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Fort Collins Music and Culture

What To Do, Hear and See

From big-name concerts at local venues to intimate evenings at the city's many bars, lounges and breweries, Fort Collins' rich arts scene will satisfy lovers of all genres, media and forms. Take your pick of venues and events and find yourself in a city full of unparalleled entertainment and enrichment. Whatever your whims, there's something there to cater to your interests in Fort Collins. 

Music Venues

No tour of the top Fort Collins music venues would be complete without a visit to the famous Aggie Theatre. Other popular standbys include Avogadro’s Number and Hodi's Half Note. The Downtown Artery, as its name implies, is home to a large confluence of the city's artists, with over 40 working out of a state of the art venue. Farther afield in Bellvue, the Mishawaka Amphitheatre offers an Essential Sounds rock series, featuring everything from metal, punk and psych, as well as regular movie nights.

Theaters

Avid theatergoers will find stagings of award-winning productions at the Midtown Arts Center, the top performing arts venue in Northern Colorado. The Armory, a striking venue with an intimate character, features a show format that pairs local Fort Collins artists with internationally-known ones, all for unforgettable evenings.

The Music District

Active members of the Fort Collins music community know there’s nowhere better to spend your days than the Music District. A dynamic hub and workspace for the musically minded, the Music District is the perfect place for budding musicians, educators, mentors, and students to work on their craft.

Pianos About Town

Bringing together local art and music, Pianos About Town showcases spectacularly painted pianos scattered throughout the city. Giving way to spontaneous local music, both musicians and spectators have come to love this Fort Collins public art project.

NewWestFest

One of Fort Collins’ favorite summer music festivals is NewWestFest. Held in historic downtown Fort Collins, this free, three-day music festival features a range of genres as well as popular acts like The Motet and The Decemberists.