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The Arts HUB Music Series Presents: A Night with Mad Dog Blues

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Mad Dog Blues, featuring the talents of veteran Colorado performer Mad Dog Friedman, Jeff “Bone Head” Becker, Clark “The Champ” Chanslor, Sean “Rocket” Bennight, and Mark “Kaz” Kaczorowski. Mad Dog Blues is dedicated to sharing its distinctive “Colorado Country Blues” sound,” a unique fusion of delta blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, hokum, and acoustic jam music.”

Our opening act will feature local musicians John Anglin and Hannah Ford.

Our ticket price includes refreshments. Price is $25.00.

The Arts HUB Music Series delights and inspires audiences with performances of classical and traditional music from around the world.

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Compass & Cavern, Teresa Suydam, McKnight

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Compass & Cavern – Long-time friendship between Will Timbers and Chris Fruci disguised as an alternative rock band from Denver. Will & Chris have been writing and performing music together for over a decade. C&C is their current musical outlet for sharing deep thoughts, reflections, wild dreams, frustrations, strange stories, and more. The band’s sound is characterized by massive synths, riffing guitars, dynamic drums, vocal harmonies, and the occasional, but always appropriate, shaker.

Teresa Suydam – A lost bird cross-culture artist who makes explorative pop with cinematic tendencies infused with honey-like vocals. Teresa Suydam is a non-binary songwriter and producer based out of Denver, CO who chases their own culture and identity with their music. Being of Indigenous and Filipino descent, Teresa is a safe haven to other multicultural individuals who don’t feel at home in their own skin. They present a kaleidoscopic range of sounds and bold colors to paint their own unique rainbow in the music realm. Recently, Teresa Suydam’s music video for Take Me to the Water was nominated for the Native American Music Awards.

McKnight – Grass roots acoustic rock band from Denver Colorado where the band was formed. McKnight recorded an album during the pandemic and signed a publishing deal after the release of two single releases from the album. One of the singles (I Was Better) was debuted on KTCO 93.3 as a top ten for the Colorado Band competition Hometown For The Holidays. The band relies on a big sound with horns and stomp acoustic rock. McKnight will continue writing songs with similar punch with the hopes of releasing a full album in 2023.

All Ages!!
$12 presale. $18 day of show
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective & Boulder County Arts Alliance

Indie Rock Night – Kids Table, Specific Ocean, Oli McCracken

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kids Table – Denver quartet playing originals and covers with soul, classic, and psychedelic rock influences.
Specific Ocean – Indie Rock and Alternative band from Denver Colorado that incorporates many varying styles into their music. Core members Alec Wenzel and Camilla Vaitaitis have managed the project and have remained active throughout. Specific Ocean’s approach to writing combines backgrounds in rock, jazz, pop, and funk to create unique, yet familiar and dynamic songs. With upbeat songwriting, thoughtful introspective lyrics, and energetic melodies

Specific Ocean effortlessly leads listeners through their arrangements. While Specific Ocean’s sound references a deep catalog of music from previous decades they continue to make music that sounds fresh.

Oli McCracken – 29-year-old singer/songwriter based in Denver. Since his first release in 2016, Oli has worked to hone in his musical and songwriting abilities to create an emotional, lyric driven sound which draws from his wide influences ranging from Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and the Dave Matthews Band to Ray Lamontagne, Bruce Springsteen, and the Grateful Dead.

All Ages!! $10 suggested donation at the door.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective & Boulder County Arts Alliance

Youth Battle of the Bands

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel of judges paired with audience participation will decide the winners! There will be an Eats and Sweets food truck and a non-alcoholic bar available. The competing bands are as follows:

Dauntlus (Rock)
The Electric Dead (Rock)
Hemlock (Rock)
Hygeia (Prog Metal & Hard Rock)
Interpretive Tyranny (Alt. Rock)
Interstellar Medium (Alt. Rock)
Ten23 (Alt Metal)

Doors at 5:00. Music starts at 5:30. This is an all-ages event. $12 presale tickets. $18 day of show. Bridgetown Lafayette (the old Nissi’s building) near 95th and Arapahoe.

Supported by Globalsound Studio, Drumbox, the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, and the Boulder County Arts Alliance.

Entry Fee:

$12 presale, $18 day of show


2675 Northpark Drive

Indie Rock Night w/ The Nova Kicks, Spliff Tanks, and Sunrise Daydream

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nova Kicks – A destructive sound wave of distorted grooves and soul in the shape of a high energy performance. Writing personal to impersonal songs that bring awareness to the beauty and tragedy of the human experience. The band holds close to their influences in Rock n roll and punk music but destroy the notion that a band should stick to one genre.

Spliff Tank – Creators of a unique blend of new wave melodies with garage rock & psych-punk. Playing energetic shows in Fort Collins and Denver since 2019.

Sunrise Daydream – Fort Collins based indie rock band that isn’t afraid to get a little heavy at times!

All Ages!!
$10 presale
$15 day of show

Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective & Boulder County Arts Alliance

Metal Night w/ Leveler, Bone Creature, Shadows of Eden

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Leveler – American Metalcore band hailing from the Majestic Rockies of Colorado! Formed by guitarists Kyle Augustin, Emanuel Pilas, and drummer Kyle Burklow in Early 2017, LEVELER was born! Often described as the summit of “driving riffs, crushing drums, and melodic hooks”, LEVELER draws influence from bands such as In Flames, Unearth, As I Lay Dying, Shadows Fall, Children of Bodom, and many more. Known for energetic live shows with excellent showmanship, LEVELER is carving out their place amongst the modern metal genre. The band has released two studio albums to date; their latest, Ad Infinitum (2021) has set the bar for today’s new evolved metalcore sound!

Bone Creature – Denver based metal band that combines elements of thrash and melodic death metal. Formed in 2019, the group consists of vocalist/guitarist Jesse Thomas, vocalist/guitarist Nicholas Teeter, bassist Danny McNeely, and drummer Michael Hand. Their first album, Bone•Jour, is out on all major streaming platforms and they are currently writing their second album. They absolutely adore long, lonely walks on the beach while simultaneously crying to “Levelers Greatest Hits” which is their direct and greatest influence

Shadows of Eden – New band from Broomfield, Colorado, making waves in the music industry. Strong will and determination pushed Shadows of Eden forward, but raw talent has kept these young musicians strong and alive. Shadows of Eden prides themselves on a beautiful, versatile sound and broad fanbase, and takes their listeners on a compelling journey of thoughts and emotions with every release

All Ages!! $10 suggested donation at the door

Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective & Boulder County Arts Alliance

Psych Rock Night with In Plain Air, Totem Pocket & Vandhali

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In Plain Air – Denver based psychedelic all originals rock band. Founded by Ben, Nate, and Jake when they met each other at their music school. Their sound and influences stem mainly from bands as Tool, Pink Floyd, and Tame Impala. In Plain Air has created a psychedelic sound that is sure to impress the audience.

Totem Pocket – Post-psych rock band, infusing ethereal soundscapes with no-wave attitudes. Members are Aesop Adams on lead guitar and vocals, Aaron Dooley on bass and vocals, Chris Sparks on rhythm guitar, and Dan Somerville on Drums.

Vandhali – Founded in 2018 by Guitarist/Lead Vocalist Craig Harker, Bassist Kyle Loeffler, and Drummer Stephen Rael. The trio started playing together on a worship team at a church in Denver, Colorado, but really found their chemistry jamming on Hard Rock and Metal. Thus Vandhali was created.

All Ages!! $10 suggested donation at the door.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective

Lafayette Music Fest

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For decades, the pastoral town of Lafayette, Colorado has been known as a haven for artists and musicians, from funk and jazz to hard rock and Latin. We are coming together to highlight some of the magical places that have started making Lafayette a hub for live music in East Boulder County!.

For one special day in October, five of our largest music venues are banding together to launch the first ever Lafayette Music Fest. We have over 40 artists performing on the various stages throughout the day.

Wristband Venues:
The Arts Hub (all Latin music stage!)
The End (at Dog House Music Studios)
The Muse Performance Space
Tier Two Live (at Confluence Garage)

Free Venues:
The District
Drum Box


Entry Fee: $45 advance, $50 day of show

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Indie Rock Night at Tier Two Live

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

People In General – Fort Collins indie poppers are aptly named for the theme of their upcoming single “icicic.” Seeking universality in songwriting is usually a great idea. If lightning strikes and the writer finds a deeply human moment experienced by not just one demographic, but, well, people in general, that sentiment can make for a great tune.

Tiny Humans – High energy 3 piece band out of Denver with a mix of emo, garage rock, punk and grunge. Tiny Humans consists of Chris Mercer on guitar and vocals, Dave Wolfkowski on bass and Zack Noe on drums. Formed in 2020 over the pandemic, after Chris broke up their previous band Sliver. Dave also plays in a band called Swindlin Hearts and Zack use to play in a band called Alter Girls.

Interpretive Tyranny – Denver Alt Rock band Interpretive Tyranny, Connor on Guitar, Hayden on Drums, Alex on Bass, and Marcus at Lead Vocal.

All Ages!! $10 suggested donation at the door.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective and Colorado Creative Industries


Confluence Garage

Picnic on the Plaza

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on the Plaza each Thursday, noon – 1pm. Bring a picnic and something to sit on, and join us for Picnic on the Plaza at Festival Plaza (311 S. Public Road) to enjoy free, live music on the lawn.

June 2 – Graciela Alvarado
June 9 – Pride on the Plaza
-noon – 1:30pm Jeremy Dion
-1:30 – 3pm Cellists for Change
June 16 – Ellen Rice
June 23 – Sunshine Medley
June 30 – Laurie Dameron
July 7 – Lonesome Rolan
July 14 – Root Cellar
July 21– Amelie
July 28 – Dean Himes
August 4 – Los Bichos
August 11 – JiDaJji Jazz
August 18 – Chris Ruiz