Our mission is to expand access to music

for underserved youth in Northern Colorado

through scholarships and building community.

There is a notable lack of access for these youth to inclusive

and culturally relevant music education and opportunities.

Particularly teenagers from low income, system involved, and broken-home families face unique barriers to pursue music.

Enter UPLIFT: FOCO, a community vehicle

powered by local arts

delivering music opportunities to youth.


Founded in 2019 as a benefit concert,

the concept was to use exceptional local music 

to inspire community growth.

The idea quickly grew to include visual arts,

an extensive silent auction, and more,

highlighting things unique to Northern Colorado.

In 2022, we narrowed our mission and created a

responsive scholarship to directly assist youth.

By leveraging connections in the music industry and

within our community, we have created a

network of programs, studios, teaching artists, & venues

who are eager to support young musicians.

Our work is connecting this local network with

underserved youth and provide them with funding

and mentorship to navigate their music pursuits.

Our founder, Andy, talks about the power of music for youth.

We are also continuing the tradition of our annual event.

In its third year, the evening will showcase

young musicians side by side with professional local artists,

and celebrate the community that 

supports both and bridges the gap between them.

Aspiring songwriters are backed by an all-star house band,

creating an opportunity for young musicians 

to perform with positive role-models on a big stage.

Seasoned pros also get to connect with

the next generation, and the unique music collaborations

are special for the artists and audience alike.

The event is family friendly and also features

a live painter, silent auction, drawings, merchandise,

empowering stories, & community networking,

with all proceeds benefitting the Uplift Scholarship.

UPLIFT: FOCO is hyper-focused on all things Northern Colorado and our core values are

Passion, Collaboration, & Inclusivity.

We invite you to join us in bridging the gap

between underserved youth and the world of music.

By building community around local arts,

we can move forward together and UPLIFT each other.

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Have questions or comments?
Contact us at
upliftfoco@gmail.com, or use THIS FORM

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