A New Live Music Experience

In Northern Colorado, a new live music experience has emerged. Chipper’s Lanes has joined forces with The Mishawaka and 105.5 The Colorado Sound to present the series called Live on the Lanes. These socially distanced concerts take place inside Chipper’s Lanes, which has a bowling alley, laser tag, and arcade.

Live on the Lanes takes place at Chipper’s Lanes on North College Avenue in Fort Collins. In mid-September, Live on the Lanes made its debut with music by Pipin’ Hot. Then, Ginger Whale performed for the second event.

So far, Live on the Lanes has been quite successful! It’s a perfect, innovative way for people to get out of the house and have fun with family and friends. There is something for everyone as attendees have the opportunity to participate in all of the activities that Chipper’s Lanes provides in addition to listening to live music.

Safety First

Chipper’s Lanes has made sure to take the safety of everyone very seriously. This includes their own employees, the bands, and of course everyone attending. According to Chipper’s Lanes, “if you are concerned about what is being done to keep you and yours safe, fear not, we are going above and beyond what is being asked to do just that.”

They are regularly and thoroughly sanitizing every touchpoint and surface including tables, chairs, bowling balls, restrooms, and more. Furthermore, when attendees enter the building, they are escorted straight to their table or bowling lane. Table service is provided for both food and beverages, and a lane attendant and waiter take care of everything you need. Finally, face coverings are required for everyone when not at their table.

Upcoming Events

Currently, Live on the Lanes has events scheduled through the end of November. A variety of different local artists will get the chance to perform again, keeping music alive in Colorado.

On October 17th, Kessel Run will fill the bowling alley with instrumental, exploratory rock music. October 23rd will also feature rock music, but this time from Tenth Mountain Division. After that, Dave Watts and Friends will bring various artists together for a truly unique show on October 30th. These artists include Marcus Rezak, Jans Ingber (The Motet), Casey Russell (Magic Beans), and Chris Duffy (Magic Beans).

On Halloween, Live on the Lanes is throwing a special Big Lebowski Halloween Costume Party! That night, VIVIAN will take to the stage to perform some beautiful dream-pop. Fun fact: the members of this duo, Tim and Alana, have been a part of The Mishawaka family for a while!

Continuing on, Cycles is scheduled to perform a fresh hybrid of rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, and more on November 14th. The last event currently scheduled is on November 20th and features music by reggae fusion group, Luna Shade.

Reserve Your Tickets!

In order to attend Live on the Lanes, ticket reservations are required. These events have a limited capacity, so if you see a band on the schedule that you’d like to see, it’s definitely recommended to get your tickets sooner rather than later.

Chipper’s Lanes states that “a total of 30 socially distant seating areas are provided. There are 11 bowling lanes available with 8 seats, and 19 tables ranging from 2 to 8 seats.” Additionally, 1 ticket is good for 1 table or lane. When purchasing tickets, you have the option to select an area from a seating map or choose a ticket based on price. The cost of a ticket ranges from $80.00 to $300.00, not including fees. Furthermore, only the purchase of a lane includes bowling.


If you love bowling, live music, food, and drinks, you’ll absolutely love Live on the Lanes! This inventive new concept is a great, safe way to support live music. If you want to bowl, enjoy delicious food, or rock out to your favorite band, click here for tickets and information.

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