The 7 Best Places in Fort Collins for Live Music

Fort Collins is a happening place as far the music scene is concerned. On any night of the week you can hit the town and find various music acts performing for all your live performance needs.

  1. Aggie Theatre
Gorgol Bordello performing at the Aggie

The Aggie Theatre in old town is one of the most popular venues in town and hosts a multitude of bigger names such as Griz, Zion-I and Atlas Genius. The venue capacity is 650 which makes for an intimate experience for some of those bigger names. The Aggie also occasionally hosts comedy events.

2. Hodi’s Half Note

Sex Glove at Hodie’s Half Note. Photo By Jester Jay Goldman

Hodi’s is a much smaller experience than that of the Aggie. They host a lot of local artists. Every Monday they host a stand up comedy show and every Tuesday they host DJ’s for an EDM night.

3. Lincoln Center

Vancouver Symphony

The Lincoln Center, located right off of Mulberry Street, is the jack of all trades for entertainment. They host a variety of shows ranging from comedy to dance shows to musicals. The Lincoln center is also home to the Fort Collins Symphony.

4. University Center of the Arts

UCA at Colorado State University

The UCA is home to Colorado State University’s symphony orchestra, dance, and theater programs. Here you can catch a wide variety of shows put on by CSU staff and students.

5. Bars Around Town

Photo by Christopher Rosenberger

Fort Collins has a thriving bar scene in Old Town and many of those bars host live local bands. Bars such as Avogadros Number, Surfside 7 or Ace Gillete. Ace Gillete is known for their Jazz performers, so if you’re out on the town and need a music fix, the bars in old town have you covered.

7. Year Round Festivals

Tour De Fat 2014

Fort Collins is home to many festivals that take place year round. This year at Tour de Fat the X Ambassadors and the All American Rejects performed at New Belgium Brewing co. New West Fest is also a popular festival that takes place over the summer and hosts lots of smaller acts. Over the summer at City Park, live music is played while people enjoy the park and food trucks.

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