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Whippoorwill (Rock Garden Concert Series)
June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm$15 – $18
with Mike Clark
- Date: Thursday, June 28
- Doors: 5:30pm
- Show: 6:00pm
- Tickets: $15 ADV/ $18 Door
Cathartic, experiential alt-folk written by boots-in-the-dirt, partner-in-crime country girls and delivered across drummer Tobias Bank’s vast percussive landscape. For Whippoorwill, there’s little separation between the soul and the scenery– heartbreak is a ripped floodplain and longing, an unbroken expanse of sky. It’s Cormac McCarthy meets Neil Young via non-traditional banjo, long harmonica riffs, distorted guitar, and three-part harmonies that can scorch, soar, or haunt accordingly.
“Masterful at containing the true dynamic nature of emotions. At once, sad and joyful, yearning and fulfilled. Which element stands out strongest depends on your mood. This is beautiful, masterfully crafted, skillfully performed music..” HEY REVERB
Alysia Kraft was raised on a family-owned Wyoming cattle ranch, Staci Foster alongside the rivers of the Texas Hill Country. Foster and Kraft met by chance at a porch picking party at SXSW 2013. The two exchanged songs throughout the night before parting for separate tours, later naming themselves “Whippoorwill” for the bird cooing through the pauses in song on the night of their meeting. Read More
This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, 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.
For each concert, we partner with a wonderful local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds will benefit the organization. In addition to great music, each concert will feature a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and dog adoption event. Click here to see photos from past shows
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. A portion of the night’s ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to The Matthews House.
- Headliner: Whippoorwill
- Support: Mike Clark
- Food: Schmickels Hot Dog Cart & Taquería Los Pepes
- Drinks: Wine & Beer provided by High Hops Brewery
- Live Auction: Noah’s Ark Rafting Certificate and a Men’s grooming package from Dr. Squatch
- Dog Adoption: Found Nation Animal Rescue
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Originally published on May 4th, 2018. Updated on July 2nd, 2018.