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Tony Furtado Trio w/ Liz Barnez (Rock Garden Concert Series)

September 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm

$27 – $32

Tony Furtado Trio

featuring Luke Price, Matt Flinner, & Johnny B Connolly

w/ Liz Barnez

  • Date: Wednesday, September 27
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:30pm
  • Tickets: $27 ADV/ $32 Door/ Kids 12 & Under Free
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating
  • Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome!


Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are still available at the door.


Concert Description:

Tony Furtado

Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumental-ist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the fl air of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.

He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.

Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others.  Read More

Joining Tony on stage is current and 5-time Grand National Fiddle champ Luke Price, Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner, and world renown Irish Button Accordionist Johnny B Connolly.

Liz Barnez

Liz Barnez was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up inspired by jazz, blues, folk, gospel, R&B, Dixieland, funk, and parade music. She embraced the diversity of her musical and creative upbringing and transformed those into her own eclectic style of music.  
Liz Barnez started her musical career in the clubs and festivals in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.  She moved to Colorado in the late 1980’s and has been a mainstay in that music community since then.

Liz was voted by her peers as the “Best Singer-Songwriter Female” in the FoCoMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) Peer Awards 2020.

Inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Mother Folkers (the most carefully pronounced name in show business) in 2019.  The Mother Folkers is a group of women musicians who began in the 1970’s  with original members Mary Flower, Mary Stribling, Kathi DeFrancis, and Eileen Niehouse.  Over the years the members have included Mollie O’Brien, Carla Skiaky, and Vicki Taylor to name a few.  Liz joined the group in the early 1990’s. Read More

Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting The Matthews House and funds raised will support their mission to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse. 100% of the event profit from ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to The Matthews House.

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 8th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For one epic night, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. In addition to great music, this concert will feature a beer and wine tent and food truck. 

Concert Details:

  • Lineup: Tony Furtado Trio featuring Luke Price, Matt Flinner & Johnny B Connolly w/ Liz Barnez
  • Food: Schmickels Hot Dog Cart
  • Drinks: Wine & Beer provided by Odell Brewing Co. 
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating
  • Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome!

Live Auction Items: (All Proceeds benefit The Matthews House)

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*County permits have been filed for this event and approval is still pending. In the event the application is denied, all tickets sales will be reimbursed.

Originally published on May 1st, 2023. Updated on September 27th, 2023.


September 27, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:40 pm
$27 – $32
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, 80524
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