Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is revealing its lineup of Colorado talent slated to perform at this year’s annual outdoor music festival in Historic Downtown Fort Collins. The music portion of the festival will feature more than 70 new, emerging and established Colorado bands across six music stages throughout the weekend of August 16-18.
Now in its ninth year, Bohemian Nights will showcase a cast of returning favorites like Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Lionel Young Band, but also feature lesser-known bands looking to build a following. In addition, bands will be getting more time on stage to connect with festivalgoers.
“Over the years, we have increased the number of Colorado bands performing throughout the festival weekend,” said Merry Hummell, Director of Music Events for Bohemian Foundation. “This year we decided to roll back the number to allow each band more time on stage. Extending set times allows bands to add more songs to their sets and increase face time with music fans.”
Since it began in 2005, Bohemian Nights has always been focused on providing a diverse offering of music and that will be no different this season. Festival audiences will have the opportunity to experience a variety of music across popular, contemporary genres.
“Bohemian Nights provides a rich sampling of the incredible diversity of music originating in our state,” according to Liz Barnez, a singer-songwriter herself and Bohemian Foundation Artist Relations Manager. “The festival is a great time to sample the smorgasbord of music on hand, and discover something new. It’s a time to enjoy what you know you love and learn about new types of music that can move you and inspire you.”
Colorado bands playing this year include: Air Dubai, Head For The Hills, Fierce Bad Rabbit, SHEL, Born in the Flood (featuring Nathaniel Rateliff) and The Patti Fiasco. Music starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Each evening a national headliner will be featured at the Mountain main stage locations. The national headliners will be announced June 6.
Bohemian Nights 2013 Colorado lineup:
Adam Bodine Trio
Austin Young and NO Difference
Bad Brad & The Fat Cats
Born in the Flood
Carlton Pride & Mighty Zion
Chris Daniels & The Better Days
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown
Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts
El Toro de la Muerte
Fierce Bad Rabbit
Finnders and Youngberg
Head For The Hills
I’m With Her
Jaden Carlson Band
John William Davis and Rebecca Jones
Johnny Johnston & the Po’boys
Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool
Mama Lenny and the Remedy
Manabí Salsa Band
My Body Sings Electric
Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang
Otis Taylor Band
Rachel & The Kings
Rebecca Folsom with John Magnie and Mark Oblinger
Rich With Friends
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Swing Je T’aime
Ten Pound Elephant
The Deadwood Saints
The Haunted Windchimes
The Lionel Young Band
The Patti Fiasco
Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship
Wendy Woo & Robin Hoch
You Me & Apollo
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