Bohemian Nights Festival


Bohemian Nights raptures old town fort collins

By Brian F. Johnson

Aug 12-14

Old Town, Fort Collins, Colo.

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest will once again feature the first-rate talent of Colorado musicians coming from around the state to perform during the three-day, free, outdoor music extravaganza. As much a street fair as it is a music festival, Bohemian Nights is unparalleled in scope among free festivals along the Front Range. Though centered around Colorado acts, the headliners each year carry some big clout and big crowds.

You’re going there to see: Headliners will be announced early May.

You’re going to come home talking about: Denver’s haunting folk rock band Houses, who released an amazing EP this year, Winter, the last of the four seasonally themed EPs for the band. Summer, Fall and Spring were releaed in 2009.

Travel time:

(As calculated by from

Denver, Colo. to Old Town, Fort Collins)

Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Total Est. Distance: 65.2 miles


YOU NEED TO KNOW: What’s in a name? Bohemian Nights is the music arm of the 22-year-old NewWestFest community celebration meant to honor the town’s birthday. The Bohemian Foundation was founded by philanthropist Pat Struker in 2001 with the humble goal of making the world a better place.

Camping: No.

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