The Armory


Jan
21 Sat
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The Secret Sisters

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: $18.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $23.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to January 20, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 21, 2023 12:00 AM to January 21, 2023 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

The Secret Sisters with Opening Act TBA

The Secret Sisters — Laura and Lydia Rogers — grapple with love and loss on new album Saturn Return. This is the Alabama-based duo’s second release for New West Records. Like its predecessor, 2017’s Grammy-nominated You Don’t Own Me Anymore, the record was produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth.

The elements that made listeners fall in love with the band’s 2010 self-titled debut album — sweet, strong voices, carefully crafted musical arrangements, and soul-baring songwriting — are still present, but there’s also newfound confidence and individuality.

The album is named after an astrological occurrence in which the planet Saturn returns to the same place in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person’s birth. During this phase, which happens approximately every 29 ½ years, said Laura, a woman “comes into her own and has this awakening in herself about who she is as a person. It can also be a very traumatic time where your whole world just seems to radically shift.”

Recorded in Carlile’s home studio in Washington state, Saturn Return heralds the arrival of a new era of The Secret Sisters, who both experienced their first Saturn returns while making the record. Carlile challenged the sisters to sing as individuals instead of relying solely on close harmony singing, and for the first time, Laura and Lydia performed separately in the studio. This is also the first album in which The Secret Sisters
composed all the songs without any co-writers.

With Saturn Return, The Secret Sisters have truly come into their own as artists, songwriters, and singers. “I’ve come to feel like this is what
we were meant to do,” said Lydia. “That’s a really good feeling.”





Jan
27 Fri
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Why Bonnie and Sun June

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: $12.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 26, 2022 10:00 AM to January 26, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 27, 2023 12:00 AM to January 27, 2023 9:15 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

Why Bonnie and Sun June

Why Bonnie

90 in November, the first full-length LP from Texas quintet Why Bonnie, crashes into existence with a squeal of feedback and a burst of distorted guitar. It’s a dynamic introduction to a more raw-edged indie sound from a band who have matured from bedroom dream pop into a sophisticated rock act, their evolving sound a reflection of the journey undertaken by songwriter Blair Howerton on this vividly rendered collection of songs.

Even when handled with as much grace as it is on 90 in November, nostalgia remains tricky to navigate, something Howerton addresses on the exuberant “Lot’s Wife.” The song is inspired by a story from the Old Testament of a woman who looked back at her city while fleeing and was turned to a pillar of salt. “I really liked that story and how it relates to the experience of nostalgia, how if you stare for too long, you’re gonna turn into something else and crumble,” says Howerton. By looking back on her past with fearlessness and compassion, she propels her songwriting forward into new realms of emotional sincerity and her band to new heights of sonic adventurousness. 

Sun June
The five members of Sun June spent their early years spread out across the United States, from the boonies of the Hudson Valley to the sprawling outskirts of LA. Having spent their college years within the gloomy, cold winters of the North East, Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury found themselves in the vibrant melting-pot of inspiration that is Austin, Texas. Meeting each other while working on Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’, the pair were immediately taken by the city’s bustling small clubs and honky-tonk scene, and the fact that there was always an instrument within reach, always someone to play alongside.





Feb
1 Wed
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Will Sheff / Okkervil River

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
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 7, 2022 10:00 AM to January 31, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 1, 2023 12:00 AM to February 1, 2023 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

Will Sheff / Okkervil River with Opening Act TBA

After nine critically acclaimed albums, after twenty bandmates, after countless bars and clubs and theaters and festivals, after two full decades, Will Sheff is letting Okkervil River drift out to sea with Nothing Special, a rich and cinematic collection that marks the acclaimed indie songwriter’s first release under his own name. Written through a period of painful loss and deep transformation and recorded with a mix of old friends and new collaborators (including singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, and Death Cab For Cutie pianist Zac Rae), the record represents more than just a change in name; it’s a n act of liberation and self-determination, an emotionally raw reckoning with grief, identity, and hope that blurs the lines between fiction and autobiography, surrealism and humor, stoicism and a deepening spirituality.

Formed in Austin, TX, Okkervil River embraced both frenetic rock and cerebral complexity as bandmates came and went over its twenty year run, but the group’s north star always remained firmly fixed in Sheff’s emotional vocals and striking lyrics, which could turn even the most seemingly mundane observations into profound philosophical revelations. NPR hailed the New Hampshire native’s “dazzling” way with words, while Pitchfork declared him “one of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers,” and The New York Times raved that he “writes like a novelist.”

With Nothing Special , Sheff begins his next and most compelling chapter yet.





Feb
16 Thu
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Della Mae

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: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to February 15, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 16, 2023 12:00 AM to February 16, 2023 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

Della Mae with Opening Act TBA


Della Mae is a GRAMMY-nominated all-woman string band founded by lead vocalist/guitarist Celia Woodsmith and 2-time Grand National champion fiddle player Kimber Ludiker. Rounding out the current touring lineup are guitarist Avril Smith, and bassist Vickie Vaughn.


Hailing from across North America, and reared in diverse musical styles, Della Mae is one of the most charismatic and engaging roots bands touring today. They have traveled to over 30 countries spreading peace and understanding through music. Their mission as a band is to showcase top female musicians, and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming, and performance.


Following up 2020’s Headlight, their new album Family Reunion features founding members Celia Woodsmith, and Kimber Ludiker as well as Avril Smith, Maddie Witler and Vickie Vaughn. The recording captures the joy of the band reuniting after more than a year of virtual collaboration, Zooms and group texts. 


The band is also joyful to be returning to touring. Concerts and events are listed here.





Feb
17 Fri
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Bruce Cockburn - Night 1

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: $50.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 15, 2022 10:00 AM to February 16, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 17, 2023 12:00 AM to February 17, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 50 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top
instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth.

Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems, they’re going to get worse.”

For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honored with 13 Juno Awards, an induction into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. 





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Feb 17, 2023
Feb
18 Sat
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Bruce Cockburn - Night 2

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: $50.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 15, 2022 10:00 AM to February 17, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 18, 2023 12:00 AM to February 18, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 50 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top
instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth.

Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems, they’re going to get worse.”

For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honored with 13 Juno Awards, an induction into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. 





Feb
19 Sun
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An Evening with Joe Pug

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: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 24, 2022 9:00 AM to February 18, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 19, 2023 12:00 AM to February 19, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

An Evening with Joe Pug


A singer-songwriter known for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style, Joe Pug dropped out of college and moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008 he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine wrote of his music: “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired”.

He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, The Killers, Justin Townes Earle, Sturgill Simpson, and many others. He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”. His music has been released by Lightning Rod Records, which features an alumni roster of Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, and James McMurtry.

Additionally, he is the creator and host of the popular podcast The Working Songwriter.





Feb
26 Sun
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Early James & The Latest

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: $15.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to February 25, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 26, 2023 12:00 AM to February 26, 2023 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

Early James & The Latest with Bonnie and Taylor Sims


Alabama's native son, Early James, released  his sophomore album, Strange Time To Be Alive, on August 19th, 2022. The lyrical wordsmith conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by the singer’s unmistakable voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to pained, forlorn whispers – and songs that tread in the waters of darkly themed broken hearts, with the wry humor of the sad clown.





Mar
30 Thu
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* RESCHEDULED * An Evening with Joan Osborne

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: $40.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 26, 2022 11:21 AM to March 22, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 23, 2023 12:00 AM to March 23, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



This previously postponed show has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30th, 2023 and all ticket holders were emailed on 8/26/22. Existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date or refunds are available at point of purchase only. Refunds will be honored through September 30th, 2022; any requests made after that date will not be honored but a name transfer can be completed. Reach out to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with any questions.

There are no current COVID requirements for entry to Washington’s or The Armory. Masks will continue to be available at our venues, and we encourage mask wearing to keep yourself and our community safe. This policy is subject to change due to local, state or national public health mandates, changes in public health status, or by artist request at any time. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please e-mail boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com. 

An Evening with Joan Osborne

On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”

Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone mega-smash “One of Us,” the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres: pop rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk, and country – all of which can be heard on Trouble and Strife, along with the Western side of C&W and a touch of glam and disco. 

“I feel like music has this important job to do right now,” Osborne says. “Part of that job is to help imagine a better future – and to hang on to hope. I want to play for people and get them up on their feet and dancing. To let music do that thing it does – bring joy and energy because we really need that right now.” With Trouble and Strife, she intends to do just that.





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Mar 23, 2023

314 East Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
United States