Sounds of Summer — Free Concerts

If you’re a lover of live music, Colorado Springs has you covered. Here’s your guide to outdoor concerts for almost every day of the week this summer.

Break out the lawn chairs. Throw a blanket on the grass. Kick off your shoes. If you’re a lover of live music, Colorado Springs has you covered. You can get a free outdoor summer concert almost every day of the week, no matter what your favorite style. Here’s your guide to outdoor summer concerts in 2022, organized by day of the week. Please be sure to verify all times and dates with concert organizers as details may change.


Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series

Mondays from June 20-August 29 at 7 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
Every Monday: Little London Winds
August 1 includes an Ice Cream Social at 5:30 p.m.
See below for Manitou’s Thursday concert listings.

Musical Mondays

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Monument Valley Park, lawn west of the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
July 11: Tribe (blues, reggae and New Orleans R&B)
July 18: Skean Dubh (acoustic Celtic band)
July 26: Frog’n Fiddle (classic rock, bluegrass and folk)


Classic Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
June 1: Woodwind Quintet
June 8: Duelin’ Satchmos
June 15: French Horn Quartet
June 22: String Orchestra
June 29: Soldier’s Tale featuring Michael Hanson & Friends
July 6: String Orchestra
July 13: Brass Band
July 20: Percussion Ensemble
July 27: Duelin’ Satchmos


El Paso County Concerts in the Park

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Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Bear Creek Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr.
August 3: AJE Jazz
August 10: Swing Connection Big Band
August 17: The Falconaires Alumni Band
August 24: New Horizons Kick’s Band
August 31: AFAB – Falconaires Jazz Ensemble

Boot Barn Hall Sunset Patio Sessions

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive
June 1: Gilmore Family Band Duo
June 8: Tim Glenn
June 15: Rico Southee
June 22: Mitch Carter
July 6: School of Rock
July 13: Brandon Henderson
July 20: Dave Mensch
July 27: Acme Bluegrass
August 3: Gilmore Family Band Duo
August 10: Rico Southee
August 17: Roma Ransom
August 24: TREO
August 31: Dave Mensch

Free summer concert on the patio at Boot Barn Hall in north Colorado Springs
Sunset Patio Sessions at Boot Barn Hall. Photo courtesy of Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers.

Jazz in the Park

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Bear Creek Regional Park Terrace, 21st St. and Argus Rd. unless noted
July 6: The Glen at the Broadmoor Community Church
Performing groups to come

Manitou Library Lawn Concerts

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Manitou Springs Library, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
June 1: Skean Dubh
June 8: Crystal and the Curious
June 15: Academy Jazz Ensemble
June 22: Xanthe Alexis
June 29: The Storys
July 6: High Mountain Duet
July 13: Snake and the Rabbit
July 20: Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band
July 27: Roma Ransom

Hillside Gardens and Event Center

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. NOTE: Admission is $15 and includes one beverage.
1006 S. Institute St.
May 25: John Wise & Tribe + Roma Ransom
June 1: Playing with Smoke + Brandon Henderson
June 8: Starburn + John Wise
June 15: Cari Dell Trio + John Wise
June 22: 3 Car Garage + The Mitguards
June 29: Huckabee’s + John Wise
July 6: Wirewood Station + John Wise
July 13: The Davenport Band + John Wise
July 20: Jeremy Facknitz + John Wise
July 27: TBD + John Wise
August 3: Psychedelgates + Big Sky
August 10: Brandon Henderson + John Wise
August 17: Ryan Flores + John Wise
August 31: Trevor Michael + John Wise
September 7: Nube Nueve + Roma Ransom
September 14: Sturtz + John Wise
September 21: 9’s a Pair + John Wise
September 28: Sofakillers + John Wise

Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band

First and third Wednesdays until June 22, 6-8 p.m.
Lulu’s Downstairs, 107 Manitou Ave
Springs Contemporary Big Band

Summer Concerts in the Glen

Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m.
The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church
July 6: Mississippi Mudders
July 13: TBD
July 20: Wirewood Station
July 27: Joe and Katie Uveges
August 3: Collective Groove
August 10: Trillix Jazz Trio


Country On The Courtyard

6-9 p.m. Thursdays 6-9 p.m.
Viewhouse, 7114 Campus Drive
June 2: Jeffrey Alan Band
June 9: Narrow Gauge
June 16: Hickabee
June 23: Triple Nickel
June 30: Jamie Hays & Thunder Mountain
July 7: Westrock
July 14: Fireline
July 21: Jamie Hays & Thunder Mountain
July 28: Ashlee & The Longshot Revival
August 4: Narrow Gauge
August 11: Jeffery Alan Band
August 18: Triple Nickel
August 25: Hickabee
September 1: TBD

El Paso County Concerts in the Park

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Fox Run Regional Park., unless noted
July 28 postponed until September 8: Wirewood Station
August 4: Dotsero
August 11: Eight Three
August 18: Peak Big Band
August 25: Joe Sciallo and the Deep End
September 1: Hickabee and the Inman Brothers Band

Band plays live summer concerts outdoors under the lights
Stan’s Band will play classic rock at Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series.

Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series

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Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
June 16: Bare Bones Trombone Choir
June 23: Front Range Big Band
June 30: Stan’s Band (classic rock)
July 7: Shanghai Metro Temple
July 14: Route 61 (blues/jazz/classic rock)
July 28: Academy Jazz Ensemble
August 4: COS Saxophone Quartet
August 11: Saucier
August 18: Silver Moon Riders
August 25: Front Range Big Band

Paint the Town Blue Concert Series

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
July 29: Deborah Stafford & Friends, Joe Sciallo & The Deep End

Dancers and sax player at Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concerts
Dancing with the sax at Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concerts.

Summer Concerts at Banning Lewis Ranch

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch, 8833 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
June 9: The Long Run: Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles
June 23: Raising Cane
July 4: Soul School – followed by fireworks
July 21: Cowboy Dave Band
August 4: Martini Shot
August 18: Musketeer Gripweed


Colorado Springs Conservatory Concert Series

Every Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Performances by students, mentors and friends of the Conservatory
June 3: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
June 10: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
June 17: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway
June 24: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Dr.
July 15: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
July 22: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
July 29: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway
Aug 5: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Dr.

First & Main Summer Concert Series

Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
First & Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point
June 3: The Martini Shot
June 10: SofaKillers
June 17: 101st Army Hot 7 Jazz Band
June 24: Morii
July 1: Kopastetic Band
July 8: WireWood Station
July 15: Hickabee
July 22: Just Dance Band
July 29: Zepp-11

Jazz in the Garden

Every other Friday, 7 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
June 10: Mango fan Django
June 24: Hennessy 6
July 8: Henrique de Almeida & the Truth Project Band
July 22: Tony Exum, Jr.
August 5: U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires
August 19: TRĒO

Music on the Green

Fridays 6-9 p.m.
Viewhouse, 7114 Campus Drive
June 3: Last Patrol
June 10: Paizley Park
June 17: Sofakillers
June 24: Eighty3
July 1: Missy & The Dirty Secrets
July 8: Misfire
July 15: Street Deacon
July 22: Missy & The Dirty Secrets
July 29: Last Patrol
August 5: Eighty3
August 12: Martini Shot
August 19: Skin & Bones
August 26: The Runners Band
September 2: Full Throttle
September 9: Street Deacons
September 16: Misfire
September 23: Full Throttle
September 30: Sofakillers

Music Under the Mountains

Fridays, 5 – 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Patio, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy.
June 17: The Country Music Project
July 8: J.J. Murphy
July 15: 17th Ave All Stars
July 22: Final Eyes
July 29: Just Dance


Music at the Depot

Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m.

Cripple Creek District Museum, 5th and Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek
July 9: The Black Rose Band
August 6: Collective Groove
September 3: Tejon Street Corner Thieves

Music on the Labyrinth

Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
June 18: Peak Big Band
July 2: Sarah Groh Jazz Quartet
July 16: Trilix Jazz Trio
July 30: Joe Johnson and Jacob Klock
August 6: Academy Jazz Ensemble

Gold Hill Mesa summer concerts on a sunny day in Colorado Springs.
Music on the Mesa at Gold Hill Mesa. Photo courtesy of Gold Hill Mesa.

Music on the Mesa

Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S Raven Mine Dr
June 11, 2-7 pm Tejon Street Corner Thieves and Zepp 11
July 9, The Humdingers
Aug 13 SofaKillers
Sep 3: Collective Groove
Sep 10: Blue Delta-USAFA
Sep 17: Mile High-4th ID Band
The Colorado Springs Conservatory will also be joining us and playing on breaks.


Summer Music Series in the Beer Garden

Sundays, 5 – 7 p.m.
Goat Patch Brewing, 2727 N. Cascade Ave. #123
June 5: Todd Haller
June 12: Grapefruit Moon
June 19: Sapphires Garden
June 26: Conal Rosanbalm

Various Days

More festivals, musical events and summer concerts.

Violinist playing in Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Violinist playing in CC Summer Music Festival. Photo courtesy of Colorado College

Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Days, times and venues vary. Admission ranges from free to $35.
June 7: An Evening of Song in Honor of Peggy Shivers feat. Brian Major, baritone
June 9: Festival Artists Concert
June 11: Outdoor Festival Orchestra Concert with the Pink Hawks
June 12: Festival Artists Concert
June 14: Outreach Concert & Festival Orchestra Concert
June 16: Children’s Concert: Carnival of the Animals with Ormao Dance Company
June 20: Festival Artists Concert
June 23: Festival Artists Concert
June 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24: Music at Midday Concerts with Festival Fellows

Green Box Arts Festival

Note: Free but registration required
6990 Lake St., Green Mountain Falls

June 18: Opening Night Block Party feat. Ashley Cornelius & Tejon Street Corner Thieves
June 19: Sing Along with Jerry McCauley & Friends
June 28: Jessica Fichot in Concert
July 4: Closing Night Annual 4th of July Block Party feat. Denver Dolls and El Twanguero

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