This April in Fort Collins is Local Music Appreciation Month and it's a time of year jam-packed full of exciting concerts, shows, and events that you don’t want to miss. From nationally renowned talented musicians and comedians to the diversity of performing arts and theatre, you’ll certainly find an entertaining and memorable event to attend.


Festivals and Special Events

April is Local Music Appreciation Month in Fort Collins. Supporting music and musicians is a core part of the Fort Collins culture. This month is a chance to explore, rediscover, and celebrate the eclectic local music scene. 


Fort Collins Music Association's FoCoMx : April 22 & 23

FoCoMx 2022

FoCoMX is a two-day music festival that celebrates live music in Northern Colorado. The music festival features a diverse lineup of 300 Colorado artists inclusive of all genres at nearly 30 Downtown Fort Collins venues!
3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. | Get Your Tickets Now




At The Lincoln Center this month, you can find grand live concerts, dancers, musicians, and inspiring speakers:


George Lopez OMG Hi! Comedy Tour : April 2

George LopezGeorge Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.

Lopez can be seen in his Netflix original comedy special We’ll Do It For Half which premiered globally over the summer. Last year Lopez was on tour nationwide for his stand-up comedy The Wall World. He also completed his tour for The Comedy Get Down, along with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer. The comedians also debuted their BET scripted comedy series based on the tour.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets


Borromeo String Quartet: April 4

Borromeo String Quartet
Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe.

The Quartet has collaborated with some of this generation’s most important composers and has performed on major concert stages across the globe, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, The Concertgebouw, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Tuscany, and the Prague Spring International Music Festival and the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets


Rita Rudner: April 9

Rita Rudner
  A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is best loved for her punchy, epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen-year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half-million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas’ “Comedian Of The Year” nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s “Woman Of The Year” Award.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets


The Golden Girls Show: April 24

That Golden Girls Show
   That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments—with puppets!

Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down—from Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes to Rose's tales from St. Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men, and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life.

Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets

Live Comedy at The Comedy Fort

Fort Collins Comedy Fort PerformerPhoto Credit: Melissa Leavenworth


Steph Tolev: April 1 & 2
"Steph is BACK. She was one of our first headliners last year and is a favorite here (and everywhere!)'”
Various Times |  Tickets


Jerry Garcia: April 7
Jerry Garcia performs at The Comedy Fort with guest Luis Beck.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets


Geoff Asmus: April 8 & 9
"One of the countries fastest rising comics, Geoffs quick wit and sharp jokes are not to be missed! He crushed so hard closing out the Fort Showcase we had to have him back for a whole weekend!"
Various Times |  Tickets


Mick Foley Nice Day Tour: April 10
"MICK FOLEY brings his incredible storytelling show to The FORT! He will also be doing an exclusive Meet & Greet for VIP Ticketholders!!!”
7:00 p.m. |  Tickets


The Forts Funniest: April 6, 14, & 27
This is a bracket style, single elimination tournament where comics of all experience levels bring their best tight 5 and put that up against their fellow local comics for a chance at taking home cash prizes and paid stage time at the Fort!"
Various Times |  Tickets


Corrine Fisher: April 15 & 16
"Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast) comes to Fort Collins for an exclusive weekend of standup shows right here at the Fort!"
7:00 & 9:30 p.m. |  Tickets





The Magic Rat

Magic Rat, located in Old Firehouse Alley adjacent to The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town, offers swinging sounds on tap weekly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions. Check the calendar for all shows taking place throughout the month and current updates.


Kent Washington III: April 1
8 p.m. |  Free


Titonic: April 2
8 p.m. |  Free


Matt Skinner: April 6
7 p.m. |  Free


Hot Like Wasabi: April 7
7 p.m. |  Free


Crescent City Connection: April 8
8 p.m. |  Free


Milquetoast & Co: April 9
8 p.m. |  Free


Live Music Event - Songwriters in The Round: April 13
7 p.m. |  Free


Birds of Play: April 14
7 p.m. |  Free


Foxfeather: April 15
8 p.m. |  Free


Westside Joe & The Men of Soul: April 16
8 p.m. |  Free


Eli Rey: April 21
7 p.m. |  Free


FoCoMx Live Music: April 22 & 23
8 p.m. |  Tickets


A-Mac: April 28
7 p.m. |  Free


Dizzy With a Dame: April 29
8 p.m. |  Free


Jeremy Mohney & His Band: April 30
8 p.m. |  Free



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High Step Society with Elctrx: April 1
Doors 7 Show 8:00 p.m. | Get Tickets


Cass Clayton Band with Ginger Whale: April 2
Doors 7 Show 8:00  p.m. |  Get Tickets


90s/00s with Twoscoops & Gimeni: April 7 
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets


Deadphish Orchestra: April 8
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets


Sicard Hollow with Red Mountain Boys: April 9
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets


Blast N Bowl Ft. Hospital Socks, Clementine, Scuffed, and Bug: April 13
Doors 7 Show 7:15 p.m. |  Get Tickets


Thin Air Crew with Boss Eagle and Special Guests: April 15
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets


Neon Steve with Nick Irvin: April 21
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets


FREE Co-Stanza Indie Night: April 27
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Free - Learn More Here


Cactus Cat with Muck Luck: April 28
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. | Get Ticket


The Hill Benders Present Who Grass: April 30
Doors 7 Show 8 p.m. |  Get Tickets



Rock Out at The Aggie

Aggie Theatre Concert

The historic Aggie Theatre, a live music institution in Fort Collins for over 100 years, plays host to several great shows this month: 

The Crooked Rugs with Los Toms, Moonlight Bloom, MODRN: April 1
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Dead Floyd with Sunken Signals: April 2
8 p.m. |  Tickets


The Wailers with Lola Rising: April 3
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Brother Ali with MaLLy, DJ Last Word: April 8
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Shovelin Stone with Sugar Britches, Lewis Turner: April 9
8 p.m. |  Tickets


OPIUO: April 13 & 14
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Cunninlynguists & Sadistik: April 15
8 p.m. |  Tickets


The Velveteers with Plasma Canvas, Cody: April 16
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Greasy Boy Showcase ft Sam Tallent with Rosalie Jaymes - Taylor, Luke Gaston: April 19
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Mindz Eye + Wolfblitzer with Copper Teeth, xdeadbeatx, Screwtape: April 21
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Grateful Shred: April 27
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Mystery Skulls: April 30
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Reserve tickets online in advance. Proof of vaccination required.
Live at The Lyric
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North by North / King Crawdad / Race to Neptune / Ash Redhorse: April 7th
8 p.m. |  Tickets


Ukraine Benefit: April 16th
6 p.m. |  Free movie screenings and live music to raise awareness and gather donations. Additional Information


Luna Shade "Bake Em Up" Bash with Pipin' Hot / Inside the Mind: April 20th
5 p.m. |  Tickets


Phasingfade: Spring with Michael Menert
9 p.m. |  Tickets




Washington’s is a historic 900-person venue in Old Town Fort Collins and regularly hosts big names. The Armory is a more intimate 200-person capacity venue with state-of-the-art acoustics. 

Fierce Bad Bowie: April 8
Doors 6:30 Show 7:30 p.m. |  Tickets


An Evening with Ghost Light: April 9
Doors 7:00 Show 8:00 p.m. |  Tickets


Hayes Carll: April 15
Doors 6:00 Show 7:00 p.m. |  Tickets


Lucinda Williams: April 20
Doors 7:00 Show 8:00 p.m. |  Tickets


All shows at Washington’s and The Armory have an entry requirement as related to COVID. Please check the show listing to see if the event requires proof of full vaccination or if a negative COVID test from a health provider is allowable.  Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of all events.
 Please click HERE for information on getting vaccinated in Larimer County.
 You can find up to date information on testing in Larimer County HERE 
Please find COVID Venue FAQs HERE


The Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch Events Complex, located in Loveland, Colorado, is a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue and is home to the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League. This large facility hosts hockey, basketball, football, family shows, rodeos, concerts, trade shows, and several dozen setups to accommodate just about any event. 

Colorado Eagles vs. Bakersfield Condors: April 8 & 9

7 p.m. |  April 8 Tickets, April 9 Tickets

Toughest Monster Truck Tour: April 15 & 16

Various Times  |  Tickets

Colorado Eagles vs. Ontario Reign: April 20, 22, & 23

7 p.m. |  April 20 Tickets, April 22 Tickets, April 23 Tickets

Gary Allan: April 29

7:20 p.m. |  Tickets

Sparta Combat League Army vs. Marines 13: April 30

6:00 p.m. |  Tickets