Venue Spotlight: Avogadro's Number
A Bluegrass stomping grounds
There is no sound as associated with Colorado than bluegrass pickins'. Whether on the big stage at Red Rocks or down by the river fishing bluegrass and Colorado summertime go hand in hand. The vibe on the patio at Fort Collins' own Avogadro's Number is second to none. The perfect place to hang with ample views of the stage Avo's has it all. A place for the kids to play, good food, and a comfortable seat to watch a show. The indoor dining hall and stage provide a flexible second stage for cold winter nights.
Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and countless other acts have passed through the storied doors since 1993 when the doors were thrust open by music enthusiast and owner Rob Osborn.
Osborn fell in love with music after booking his first band ( his brothers) when he was a junior in high school. He fell in love with being part of the magic, running sound, and giving musicians a place to play. Today he delights in seeing bands like the Poudre Valley Regulars become second-generation bands with kids of the original members taking up the reigns.
History of the Building
Avo's is comprised of three separate buildings that were eventually joined. The first was built in 1929 and housed Home Bakery in the same place the customers line up to order tempeh burgers on Tuesdays.After twenty years, the bakery expanded and built a warehouse space next door that houses the current dining hall and venue.
Honoring the Past and Building the Future
Osborn credits Avo's success in never stagnating. The outdoor stage features water features, a tree house, gazebo, and is a whimsical delight for adults and children alike. Grad students and professors often come by for a drink after work and generations of families make memories each year.