Bands from Nine U.S Cities Perform in Colorado at the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming Events // OCT 1 – 5

September 15, 2014 – Fort Collins, CO – Colorado music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ is releasing a compilation of songs from bands participating in its BandSwap 2014 program to celebrate the upcoming Homecoming events taking place in early October in Colorado. BandSwap 2014 partner city events are happening in nine innovative cities across the country from September 11th – September 27th, closing out the third successful year of the program that Hypebot called “an excellent example of creative innovation in the music industry.” The sixteen bands selected for BandSwap 2014 will then return to Denver and Fort Collins in October to celebrate Homecoming with a final round of concerts, networking mixers, and panels.

Reflecting BandSwap’s expansion from a musical touring construct to a civic collaboration connecting diverse cultural and innovative ideas, the 2014 Homecoming performances are hosted by the City of Fort Collins and Create Denver, and will take place at traditional venues such as Hi-Dive, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and Hodi’s Half Note, as well as nontraditional venues such as Fort Collins’ eclectic arts space Downtown Artery, the cutting edge learning center Galvanize in Denver, and the energy research complex The Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins.

Spanning five days and taking place at eight venues across Fort Collins and Denver, the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming events feature performances from the 16 participating BandSwap bands, a handful of additional Colorado bands performing, music video premieres and screenings, educational discussion panels, networking SynchroniCITY mixers, shedding light on each city’s unique characteristics via Cultural Spotlight, presentations on innovative startups via InnovationSwap, and more!

The 2014 Colorado bands are: Stella Luce (Fort Collins), The Yawpers (Denver), Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder), Eldren (Denver), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), Shatterproof (Fort Collins), and Maxwell Hughes (Fort Collins).

The 2014 partner bands are: Lords of the Trident (Madison, Wis.), Jordan Igoe (Charleston, S.C.), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette, La.), k i d s (Athens, Ga.), Phin (Nashville, Tenn.), Amanda Broadway (Nashville, Tenn.), The LoLos (Chico, Calif.), and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland, Ore.).

BandSwap is a musical and cultural alliance among like-minded cities combining the best of grassroots collaboration, cross-promotion, creative connectivity and most of all, the unrivaled experience of live music. For more info about the program, stay tuned to the website and SpokesBUZZ Facebook page for more updates.
Schedule

DENVER: OCT. 1- 3

WED – OCT. 1
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: The Yawpers (Denver), Eldren (Denver), k i d s (Athens), and Jordan Igoe (Charleston) perform
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
Doors: 8:30 p.m.
Show: 9:00 p.m.
TIX $10.00 {BUY TIX}
21+

THUR – OCT. 2
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Maxwell Hughes of the Lumineers (Fort Collins), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), Amanda Broadway (Nashville), and Phin (Nashville) perform. There will be a talk by SpokesBUZZ founder Dani Grant, as well as InnovationSwap pitches and music videos featured throughout the evening, including a music video premiere from Maxwell Hughes. Also featuring a SynchroniCITY Panel on “The Creative Process – Discovering Ideas and Finding Inspiration.”
Galvanize
1062 Delaware St., Denver, CO
Doors: 5:30 p.m., Show: 6:00 p.m., SynchroniCITY Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
FREE SHOW!
All Ages

FRI – OCT. 3
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins) and The Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder) perform with Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette) and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland)
The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut St., Denver, CO
Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m.
TIX $7 ADV / $10 DOS {BUY TIX}
21+
FORT COLLINS: OCT. 3 – 4

FRI – OCT. 3

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: InnovationSwap featuring performances by Jordan Igoe (Charleston) and Ambassador Wolf (Fort Collins), as well as presentations on innovative startups.
The Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 4:30 p.m., Performances and presentations begin at 5:15 p.m.
FREE
All Ages

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: BandSwap performances from k i d s (Athens) and Ginger Whale (Fort Collins)
Downtown Artery: 252 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7:00 p.m.
All Ages
FREE

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Shatterproof (Fort Collins) and Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins) perform with Phin (Nashville) and the LoLos (Chico)
Hodi’s Half Note
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8:00 p.m., Show: 9:00 p.m.
$10 {BUY TIX}
All Ages

SAT – OCT. 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: SynchroniCITY party featuring Industry Panel & Networking “Prototyping – Testing, Iteration, and the Concept of Failure as Success”
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy., Bellvue, CO
{RSVP}

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Stella Luce (Fort Collins), Izcalli (Denver), Post Paradise (Fort Collins), and Lords of the Trident (Madison) perform
Hodi’s Halfnote
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m.
TIX $10 {BUY TIX}
18+

SUN – OCT. 5

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), and Pandas & People (Fort Collins) perform. Includes open jam with Lewi Longmire
Avogrado’s Number
605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO
FREE “Pass The Hat” Donation
All Ages

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