Fort Collins steps out as Colorado college town with the most vital music scene


Ah, the Great North of Fort Collins – what with its wide, tree-lined streets, its cozy Old Town and its sleepy Colorado State University campus. Its days as an Army outpost long past, modern Fort Collins is your average charming college town. Brewpubs have long been the rage, but it’s also educated, sprawling, relaxed, outdoorsy and – recently – increasingly musical.