One of the greatest challenges independent musicians face in their craft today is the piece of the puzzle known as touring. Playing outside hometowns can mean very small audiences for performers.
Like most great ideas, the concept was simple — take six bands from Fort Collins with a good-sized local audience draw and partner them with like-minded bands from five other cities with similar crowd-drawing numbers in their respective markets.
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Music fan, visionary and Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner Dani Grant founded the grassroots nonprofit organization SpokesBUZZ in 2010 to showcase musical artists in her region of Fort Collins, Colorado. The organization successfully hosted a showcase at Austin’s South by Southwest the same year. By adding talented and enthusiastic board members to create a program to assist local artists in building fan bases beyond home, BandSwap was born in 2012.