LAFAYETTE — Boulder County music fans will soon have a new opportunity to enjoy live performances spread across a handful of venues on a single fall day.
Rock For The People, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit group, is hosting the first Lafayette Music Fest on October 8.
Participating venues are: Nissi’s Entertainment Venue, The Arts HUB, Muse Performance Space, Tier Two Live at Confluence Garage and The End Lafayette.
Lafayette’s live music scene “is special,” Dave Heinrich, owner of Tier Two Live and co-organizer of the festival, told BizWest. “It is little [compared to nearby communities such as Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins]but actually bigger than many people think.
In addition to the handful of music venues in town, “you have coffeeshops, breweries, distilleries and quite a few other places” that regularly host live music, he said.
“Much of this [festival] trying to draw attention to what we have here,” Heinrich said. “Not to mention it’s just going to be a great time with all these bands coming together for a day of playing.”
Festival organizers chose the month of October for the event so as not to compete with the litany of concerts held in the region during the summer.
The October 8 date also comes directly after the end of Lafayette’s weekly Art Night Out event series, which runs from May through September.
The Lafayette Music Festival “is almost like an extension of [Art Night Out] and will be a closure for all of our summer live music,” Heinrich said.
The headliner for the festival will be announced in August.
Artists interested in performing can find more information at www.lafayettemusicfest.com.
The organizers are also looking for sponsors, whose support will make it possible to remunerate the artists.
“It’s not just about exposure,” Heinrich said. “We want to be able to pay even small artists to do what they love to do.”