Longmont’s Winter Walkabout Showcases Local Music Talent Despite Snow

Published February 4, 2024

In defiance of a snowy Saturday, downtown Longmont was a hub of activity during the sixth annual Winter Walkabout Music Showcase. The event saw music enthusiasts braving the cold to experience an eclectic mix of over 50 local artists performing live across more than 15 indoor venues in the city’s Creative District.

A Musical Spectrum

The diverse lineup included a spectrum of genres, ranging from hip-hop to funk to soul, providing attendees with an abundance of choices. With performances occurring in spots from Copper Sky Distillery on the south end to MeCo Coffee Collective on the north end, the heart of Main Street resonated with melodies and beats.

Unwavering Participation

Kimberlee McKee, the executive director of the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, reported that the event sold over 900 tickets online. Dry Land Distillers served as a hot spot for ticket sales and also as a venue for artists and fans to mingle. The showcase not only brought joy and liveliness to what's typically a slow season for the city but also turned the spotlight on the downtown area, supporting local businesses and venues.

Venues Embrace The Event

Each participating venue added a unique flavor to the experience. For instance, Absolute Vinyl offered an intimate setting for music amidst a trove of albums, while new storefronts like Bricks Retail opened their doors as music hubs for the first time. Restaurants like The Passenger also joined in, serenading diners with live performances, which highly contributed to the event’s community-driven spirit.

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