Music Programs



music programs

Bohemian Foundation has long sought to strengthen the role of

music in our community.

We believe that music whispers her special message directly to the heart, elevating the imagination and spirit of everyone she touches. The creativity and expression of music provide a connection to people regardless of their life experiences. In fact, it is that universal connection of music that helps to bridge differences between people across age or geography, across politics or occupation.

We at Bohemian feel that supporting and growing the music identity of Northern Colorado is a vital part of fostering a connected and collaborative cultural community here.

We seek to provide opportunities for music creatives to express themselves, encouraging new participants in the art form. And we intend to provide aspiring musicians with the tools and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing music marketplace.

Bohemian Foundation Music Programs also supports and partners with nonprofits who offer innovative, popular music programming, projects and initiatives that resonate with one or more of our three goal areas:

  • Provide opportunities and encouragement for youth to express themselves through music
  • Provide opportunities for career and talent growth for musicians and those in the music business
  • Increase the amount of live music performances in Fort Collins


Bohemian Nights 2010

Pianos About Town 

Pianos About Town is a collaborative project among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority's Art in Action Program, and the City of Fort Collins’ Art in Public Places Program.


Click here to read more and see a video profile of Pianos About Town artist Chris Bates.

Jazz Alley 





The Jazz Alley mural is made up of an eclectic group of Fort Collins musicians and personalities, historical figures and popular icons that provide inspiration and meaning to Bohemian Foundation and its founder, Pat Stryker. The 1,500-square foot mural, painted by local artist Terry McNerney, turns the alleyway between the Mitchell Block and Fort Collins Food Co-Op into a celebration of music, art and community.

Jazz Alley runs from Mountain Avenue to Walnut Street. It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to dusk, 7 days a week.


Read more about Jazz Alley’s unveiling in April 2011. Download the Jazz Alley "Who's Who" Key.