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Groundwaves w/ MursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday September 17

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 Blowed, Groundwaves 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.

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/ Moon Frog (1 year anniversary)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday September 18

Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month marks our 1 year anniversary of Groove Theory and features a masterclass from Moon Frog!

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 One Way RideEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 12:00pm
  • Friday September 20

Don’t miss a live performance and interview with One Way Ride on September 20th at noon! One Way Ride has a soulful approach to rock n’ roll that puts a pep in your step. Horns, backup dancers, and three-part harmonies put this band at the forefront of the Denver music scene.

Surround Sound Bash 2019EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 4:00pm
  • Saturday September 28

Save the date!

Join the Music District as we mark our third anniversary on September 28, 2019 with Surround Sound Bash, a celebration of sonic community and our biggest party of the year.

Find your place in music at this walkable mixtape-inspired event with live performances, DJs, multimedia interactives, photo ops, themed activities, jam sessions, drop-in music lessons, food trucks, cash bars, AND explore the Music District campus with an immersive scavenger hunt game.

More info coming soon!

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

Songwriters Meetup: October 2019EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday October 8

Join us at the Music District from 7pm-10pm 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.

Groundwaves w/ MursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday October 15

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 Blowed, Groundwaves 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.

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

Sound & Vision Cinema: Detour 360EventOtterBox Digital Dome Theater at FCMoD
  • 7:00pm
  • Thursday October 17

Detour 360 explores the sonic terrain of the great state of Colorado — from Trinidad to the Canyons of the Ancients to Greeley to Red Rocks to all points in between — in all its wild and human diversity. Internationally renowned sound artist and musician Bruce Odland, founder of the now world-famous “Tank” in Rangely, serves as our guide through nature, cities, communities, events, and more, leading a merry band of fellow sonic explorers, and encountering dozens of other artists, makers, and innocent bystanders everywhere they go. Along the way, the travelers compose audio-visual portraits of a vast territory where everything resonates at weird and wonderful western frequencies. They’ll eventually share these portraits with the wider world at select events, festivals, and distribution channels — but this special premier at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater in Fort Collins provides a first ever peek behind the scenes of an all-encompassing Colorado creative experience.

Presentation will begin at 7:00pm followed by Q&A

Tickets: $5/$3 for museum members

Saja Spectacular’s Fall JamEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday October 24

Join us for an open jam where we bring together musicians from the community to celebrate the inception of fall. 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, October 24th from 6pm-8pm!

Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy 2019EventThe Music District
  • Thursday November 7
  • thru
  • Saturday November 9

What is Wonderstruck Academy? Wonderstruck fosters personal creativity and expression in addition to technical music instruction through a deep dive, immersive weekend, resulting in an authentic, rich experience that generates a sense of strong community among the attendees. We’re all about the “ah-ha!” moments! http://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com

Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy (WUA) is a 3-day immersive educational event focused on performance and songwriting for the intermediate ukulele player looking to sharpen their skills. The event takes place in Fort Collins, CO on November 7-9, 2019. Held at the Music District, this interactive, one-of-a-kind workshop features professional touring musicians Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny, and Danielle Anderson of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who will share their knowledge and expertise in an intimate one-on-one environment. Along with group jams and an open mic, participants will enjoy student-focused classes on performance, songwriting, musical techniques, and rhythm. Wonderstruck Academy concludes on Saturday evening with a concert featuring performances by the attendees, the new Wonderstruck Cadets.

Thurs. Nov. 7, 2019
5:00-7:30pm – Evening Meet & Mingle | Instructor Performance and Group Jam

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm – Songwriting and Arranging Day: hands-on fun

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Performance Skills Day and Bonfire Student Concert
9:00am – 8:00pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION
https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/
http://danielleatethesandwich.com/
http://www.victorandpenny.com/

2019 Banjo SummitEventThe Music District
  • Thursday November 14
  • thru
  • Saturday November 16

Want to learn accessible techniques to add color to your traditional playing or take you beyond bluegrass? Join Tony Trischka, Jayme Stone, Adam Larabee, Jake Schepps, and Courtney Hartman (resident guitarist) for this three-day banjo workshop. Regardless of your favorite styles, the Banjo Summit will expand your expertise and inspire new ideas to raise your playing to new heights.

This fall’s Banjo Summit will include a student concert and jam on Thursday night (11/14) at the Cloverlick Banjo Shop and a faculty recital on Friday night (11/15).

We are running a 20% discount on tuition with some scholarships available.