The Armory


Dec
2 Thu
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An Evening with We Banjo 3

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $22.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 2, 2021 12:00 AM to December 2, 2021 9:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 10, 2021 12:00 PM to December 1, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

An Evening With We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 (WB3) hosts “A Winter Wonderful,” a very special performance celebrating the holiday season. Billboard Bluegrass chart-toppers, and virtuoso players, We Banjo 3 have fine tuned their knack for seamlessly converging the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique signature sound. The Galway, Ireland quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3’s “A Winter Wonderful” live show will feature traditional holiday tunes from both Ireland and from the U.S. and of course plenty of the fan-favorite original compositions that have made them such a beloved live band.
Dec
16 Thu
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Arlo McKinley

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 26, 2021 4:09 PM to December 16, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

Arlo McKinley with Senora May

Gifted singer-songwriter Arlo McKinley will release his debut solo record at age 40 on John Prine’s Oh Boy records - after he almost gave up on music altogether, his story is one of hope and sincerity, and he is living proof that great songs will reach the right ears eventually, even if it takes time.

McKinley’s Oh Boy Records solo debut, Die Midwestern, is deeply rooted in street soul, country, punk, and gospel and draws on personal stories, set against the backdrop of his hometown of Cincinnati Ohio. It was crafted downriver, in Memphis’ legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service, produced by GRAMMY award-winning Matt Ross-Spang, with an all-star Memphis band of Ken Coomer, David Smith, Will Sexton, Rick Steff, Jessie Munson and Reba Russell. There, McKinley recorded ten remarkable songs - some dating back fifteen years - all penned with a weight, honesty and gritty-hope that comes from living in the rustbelt city where his songs were born. Matt Ross-Spang, stated, “I am in awe of Arlo’s songs and his dedication and embodiment of each one when he performs them . His willingness to bare it all on this record was more electric than the equipment used to capture it.”

Arlo McKinley is the last artist John and his son Jody signed together to their label Oh Boy records. Jody Whelan shared, “John was reserved in his praise for songwriters. I played him a couple of Arlo’s songs and he heard Bag Of Pills and said, “that’s a good song” which for him, was very high praise. He loved Arlo’s voice, this big guy with a sweet, soulful, gospel voice. He loved the dichotomy of the hard life lived, presented through such beautiful songs and John was very excited about the promise of the album’s release.”

McKinley stated, “The feeling of knowing that a hero of mine took time out of his day to come see me perform is such an accomplishment in itself to me that if it all ended the next day and I found out music just wasn’t in the cards for me, I would’ve still considered everything I have done as a success.”

On Die Midwestern, McKinley’s songs bleed truth and emotion from a heart scarred by wild nights and redeemed by soulful Sunday morning confessions. His lyrics are laid bare, stark and arresting in their honesty, and often penned from real-life experience. “Bag Of Pills” is an autobiographical and frank account of the drug issues which affect his hometown, “ I wrote it after I sold some pills so I could take a girl out. Those were rough times and also right around the time I started seeing a real drug addiction very close to me. After watching so many friends die from drug abuse it turned into me praying that it doesn’t get any worse while knowing that it will resulting in my writing of the lyrics, ‘life I don’t want it if it’s so easy to die.’”

McKinley’s Die Midwestern remains an album of hope and he knows first hand how his music can connect with his growing audience.

“I had a guy who was dealing with brain cancer walk up to me and say that he was done with it but something in my songs resonated with him and made him get out and start living even though he knows what is ahead of him. Nothing is more important than that. That’s why I write songs like I do. I’m just another lost, hurting person in this place - I just like to sing about it.”
Jan
30 Sun
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John Moreland

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $22.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 30, 2022 12:00 AM to January 30, 2022 9:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 12, 2021 10:00 AM to January 29, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

John Moreland with S.G. Goodman

Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland’s honesty has stunned us––and stung. As he put hurts we didn’t even realize we had or shared into his songs, we sang along. And we felt better. But there has always been far more to Moreland than sad songs. Today, his earthbound poetry remains potent, but in addition to his world-weary candor, Moreland’s music smolders with gentle wisdom, flashes of wit and joy, and compassion. And once again, as we listen, we feel better.

“I can’t dress myself up and be some folk singer character that I’m not really,” Moreland says. “I figured, I can’t dress up these songs and try to sell them that way. All I can do is be me.”

Out February 2020, his latest album LP5 proves John Moreland has gotten really good at being John Moreland––thank God. A masterful display of songwriting by one of today’s best young practitioners of the art form, LP5 is Moreland’s finest record to date. The album’s experimentations with instrumentation and sounds capture an artist whose confidence has grown, all without abandoning the hardy roots rock bed and the lyrics-first approach Moreland’s work demands. “I feel like just this year, in the past few months, I’ve reached a point where I feel like I know what I’m doing here now,” he says. “And I feel comfortable with it.”

When pressed about the hard-won wisdom and peace that seem to define LP5, Moreland is characteristically both direct and humble. “I definitely am wiser than I was five years ago––I guess anybody would hope to be wiser than they were five years ago,” he says with a laugh. “But I do feel more mellow. Settled. I don’t feel as antsy or think I’ve got to prove myself anymore. I feel really comfortable and free to just do what I want to do.”
Mar
9 Wed
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Leif Vollebekk

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 18, 2021 10:00 AM to March 8, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 9, 2022 12:00 AM to March 9, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

Leif Vollebekk with Special Guests

Leif Vollebekk
is a Montreal adopted singer-songwriter. He will release his highly anticipated fourth full-length album New Ways on November 1st, the follow-up to his breakthrough Polaris Music Prize finalist, Juno nominated record Twin Solitude. The record is now at over 22 million streams and was critically acclaimed by Uncut, NPR Music, The Fader, The Sunday Times Culture, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, WXPN, KCRW and Exclaim! to only name a few. During his career Leif has shared stages with Shakey Graves, Gregory Alan Isakov, Angie McMahon, Daniel Lanois, Patrick Watson, Natalia Lafourcade, Mandolin Orange, Beth Orton, Sinéad O’Connor and countless others. He sold-out much of his latest North-American headlining tour during the Twin Solitude campaign. He’s also set to go on tour with Half Moon Run this November.

New Ways is the sound of desire in its unfolding — whereas Twin Solitude was about self-reflection, New Ways is about engaging and changing, touching and being touched. It’s a physical record, with louder and tighter grooves, and the rawest lyrics the musician has ever recorded—tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth, Plato and Julie Delpy. There’s the heat of the night and the cool blue of morning, hints of Prince and Bill Withers.
Mar
12 Sat
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Joe Purdy

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $23.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 8, 2021 10:00 AM to March 11, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 12, 2022 12:00 AM to March 12, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

Joe Purdy with Opening Act TBA

Joe Purdy is an internationally acclaimed folk artist who has released 14 albums and a soundtrack to a movie in the last 15 years. Along the way, his songs have turned up on numerous TV shows, film soundtracks and he has co-starred in an acclaimed film. 

“American Folk” marked Joe’s first foray into acting. He also contributed to much of the soundtrack. It earned several awards including Best New Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival. 

Joe's last album, “Who Will Be Next?”, is deeply rooted in the tradition of artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. It is a searing commentary of our turbulent times. Joe’s determination to honor the giants of American folk music while applying his formidable skills as a writer and vocalist reveal him as a compassionate observer and participant in our times. 

Joe has just finished a new album which will be released soon and supported by a Worldwide Tour in 2022.


 


Mar
13 Sun
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An Evening with Steven Page

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2021 10:00 AM to March 12, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 13, 2022 12:00 AM to March 13, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

An Evening with Steven Page

Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music.  Inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, Steven has continued his creative journey releasing original music, touring with his band and by immersing himself in an extensive array of diverse projects in music, film, theatre and television.  After his 2020 concert tours and the debut of his Stratford Festival musical, HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES, were pushed back due to Covid 19, Steven rebounded.  His popular weekly LIVE FROM HOME virtual performances have allowed him to connect with fans across the world every Saturday evening.


Mar
20 Sun
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Andrea Gibson - Rescheduled

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 19, 2021 9:53 AM to March 19, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 20, 2022 12:00 AM to March 20, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

The Andrea Gibson show that was scheduled for December 3rd, 2021 has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, March 20th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled date or refunds are available at the point of purchase only. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before August 19th, 2021, please respond to the email sent from the Box Office (check spam if not found) or email boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with your order number and refund request. We appreciate your support for Andrea Gibson and The Armory and look forward to seeing you at a future show!



Andrea Gibson with Opening Act TBA


Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they regularly sell out large capacity rock clubs and concert halls, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows, in which they are often accompanied by musicians, have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

Gibson is the author of six books. Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry), which sold almost 20,000 copies in its debut year, was the winner of the Independent Publisher’s Award in 2019 as well as a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. Take Me With You (Penguin, 2018), an illustrated collection of Gibson’s most memorable quotes, was also a Goodreads Finalist. In 2019, they co-authored their first ever non-fiction book, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books).

In addition to their publishing accolades, Andrea has released seven full-length albums, combining their socially active spoken word with musical collaborations. They are the winner of the first ever Women’s World Poetry Slam Championship (2008) and frequent World Poetry Slam Finalist.
Mar
27 Sun
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Loudon Wainwright III

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 8, 2020 12:42 PM to March 27, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

ATTENTION:


The Loudon Wainwright III show that was rescheduled for March 28th, 2021 at The Armory has been rescheduled for March 27th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show. The refund end date has passed and we are no longer offering refunds for this show. If you can no longer attend, reach out to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with your order number, the name and email address you'd like to transfer tickets into.


We appreciate your support for Loudon Wainwright III and The Armory and we will see you all in 2022!




Loudon Wainwright III


2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Two previous GRAMMY nominations: I'm Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986).


Best Album of 2009: High Wide & Handsome per NPR's Ken Tucker (Fresh Air & Entertainment Weekly magazine).


High Wide & Handsome named among the year's best per Village Voice, No Depression, FolkWax and fRoots.


Songs covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Mose Allison, Big Star, Freakwater, Norma Waterson, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright.


Film acting credits include: Judd Apatow's Knocked Up (for which he also recorded the soundtrack) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown; Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; Tim Burton's Big Fish; 28 Days alongside Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi; Jacknife alongside Robert De Niro and Ed Harris; Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife.


Television acting credits include: Parks and Recreation (w/ Amy Poehler); Undeclared (w/ Seth Rogen & writer/producer Judd Apatow); Grounded for Life; Ally McBeal; The T.V. Show (w/ Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Billy Crystal) where he played keyboard with the early Spinal Tap, which made it's first appearance on this program; a recurring role on M*A*S*H and a role as the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show.



May
21 Sat
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Penny & Sparrow

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $79.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP Public Onsale: November 10, 2021 10:00 AM to May 14, 2022 12:00 AM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 21, 2022 12:00 AM to May 21, 2022 9:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 12, 2021 10:00 AM to May 20, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

Penny & Sparrow Meet & Greet Package includes:


  • One General Admission Ticket

  • Early entry into the venue

  • Access to an intimate pre-show soundcheck party (2-3 songs)

  • Q&A with Penny & Sparrow

  • Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Penny & Sparrow

  • Exclusive VIP Laminate



Penny and Sparrow with Lera Lynn

Written and recorded over the past year, Penny and Sparrow’s remarkable new album, Olly Olly, is a work of liberation and revelation, a full-throated embrace of the self from a band that’s committed to leaving no stone unturned in their tireless quest for
actualization. The songs here are fearless and introspective, embracing growth and change as they reckon with desire, intimacy, doubt, and regret, and the arrangements are similarly bold and thoughtful, augmenting the duo’s rich, hypnotic brand of chamber folk with electronic flourishes and R&B grooves. The duo—Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke—produced Olly Olly themselves, working on their own without an outside collaborator for the first time, and the result is the purest, most authentic act of
artistic self-expression the pair have ever achieved.

“Andy and I talk about the process of making this record like a sort of musical
Rumspringa,” Jahnke says. “It was an opportunity to truly become ourselves, to evolve outside of the roles we’d been put in—or put ourselves in—because of the way we’d grown up.”

Texas natives Baxter and Jahnke first crossed paths at UT Austin, where they developed a fast friendship and a deeply symbiotic musical connection. Jahnke was a gifted guitarist with an ear for melody, Baxter, an erudite lyricist with a mesmerizing voice and crystalline falsetto, and the duo quickly found that their vocals blended together as if they’d been singing in harmony their whole lives. Beginning with 2013’s ‘Tenboom,’ the staunchly DIY pair released a series of critically lauded records that garnered comparisons to the hushed intimacy of Iron & Wine and the adventurous beauty of Bon Iver, building up a devoted fanbase along the way through relentless touring and word-of-mouth buzz. NPR praised the band’s songwriting as a “delicate dance between heartache and resolve,” while Rolling Stone hailed their catalog as “folk music for Sunday mornings, quiet evenings, and all the fragile moments in between.” The duo’s most recent album, 2019’s Finch, marked a turning point in their career, pushing their sound to experimental new heights as it wrestled with notions of masculinity and religion and transformation in deeper, more personal ways than ever before. The record debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was met with a rapturous response from critics and audiences alike, racking up more than 40 million streams on Spotify and earning the band their biggest headline tour to date.
$20.00 - $79.00
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Marc Broussard - RESCHEDULED

Fort Collins, CO
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 25, 2021 11:00 AM to May 26, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 27, 2022 12:00 AM to May 27, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



Please read our updated Venue COVID Policy HERE.

ATTENTION:


The Marc Broussard show previously postponed at The Armory has been RESCHEDULED for Friday May 27th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled date or refunds are available at the point of purchase for a limited time. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 10/25/2021, please respond to the email sent (check spam if not found) or email boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with your order number and refund request. We appreciate your support for Marc Broussard and The Armory and we look forward to seeing you at a future show!




Marc Broussard


Marc Broussard is a singer, songwriter, performer, and humanitarian. His commitment to making the world a better place is a mantra that he has been bound to since the beginning of his career. It has always been about tying music to a mission, one reason that his new studio album entitled A Lullaby Collection SOS III and book, I Love You For You, were created to educate and inspire younger audiences.


While the songs might be geared to younger ears, Broussard’s soulful signature sound, expressive vocals and sweeping orchestration offer a universal appeal for listeners of all ages. “I wanted this to be a recognizable covers album,” Broussard explains. “Danny Boy” and “Moon River” were songs I could never imagine recording. But when I did my research and heard the various versions of these songs, especially the Andy Williams’ renditions, I was so taken. I was never a big Andy Williams fan, but all of a sudden, I found his voice so spectacular. There is grace attached to every one of his performances that I wanted to emulate throughout this entire record. No other artist had done this to me.”


The material on A Lullaby Collection SOS III is culled from iconic songs that Broussard has always felt a particular attachment to. “The initial intention of the SOS series was to share with my younger fans the music that had shaped my life and to be faithful to the spirit of the originals.” Broussard said. “The second album, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, took on a new meaning. I feel that it’s important to use whatever privilege society says I have and to use that energy to help reshape the world around me into something a little more equitable.”


A Lullaby Collection SOS III is Broussard’s third covers album of his career. His first, SOS: Save our Soul, was a collection of R&B classics. The second, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, delved further into the vaults of R&B, soul, and rock (released in 2016). Broussard donated 50% of the profits from these albums to City of Refuge, an organization that seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency.





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
May 27, 2022

314 East Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
United States