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Circles Sample Library DebutEventThe Media LibraryFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Tuesday April 24

Circles Engineers Stefan Runstrom & Tyler Lindgren will be debuting the new Circles Drum Sample library as well as showing a behind-the-scenes video of how we make these sounds.

Additionally, they will be doing a Q&A and providing interactive demos of the new library.

Exclusive discount codes for our samples will be provided to all attendees!

This is a free event.

Montse ResidencyEventThe Music District
  • 7:00pm
  • Thursday April 26

Montse Carty has worked in various areas of the music industry, artist relations, programming, and global marketing for industry leaders – including Sony Music Entertainment and Pandora Media. In November 2017 she began working a dual role as Day-to-Day Artist Manager at 7S Management and Artist Relations Manager at Take Note Colorado. Montse has worked as an artist management consultant for three artists and two music photographers, whom she continues to advise. She also has a few additional musical projects that keep her busy, including co-managing the “Strings & Wood Concerts” series.

Montse looks forward to giving back to the artist community onsite at the Music District April 21-26. She will spend her time doing 1 on 1 coaching sessions and working with developing artists to help set up branding and marketing materials. In addition she’ll be attending many Fort Collins events/shows all week long!

FoCoMX 10EventThe Music District
  • 4:00pm
  • Friday April 27

The Fort Collins Music eXperiment features more than 200 bands in more than 20 venues in two days. FoCoMX is celebrating their 10th year this April 27th and 28th. More info coming soon!

FoCoMX 10EventThe Music District
  • 4:00pm
  • Saturday April 28

The Fort Collins Music eXperiment features more than 200 bands in more than 20 venues in two days. FoCoMX is celebrating their 10th year this April 27th and 28th. More info coming soon!

Pecha Kucha Vol. 4EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday May 3

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. Every PechaKucha Night city is hosted by a local organizer, who has an annual Handshake Agreement with PechaKucha HQ to run their event series. This ensures that each PechaKucha Night is relevant to their city- and can create a unique platform to uncover that city’s creativity.

Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 4 will have a focus on music and auditory stories. Stay tuned for more details about the exciting presenters and topics!

Songwriters MeetupEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday May 8

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. He has toured with John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters, including Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox. His guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, and Pat Donohue. Roth’s fan-funded fourth solo album, Now You Know, which he recorded, produced, played and sang every single note himself in his home studio, was voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report.

Head for the Hills Open RehearsalEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Wednesday May 9

Fort Collins band Head For The Hills will be hosting an open rehearsal at The Music District May 9th. Come and join the band in their rehearsal room to observe the flow of a how a touring band prepares for a large show! Due to limited space, attendance will be limited to 10 RSVP’s so don’t hesitate to sign up, first come first served!

(The band will also be live streaming this rehearsal on Facebook)

http://www.headforthehillsmusic.com/

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here–no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado via Westword Magazine, and one new mandolin player–Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.

Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between–including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Blue Ox Music Festival FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010), and was featured by CMT – Edge, who said; “Head for the Hills’ Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”
Creative Industries SummitEventDoubleTree by Hilton Greeley
  • Thursday May 10
  • thru
  • Friday May 11

This annual gathering is the premier convening for artists, creatives, community leadership and
organizations to connect, learn from one another, and get inspired. The two-day event is jam-packed with exhibits, performances, networking, workshops, speakers and special interactive opportunities with some of the creative makers that call Greeley home.

This year’s summit will include a special keynote presentation by Stephen Goldsmith, accomplished
sculptor, Director of the Center for the Living City, and Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Other keynote speakers include Jay Salinas, cofounder of the Wormfarm Institute, a Wisconsin-based non-profit working to build a sustainable future for agriculture and the arts by fostering vital links between people and the land.

Early bird registration is now open through April 3, 2018 and you can register online at
http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/summit

The Banjo SummitEventThe Music District - 639 S College
  • 9:00am
  • Friday May 11
The Banjo Summit is a 3-day progressive 3-finger-style banjo workshop for intermediate, advanced and professional musicians happening May 11-13.

 

Sign up and learn more here: https://www.thebanjosummit.com/

 

Amongst the dozens of music camps that exist today for bluegrass-style banjo, most are rooted in traditional folk music and bluegrass.  Given the popularity of bands like the Flecktones and Punch Brothers, there is a large audience of banjo students interested and inspired by these new sounds and techniques.  Yet, there is not a single dedicated educational outlet for banjo focused on these advanced techniques and concepts.

 

Our esteemed faculty includes Jayme Stone (2-time June Award winner), Dr. Ben Krakauer(Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas), Wesley Corbett (former banjo professor at Berklee College of Music Berklee), Catherine “BB” Bowness (Freshgrass Banjo Champion), Jake Schepps (founder of Round Window Radio & camp director), and resident guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet alum).  With this group of diverse and accomplished instructors, we can cover a huge range of sophisticated musical topics, various new techniques, and delve into advanced musicianship.
The Banjo SummitEventThe Music District - 639 S College
  • 10:00am
  • Saturday May 12
The Banjo Summit is a 3-day progressive 3-finger-style banjo workshop for intermediate, advanced and professional musicians happening May 11-13.

 

Sign up and learn more here: https://www.thebanjosummit.com/

 

Amongst the dozens of music camps that exist today for bluegrass-style banjo, most are rooted in traditional folk music and bluegrass.  Given the popularity of bands like the Flecktones and Punch Brothers, there is a large audience of banjo students interested and inspired by these new sounds and techniques.  Yet, there is not a single dedicated educational outlet for banjo focused on these advanced techniques and concepts.

 

Our esteemed faculty includes Jayme Stone (2-time June Award winner), Dr. Ben Krakauer(Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas), Wesley Corbett (former banjo professor at Berklee College of Music Berklee), Catherine “BB” Bowness (Freshgrass Banjo Champion), Jake Schepps (founder of Round Window Radio & camp director), and resident guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet alum).  With this group of diverse and accomplished instructors, we can cover a huge range of sophisticated musical topics, various new techniques, and delve into advanced musicianship.
The Banjo SummitEventThe Music District - 639 S College
  • 10:00am
  • Sunday May 13
The Banjo Summit is a 3-day progressive 3-finger-style banjo workshop for intermediate, advanced and professional musicians happening May 11-13.

 

Sign up and learn more here: https://www.thebanjosummit.com/

 

Amongst the dozens of music camps that exist today for bluegrass-style banjo, most are rooted in traditional folk music and bluegrass.  Given the popularity of bands like the Flecktones and Punch Brothers, there is a large audience of banjo students interested and inspired by these new sounds and techniques.  Yet, there is not a single dedicated educational outlet for banjo focused on these advanced techniques and concepts.

 

Our esteemed faculty includes Jayme Stone (2-time June Award winner), Dr. Ben Krakauer(Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas), Wesley Corbett (former banjo professor at Berklee College of Music Berklee), Catherine “BB” Bowness (Freshgrass Banjo Champion), Jake Schepps (founder of Round Window Radio & camp director), and resident guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet alum).  With this group of diverse and accomplished instructors, we can cover a huge range of sophisticated musical topics, various new techniques, and delve into advanced musicianship.
Creative Industries SummitEventDoubleTree by Hilton Greeley
  • Friday June 1
  • thru
  • Friday May 11

This annual gathering is the premier convening for artists, creatives, community leadership and
organizations to connect, learn from one another, and get inspired. The two-day event is jam-packed with exhibits, performances, networking, workshops, speakers and special interactive opportunities with some of the creative makers that call Greeley home.

This year’s summit will include a special keynote presentation by Stephen Goldsmith, accomplished
sculptor, Director of the Center for the Living City, and Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Other keynote speakers include Jay Salinas, cofounder of the Wormfarm Institute, a Wisconsin-based non-profit working to build a sustainable future for agriculture and the arts by fostering vital links between people and the land.

Early bird registration is now open through April 3, 2018 and you can register online at
http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/summit

Creative Industries SummitEventDoubleTree by Hilton Greeley
  • Sunday July 1
  • thru
  • Friday May 11

This annual gathering is the premier convening for artists, creatives, community leadership and
organizations to connect, learn from one another, and get inspired. The two-day event is jam-packed with exhibits, performances, networking, workshops, speakers and special interactive opportunities with some of the creative makers that call Greeley home.

This year’s summit will include a special keynote presentation by Stephen Goldsmith, accomplished
sculptor, Director of the Center for the Living City, and Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Other keynote speakers include Jay Salinas, cofounder of the Wormfarm Institute, a Wisconsin-based non-profit working to build a sustainable future for agriculture and the arts by fostering vital links between people and the land.

Early bird registration is now open through April 3, 2018 and you can register online at
http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/summit

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