We all know that Fort Collins is known for “bikes, beers and bands” so to celebrate our city’s commitment to its vibrant music scene, rich history of local brewing and sustainability, The Downtown Business Association is hosting its Annual FORToberfest!
A spin on the classic time-honored tradition, FORToberfest is a Fort Collins-style Oktoberfest that gives party goers a chance to create their own tasting trays from 12 local breweries, including: 1933 Brewing Company, Black Bottle Brewery, Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewery, Fort Collins Brewery, High Country Beverage, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Pateros Creek Brewing, Rally King Brewing, Snowbank Brewing and Zwei Brewing Company.
One in particular that we’re excited about is Rally King Brewing! They are new to Fort Collins, having just opened a few months ago. So if you haven’t had a chance to stop by their brewery yet, this event is a great opportunity to try their beer for the first time! While sipping on a local brew, you’ll be able to stroll the streets of downtown, listen to live music from local artists, eat delicious food, and visit with art and bike vendors along the way.
Held September 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 10:00pm on Walnut Street and Linden Street in Old Town Square, this free event is a great opportunity to experience the Fort Collins culture for yourself!
The all day festival will feature diverse music genres from Colorado bands that we promise will not disappoint. This year’s musical line-up includes:
11:00am – 12:00pm
A self-proclaimed Psychedelic Folk Rock Variety Show, The Seers offer a little something for everyone, no matter your music preference. From classic rock, to oldies, country and blues, The Seers do it all. This is the perfect way to start the day off right!
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Are you ready for an afrobeat influenced dance party? Because these guys are sure to deliver! That’s not all they offer though; they strive to maintain the musical integrity of their afrobeat forefathers while humbly encouraging social consciousness.
2:30pm – 4:00pm
This hometown trio brings a musical punch to this year’s event with three-part harmonies that will leave you wanting more of their “dirt stomping soul” tunes.
Arthur Lee Land
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Arthur Lee is a one man show who can do it all; he’s a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a master Loop Artist. Combining the sounds of folk-rock, bluegrass and electronica, he offers a fresh and creative approach to music.
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Known as a “Rocky Mountain Guerilla Grass” band, the Oakhurst sound can best be described as “bluegrass meets rock and roll”. We hope you brought your dancing shoes because you’ll be moved by the rhythm when Oakhurst takes the stage.
Dan Treanor’s Afrossippi Band
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Last, but certainly not least, Dan Treanor’s Afrossippi Band is the grand finale of this year’s event. Dan Treanor and his band deliver a powerful mixture of American Blues, Roots and Soul.
We hope to see you all this weekend as we celebrate all things Fort Collins. Come hungry and thirsty, and be prepared to be entertained during a day of FoCo-inspired fun! For more information regarding parking, shuttle transportation and other event details, visit downtownfortcollins.com.