The Point Hangs Out at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for FoCoMX Seven
FoCoMX had its seventh run around Old Town Fort Collins this year, and while many downtown bars and restaurants transform into concert venues for the two-night music festival, The Point got to set up camp at a non-traditional location: the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Hosting a concert in the museum was a refreshing step away from the bar scene. Goldberg from mornings on 99.9 The Point emceed the Saturday night FoCoMX lineup, and in his down time, got to learn a thing or two while exploring the museum exhibits (and also learned about Fort Collins icon White Cat Pink). I think his first FoCoMX was a very educational experience.
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery was actually an interesting set up, with one stage set on the main floor adjacent to the music exhibits (among the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan...or, their pictures at least) and the vinyl record 'Listening Lounge.'
The museum also hosted a second stage upstairs in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, which if you haven't been to, it's pretty awesome. It felt like being in a planetarium, but without the junior high field trip groups.
We got to see great live and local music from Sometimes Five Jazz Quartet (ha!), Rosann Winn, Mary Sue Thompson with Lexi Shanley, Shannon Fitzsimmons, Plume Varia and For Keeps. Personally, I really enjoyed the band Yettie, who started a dance party with White Cat Pink.
We think the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery should consider hosting more shows in the future, but in the meantime, we'll be back to kick it in the Listening Lounge.