Wasteland Hop is very happy to announce that we will be opening for Sage Francis on June 18th at The Aggie Theatre. Sage Francis has been an inspiration to many members of Wasteland Hop through the years, especially MC Mickey Kenny. We want to help Sage pack the house, so please check out the event page and get your tickets here. Click through for our full Spring and Summer slate.
Wasteland Hop Spring and Summer Schedule:
Friday April 17
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 24
9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Colorado Marathon Post-Race Party
Sunday May 3rd
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, May 26th, 7 pm
Friday May 29th, 7pm
Lyons Film Festival
6/4 – 6/5 info
Colorado Brewer’s Fest
6/27 – 6/28 info
The rundown on FoCoMX:
Fort Collins, CO (3/11/15) – The seventh annual FoCoMX (Fort Collins Music eXperiment), April 24 and 25, 2015, is presented by the Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA). Sponsored by Odell Brewing, this unique event showcases 200+ artists at more than 20 Fort Collins venues and continues the nonprofit FoCoMA’s commitment to supporting Northern Colorado musicians.
2015 quick facts:
A 2-day wristband buys access to well over 200 artists, featuring more variety than ever. Afternoon and evening performances offer a wealth of family-friendly programming. Later-evening performances feature rock, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, funk, reggae and more. NEW in year 7, the festival now includes chamber orchestra, burlesque, and experimental/noise artists, in several new FoCoMX venues, bringing diverse local talent with community-wide appeal.
The FoCoMX 7 website is now live at focomx.org, offering lineup, schedules, press info and graphics, volunteer opportunities (for free admission) and information on free educational workshops/panels for local musicians.
2015 wristband prices: $20 presale, March through April 10th, at FoCoMX.org.
($30 after April 10.)
Featured FoCoMX artists include The Patti Fiasco, Stelth Ulvang (of the Lumineers), Wire Faces, Musketeer Gripweed, The Widow’s Bane, Post Paradise, Yawpers, Arliss Nancy, The Holler!, Shatterproof, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Epilogues.
(Noteworthy performances, especially for locals)
The rock and punk showcases at Surfside 7, including a set by Endless Monster (featuring Karl Alvarez of the Descendents), will mark the final live music shows at Surfside’s long-held North College location.
FoCoMA’s Peer Awards Lifetime Achievement award winner Cary Morin performs at Cache Old Town Bar and Grille.
Sound of Ceres, a dream-pop collaboration, featuring members of Candy Claws, plays at Hodi’s.
KTCL’s popular weekend jockey, Alf, presents DJ Alf’s 45+1, a vinyl-meets-improv set of local artists playing along to hand-picked vinyl recordings at the Whiskey.
Johnny Hickman and Nathaniel Cook play a duo set, combining Cracker’s founding lead guitarist with the Yawpers’ front man, at Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que.
Good Gravy, Stella Luce, Sour Boy Bitter Girl, Finnders and Youngberg and more, at new FoCoMX venue Illegal Pete’s Fort Collins.
The Young Ancients, Wendy Woo Band, 12 Cents for Marvin and others play afternoon sets at Odell Brewing Company’s popular taproom beer garden.
The Saturday night “local legends” lineup remains a tradition at Avogadro’s Number, including Jeff Finlin, 3 Twins, Liz Barnez and Lindsey O’Brien Band.
Following last year’s breakup of local favorites You Me and Apollo, singer Brent Coles will perform a solo set at Everyday Joe’s.
Denver-based ATOMGA, fresh from recording at Fort Collins’ Blasting Room studios and following the internet splash of their NPR Tiny Desk video submission, brings socially conscious afro-funk to the Whiskey.
FoCoMX started in 2009 as a grassroots experiment in promoting local music.
The festival has grown, with an attendance of approximately 5000 in 2014, garnering national attention and earning FoCoMX the unofficial title of “The Biggest Little Festival in America.”
The Fort Collins Musicians Association’s nonprofit mission is to provide education, support and networking opportunities to the Fort Collins (and surrounding) music community.
This year’s plans for the annual ProDev musician education panels will be announced in the coming weeks.
Soraya Rozkuszka, Press and Volunteer Coordinator, FoCoMX 7
Greta Cornett, President and founding member, Fort Collins Musicians Association