Newcomers Guide

To Your Fort Collins Symphony

Welcome to the Newcomers’ Guide
for your Fort Collins Symphony.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQ below about every aspect of the orchestra and the concert-going experience.

From purchasing tickets and supporting your symphony to “how can I learn more about the music,” and “where should we eat before the concert,” we’ve got you covered.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, then please reach out through our contact page and we will be happy to help.

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Who Are We?

The Fort Collins Symphony is the oldest performing arts organization in Larimer County. Our roots were planted in 1923, and we have been performing excellent and diverse classical music for Northern Colorado audiences ever since.

Our education programs reach thousands of students each season, and our annual July 4th performance in City Park has become a staple of the city’s celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Where does the FCS perform

-The Fort Collins Symphony performs most of its concerts at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our Education and Pops concerts are usually held at Timberline Church, and our free July 4th Concert is held at City Park in Fort Collins.

Where can I buy tickets?

-Most of our tickets will be available through the Lincoln Center at You will also find a direct link to purchase tickets on each individual concert page.

Where are the best seats?

-The best seat for you depends on what you would like to get out of the concert. As there are many factors, we suggest taking a look at this blog post by Jeremy D. Cuebas, our Assistant Conductor.

Where should I park?

-For our Signature Series Concerts, the Lincoln Center has two parking lots and plenty of street parking nearby. Be sure to avoid parking in the post-office parking lot across the street.
-For our Education and Pops concerts, Timberline Church has ample free parking surrounding the building.
-For our concerts at the Holiday Twin Drive-In theater…you can park anywhere!

Is there food nearby?

-For our Signature Concerts, Old Town Fort Collins is just a short drive away with plenty of options. The Lost Cajun and Lucky’s Market are just a short walk from the Lincoln Center. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at most concerts, and drinks can be taken into the concert hall.
-For our Education and Pops Concerts, plenty of restaurants can be found near Timberline Church, including Krazy Karl’s Pizza, Qdoba, and Subway.
-For our concerts at the Holiday Twin Drive-In or the Gardens on Spring Creek, food and drink are available from the concession stand or Food Trucks at the venue.

Where can I learn more about the music on a concert?

-There are many ways to learn about a concert before you attend. The best place to start is the individual concert page. There you can listen to our Spotify playlists, read about the guest artist, and find program notes for each piece.
-Most concerts will also have an Open Rehearsal the Thursday evening before the concert, a Composer talk on the Wednesday afternoon before and a pre-concert lecture the night of the concert with Music Director Wes Kenney. Details for all of these can also be found on the individual concert page.

How can I support the Fort Collins Symphony?

-There are many ways to support FCS. Please visit our Support Page to help as a volunteer or to join our ever-growing list of Donors. Be sure to also support our Sponsors, who help make our concerts and programs possible.

Do you have an email list?

-We most certainly do! You can join our email list by clicking here.
-You can also sign up for updates and announcements by texting “FCS” to 970-292-6559.

Are your concerts live or virtual/livestreamed?

-Starting in the 21-22 season, we are taking a hybrid approach by offering both live performances and livestreamed/webcast performances for all of our signature concerts. You can find out more here.

What are the benefits of being a subscriber?

-When you’re a subscriber with the Fort Collins Symphony you receive your same seats for each concert, plus a discount on every concert in the season. You can sign up for a season subscription here.
-If you are only interested in a few concerts, then our bundles are perfect for you. Bundling concerts lets you pick just a few performances while still saving on your tickets. You can purchase both season tickets and bundles here.