Colorado's own Flobots will headline the Colorado Disability Pride Fest at Colorado State University on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Our friends at Radio 94.9 are proud to be a sponsor of the outdoor music festival which serves to further a nationwide movement to promote that people with disabilities are natural and beautiful parts of the human diversity.
Disabled Resource Services (DRS) at Colorado State University is organizing Colorado Disability Pride Fest. DRS empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence through services supporting advocacy, awareness and access to their community. DRS serves people with any kind of permanant disability, including cognitive, mental, emotional, or physical disabilities, as well as those who are blind or deaf.
The Colorado Disability Pride Fest kicks off with a parade starting at noon at the Old Town Library, winding it's way around downtown Fort Collins until ending at the CSU campus. Following the parade, the festival begins at the CSU Lagoon, just west of the Lory Student Center.
Local Fort Collins musicians will take the stage starting at 1 pm with Lee Holiday and the Time Off, followed by TribU2, a U2 tribute band at 2 pm. At 3:30, The Seers take the stage, followed by Denver's own Flobots at 5 pm.
Influenced by progressive rappers such as the Roots and Common as well as alternative hard rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Tool, Flobots was founded in 2005 by MCs Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit, along with musicians Andy Guerrero (guitar), Mackenzie Roberts (viola), Joe Ferrone (trumpet), Jesse Walker (bass), and Kenny Ortiz (drums).
Their debut full-length album Fight with Tools was released in 2007. The band inspired a strong following in the Denver region, winning 93.3 KTCL's "Hometown for the Holidays" contest in 2007, playing events such as the 93.3 Big Gig in 2008 and 2010, and opening for national acts such as Public Enemy and the Fray.
For more information, visit CoDisabilityPrideFest.org
Tickets to the festival cost $15, and are available at CoDisabilityPrideFest.org and Rock N' Robins, located at 804 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins.