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MCA Denver and Indie 102.3 partner to present B-Side Music Fridays, virtually

Live music from some of Colorado’s best musicians will be aired Fridays in July and August via Facebook and radio broadcast

Denver, Colo. June 29, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) and Indie 102.3 today announced a new partnership to produce a virtual version of B-Side Music Fridays, MCA Denver’s annual rooftop summer music series focused on presenting the best emerging Colorado musicians.

“In a summer when very few people will have the privilege of seeing live music, this is a unique opportunity for people across the state and beyond to see and hear some of Colorado’s best musicians,” said MCA Denver Director of Programs Sarah Baie. “Indie 102.3 has been an incredible partner, helping us safely record these performances and deliver them both virtually via video feed and in the most classic medium: the radio.” 

“B-Side Music Fridays has been one of those essential summer activities in Denver for many years. It would not have been the same without it, so we worked hard to adapt to our changed circumstances and reimagine, in every way, how this program can live on without the ability to be on the roof together. We are thrilled to be partnering with MCA Denver to bring live music into people’s homes. This year the series will be available to so many more people,” said Willobee Carlan, Program Director at Indie 102.3.

Each Friday in the months of July and August, starting July 3, Indie 102.3 and MCA Denver will premiere an exclusive concert video filmed on the rooftop of the museum. These videos will be found on the Indie 102.3 Facebook page at 7PM Mountain and later on air at 102.3 FM at 9PM Mountain. Indie 102.3 can be heard across the state and can be streamed online. These videos will also appear on NPR Music Live Sessions, available to a national audience the Monday following each week’s premiere.

The current lineup includes: Wildermiss, Adiel Mitchell, Esmé Patterson, The Yawpers, Ella Luna, Neoma, and The Grand Alliance, among others. More details, including air dates for the musicians involved, are forthcoming and can be found at www.mcadenver.org and https://indie1023.org


About MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring international, national, and regional artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

Current + Upcoming MCA Denver Exhibitions

Nari Ward: We the People - July 1-September 20, 2020

About Indie 102.3

Indie 102.3 is an independent music discovery platform that elevates Colorado-based music, musicians and experiences. We connect audiences with artists -- guiding them to the discovery of new music from emerging artists and from those they know and love. We are committed to showcasing the work of women and diverse artists who are not yet receiving the attention they deserve. Indie 102.3 can be heard on air, online and on smart devices. Indie 102.3 is owned and operated by Colorado Public Radio.  


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