June 13  |  Local Events


Your Guide to the 2017 Lagoon Summer Concert Series in Fort Collins

Fort Collins is notorious for its bands. To celebrate our music-loving culture, Colorado State University and Mantooth Marketing Company come together every summer to present one of FoCo’s favorite events: The Lagoon Summer Concert Series.

In 2017, the free series is celebrating its 24th year with a lineup packed full of Northern Colorado bands and a few of our favorite food trucks. Every Wednesday, join them on the west lawn of CSU’s Lory Student Center from 6 — 8:30 p.m. and dance the evening away with a sweet treat in hand and a belly full of local eats.

The series begins June 14th and continues for eight weeks with eight different bands ranging from country and folk to reggae and punk. Get directions to the lawn here, bring your chairs and blankets, and don’t forget to tag #LagoonConcert on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

June 14

Danielle Ate the Sandwich Fort Collins Lagoon Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Danielle Ate the Sandwich and Lawson Navarro Photography

Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Singer and pop-folk songwriter, Danielle Anderson is based in Fort Collins but has been touring nationally since 2009 after her much deserved fame garnered from homemade Youtube videos. With ukulele in tow, she always promises a fun-loving and passionate show with plenty of witty and honest stage banter on the side.

 

Food Trucks

Human Bean Coffee Truck Fort Collins Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Wing Shack | This true NoCo institution serves some of the region’s best wings with 12 different homemade sauces to choose from!

The Taco Stop | Though they specialize in steak tacos and quesadillas, this food truck serves homemade salsas and a full range of flavors you’ll love.

Pizza Casbah | Locally owned and operated for over ten years, this Fort Collins favorite is bringing hand-stretched pies with New York-style flair!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

A-Maize’N Kettle Corn | Kettle corn takes any event to the next level and this Fort Collins based, family-run business serves a wide variety of flavors to enjoy!

 

June 21

 

Tatanka

The easiest label for Tatanka is reggae, but their pop sensibilities and dance-oriented electronic sounds provide a unique atmosphere that will have you on your feet all evening. Originally formed in Denver by a group of college friends, they now have ties and tours all over the country, and we’re so excited to see them in FoCo again this summer!

 

Food trucks

Sustainable Spoon Fort Collins Food Truck Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Umami Mobile Eatery | Umami is the fifth mouth-watering taste that you can’t pinpoint, but makes you want to eat more! This food truck is inspired by that elusive flavor and the founder’s global travels.

Austin Taco | Austin Tacos are simple ingredients and old family recipes, lovingly prepared and stuffed in an open tortilla with plenty of characteristic, weird Austin flair.

Sustainable Spoon | Alongside healthy and locally-sourced meals, this food truck takes sustainability to a new level — they’re solar-powered!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Enjoy a caffeinated nightcap of local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

Ba-Nom-a-Nom | Think soft-serve ice cream, but it’s vegan, healthy and made with 100% fruit!

 

June 28

Slow Caves Northern Colorado Bands

Photo courtesy of Slow Caves and Dylan Adams

Slow Caves

This synth-punk group has been gaining in popularity almost non-stop — and there’s a reason! Their high-energy live shows combined with their retro sound creates an atmosphere everyone can groove to. Learn more about them in our round-up of Northern Colorado bands you should be listening to.

 

Food trucks

A-Maize'N Kettle Corn Fort Collins Food Truck Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Mile High Lobster Shack | After spending time away from Colorado, the owners of this food truck brought back Maine’s most popular delicacy: the simple, mouth-watering lobster roll.

The Taco Stop | Though they specialize in steak tacos and quesadillas, this food truck serves homemade salsas and a full range of flavors you’ll love.

La Piadina | This Fort Collins truck serves one of Italy’s finest street foods — piadina flatbread sandwiches complete with homemade dough and scratch-made sauces.

A-Maize’N Kettle Corn | Kettle corn takes any event over the top and this Fort Collins based, family-run business serves a wide variety of flavors to enjoy!

Divine Ice Cream | If you’re craving Blue Bunny Ice Cream from an old-fashioned ice cream truck, track down Divine Ice Cream.

 

July 5

Steve Manshel Lagoon Summer Concert Series Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of Steve Manshel

Steve Manshel

Steve Manshel is a singer, song-writer and guitar player and you’ve probably seen him all over Northern Colorado. Though he was born and raised in New York, his music career took off in Colorado and he’s never looked back. Along with beautiful songs and a powerful voice, Steve supports charitable organizations through his music — including the ALS Association, MDA and Donor Alliance.

 

Food trucks

Austin Taco Food Truck Fort Collins Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Umami Mobile Eatery | Umami is the fifth mouth-watering taste that you can’t pinpoint, but makes you want to eat more! This food truck is inspired by that elusive flavor and the founder’s global travels.

Austin Taco | Austin Tacos are simple ingredients and old family recipes, lovingly prepared and stuffed in an open tortilla with plenty of characteristic, weird Austin flair.

Pizza Casbah | Locally owned and operated for over ten years, this Fort Collins favorite is bringing hand-stretched pies with New York-style flair!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

A-Maize’N Kettle Corn | Kettle corn takes any event over the top and this Fort Collins based, family-run business serves a wide variety of flavors to enjoy!

 

July 12

Union Gray Colorado Bands Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Union Gray and Randy Owens

Union Gray

Here in Colorado, Union Gray means fun, high-energy, classic country — and you’ll get all that and more at their Lagoon Concert appearance. The group plays a great mix of new and classic country celebrating songwriters and artists from the red dirt of Oklahoma down to the heart of Texas and even up to Nashville. Bring your cowboy boots for this one!

 

Food trucks

Revolution Artisan Pops Fort Collins Food Trucks Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Mile High Lobster Shack | After spending time away from Colorado, the owners of this food truck brought back Maine’s most popular delicacy: the simple, mouth-watering lobster roll.

La Piadina | This Fort Collins truck serves one of Italy’s finest street foods — piadina flatbread sandwiches complete with homemade dough and scratch-made sauces.

Sustainable Spoon | Alongside healthy and locally-sourced meals, this food truck takes sustainability to a new level — they’re solar-powered!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.  

Revolution Artisan Pops | Though normally operating out of a Fort Collins storefront, this food truck serves tasty ice pops made with the freshest local ingredients!

 

July 19

Mojomama Colorado Bands Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Mojomama

Mojomama

Mojomama is self-described as “funked up blues” and we think that’s a pretty accurate label. The Longmont-based group combines old-school R&B with funk influences from Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan which results in a fun live show you won’t soon forget! If you’re a fan of wicked bass lines and tasty melodic solos, don’t miss this July concert.

 

Food trucks

Wing Shack Fort Collins Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Wing Shack | This true NoCo institution serves some of the region’s best wings with 12 different homemade sauces to choose from!

Austin Taco | Austin Tacos are simple ingredients and old family recipes, lovingly prepared and stuffed in an open tortilla with plenty of characteristic, weird Austin flair.

Umami Mobile Eatery | Umami is the fifth mouth-watering taste that you can’t pinpoint, but makes you want to eat more! This food truck is inspired by that elusive flavor and the founder’s global travels.

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

Divine Ice Cream | If you’re craving Blue Bunny Ice Cream from an old-fashioned ice cream truck, track down Divine Ice Cream.

 

July 26

The Coteries Colorado Bands Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of The Coteries and Augusta Rose Photography

The Coteries

The Coteries are folk-rock at its finest. And the band even has a classic folk backstory; they were inspired by an epic 11,000 mile North American road trip that included a few freezing nights in the Rocky Mountains. Though they still travel in their VW bus, Trusty Rusty, they’re returning to Northern Colorado this summer.  

You can also see The Coteries at the Noontime Notes Concert Series on July 18 and The Ben & Jerry’s Concert Series on July 21.

 

Food trucks

Pizza Casbah Fort Collins Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Mile High Lobster Shack | After spending time away from Colorado, the owners of this food truck brought back Maine’s most popular delicacy: the simple, mouth-watering lobster roll.

La Piadina | This Fort Collins truck serves one of Italy’s finest street foods — piadina flatbread sandwiches complete with homemade dough and scratch-made sauces.

Pizza Casbah | Locally owned and operated for over ten years, this Fort Collins favorite is bringing hand-stretched pies with New York-style flair!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

A-Maize’N Kettle Corn | Kettle corn takes any event over the top and this Fort Collins based, family-run business serves a wide variety of flavors to enjoy!

 

August 2

Wendy Woo Band Colorado Bands Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Wendy Woo Band and Lisa Siciliano from Dog Daze Photos

Wendy Woo Band

Over the years, as the Colorado music scene has exploded, the constant voice and sound have been Wendy Woo. And the live show comes complete with the poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, six-piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves. So get ready to close out the Lagoon Concert Series with a bang!

 

Food trucks

Taco Stop Food Truck Fort Collins Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Wing Shack | This true NoCo institution serves some of the region’s best wings with 12 different homemade sauces to choose from!

The Taco Stop | Though they specialize in steak tacos and quesadillas, this food truck serves homemade salsas and a full range of flavors you’ll love.

Sustainable Spoon | Alongside healthy and locally-sourced meals, this food truck takes sustainability to a new level — they’re solar-powered!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck | Nothing goes better with lively tunes than local, artisan coffee served food truck-style.

Ba-Nom-a-Nom | Think soft-serve ice cream, but it’s vegan, healthy and made with 100% fruit!

 

Find even more local music this summer!  

For more fun and plenty of music, check out the Noontime Notes Concert Series in Oak Street Plaza! These free Downtown Fort Collins concerts begin the first Tuesday in June and continue on consecutive Tuesdays through the second week of August. Head downtown between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to begin the afternoon with a dance in the plaza.

The Ben & Jerry’s FAC Concert Series will also be jamming in Old Town Square this summer on June 16th, June 30th, July 21st and August 18th!

Check out our blog post on Northern Colorado’s most anticipated festivals and events for even more music, food and fun to fill the season.


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