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Singing Bowls SessionsEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 3:00pm
  • Saturday July 1

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 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.

Black Hills Unity Gathering FundraiserEventLiving RoomFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Saturday July 8

RSVP Here

The Fort Collins branch of The Black Hills Unity Initiative is hosting a fundraiser for the 2017 Black Hills Unity Concert in Piedmont, South Dakota. This event is meant to illuminate and raise awareness about indigenous people’s land and rights as well as how the community can support indigenous communities. Performances, a silent auction, and poetry readings will take place throughout the event.

The Black Hills Unity Concert: A free, weekend-long gathering in Piedmont, South Dakota where natives and non-native individuals come together in prayer. Attendees are encouraged to partake in workshops during the day and enjoy music during the evenings while learning more about Native American cultures. Elders and leaders within the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota Nations meet to discusses the reclamation of portions of the Sacred Black Hills. The concert hosts many indigenous artists, as well as their supporters, for a weekend of sharing, reconciliation, and community.

Artists:

Lois and the Lantern is a zesty non-denominational Colorado string band made up of 4 bad ass chicks: Saja Butler (banjo, guitar, ukulele and vocals), Theresa Brodzinski (guitar, harmonica, banjo, trumpet, vocals), Tara Lynne Sparks (bass), and Mary Merritt (mandolin, vocals). The four ladies met at a monthly women’s musical gathering, where they soon discovered a natural connection in music (and whiskey). Lois and the Lantern has a diverse musical palette, which sparks them to constantly write originals that fuse multiple genres such as bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, punk, pop and more.

The Cody Blackbird Band has been named the top Native American Band of 2016. Cody has found his calling as a musician and has had worldwide success especially with his band the Cody Blackbird Band as they have recently received attention and praise from pop sensation Mike Posner and the Steve Miller Band’s Kenny Lee Lewis as well as Kris Kristofferson and others. Blending the old with the new, Cody merges the Native American flute with powerful vocals into contemporary blues rock sounds. The band carries a message of finding purpose and pursuing one’s life goals in a positive manner to reflect change in one’s self and thus their community and abroad, as well as stressing the importance of keeping culture alive in music. 
Lyla June

Lyla June Johnston is a poet, musician and public speaker of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. She uses music and spoken word to inspire indigenous peoples around the world and to raise award through prayer.

Sage Trudell
History of the BluesEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 5:30pm
  • Thursday July 13

The History of the Blues is a presentation based on the Blues component of the 2013 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street project. It consists of:
* A slide presentation featuring origins of blues music and audio/video clips of early bluesmen and women
* A demonstration of the structure of the blues, both musically and lyrically
* Performance of a blues medley to illustrate both similarities and differences of classic blues songs
* An interactive workshop to write a blues song with the audience

About Paul Kopco

Kopco was a professional musician in Florida, New York City, Virginia, Delaware, and South Dakota before moving to Fort Collins, CO in 2015. He sang and played lead guitar and bass guitar in a number of bands playing a variety of music — rock, standards, country, and originals. He also plays drums and keyboards.

Upon moving to South Dakota, Kopco wrote and recorded Black Hills Gold, an album of instrumental music based on the legends and natural wonders of the Black Hills, available on Amazon and iTunes. “I also have a “virtual album” of rock and country music called Badlands on CDBaby.com.”

He is the creator and host of The Real Deadwood Podcast, a variety show from the real Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota for fans of the HBO Deadwood series (2004 – 2006) combining interviews, entertainment and news from both Deadwoods. He also maintains the Real Deadwood Podcast FaceBook page.

Fort Collins Fringe Festival 2017Performance
  • 6:00pm
  • Friday July 28
Reserve Your Space Here

Fringe Festivals have been established throughout the world to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their works and performances in a setting unconstrained by censorship, judgment, or the status quo.

Most pieces are short one-act pieces so festival goers can see several performances over the course of an evening at the festival. Pieces are kept technically simple in most cases, which helps keep the cost of the festival low. It’s easy to get involved in the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, either as a performer or as an attendee.

Music District Schedule:

Friday, 28th
Living Room
6P – 7P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
7:15P – 8:15P – MAHASHAKTI
8:30P – 9:30P – 7 HAIKUSMedia Library
7:15P – 8:15P – AS IS
8:30P – 9P – DJ JIMENI
Saturday, 29th
Living Room
2:15P – 3:15P – 7 HAIKUS
3:30P – 4:30P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
4:45P – 5:45P – MAHASHAKTI
6P – 7P – 7 HAIKUS
7:15P – 8:15P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
8:30P – 9:30P – MAHASHAKTIMedia Library
4:00P – 5:00P – AS IS
5:15P – 5:45P – DJ JIMENI
7:15P – 8:15P -AS IS
8:30P – 9P – DJ JIMENI

 

Fort Collins Fringe Festival 2017Performance
  • 2:15pm
  • Saturday July 29
Reserve Your Space Here

Fringe Festivals have been established throughout the world to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their works and performances in a setting unconstrained by censorship, judgment, or the status quo.

Most pieces are short one-act pieces so festival goers can see several performances over the course of an evening at the festival. Pieces are kept technically simple in most cases, which helps keep the cost of the festival low. It’s easy to get involved in the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, either as a performer or as an attendee.

Music District Schedule:

Friday, 28th
Living Room
6P – 7P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
7:15P – 8:15P – MAHASHAKTI
8:30P – 9:30P – 7 HAIKUSMedia Library
7:15P – 8:15P – AS IS
8:30P – 9P – DJ JIMENI
Saturday, 29th
Living Room
2:15P – 3:15P – 7 HAIKUS
3:30P – 4:30P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
4:45P – 5:45P – MAHASHAKTI
6P – 7P – 7 HAIKUS
7:15P – 8:15P – FUNERAL FOR HOPES AND DREAMS
8:30P – 9:30P – MAHASHAKTIMedia Library
4:00P – 5:00P – AS IS
5:15P – 5:45P – DJ JIMENI
7:15P – 8:15P -AS IS
8:30P – 9P – DJ JIMENI

 

Singing Bowls SessionsEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 3:00pm
  • Saturday August 5

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 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.

Singing Bowls SessionsEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 3:00pm
  • Saturday September 2

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 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.

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