Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. ‘The Mish’ can be found 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14). The Highway begins approximately 10 miles northwest of Fort Collins.
Mishawaka’s restaurant and bar are open year round, as is the The SpokesBUZZ Lounge (formally known as the Dancehall space). The outdoor amphitheatre is open seasonally from late May to late September. The indoor venue capacity is 154 and the Amphitheatre holds 950. Mishawaka Amphitheatre hosts private events such as weddings, reunions and parties that are custom crafted and priced accordingly. Contact the venue for more information regarding private event rentals.
The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner during the summer season that runs mid May through mid September, with breakfast also available on the weekend starting at 8am. Click here to see menus. Our winter season hosts shows in The SpokesBUZZ Lounge on Fridays and Saturdays, weather dependent. The restaurant hours of operation in the winter are 11am to 10pm, Thursday through Monday, serving lunch and dinner on those days.
Click here to see listings of upcoming shows. The Amphitheatre viewing area is an open space with no fixed seating. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Some shows offer VIP deck access providing preferred viewing areas. Click here for more information or here for ticketing info.
The Poudre Canyon is one of Colorado’s natural wonders. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the area’s abundant camping, rustic cabin retreats and many recreational pursuits including rafting, cycling and hiking.
Mishawaka treasures the natural beauty of the Canyon and works diligently to be a sustainable member of the community. Sustainability initiatives include a comprehensive recycling plan and transportation program that includes a discounted shuttle service with park n’ ride stops in Fort Collins. Learn more here.
Winter and Spring Series Shuttles!
(Applies to Martin Sexton, Pandas and People, Cary Morin, Native Daughters)
We currently are not offering shuttles for our winter or spring shows. Parking for winter/spring concerts is free!
The Mishawaka Amphitheater is a shuttle venue. We DO NOT recommend parking at the theater but parking is available for extreme need situations for $40 due to a lack of on site parking. We provide transportation via our shuttles for patrons of concerts for $20. Please be aware that in order to discourage parking on site, the cost of parking is $40. Please be considerate and ride the shuttle if at all possible.
The cost of the shuttle is $20
The cost of parking is $40
Shuttle and parking reservations are accepted up to 26 hours prior to your show, unless reservations are below 30 riders. Stand-by purchases for the shuttle are available just prior to departure as space allows with $20 exact change at the same CSU location. To ensure a parking spot or a shuttle seat, please reserve in advance.
To book a shuttle or parking reservation, click here
Welcome to the Mishawaka’s shuttle and on site parking reservation system. As many of you know, the shuttle offers a stress-free, green way to safely get to and from the Mish. This system will allow you to reserve and pay for a spot on the shuttle ride of your choosing. Shuttle fare is $20 (online only) and will include the ride back down the canyon. Standby passengers must bring $20 exact change.
We DO NOT Recommend parking at the venue due to incredibly limited space and in order to discourage parking on site, the cost to park is $40 per car.
Use the link on this page to get started. Please take care to double check the correct date for your show when booking your shuttle reservation.
Reserved shuttle riders receive priority seating. Stand-by purchase available but seating not guaranteed. To ride standby please bring $20 cash to the Colorado State University Transit Center. To reserve a seat, please do so at least 26 hours in advance of show.
Answers to Frequently asked Questions
- You do not need your confirmation receipt to get on the shuttle. You just need your name (identification is preferred)
- To exit and get back on the shuttle at the END of the night, please join the line that exits through the restrooms.
- If you need assistance or want to change your reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Refunds can only be requested 48hrs in advance of show doors. Please email email@example.com to request
- CSU is the only shuttle pickup. There is no campground or alternate transportation service offered by the Mishawaka.
- All shuttles are scheduled to return at the end of the show. Shuttles will be loading through the show and may leave early if they fill.
- We cannot switch the name of your reservation, however if they use your name, they will be able to use your spot.
- There is NO drinking OR Smoking at the shuttle stops. Please be respectful
Direct assistance is available at (970) 481-9466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The quickest way to receive assistance will always be text or email.
Colorado State University Transit Center is located on the west side of the Student Center parking lot (on the NW corner of the Lory Student Center). Parking here is free after 4pm on weekdays, and free all day on weekends and holidays.
Pickups for any 8pm show are at:
5:15 | 6:15 | 7:15
Standby (From 5:15-6:15 for any 8pm show)
Please note: Standby passengers are NOT guaranteed a spot on a shuttle. To attempt to ride standby, bring $20 exact change to the shuttle stop. If you would like a guaranteed ticket, please reserve a seat online 26 hours in advance of the show.
Note: All standby seating will take place at Colorado State University as of May 2017
Don’t want to use our shuttle service? No problem! We have compiled a list of local transportation companies, however we cannot reserve space from outside providers for you.
Genesis Executive Transportation More Info
Fort Collins Yellow Cab More Info
Sapphire Car Service More Info
Green Ride More Info
NoCo Party Bus More Info
Party Bus Fort Collins More Info
Uber More Info
Lyft More Info
Fort Collins Limo More Info
Parking at venue. We do offer parking, though it is at a price of $40 per spot. with 60 spaces at the venue, parking on site is reserved for extreme need situations.
Colorado State – Student Center
Directions: The parking lot for the CSU transit Center is located at the south side of S Meldrum St and W Laurel Ave. Turn South to get into the parking lot.
Driving East: Turn Right at Meldrum and Laurel
Driving West: Turn Left at Meldrum and Laurel
GOOGLE maps link: Click for Directions
Do NOT follow google maps to CSU Transit Center, it will take you to the wrong location. The map below shows the ONLY route into the correct parking lot.
To book a shuttle or parking reservation, click here
Enjoy a front row seat of the Poudre Canyon with a burger and a beer at Mishawaka. Our featured Craft Micro Brewery is Odell Brewery, located in Fort Collins, CO. We serve several of Odell’s craft beers at The Mish. There is no better spot to share what Northern Colorado has to offer, so bring up your friends and relax for the afternoon. Give yourselves a taste of mountain air, sunshine, the rushing river, as well as a great burger and Odell beer on tap.
Mishawaka Amphitheatre has a full service restaurant available to the general public. Enjoy a meal on our beautiful deck and watch the big horn sheep grazing on the canyon hill side or enjoy our indoor seating with large bay windows that offers the same river and wildlife view.
October 1st – April 30th:
Thursday-Monday 10am – 10pm serving lunch and dinner
Select Holidays: 10am to 9pm, serving lunch and dinner
May 1st – Sept 31st:
Monday-Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday: 10am – 11pm
Saturday: 8am – 11pm
Sunday: 8am – 10pm
**Breakfast is only available during the summer season.
Our menus can be viewed here:
For private parties or reservations, please contact our Food and Beverage Manager, Louie Leber at (970) 482-4420 or email@example.com
For parties of 8 or more, we suggest calling ahead please so our staff can prepare for your visit.