Kids Music Adventure is an exciting, family-oriented and interactive element of Bohemian Nights® at NewWestFest. KMA is designed to inspire kids, ages 5-12, to learn the foundations of music fundamentals by engaging them with instruments, performances and hands-on music activities.
KMA is open 11am to 5pm on Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12 in Library Park on the Northeast corner of Matthews and Olive in Fort Collins. KMA is free.
KMA features kid-friendly special performances every hour on the hour from 12–4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Back by popular demand, the KMA Paparazzi Experience will provide kids with “Rock Star” treatment as they walk the red carpet to enter. Once inside KMA, kids can participate in an instrument petting zoo and hands-on music workshops supplied by local music organizations.
All children interested in enjoying KMA must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the two-day KMA event. To ensure safety, event safety staff monitors the KMA area.
This year, Bohemian Nights is proud to present Little Kids Rock, a brand new feature of Kids Music Adventure 2012. Little Kids Rock is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by expanding music education in public schools. At Bohemian Nights, Little Kids Rock will provide two daily, interactive educational music performances as well as more experiences at their tent during nonperformance times.
Established in 2005, Bohemian Nights, LLC produces a high-quality, weekend-long, free community music festival that promotes Colorado artists and shares their talent with the world. Bohemian Nights is solely sponsored by Bohemian Nights, LLC. NewWestFest is produced by the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association.
Junk to Funk needs students, teachers, artists and volunteers
ArtSteps, a collaborative project of the Loveland Museum/Gallery and the Thompson School District, is searching for students, teachers, artists and volunteers to apply for the ArtSteps Student-Community Art Project called “Junk to Funk.”
Students enrolled in grades 4 to 12 are eligible to apply. Participating students will do a creative take on reusing and repurposing items into wearable art fashions and costumes and then create their own live fashion show. They will be using items such as used clothing, fabric, lace, ribbon, duct tape, safety pins, plastic, bottle caps, cardboard, buttons, yarn, elastic, poster tubes, aluminum cans, mesh, rubber, paper, silk floral, beads and much, much more! With the help of local artists, teachers, volunteers and parents, students will create one-of-a-kind fashions and costumes and then learn how to set up their own live fashion show.
Artists and teachers who help out do not have to specialize in fabric arts to participate—just be willing to help students be creative. They also need volunteers who can help fasten, sew and assist the students with their projects. Volunteers with experience in fashion shows are also needed. All adult applicants should have experience working with students, and experience with a community art project or with making clothing and costumes out of reused items.
The application fee is $20 for students and will include all supplies, lunch and extra goodies!
ArtSteps is a collaborative effort of the Loveland Museum/Gallery and Thompson R2-J School District and recognizes youth art achievement by hosting the annual student art show and a biennial community art project.
For the past several years, ArtSteps has displayed student artwork annually at the Museum and Aims Community College campus. ArtSteps strives to develop creativity in children, youth and young adults, as well as provide community appreciation for their talents. The annual ArtSteps art show is held in March in celebration of National Youth Art Month and exhibits the artwork of Thompson School District students in a community-wide event. ArtSteps also plans a biennial Student-Community Art Projects where local artists and teachers have an opportunity to mentor students in creating art.