Day 6 – Asheville, N.C. When you start swapping bands and fans and plans, there can be a certain amount of confusion. (This year, for instance, we have Big Mo and the Full Moon Band, who played neither the High Noon Saloon NOR the Blue Moon Saloon, luckily for our confused brains). Not to mention…» Read More
Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.
Day 5 – Lafayette, La. First of all: it’s more like LAUGH-feeyet, not LAHfeeETTE. Confusing for some of us Colorado folk, to be sure (but probably no more so than the whole Louieville/Louisville thing). Secondly: *this* town knows something about music and having a good time, and BandSwap is incredibly excited to return for the…» Read More
Well, we’re nearly one week into SpokesBUZZ BandSwap 2013, and all sorts of magic has been going on in a variety of time zones. We’ve still got Lafayette, La. and Asheville, NC to visit this week, then it’s time for BandSwap Homecoming in Denver and Fort Collins, a four-day extravaganza of music and even more…» Read More
Day 4 – Nashville, Tennessee Providing the perfect midway point in our 2013 BandSwap outbound tour: Nashville. Home to a little more than a half-million music fans (and they’re all music fans, right? Of course they are!) and the capital of Tennessee, this quintessentially American landmark location has earned the name “Music City”. While it’s…» Read More
Day 3 – Madison, Wisconsin: Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, has a population of nearly 250,000 people, and is a quick, two and half hour drive from The Windy City. Believe it or not, there is much more going on in The Badger State than a Cheesehead Revolution. Madison’s music scene is extremely active and…» Read More
Day 2 – Chico, California: Affectionately referred to as “The City of Trees”, Chico is known for their consistently top-ranking California State University and the award-winning Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. This tightly knit community of bikers, beer enthusiasts and sustainability advocates enjoy live music every night of the week, farmers’ markets on the weekend and…» Read More
Day 1: Portland, aka The Rose City, is Oregon’s largest city and home to nearly 600,000 people. Nestled directly beneath the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Portland has earned its title as one of the greatest music scenes in the country. Known for its thriving independent music scene and vibrant nightlife, this unique…» Read More