Posted by: annyrandel | March 11, 2012

SpokesBUZZ at SXSW 2012

Three Years of Free Beers and Music From Fort Collins

RSVP for 2012 day party by grassroots, nonprofit, collaborative Fort Collins music incubator. Tap into FoCo lifestyle with 12 bands, New Belgium beer.

The music-loving, free-thinking, green-living indie culture of Fort Collins returns to SXSW on Friday March 16 with the SpokesBUZZ day party. The showcase features a multi-genre mix of eleven Colorado bands on two stages from 11am – 6pm at The 512 Bar in the heart of the action on 408 E. Sixth Street.

Once again SpokesBUZZ presents a new lineup of Fort Collins’ best live music and some very special guests including Greensky Bluegrass. Seven hours of continuous music, art and complimentary drinks from two Fort Collins companies: New Belgium beer and Coyote Gold All-Natural Margaritas. See, taste, listen and feel the BUZZ at this multi-genre music bash featuring FoCo’s finest.

SpokesBUZZ was born from a love for music, amplified by radical collaboration with like-minded organizations, and funded by people and partners who recognize the extraordinary economic and cultural community impact. SpokesBUZZ raises global awareness of Fort Collins sound and culture by bringing worldwide attention to local bands.

SpokesBUZZ founder Dani Grant said, “Our SXSW day party showcases garner quantifiable results for our bands and our city. The local effect is tangible before we even arrive, from pre-event parties, CD compilations and the biodiesel ‘SpokesBUSS’ bus delivering musicians and staff from here to Austin. SpokesBUZZ 2010 showcase band Candy Claws was listed as an NPR band to watch later that year, and has been selected for an official 2012 SXSW showcase. Shortly after their 2011 showcase performance, Musketeer Gripweed signed with a Crescendo Artists, joining the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band; they now open shows for bands like Trampled by Turtles and Los Lobos. Our SpokesBUZZ: Band Together, Volume II compilation is available at the show, online and at the register of Austin’s iconic Waterloo Records.”

In addition to homegrown music, SpokesBUZZ brings the full Fort Collins experience to Sixth Street by composting and recycling waste, giving away a handmade-in-FoCo fixie from Big Shot Bikes and displaying local art. “Fort Collins is a progressive cultural destination — we come to SXSW to let the secret out,” Grant said.

SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins SXSW 2012 is Friday March 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The 512 Bar at 418 E. Sixth Street in Austin, TX 78701 (at Sixth and Trinity). RSVP is required for free beverage. SXSW badgeholders drink free. The event is free and open to the public (all ages).



Venue:  & (512) 614-4299




Downstairs Stage
11:45 a.m. Swayback
12:45 p.m. The Patti Fiasco
1:45 p.m. The Lindsey O’Brien Band
2:45 p.m. The Holler!
3:45 p.m. Common Anomaly
4:45 p.m. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Main Stage
12:00 p.m. Trichome
1:00 p.m. Post Paradise
2:00 p.m. Peace Officer
3:00 p.m. Constitution
4:00 p.m. Musketeer Gripweed
5:00 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass


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