Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brent Cowles will perform at Colorado State University’s Community Open House Aug. 5, kicking off a series of live music performances that will continue on campus throughout football season.
The free, public event begins at 10:30 a.m. just north of the new multipurpose stadium.
Cowles, who released his debut solo EP called “Cold Times” in April, has performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Colorado Sound’s first birthday party at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins this spring.
He is the former frontman of the band You Me & Apollo, which dissolved in 2014. Cowles has been featured recently in articles appearing in Westword, Paste, EarMilk and MotherChurchPew.
New live music series
Cowles’ Aug. 5 performance is only the beginning. Each Friday and Saturday before home football games, CSU will host free live music on campus in conjunction with The Music District. A full schedule of the lineup, which will include a series of student-oriented performers and acts geared toward alumni and community members, will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are so excited to enrich the new stadium’s first season by making these weekends about more than just football,” said Tom Milligan, CSU vice president for external relations. “These concerts are an opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate the rich music scene that Fort Collins and Colorado enjoy.”
The annual Community Open House typically takes place in mid-August, before the fall semester begins. This year it will take place earlier than usual and includes a chance for members of the community to go inside the new stadium and watch the Rams football practice on Sonny Lubick Field. The campuswide celebration will feature complimentary popsicles provided by Revolution Artisan Pops, inflatables for the kids, CAM the Ram will be on hand, and CSU representatives will distribute information about the university’s various units, resources and services.