October 24  |  Local Events

22 Upcoming Shows Near Fort Collins | Music, Theater and More!

Fort Collins has no shortage of events. As a college town and a music haven, we’re filled with local musicians putting on amazing shows — and we attract some worldwide traveling bands too! For theater lovers, our community comes together to put on dramatic and hilarious shows and we revel at the nationally touring productions (wait until you see who’s coming!).

We got together our favorite and most anticipated events in the Fort Collins area so you can enjoy too! There’s a little something for everyone. Take the family out for a night of laughter one night, then take your friends to a local concert and dance the next!



Now – November 13 | Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Eva Perón, one of Argentina’s most passionate political figures. Alongside characters Che Guevara and Matt LaFontaine, this show is filled with drama and passion. Playing at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, you’ll also enjoy Argentinian cuisine inspired by traditional recipes from the era. Purchase tickets here.


Reel Big Fish

Upcoming Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of Reel Big Fish | Jonathan Thorpe

October 26 | Aggie Theater

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of their album Turn the Radio Off, Reel Big Fish will be playing the entire album front to back along with various other hit songs. Playing traditional ska-punk, Reel Big Fish puts on an exciting show every time! Buy tickets before they’re gone!


Perpetual Groove

October 27 | Aggie theater

Perpetual Groove plays anthemic arena rock, but often break the genre boundaries with jazz, psychedelic, R&B and electronic elements. Accompanied by intense and retina-shocking light shows, their live performance is a must-see! Get tickets here.


Post Paradise, Stella Luce and Slow Caves

Local Fort Collins Bands

Photo courtesy of Slow Caves | Dylan Adams

October 28 | Hodi’s Half Note

Celebrate Halloween with a few local bands at Hodi’s Half Note this year! Featured as one of our favorite Local Fort Collins’ Bands, all three are FoCo favorites and always put on a great show. Buy tickets here and wear your costumes! The bands will be dressed up as Radiohead, The Cure and Arctic Monkeys.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

October 28 & 29 | Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

This family-friendly production of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will be wrapping up its show this weekend. A hilarious and winding story, the Lincoln Center’s production is put on by young actors and tickets are only $8! Catch a show before it’s over.


Ultimate Beauty Bible

Upcoming Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of OpenStage Theater | Joe Coca Photography

October 28 & 29 | Center for Fine Art Photography

This intense play brings the audience right to the edge of the action. Featuring themes of life, death, friendship and relationships, this may not be suitable for young children, but get your friends together for a moving show! The show is ending after this weekend so now’s your last chance to see it right in Fort Collins. Buy tickets online.


The Burroughs

Local Bands in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of The Burroughs

October 29 | The Moxi Theater, Greeley

The Burroughs are hosting their Third Annual Halloween Extravaganza in Greeley on Saturday. Another local band featured on our local favorites, The Burroughs are a blues-rock group who have exploded recently as one of the best out of Northern Colorado. Celebrate their success and dance to great music this Halloween! Buy tickets in advance here.


A Nightmare on College Avenue

October 29 | Aggie Theater & Hodi’s Half Note

A Nightmare on College Avenue is a Halloween-inspired music event. It takes place at both the Aggie Theater and Hodi’s Half Note with different bands playing at each venue. A single ticket will get you into both, so you can enjoy as much local music as you can handle this Halloween! Buy tickets here.


Rockin’ Road to Dublin

November 2 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Rockin’ Road to Dublin is coming to Fort Collins for one show. If you’re into dance, Irish music, rock and roll or just love to be amazed, you can’t miss it! Fiddlers will square off with driving electric guitars and heavy drum beats while technical dancers will pull off some of the most impressive dancing stunts. Learn more and get tickets here.


David Ramirez Bootleg Tour

November 3 | Hodi’s Half Note

Every single show in David Ramirez’s Bootleg Tour is a live album recording, so if you want to be a part of it, buy tickets! His classic folk Americana style and poetic lyrics make each story universal and before the end of the night, you’ll find yourself singing and swaying along with the soothing rhythms.


Women& Yoga + Live DJ

November 4 | The Articulate

Women& Inc. will bring together some of Fort Collins’ most experienced yoga teachers for evenings of fun, exercise and socializing. Each event features a new music set and a different teacher. On November 4, classes will be hosted by Julia Tompkins from Mindstream Yoga. Stick around after yoga for drinks and socialization. Any skill level is welcome, so buy your tickets here!


The Flick

Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of OpenStage Theater | Illustrations by Ion Studios

Multiple showtimes November 5 – December 3 | Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

The Flick is a dramatic comedy play, exploring the ways humans make connections and interact with one another. The play has won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. The first of its kind, this play broke a lot of boundaries on Broadway and is sure to delight and interest viewers in Fort Collins. See showtimes and get tickets here.


Masterworks #2: The Enfant Terrible & the Tunesmith

November 5 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Join the Fort Collins Symphony with Michelle Kim on violin for a dramatic symphony show. Playing Prokofiev and Bizet, this evening will leave you amazed and craving more classical masterpieces. Buy tickets here.


The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

Upcoming Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of Take 6 and Manhattan Transfer | John Abbott

November 10 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

For the first time, some of the most acclaimed vocal groups in the country are combining forces to put on a tour de force show. Their experience and range cover nearly every genre from jazz to swing to R&B and gospel. They’re bringing all their talent to Fort Collins for one night and you can buy tickets here!


Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

November 11 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

The original ski bum and filmmaker is screening his newest film right here in Fort Collins in November. Always breaking ground in the skiing community and catching breathtaking shots, “Here, There & Everywhere” promises to amaze and get you ready to hit the ski hill yourself! Get tickets here.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

November 15 | Budweiser Events Center

Get ready for Christmas early with one of America’s favorites, Mannheim Steamroller. In 1984, Chip Davis released the Christmas album that changed the music industry and now you can see it for yourself — and everything that has developed since. These tickets will sell out fast so get yours today!


Cabinet and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades w/ Special Guests

November 17 | Aggie Theater

These two bluegrass-inspired bands are coming to the Aggie Theater in November for a night of fun, fiddles and guaranteed dancing. Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is a group of Wisconsin boys who just want to revel in the music they love and get the audience on their feet. Cabinet puts on a show that will make you feel like part of a brand new celebratory community. Get your tickets here.


Beauty & The Beast

November 18 – 20 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Fort Collins Children’s Theater is putting on a show for all ages. This classic Disney movie is brought to life on the stage with songs everyone can sing along to. As Gaston, Belle and the Beast quarrel, we’re all reminded not to judge others by their appearance and learn the power of love and friendship. Get your tickets here!


Wild Kratts Live!

Shows in Fort Collins

Photos courtesy of Kratt Brothers Company

November 19 | Budweiser Events Center

This live show is perfect for the whole family. Martin and Chris Kratt, creators of the popular kids’ show Wild Kratts are bringing their show to life. Hilarious pitfalls and amazing animal facts will impress the kids and you! Ticket sales benefit the nonprofit Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Society which works to protect wildlife across the globe. Get yours here!


Face Holiday Concert

Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of Face Vocal Band

November 25 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Based out of Boulder, Face is a vocal rock group. They use just four singers and a vocal drummer to put on a rock phenomenon that you won’t soon forget! They’re bringing their show to Fort Collins to start off the holiday season with Christmas classics and modern holiday jams. Get your tickets online.


A Wonderful Life

November 25 – December 31 | Candlelight Dinner Theater

Join Candlelight Dinner House for their holiday production, A Wonderful Life. The classical film is brought to life in the theater with some of the area’s best actors and music by Composer Joe Raposo. Your tickets include fresh bread, soup or salad, and a choice of five entrées. Get your tickets here.


Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour

Upcoming Shows in Fort Collins

Photo courtesy of Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour

December 1 – 3 | Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Rent changed the world of theater in 1996. Join today’s cast in a celebration of the show’s history for the 20th Anniversary Tour. With its inspiring message of hope in the face of fear and adversity, it reminds audiences the only thing that really matters are those we love. So get your loved ones together to welcome December and the holiday season. Get your tickets here.


Start making plans today!

Let us know which shows you see and share your favorite experiences with us! If we missed your most anticipated event, let us know.

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