|Groundwaves w/ Murs||Event||The Music District||Free|
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.
|Groove Theory w/ Keota||Event||The Music District||Free|
Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This Groove Theory features a production masterclass from Keota.
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.
|Live@Lunch with Home Fried Boogaloo||Event||KRFC|
Home Fried Boogaloo serves up funk flavored with Jazz, Soul, R&B, Boogaloo, and Go-Go from their home base in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 2014 the band has played some of Northern Colorado’s premier venues including the Aggie Theatre, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Hodi’s Half Note, and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and have shared the stage with national touring acts such as Fishbone, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bonerama, and Honey Island Swamp Band. Home Fried draws inspiration from jazz, soul, and R&B of the late 60s and early 70s. As long as it’s got funk and rhythm, Home Fried Boogaloo will show you that too many chefs in the kitchen can be a good thing. Come taste what’s cooking
KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins LIVE@LUNCH is sponsored by The Music District, a music-centric gathering place to cultivate talents, support professional development, and encourage connections.
|On the Nines: Summer of '69||Event||The Music District||Free|
Step into summer with July’s On The Nines, where we’ll be throwing it back 50 years to a time when humans first touched the moon, Woodstock changed the future of music festivals, and classic songs by The Stones, Bowie, The Supremes, Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, and The Beatles hit the airwaves.
This free outdoor music showcase will feature live performances by Maxwell Mud and Easy Lovin’ and Macy Warner, plus a super sixties soundtrack by KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins. 60s-inspired wear is encouraged so harness your flower power and dust off your tie-dye, paisley, bell bottoms, mod attire, vintage threads, etc. Ya dig?
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 Colorado musicians performing original songs plus legendary tracks from the spotlight year.
Free with RSVP | Cash bar w/ ID | 5:00-8:00pm
Maxwell Mud are seasoned musicians from the Midwest who produce a rich, high-energy sound to go along with their a sharp-dressed image. They are quickly gaining acclaim for their unrelenting Rock and Roll and classic style and are catching the attention of Rock and Roll purists everywhere they play. Singer and guitarist Brian Kittrell’s songwriting is inspired heavily by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, but more so by the desire to keep the American culture of the blues alive and unforgotten. Not all he writes and performs is the blues, but he honors the art of storytelling, character building, and expression of truth.
Easy Lovin’ is the sultry songwriting and fleet-fingered guitar riffs of Ethan Lovell, the thick bass grooves of Ben Roach, and the swizzle-stick beats of Ryan Nash. The trio is ready to take over the Denver rock scene with their soulful lyricism, head-bobbing rhythms, and the occasional psych freak-out. Check out the debut Easy Lovin’ EP on their website for FREE at www.easylovinmusic.com and come see a show sometime!
Promotional support and video content compliments Salt Magazine
Emcee and event soundtrack compliments KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins