FAQs

General

The FoCoMX Box Office will be open from 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday at Elevations Credit Union  221 E Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

You can check the full lineup & schedule out here.

Our festival is open to all ages, but some of our venues do have 21 & up age restrictions including: 

The Atrium

The Comedy Fort

The Magic Rat

R Bar and Lounge 

Tony’s Bar and Rooftop 

Surfside 7 

Washington's 

The Whisk(e)y

For the first time ever, we’re going digital with our program guide. Most of the venues in the festival footprint are conveniently located within walking distance and use biodegradable cups instead of plastics. We encourage bicycles and using Transfort, our cities bus system. We'll also be re-using our 2020 wristbands this year - so get ready for the blast from the past because we’re going to party hard and make up for lost time.

FoCoMX 2022 will feature an increased number of outdoor concert spaces for people to enjoy the performances in open air settings. Outdoor stages are included at: Avogadro's Number, Equinox Brewing, The Exchange, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery - The Big Backyard, Gilded Goat Brewing Co., Illegal Pete's, The Lyric, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., OBC Wine Project, Sound Off Silent Disco at Old Town Square, Tony's Bar & Rooftop and The Wolverine Farm Publick House.

Please see the full list of outdoor stages here.  

No, in an effort to be more sustainable we’ve opted to have the lineup online only this year. Additionally, with COVID we’ve had to be much more flexible in our planning. Printed programs don’t allow for such changes.

Print the whole lineup or select venues here.

Build A Schedule by logging into the site and clicking "Add to My Concert Schedule for any of the artists you want to see. You can sort by venue or times. Once it's done view your schedule here.

FREE Admission Locations: Odell Brewing Co, OBC Wine Project, Co, and The Exchange.  The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will offer free admission to their exhibits gallery on Saturday, April 23rd from 2:00PM - 8:00PM during FoCoMX performances.

 

  You do not need a wristband to attend at these locations only. 

Any items lost at the festival can be inquired about at the venue where it was lost. During the festival, you can check with our festival volunteers located near the door at each venue and after the festival please check with the venue’s staff.  If you found something at the festival please give it to the volunteer at the venue entrance or turn it in to the staff at the venue. If found outside a venue please turn it in at the FoCoMX Ticket Box Office.  

Learn more about the Fort Collins Musicians Association and Local Music Appreciation Month this April! Get the scoop at focoma.org website. Local Music Appreciation Month, April 1-30 is supported by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund.

Tickets for children of any age are required and are full price. We have implemented this policy as children are included in capacity counts across our venues and some of our spaces are limited. Please consider attending some of our FREE Admission Locations: Odell Brewing Co, OBC Wine Project, The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and The Exchange. You do not need a wristband to attend at these locations only.  

Our box office is located at 221 East Mountain Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524  (in the Elevations Credit Union building). Volunteer Headquarters is in the same building but located upstairs in the Elevations Community Room.

Check it out on the venues page here.

There is no guarantee. There are 30+ stages of music happening in a two-day window from afternoon into the late evening, so you can fit in as many as you want! Many artists will be performing simultaneously, and venue capacities are limited, so access is on a first-come-first-served basis. However, festival organizers have strategically created lineups on multiple stages at one location for your convenience. These include Avogadro's Number, Equinox Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing Co., The Lyric, Odell Brewing, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and The Comedy Fort. As soon as one stage ends, the other is kicking off, so you never miss a beat!

Check out the 10-day forecast here

April can be unpredictable, so please check the weather and dress accordingly. We are a pedestrian-friendly festival so wear your walking shoes!   

FoCoMA is seeking volunteers! If you are interested in connecting with us check out the volunteer listings here

Health & Safety/Rules

 
In accordance with local health guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing, or masking requirements to attend FoCoMX 2022, however, we encourage you to consider your own safety and protect yourself accordingly. The festival has many outdoor stages for attendees’ level of comfort.
 
FoCoMA is committed to public safety. We will be following public health guidelines from the CDC, State of Colorado, and Larimer County to determine COVID protocols for FoCoMX 2022. We will continue to monitor and follow any guidelines provided.
 
Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending FoCoMX, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.  COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.  Information on vaccination sites in Larimer County can be found here.
 
Venue Note: Washington's and The Armory will only be accepting proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 at FoCoMX. Masks will still be required for entry and the duration of the event. A negative COVID test will not be accepted for admittance to this show. You must have a FoCoMX wristband in order to enter for any of the performances at Washington's Please see Washington's and The Armory website for more info, including FAQs .

Please call 9-1-1 for all emergencies

Volunteers

Sign up online as soon as the lineup is launched on 4/1/22! Grab your shift early for the best choice. Some shifts become yours right away, some require supervisor approval.... For approval-required shifts, we'll email you. Keep scrolling down in the Volunteer FAQ if you need more detailed sign-up steps. 

The following instructions apply any time after the lineup has launched.
 
Start on the Volunteer page.
If you're not signed in, you will see a top banner that says "Join the FoCoMX volunteer army!"
Step 1: Sign in to an existing account or create a new user account. (If you forgot your password, you can reset it here.)
Step 2: Set up your volunteer profile. Fill out the short form with your name, email, phone and t-shirt size. If you skip this step, you can SEE available shifts, but you won't get the Sign Up button because you won’t be saved in the system as a volunteer. 
Step 3: Sign up for a shift! You'll see the list of available shifts under Volunteer Opportunities.
Click to read the description of a shift, and if the requirements work for you, scroll to the bottom. If you've done steps 1 and 2 above, you will see a Sign Up link. Click it! One more confirmation screen and you're done.
You should get an automated email confirming your sign-up. Some positions are yours right away, some require supervisor approval. The shift description as well as the email you get will tell you which kind you selected.
 
 
You can add or delete shifts using your login at any time. Need help? Email [email protected] and we'll get back to you.
 

Read your CONFIRMATION EMAIL carefully. There are two kinds of positions available on the website: No-approval-required, and approval-required.

If you sign up for a no-approval-required shift, IT'S YOURS and we'll be expecting to see you at one of our pre-festival trainings. Please put us in your calendar, because we really, really need you!! 

If you sign up for an approval-required shift (On the schedule, it will have said: "This position requires approval by our Volunteer Coordinator. Please apply below by clicking "Sign Up!" and we will be in touch soon.") Give us up to 72 hours to catch our breath and we'll either call you with additional questions or approve you! Either way, we will let you know when we are OFFICIAL. Thank you!!

(There are also a few positions that we schedule behind the scenes, reserved for sponsors, partners and board members, but those require direct communication between you and [email protected]).

2022 Trainings - (one is required) 
 
FoCoMA would like to thank Elevations Credit Union in Downtown Fort Collins for letting us use their spaces this year for our Volunteer and Festival Headquarters and Will Call/Ticket Box Office. 
 
Trainings are either Sunday, April 10, or Saturday, April 16, from 11-12:30. 
 
Training and Volunteer HQ are at Elevations Credit Union, 221 E. Mountain Ave. just east of College on the south side of the street. Volunteers will use the separate double doors to the west of the lobby door, to get upstairs to the Elevations Community Room. If you want to volunteer and you cannot make either date, we have the capacity to figure out an alternate time with a handful of people, but please do your best to make one of the above dates.
2022 Volunteer Headquarters (VHQ) is at Elevations Credit Union, 221 E. Mountain Ave. just east of College on the south side of the street. Volunteers will use the separate double doors to the west of the lobby door, to get upstairs to the Elevations Community Room. 
 
Please come about 30 minutes IN ADVANCE of your shift start time. At this time you will check in for your shift, possibly grab the venue tub for your shift, and get your wristband.
 
Also, if you are working Saturday but want to see bands on Friday, you will come to VHQ on Friday to get your wristband early. If this is the case, you must leave a $20 deposit which you can get back from us on Saturday.
 

If you're 18 or over, volunteer for one or more shifts (4+ hours) and attend a training session, the benefits to YOU are: a FREE wristband for FoCoMX ($40-$60 value), and a delightfully soft and sexy volunteer t-shirt. But we truly believe the benefits go beyond that. You become part of the fabric of the Fort Collins Musicians Association community, a community dedicated to supporting our local musicians. We literally CAN NOT do this festival without you, and as we all know, local bands don't become national bands without strong grassroots support. 

For volunteers with a Saturday shift who want to pick up their wristband on Friday to see music, we require a $20 deposit when you pick your wristband up at Volunteer HQ/Spaces. When you check in on Saturday, your cash deposit will be returned to you. 

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that it’s important to be cautious and considerate when it comes to public health. If you are potentially contagious or are showing any COVID symptoms prior to your FoCoMX shift, please either log in and cancel your shift through the website, or email us at [email protected] as early as possible to cancel so we can try to fill your vacancy. For our COVID policies, which are subject to change, see the festival’s General FAQ page. 

Wristbands/Tickets

Wristbands will be available for purchase and pick up at our Will Call/FoCoMX Box Office at Elevations Credit Union, 221 E Mountain Ave Fort Collins, CO 80521.

No, Wristbands will be available for purchase and pick up at our Will Call/FoCoMX Box Office at Elevations Credit Union, 221 E Mountain Ave Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Want a free wristband?

Yes, our wristbands are made of cloth and are waterproof and durable. Wristbands are valid for the entire weekend and you will need it to attend both days of the festival. Wristbands void if tampered with. 

No, capacity restrictions still apply. Plan to arrive early for your favorite acts. 

 

Please Bring your email notification/proof of purchase to Will Call/FoCoMX Box Office at Elevations Credit Union 221 E Mountain Ave, Fort Collins CO 80524

Note that you CANNOT pick up your “will call” ticket at the door of any venue.  

Tickets for children of any age are required and are full price. We have implemented this policy as children are included in capacity counts across our venues and some of our spaces are limited. Please consider attending some of our FREE Admission Locations: Odell Brewing Co, OBC Wine Project, New Belgium Brewing Co, The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and The Exchange. You do not need a wristband to attend at these locations only.  

Yes, refunds will be issued to all ticket holders if the festival is canceled with the option of donating your ticket to us, the Fort Collins Musicians Association. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that produces the festival and serves area musicians year-round.

Artists

You’ll get one plus one wristband for performing at the festival that you are free to give to whoever you like. Beyond that, your fans can volunteer, we are looking to fill close to 200 positions, and this is a great chance to help support you and the local music scene.

Submissions are currently closed for FoCoMX 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when submissions open again in the Fall. 

Email us at [email protected] and we can get that swapped out for you.

Getting Here

Downtown offers a variety of parking options, including on-street, parking structures, and surface lots. In general, the on-street parking in the core of downtown has 2-hour time limits before 6:00 PM, please see signage for details.  The parking structures offer the first hour free and if you are parking around the periphery of downtown there are many free all-day parking locations. 

 

Download the Downtown Parking Map

 

Take the MAX bus to Downtown! See all the details about Transfort’s Mason Corridor bus line, the MAX here. (Please note the hours of operation)

Downtown is bike friendly. There are lots of bike locking structures located in downtown. See all Downtown bicycle routes and safety tips here.

See a full list of the venues here.