After two long years without Fort Collins’ usual vibrant mix of festivals and events, The Fort Collins Musicians Association is proud to announce the return of the annual FoCoMX music festival in 2022. The 14th annual local music festival returns to stages throughout downtown Fort Collins on April 22nd and 23rd. This unique two-day music festival showcases 300+ Northern Colorado bands and artists at nearly 30 stages.
WHAT: FoCoMX 2022 - Presented By: FoCoMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) and Odell Brewing Co.
WHERE: Various Downtown Fort Collins stages including Aggie Theatre, Avogadro's Number, The Lyric, Magic Rat, Washington’s, and Odell Brewing Co.
DATE: Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23
TIMES: Festival kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22
TICKETS: $40-60/two day pass, All Ages, volunteers get free admission with a four-hour shift INFO, LINEUP, VOLUNTEERS, & TICKETS: www.focomx.org
“As a music fan, being able to see all my favorite local bands at all the amazing Fort Collins venues… What more could you ask for?”, says Josh Rivera, a Fort Collins musician and band member.
The full FoCoMX band lineup will be announced on April 1st and will include 300+ acts representing all genres from Folk to Metal, and Bluegrass to EMD. Fans can stay tuned to 105.5 FM -The Colorado Sound for the lineup announcement on April 1st or attend the in-person FoCoMX Kick Off event at Odell Brewing Company from 3-6:00 p.m that day. Blind Faith tickets for the festival will be available this Friday, March 4th. FoCoMX is an all-ages festival.
Special elements at FoCoMX 2022 focus on the music fan experience including multiple stages at single locations including Avogadro's Number, Odell Brewing Company, The Lyric, New Belgium Brewing, and The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. FoCoMX will feature an increased number of outdoor concert spaces for people to enjoy the concerts in open air settings. And back by popular demand, the Silent Disco will be popping off with live local deejays spinning dance music throughout the evening in Old Town Square.
TICKETS / WRISTBANDS
March 4 - 31 - Blind Faith Ticket/Pass $40/each on sale online only, day of pickup
April 1 - 21 - Advance Ticket/Pass $50/each for sale online only, day of pickup
April 22 & 23 - General Admission Ticket/Pass $60/each online and on-site
(*Tickets are good for both days of the festival, see website for venue age restrictions)
Although the festival was unable to happen in it’s ideal format for two years, FoCoMA had been producing music shows throughout the pandemic. These events included the highly acclaimed drive in live concert series, Drive & Jive and the Public Trust virtual music event. The return of FoCoMX marks a return to some normalcy after two years of difficulty for the music community and population at large due to the pandemic.
“FoCoMX is a great music festival, not only because there’s so many amazing local bands that play, but because it’s a really wonderful opportunity that we have to strengthen the bonds of the music community.”, says Stevie Heck, a Fort Collins musician and band member.
FoCoMX started in 2009 as a grassroots experiment in promoting local music. The festival is musician-focused, nonprofit, and volunteer-powered and supports local musicians and The Fort Collins Musicians Association’s mission to provide education, support, and networking opportunities to the Fort Collins and surrounding music community.
Proceeds from the festival go to pay musicians for their performances and a portion of the profits are reinvested by FoCoMA back into the local music scene through our InTune Musician Wellness Program that includes a quarterly Music Industry Night, as well as, performance and networking opportunities for musicians of all ages.
The goals of FoCoMA are to create a sustainable and deep-rooted infrastructure that supports Northern Colorado music by encouraging businesses to open up their space to local music while growing a sense of community within our musical community. We aim to encourage new artists, support established musicians, and raise all artists' self-worth through raising national awareness of the Northern Colorado music scene.
FoCoMX sponsored by: FoCoMA - Fort Collins Musicians Association, Odell Brewing Co., Bohemian Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Music City Hot Chicken and Organic Alternatives. And in partnership with 105.5 FM The Colorado Sound, Rocky Mountain Student Media, and KRFC Radio.