The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) has been continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the orders and recommendations of the CDC, the State of Colorado and the Larimer County Health Department. Due to mass gathering restrictions, temporary business closures and with health recommendations in mind, FoCoMA has made the decision to cancel the “in person” Fort Collins Music eXperiment music festival. The event was previously rescheduled from its traditional April dates to Sept 4 and 5, 2020 due to COVID-19. FoCoMA made this tough decision based on the health and safety of our musicians and community members.
FoCoMX has been reimagined into two safe musical options. Music fans can see live music at our in person concert series, “FoCoMX Drive & Jive” every Tuesday through the end of October. Fans can also participate in sharing their photos and memories of past festivals during FoCoMX: A Digital Retrospective held exclusively online on September 4 and 5 via FoCoMA and FoCoMX social media channels.
Music fans are encouraged to attend the FoCoMX Drive & Jive series to see bands in person in a safe environment. The concerts are live, socially distanced music performances every Tuesday evening now through October at The Holiday Twin Drive In. Each concert hosts three Northern Colorado acts from diverse genres live on stage which is broadcast up onto the big screen allowing audience members to safely enjoy the show from the comfort of their own vehicles. Tickets and lineups at https://holidaytwin.eventsmart.com/event-category/drive-n-jive/
FoCoMX: A Digital Retrospective is a reimagining of the FoCoMX September weekend, allowing fans and bands to enjoy and share photos, videos, and stories of their favorite FoCoMX memories virtually through social media. The Retrospective will occur on September 4 & 5, 2020 through the FoCoMX social media channels. People can tag @focomx and #focomx to celebrate their love for local music. More details will roll out in later August through the FoCoMX Facebook page.
FoCoMA continues to work to support our area musicians through live shows when possible, connection to mental health support, resources and professional development, and creative projects. We're working strategically to get feedback from our musician community as we design new programs that FoCoMA will be launching later this fall. We encourage our community to support Northern Colorado musicians, music venues, local businesses and neighbors during these uncertain times. You can find more information about our fall programming and upcoming events at www.focoma.org