a performance and discussion of their experience from the 3-day songwriting intensive at the Music District. Each student will perform a new original song they wrote during the week, with insights into their process, inspiration and execution of the song. The students will perform solo, collaborate with each other, and perform a few songs with Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who will also present a brief summary of what it is to be a songwriter, and how to turn your thoughts, ideas and stories into a song.

Danielle Anderson – Songwriter, Touring Musician, and Recording Artist
Danielle Anderson is a national touring songwriter, performer, and recording artist, better known by her stage name, Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Danielle is currently based out of Fort Collins, CO, has released 6 full length albums of original music, and many other side projects, including her infamous 24 hour album project, where Danielle invites her fans to collaborate in her songwriter process in a race against the clock! Danielle has released hundreds of music videos on Youtube and toured internationally since 2009. She is self-taught player, who uses a style all her own to write and perform her original music.

Vincent Burkardt – R.A.M.P
Vincent Burkardt has worked at developing the youth musician field in Fort Collins since 2009, giving youth musicians platforms for presenting their musical talents to a wide audience. He co-developed and hosted radio (KRFC 88.9) and television (PSD TV) programs featuring youth talent, and coordinated many live performances throughout the area, including three annual youth showcases at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre. In partnership with Tavelli ES music teacher Tara Sparks, Vincent continues to mentor youth in the skills of interviewing, and emceeing local events. All of these opportunities have the ultimate goal of giving youth life skills they can use in any future endeavor.

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