Fort Collins, Colo.
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival that takes over the entirety of Old Town Fort Collins each August.
The festival won’t release the lineup until June, but the safe bet is that there will be a few national headliners and more Colorado bands than you can imagine. The festival has always been a major discovery destination, putting masses of Colorado artists in one area at the same time. Bohemian Nights’ goal is to highlight emerging and established Colorado bands, and provide those artists with opportunities for career and talent growth within the music industry. This festival reveals Fort Collins as a city recognized for its live music scene and pool of talent, including homegrown artists and transplants.
Spread out over six stages around the “festival grounds” of Old Town, the event does take some planning to navigate, but organizers have a team of music dorks in a tent to offer suggestions.