Manabí Salsa Band, Whippoorwill to play Stadium Sessions at CSU Sept. 7-8

The Manabí Salsa Band, Whippoorwill and Jaanvi Gurung will take the stage in this season’s second installment of Stadium Sessions, the free outdoor performances by top Colorado bands before every Colorado State University home football game.

On each Friday before home games, a band performs live at the New Belgium Porch at Canvas Stadium between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Whippoorwill will be the featured performer on Friday, Sept. 7. Then Gurung and the Manabi Salsa Band take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the new Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate leading up to kickoff.

Manabi Salsa Band live

The Manabí Salsa Band

The Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate, near the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Hughes Way north of the stadium, opens to the public at 1:30 p.m., four hours before kickoff. The Tailgate not only offers the Stadium Sessions performances but also games on TV and food, beer and wine for purchase. The Tailgate is hosted by the CSU Alumni Association, Department of Athletics, and Division of External Relations, in partnership with the Bohemian Foundation and High Country Beverage.

The second season of Stadium Sessions kicked off Aug. 24-25 with shows by Lois and the Lantern, Guerrilla Fanfare and Emma Marie.

The Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center will serve as the backup venue for the New Belgium Porch, in case of inclement weather.

All Stadium Sessions performances are free and open to the public. See stadiumsessions.colostate.edu for the full schedule and more information.

Stadium Sessions
Spotify playlist

2018 Stadium Sessions schedule

Friday, Aug. 24
Lois and the Lantern
4:30 p.m.
New Belgium Porch

Saturday, Aug. 25
Guerrilla Fanfare
Emma Marie
Gates open at 1:30 p.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

Friday, Sept. 7
Whippoorwill
4:30 p.m.
New Belgium Porch

Saturday, Sept. 8
Manabi Salsa Band
Jaanvi Gurung
Gates open at 1:30 p.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

Friday, Sept. 21
A.J. Fullerton
4:30 p.m.
New Belgium Porch

Saturday, Sept. 22
Gasoline Lollipops
Grace Kuch
Gates open at 9 a.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

Friday, Oct. 12
The Patti Fiasco
3:15 p.m.
Historic CSU Oval (Homecoming game)

Saturday, Oct. 13
Write Minded
Julia Kirkwood
Gates open at 10 a.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

Friday, Oct. 26
12 Cents for Marvin
Taylor Shae
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

Friday, Nov. 16
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
4:30 p.m.
New Belgium Porch

Saturday, Nov. 17
Slow Caves
The Burroughs
Fjord Collins
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate