Outdoor Summer Concerts in Fort Collins

Summertime in Fort Collins is about good times spent groovin' with friends and family to live tunes outdoors while taking in all the beauty that surrounds the city.

By: Visit Fort Collins
Updated: February 22, 2024

Take a look at the outdoor concert series and community live music events that you don't want to miss.

Lagoon Concert Series

The Lagoon Concert Series is hosted at Colorado State University's Lory Student Center's west lawn under the trees of the lagoon to bring together the community for a free concert series with talented artists, food and the promise of a good time. Grab a blanket and join in on the festivities every Wednesday evening in summer.

Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live

Bohemian Nights boasts months of weekly concerts intended to highlight the diverse lineup of music from Colorado and beyond. The series is hosted on the outdoor stage in Fort Collins' Old Town Square and typically runs from early June to early September. The performances are free and open for all to enjoy. 

Lincoln Center Children's Concert Series

The Lincoln Center, with the support of the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, sponsors a free children's summer series. The Children's Concert Series features comedy, music, culture and fun for children of all ages. Join the fun on select nights in June and July at the Lincoln Center Lawn.

New Belgium Friday Live Music Series

Who could pass up a delicious craft brew from New Belgium Brewing Company and outdoor live music? Each Friday evening, make memories on the New Belgium lawn at their weekly concerts. Bring your friends, family, pups and a blanket and relax in one of Fort Collins' most iconic, beautiful settings. 

Music on the Lawn at Foothills

Bring out your blankets and lawn chairs and come to Foothills Mall for Music on the Lawn and a beer garden every Friday starting in mid-June. You can expect live music and good times. 

Live at the Gardens Concert Series

The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center are partnering together for Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Mountain Valley Bank. From June to September, you can enjoy a diverse lineup of artists out in one of Fort Collins' most beautiful settings.

Sunday Summer Series at The Mishawaka

The Sunday Summer Series is a free weekly event that takes place mid-May through late June at The Mishawaka's open-air stage. No reservations are needed and you'll be able to sit outdoors while enjoying the beautiful views of the Poudre Canyon, grab some food from the Mish's outdoor grill and a drink from the bar too. You're encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and shade.

FoCo Food Truck Rally

Enjoy live music presented by The Mishawaka and delicious food at The Fort Collins Food Truck Rally, which takes place every Tuesday all summer long through mid-September, from early evening to dusk. 

OBC Wine Project Patio Concerts

If you love lounging out on a warm patio enjoying live music and wine, then you don't want to miss the music sets hosted at the winery sister of Odell Brewing Company. OBC Wine Project concerts are held in the early evening every Friday in June, and you can check out the lineup on their social media

Summer Concerts at Paddler's Pub

What could be better than a day spent rafting or adventuring up in the Poudre Canyon and wrapping it up with fun live music and delicious Fort Collins food trucks? Keep an eye on their official webpage to stay in the loop on upcoming shows.

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A version of this article originally appeared on visitftcollins.com.