The FoCoMX 2022 music lineup goes public on April 1st and showcases Colorado’s rich musical talent. Presented by the Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) and sponsored by Odell Brewing Co. the 14th annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment (FoCoMX) weekend will host 300+ Colorado bands and solo artists at 30 Downtown Fort Collins venues representing a wide variety of genres and styles.
This year’s lineup is filled with live music to explore including bands who have made their mark on the Fort Collins’ and Colorado music scene and many new acts for fans to discover. Several of the festival’s bands are on the national music scene, and even more are often touring or are in the studio. With a wealth of genres, audience draw and strong commitment to their native music scene these bands show the diversity, relevance and strength of the Fort Collins’ music movement. The lineup provides music enthusiasts with an opportunity to experience Northern Colorado’s extensive variety of live bands from every genre, a silent disco, and comedy shows.
2022 Featured Musical Bands:
Featured FoCoMX talented Colorado artists include The Burroughs, Alysia Kraft Band, Slow Caves, Liz Barnez, Musketeer Gripweed, John Magnie of the Subdudes, Gasoline Lollipops, SF1, Companion, Sugar Britches, iZCALLi, Write Minded, and Post Paradise.
Fans can discover new music by checking out these incredible acts: Zee, modern female rock; Hunter Burnette, soulful alt country; Nathaniel Riley, acoustic wistful melodies; Sound of Honey, indie soul funk; Rabbit Fighter, dark girlie punk; modrn, indie electo pop; The Nova Kicks, high energy rock; Violet Visionaries, indie surf pop; Pink Fuzz, high energy rock; Lolita, woke joyful latin pop; Violet Pilot, psychedelic earth rock; and 3420’s live electronic dance music.
This uniquely Fort Collins event brings thousands of music lovers closer to their favorite Colorado bands while exposing them to new music, bringing professional development opportunities to the musicians themselves and entertaining thousands of residents and tourists. The festival celebrates its 14th anniversary by showcasing over a dozen music genres and 300 live performances over the course of two days, while featuring local venues who support live music throughout the year. The festival furthers FoCoMA’s mission to support the success of local musicians and our vibrant regionally recognized music scene.
2022 quick facts:
Event Dates: Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23
$50 Advance Tickets/Pass -April 1- 22, 2022 - tickets at: FoCoMX.org
$60 General Admission Tickets/Pass if purchased festival weekend can be purchased onsite at Will Call/FoCoMX Box Office
Pre-purchased tickets can be redeemed at Will Call/Ticket Box Office
Tickets are good for both days of the festival, see website for venue age restrictions
Will Call/Ticket Box Office is open only on April 22 & 23 from 12 -11:00 PM each day. It is located at Elevations Credit Union, 221 E Mountain Ave Fort Collins, CO 80521
FoCoMX.org The FoCoMX website has a comprehensive schedule with all the music performances for fans to browse, listen to bands and plan their musical weekend. (www.focomx.org) The website features the music lineup, schedules, press information and graphics, volunteer opportunities and filters to search by venue, genre, and day.
Volunteers: Over 200 volunteers will help make the festival possible this year, they earn a free festival wristband and t-shirt for their time donation. Volunteers sign up: www.focomx.org
FREE Admission Locations: Odell Brewing Co, OBC Wine Project, New Belgium Brewing Co, The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and The Exchange.
Outdoor Stages: FoCoMX 2022 will feature an increased number of outdoor concert spaces for people to enjoy the performances in open air settings. Outdoor stages are included at: Avogadro's Number, Equinox Brewing, The Exchange, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery - The Big Backyard, Gilded Goat Brewing Co., Illegal Pete's, The Lyric, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., OBC Wine Project, Sound Off Silent Disco at Old Town Square, The Rickshaw Live, Tony's Bar & Rooftop and Wolverine Farm Publick House.
Special Elements and Insider picks:
Special elements at FoCoMX 2022 focus on the music fan experience including multiple stages at single locations including Avogadro's Number, The Comedy Fort, Equinox Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Company, The Lyric, New Belgium Brewing, and The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will offer free admission to their exhibits gallery on Saturday, April 23rd from 2:00PM - 8:00PM during FoCoMX performances
Kids and families can discover their own musical talents with the Boredom Fighters music bus at The Lyric on Saturday, this is a free activity.
Live DJs will be spinning dance music at the Sound Off Silent Disco in Old Town Square
Musicians and music professionals can attend a Mental Health Meet-up hosted by Music Minds Matter located at Art Lab Fort Collins.
FoCoMX is presented by: FoCoMA - Fort Collins Musicians Association and Odell Brewing Co. It is supported by Gold Sponsors: Bohemian Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Music City Hot Chicken and Organic Alternatives and Gold Media Partners 105.5 FM The Colorado Sound and Xfinity. Silver Sponsors include Rocky Mountain Student Media, KRFC Radio and Elevations Credit Union. Bronze Sponsors: Downtown Development Authority, School of Rock, Go West T-Shirt Company, Sound Off, Best Western University Inn and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. And thanks to our Music Lovers Sponsors: Old Town Food Tour, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, The Art Lab Fort Collins, Backstage Flash and Marc Leverette Photography.