SpokesBUZZ

5:00am

Wed July 1, 2015
Music

SpokesBUZZ Embodies The Musical Side Of Fort Collins' Innovation Streak

Multiple record labels checked out Denver band, The Yawpers, during their Colorado Music Party showcase at the 2015 SXSW. The Colorado event was sponsored by SpokesBUZZ.
Stacy Nick KUNC

Innovation doesn't have to be limited to constructs of science, technology and business – that's something folks in Fort Collins have figured out.

"I think you have people in Fort Collins who appreciate creativity in all forms," said Joyce Bedi, Senior Historian for the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. "And I think it comes out in super-turbos and improved batteries – and some of it comes out in pianos on the street and sculpture on every corner."

A large focus of that creative innovation has been spurred by Fort Collins' focus on music – the city is often touted as the land of "beer, bikes and bands." And if there's music involved, SpokesBUZZ is often not far behind.

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4:00am

Wed March 4, 2015
inTune Station Blog

From Neil Best's Desk: The Music Scene In Our Own Backyard

Colorado has developed quite the national reputation as a flourishing innovation center. Boulder and Fort Collins were both ranked in the top 10 in a recent list of America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs, above better-known tech centers like Austin and Boston.

Colorado is also catching up to Austin in another area, with a growing reputation as a local music center.

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2:33pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Music

Massive Colorado Music Party Lineup Announced For SXSW

Fort Collins hip-hop artist Qbala gets her makeup done prior to a SpokesBUZZ photo shoot.
Stacy Nick KUNC

SXSW will again be in a Colorado state of mind.

More than 120 bands representing the state will be at the Colorado Music Party in Austin next month, with five days and nights of live performances on Sixth Street starting March 17. Founded by Fort Collins-based music organization SpokesBUZZ, the unofficial SXSW showcase allows local musicians to market themselves at the famed music fest.

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