These concerts will be announced on 90.5 KCSU and kcsufm.com every day at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
This calendar is also printed in The Rocky Mountain Collegian Newspaper Monday through Wednesday.
This concert calendar is brought to you by Spread the Word Music Festival. Spread the World Music Festival is an annual festival celebrating Colorado’s diverse music scene and rising artists. Seven years running, Spread the Word has taken the grassroots approach to putting together a massive party that brings attention to the musical talent in Colorado, ranging from rock, jam, funk, bluegrass, reggae, electronic and every kind of fusion between. The festival starts on Friday, May 17, and goes through Sunday, May 19. Festival info, tickets, news and more can be found at their website.
>Monday, May 13
The Aggie Theatre is hosting The Contortionist with We are William and Black July at 8 p.m. Mixing loud rock with progressive metal, The Contortionist are steeped in heavy and dark sounds with rich textures of drum kicks, bass slaps, vocal shrieks and guitar shredding. Their love of music and chemistry on stage creates a quality and exciting high-energy live experience.
Sunday, May 12
Avogadro’s is hosting Colorado acoustic folk singer-songwriter Darryl Purpose at 7 p.m. Darryl’s sound twists and turns through a unique collection of music based-upon personal experience. The intimate nature of his live performances draw audiences close and focused on the music.
Ace Gillett’s is hosting Mark Sloniker on piano at 7 p.m. Mark Sloniker has made music in many diverse facets over the span of his career. From solo piano performances to jazz trios/quartets, to symphony orchestra concerts, Mark has played and recorded new age and jazz in the U.S. and abroad.
Saturday, May 11
Red Truck Beer Company is hosting Oh Like WOW at 6 p.m. Three-piece jazz and reggae band Oh Like WOW use vocals, guitar, a kazoo and upright and electric bass to fuel the good vibes and charming sound this band produces for uplifting listeners and instilling inspiration.
Pinball Jones at Campus West is hosting Sinister Pig, Fathom all of the Animals and Emotional Calcification at 8 p.m. This collection of hardcore, thrash and punk artists out of Northern Colorado will use heavy guitar chunks with piercing vocals and slap happy drums to perform a night of high energy.
Friday, May 10
The Armory is hosting Arlo Guthrie at 7 p.m. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the movie “Alice’s Restaurant”, which was based on a Arlo Guthrie song. Using his unique and raw folk sound, Arlo Guthrie needs only his voice and guitar to perform an evening of folk vibes.
The Music District is hosting a workshop with the Fort Collins folk/pop band SHEL at 6 p.m. This group of four sisters are facilitating a conversation of industry experience, how to musically collaborate, overcoming industry challenges and more!
Thursday, May 9
Avogadro’s is hosting the Spidercat Blues Trio and Mike Finder at 7 p.m. For a night of blues, folk and bluegrass, these two groups use a combination of acoustic and electric instruments to cover sounds from from across the spectrum of blues and bluegrass music. Best of all, this concert features an all local lineup.
Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon is hosting the Swon Brothers with Kimberly Dunn and Tyler Walker Band at 7 p.m. The Swon Brothers are an American country duo who were first discovered on season four of The Voice. Their high-energy stage presence is born from a mix of crisp vocals and piercing guitar twang..
Wednesday, May 8
Magic Rat is hosting Adam Faucett with William Blackart at 8 p.m. Adam Faucett is a American singer-songwriter whose raw sound can grab anyone’s attention. With a good mix of high and low energy and power in both his soaring voice and light guitar melodies, Adam Faucett creates a mesmerizing live experience.
The Moxi Theater is hosting An Evening with Craig Campbell at 8 p.m. Bringing the Southern sound he was born and raised in, Craig Campbell has an easy charisma and smooth, expressive vocals that commands a stage. His ability to play both ballads and boot stompin’ country twang express the versatility of Craig Campbell.
Tuesday, May 7
Surfside 7 is hosting Cory Branan & the Vandoliers at 9 p.m. Bringing the next wave of country music from Mississippi and Texas, Cory Branan & the Vandoliers channel grit, audacity, electrifying energy and their size to produce a loud, proud and bass kickin’ country sound. Their newest music shines light on their personal struggle and overcoming of obstacles.
Avogadro’s is hosting an open mic with featured performer Piers Ellison at 7:30 p.m. Piers Ellison is a local folk singer-songwriter and equipped with only his voice and acoustic guitar, his soft vocals and sweet melodies give audiences a cloud of good vibes to sail away on. This event also allows for the collaboration of local artists in an environment where they can showcase their work and soak in others’.
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