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Relix Magazine

Relix Magazine was launched in 1974 under the name Dead Relix. In its earliest incarnation, this hand-stapled, homegrown newsletter was an outlet for Grateful Dead tape traders-avid concertgoers who taped and traded Grateful Dead concerts. The first issues were small (less than 20 pages), had hand-drawn black-and-white covers, and focused on taping tips and Grateful Dead news. It also provided a forum for tape traders and music fanatics to communicate with each other. 

Even as early as the second issue, non-Dead editorial found its way into Dead Relix's pages and, with the addition of an editor, the young magazine expanded its scope to cover the music of the Bay Area psychedelic scene.  By 1978, Dead Relix contained reviews, essays, short features and artwork, and had dropped the "Dead" from its title. In a world that was moving away from hippy culture, Relix managed to remain relevant, by expanding its scope of coverage beyond "Bay Area psychedelic rock" to cover genres as diverse as reggae and heavy metal, with varying degrees of success.

After some years of struggling with its direction, Relix regained its voice. It revived its focus on the Grateful Dead, but also found room to cover genres as divergent as blues, reggae, bluegrass and jazz, and non-music issues such as mandatory minimum drug laws. It was during the late ‘80s to mid-'90s that Relix established its reputation as a magazine that broke new acts.  Many new and emerging bands made their debut in Relix columns such as "Independents Daze" and "On the Edge."

For a magazine with its roots in Grateful Dead coverage, the passing of Jerry Garcia on August 9, 1995, could have tolled its death knell. Instead, Relix served as a rallying point for the community, and, in the years since, has slowly moved its emphasis away from the Grateful Dead to coverage of jambands that have filled the void, as well as other, non-mainstream types of music.

Today, Relix delivers coverage of music across genre divides; a single issue might contain articles on artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, and the Grateful Dead. In short, Relix is "deadicated" to not only entertaining its readership, but providing a true community for lovers of Music for the Mind.

Art on Mountain

This is a local artist's co-op.

Beet Street

Beet Street is a center for thematic arts, cultural and scientific programming in cooperation with local organizations to raise cultural awareness. Beet Street brings the community closer, in a common space where the public may come together.

Arts Alive

Art organization that represents the performing arts, music and visual arts in Northern Colorado.

Canyon Spirit Gallery

Local Fort Collins arts, furniture and crafts.

The Collective Gallery

Local and regional artists.

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Nationally and internationally recognized photographers.

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

A tremendous contemporary art gallery.

Fort Collins Museum

This museum located in old town hosts many historic , as well as contemporary exhibits about Fort Collins.

Illustrated Light

Featuring the Landscape Photography of Dave Clack.


Local and regional artists.

Poudre River Arts Center

Local and regional artists.

Trimble Court Artisans

Local and regional arts and crafts.