Jeff Finlin to play Stadium Sessions before Nov. 16 football game

Jeff Finlin
Jeff Finlin

Stadium Sessions — the series of free outdoor performances by top Colorado bands before every Colorado State University home football game — returns Nov. 16 with a show by Jeff Finlin.

The third season of Stadium Sessions features a stellar lineup of performances at the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate, which opens four hours prior to kickoff on Meridian Avenue north of Canvas Stadium. Kickoff for the game against the Air Force Academy is at 5 p.m.

In addition to the live music before the game, which begins with a Little Kids Rock performance by Taylor Shae Music, the tailgate features lawn games, food trucks and beverages for purchase. TVs will be on for live, nationwide game-day viewing.

Performances re-aired

Stadium Sessions performances are rebroadcast the Wednesday after each home game on KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins at 7 p.m. and streamed online worldwide at krfcfm.org.

“We are honored to partner with Colorado State University in this way and be able to provide the service of booking the bands for the Stadium Sessions and record each wonderful performance to then re-air and stream online,” said Jen Parker, executive director of KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins. “Our overall CSU partnership is extremely important to us as we help promote education, the arts, lifestyle, events and all things positive and meaningful in our great community.”

The final Stadium Sessions performance, presented in partnership with CSU, the Bohemian Foundation and KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins, will be Macy Todd on Friday, Nov. 29, before the game against Boise State.

About Jeff Finlin

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers, Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, distinctive Fort Collins-based artist whose career has taken many twists and turns.

After playing in bands in Boston, Ohio and Los Angeles, he wound up in Nashville with longtime mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen. They formed the rock band The Thieves, which released the acclaimed “Seduced by Money,” produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records.

Next it was on to New York, where in 2002, Finlin’s “Somewhere South of Wonder” garnered “Album of the Year” accolades on Virgin Radio’s Captain America Show. The album was the first of a trilogy which he completed in 2008. A live recording came out in the spring of 2012, supported by a U.S. and European tour.

In the spring of 2013, Finlin released the epic “My Moby Dick” along with an extensive book of prose titled Time Less Travel. In 2017, Finlin released “The Guru in the Girl” as well as another book of prose titled The Seduction of Radha.

For more information about Stadium Sessions, visit stadiumsessions.colostate.edu.