Posted By: Julie Sutter
Don't miss the best birthday party of the year! Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest takes center stage in Downtown Fort Collins during the weekend of August 14 - 16, 2009. NewWestFest is a FREE community festival honoring Fort Collins' birthday, and Bohemian Nights provides the soundtrack to the celebration with more than 50 bands on 5 stages! Thousands of people typically turn up throughout the weekend to enjoy the festival, and with this year's lineup of talented local and regional acts, plus two terrific headlining acts – Melissa Etheridge on Saturday and Ozomatli on Sunday – 2009 is sure to be no exception. (Insider tip: to avoid some of the crowds on Mountain Avenue, grab a spot on the Library Park lawn on Saturday night, where Melissa Etheridge’s performance will be simulcast onscreen). In addition to the Bohemian Nights music stages, the festival features food and vendor booths, beer gardens, a dance showcase stage, and a fantastic area for families with the Kids’ World Carnival and Kids’ Music Adventure (near the Fort Collins Museum). For more festival information and to download a detailed music schedule, visit www.bohemiannights.org.