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Groundwaves w/ Special Guest Bernz (of ¡Mayday!)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday August 20

Created by Murs and inspired by such historical hip hop open mics as New York’s Lyricist Lounge and Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and Los Angeles’ Good Life Cafe and Project BlowedGroundwaves aims to develop and amplify the already strong Colorado hip-hop scene and artists via a vital, authentic, and critical format.

Once a month, aspiring rappers and hip-hop artists from across Colorado and beyond will converge at the Music District to test their skills and abilities in an open mic format, where Murs and an audience of peers are the judges. Murs, his team, and the Music District will use their expertise, resources, and industry connections to mentor and maximize the potential of the most promising participants – but it’s the hip-hop and music communities as a whole that will benefit most from the collective energy and inspiration.

This month we welcome special guest Bernz as our host!
Here’s more on Bernz:
Since co-founding ¡Mayday!, Bernz has been central to the group’s success in each of their five Strange Music releases. In 2016, Bernz and his booming flow took center stage with the release of his solo debut album, See You On The Other Side. The vibrant, spirited project thrilled long-term fans and garnered first time listeners with such hits as “Outta My Brain” and “It Don’t Go.” Whether he’s acting as a key component of ¡MAYDAY! or a standalone artist, Bernz’s eccentric sound remains a fixture in the fabric of Strange Music.
Sign-ups at 6pm.
Open mic begins at 7pm.

Groundwaves dates:

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Tuesday, August 20
  • Tuesday, September 17
  • Tuesday, October 15
  • Tuesday, November 19

Groove Theory w/ CualliEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday August 21

Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month features a masterclass from Cualli.

Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.

We encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks.

Producer meetup begins at 7pm.
The masterclass begins at 8pm.

Live@Lunch with Luna ShadeEventThe Music District
  • 12:00pm
  • Friday August 23

Luna Shade is a self-proclaimed 5-Piece “CaribOrado” Reggae band from Fort Collins, Colorado! Catch their live performance and interview on Live@Lunch on August 23rd. Tune to KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins or stream online at

Live@Lunch is sponsored by The Music District, a music-centric gathering place to cultivate talents, support professional development, and encourage connections.

Muse Grant WorkshopEventThe Music District
  • 5:00pm
  • Monday August 26

Bohemian Foundation invites nonprofits to attend a hands-on workshop to discuss applications for Muse, a responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs.

During this workshop, nonprofit participants will join Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs staff to discuss Muse program requirements, the important elements of a Muse grant application, and ways to tell meaningful stories about music-related work.

Register at

On the Nines: ...Like It's 1999EventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Wednesday August 28

A moment in time when Backstreet Boys, Britney, TLC, Blink-182, and Puffy were burning up the charts, ‘99 also brought acclaimed releases from the Flaming Lips, Blur, Dr. Dre, Beck, Jimmy Eat World, and Built to Spill. August’s On the Nines celebrates this red hot year at the end of the century with drinks, themed activities, and live music.

This free outdoor music showcase will feature live performances by The Beeves, Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers and Edison), EMYLE, and a solo set from Adrienne Rae Ash (Plasma Canvas)! 90s attire is encouraged, so bust out those baggy jeans, overalls, platform shoes, and retro band tees. Or whatever.

The On the Nines series celebrates a year in music history, ending in nine. A mix of throwback songs and modern music, each event features a DJ, themed activities, cash bar, and musicians performing original songs plus legendary tracks from the spotlight year.

Free with RSVP | Cash bar w/ ID | 5:00-8:00pm

The Beeves

The Beeves are a young, energetic rock n’ roll band from the small cow-town of Erie, Colorado. In the past several years of being a band they’ve put on their own mini fest in Erie dubbed, “Beever Bash”, played over 200 shows, recorded an 8 song EP with Oliver Mueller of Slow Caves, and sold out countless venues and toured the country 4 times. The Beeves full length album was produced by Nate Cook of The Yawpers and engineered by Tyler Imbrogno of Eldren, and hits in 2019 accompanied by a tour of the mid-west and beyond.

Maxwell Hughes

The growl and purr of motorcycle engines. The patter of rain on a tin roof. The twinkle of chimes on a porch in February. The steady, insistent thrum of heartbeats. Maxwell Hughes’ playing evokes all of this, and much more. At a time when too many musicians treat their instruments as simple props, he’s a total original (and maybe a freedom fighter, too): an artist determined to explore the entire expressive latitude of his acoustic guitar, and to coax as many different sounds and moods from it as he can. In his hands, the guitar is a magic wand, a lightning rod, a stick to conjure the storm.


Adrienne Rae Ash

Adrienne Rae Ash is the guitarist and singer of Plasma Canvas. She also makes acoustic music under her own name and has released one EP and one single, entitled “Hope You Haunt Me” and “Silver/Clean Sheets” respectively. Originally from Missouri, Ash began playing guitar at the age of 12 and immediately fell in love with metal and punk. Later on in life, she discovered how much she loved playing her songs on an acoustic guitar, and began to approach her writing in that way. Her songs in Plasma Canvas often begin on an acoustic guitar. As a result, she enjoys being able to translate the different sounds and energies that come from performing her songs unplugged in a live setting.


EMYLE is an LA-based singer/songwriter. Growing up in the Bay Area she was part of the underground scene in her early teens where she was pulled onstage to sing with many different acts. Discovered by Boots Riley, she’s worked in multiple genres as a vocalist, songwriter, and musician. As a young hook maker and a great lyricist, she’s melded her favorite sub-genres into her own brand of catchy cinematic/pop music.

Promotional support and video content compliments Salt Magazine

Saja Spectacular's Back to School JamEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday August 29

Join us for an open jam where we bring together musicians from the community to celebrate the return to school. Hosted by Saja “Spectacular” Butler on the banjo. Expect a lot of jamming, laughing, and celebrating!

All levels welcome, beginners encouraged. Bring your own instrument. See you Thursday, August 29th from 6pm-8pm!

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