Summer music scene offers something for everyone

There’s nothing like finding a shady spot to lay down a blanket, relax, and listen to some great live music. From a quaint Berthoud courtyard to a multi-block stretch of Old Town Fort Collins; opportunities abound across northern Colorado all summer long. Best of all, the wide range of musical genres ensure that every family member will find something they can get up, and get down to!

The Berthoud Historical Society will feature concerts in July and August in its Pioneer Museum Courtyard located at 224 Mountain Ave. Berthoud. On July 12th John Chandler will perform, followed by Wendy Woo on July 26th, and the Great Scotts on Aug. 9th. Gates open at 5:30pm with a 6:30pm show time. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Food will be available for purchase during each event. Concerts are family-friendly and free, though donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.berthoudhistoricalsociety.org/concerts/

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest has something for everyone, with more than 80 local bands on six stages throughout Old Town Fort Collins. The annual event also features art and food booths as well as a kids’ area. This year’s festival will take place Aug. 11th from 5-10pm, Aug. 12th from 10am-10pm, and Aug. 13th from 10am-7pm. The event is free to attend though vendors will have items available for purchase. Kids activities this year will include martial arts, dance and cheer demonstrations, as well as a magic show. Visit downtownfortcollins.com/events/bohemian-nights-at-newwestfest for updates on participating bands. 

The Loveland Library, located at 500 E. 3rd St., features a free concert series each summer on Thursday evenings throughout July. Kids shows take place from 5:30-7pm on the Library Stage, followed by concerts for all ages from 7-9pm on the outdoor Foote Lagoon Stage. The 7pm performances feature artists from all over the country, and will include everything from jazz to Irish folk to honky-tonk. For more information visit www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/programs-events/events/foote-lagoon-summer-concerts/

In Greeley, UNC’s Concerts Under the Stars are back once again with a whole new 2017 lineup. Shows take place Sunday and Thursday evenings throughout July at the UNC Garden Theater at 1820 10th Ave. Bluegrass, jazz, mariachi, funk, and classical music will each be showcased throughout this month long series. Seats for these concerts are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. An advance ticket bundle for the entire series is available for $51. Table seating with catered meals is also available for $25 per person per show, or $126 per table of six. Visit arts.unco.edu/concerts-under-stars/

The Town of Windsor’s summer concert series takes place at Boardwalk Park; located at 100 N. 5th St. Concerts are held July through mid-August on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Featured genres include classic rock, country, Latin, pop rock and more. Concerts are free to attend. Visit www.windsorgov.com/concerts for details.