Dani Grant is one of those tenaciously hard-working, creative entrepreneurs who has transformed a deep passion for music into her life’s work. Dani owns and manages a legendary and historic music venue located in Northern Colorado, Mishawaka Amphitheatre. In addition to The Mish, Dani has introduced 3 stages across the Front Range of CO that reside within Chippers Lanes Entertainment Centers. 830 North, 2454 West and 100 Nickel range from 250 to 450 capacity rooms for rock n bowlers.
Dani understands that music and the arts are powerful economic drivers, so she founded SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins (2009-2016), a grassroots nonprofit that developed emerging artists and promoted local music scenes to grow the local economies on the Front Range of CO and cities across the US with national programs including BandSwap and the Colorado Music Party at SXSW. This endeavor shaped her career, making artist advocacy and stronger music policy her life’s mission.
To complement her roles as venue owner and local arts and culture champion, Dani also has served on many boards including Colorado State University’s Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp, Community Radio of Northern CO – KUNC & The Colorado Sound – KJAC, and WESTAF’s Denver Music Task Force. She currently advises Austin based non-profit, Black Fret and sits on the board of directors for the international non-profit Music Policy Forum where she provides leadership as its treasurer.