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 show almost every day of the week, no matter what your favorite style. Here’s your guide to outdoor concerts this summer.
Little London Winds Summer Concert Series
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
June 17 : Music in the Park
June 24 : Night at the Movies
July 1: A Patriotic Celebration
July 8: Animated Movies
July 15: Western Night
July 22: On Broadway
July 29: Celebrating Super Heroes
Aug. 5: A Night of Inspiration
Aug. 12: People’s Choice
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Monument Valley Park, lawn west of the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
July 8: Tribe (blues, reggae and New Orleans R&B)
July 15: One More Shot (classic rock, R&B, country)
July 22: The Wayne Wilkinson Trio (high octane jazz guitar)
July 29: Easy Morning Rebel (Rob and Deirdre from Woodshed Red)
Manitou Library Lawn Concerts
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
June 4: Michael Reese (rock)
June 11: Balanced Rock (original rock)
June 18: Anglum Mock & Greene (acoustic americana)
June 25: The Mitguards (Americana Folk)
July 2: Tenderfoot Bluegrass
July 9: The Storys (folk and classic rock)
July 16: Out of Nowhere (bluegrass)
July 23: Skean Dubh (celtic)
July 30: The Jeremy Facknitz Band (folk-rock)
August 6: Bill Emery Band (jazz and pop)
August 13: Uniok (easy listening)
Jazz in the Park
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted
May 29: Peak Big Band, Foothills Park, Rockrimmon
July 3: The Mississippi Mudders, The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church
July 10: All In Jazz, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
July 17: New Horizons Kicks Band, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
July 24: The Swing Connection, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
July 31: Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
August 7: Triple Play Quartet, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
August 14: Academy Jazz Ensemble, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
August 21: JoRiCa +1, Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
August 28: USAF Academy Band Falconaires (5 p.m.) The Alumni Band (6 p.m.), Band Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
Monument Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument
June 5: Wirewood Station (Americana, pop, bluegrass, acoustic)
June 12: Martini Shot (pop, rock, new school/classics)
June 19: Dotsero (pop, jazz, contemporary instrumental)
June 26: Soul School (R&B, dance, pop, soul, funk)
July 10: Inman Brothers (pop, rock, Americana, classics)
July 17: Dream Feed feat. Miguel Dakota (pop, rock)
July 24: Hammerstadt Band (rock, jazz, world music, variety)
July 31: Ashton (pop, Americana, variety)
August 7: Eighty3 Band (dance, pop, rock, ’80s, variety)
August 14: Incendio (neuvo Spanish, pop, world music)
August 21: Collective Groove (R&B, dance, horn band)
Summer Concerts in the Glen
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.
July 3: Mississippi Mudders (traditional New Orleans Style Dixieland)
July 10: All Those Who Wander (Alternative folk)
July 24: Flying W. Wranglers (country, Western)
July 31: Mo Mungus (reggae)
August 7: Wirewood Station (high energy bluegrass)
August 14: Underground Clarinet Quartet (Broadway tunes)
Hillside Gardens and Event Center
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $7 and includes one beverage
1006 S. Institute St.
May 15: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (classic rock)
May 22: Peak Big Band (modern and Latin swing)
May 29: Kari Dell (eclectic)
June 5: Psychedeligates (’60s and ’70s rock)
June 12: John Wise and Tribe (New Orleans R&B)
June 19: Davenports (classic rock)
June 26: Rawbert Beard (’70s-’90s rock)
July 3: Levi and Rifkin (dance)
July 10: John Booth and the Night Watch (blues rock)
July 17: BJ Estares and Route 61 (electric blues)
July 24: Redraw the Farm (folk and rock)
July 31: Balanced Rock (acoustic rock)
August 7: Bill Emery Band (swing and jazz)
August 14: Rick Blessing and Trip Ziegler Quartet (Frank Sinatra tribute)
August 21: Skean Dubh (Celtic)
August 28: Playing with Smoke (classic rock and blues)
September 4: Boyd Sweeney Band (swing dance)
September 11: Tejon Street Corner Thieves (country blues and bluegrass)
September 18: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (classic rock)
Paint the Town Blue Concert Series
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thorndale Park, W. Uintah and N. 23rd streets
June 6: Steve Crenshaw Band
June 13: Mojomama
June 20: The SoulCasters
June 27: The Symbols
July 11: Dave Day with Route 61
July 18: Wendy St. Cyre Band
Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
June 13: Swing Factory Big Band
June 20: Barkeley Ave, 4th Infantry Division Jazz Band
June 27: Bare Bones Trombone Choir
July 11: Swing Factory Big Band
July 18: Silver Moon Riders
July 25: Academy Jazz Ensemble
August 1: Gus Meza
August 8: Swing Factory Big Band
August 15: Silver Moon Riders
Flying Horse Summer Concert Series in the Park
First and third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Angel Mist Park, 13509 Silverton Rd.
June 6: Academy Jazz Ensemble
June 20: The Burnt Lips (reggae, rock, jazz)
July 4: Balanced Rock (acoustic and electric)
July 18: Slopeside (rock, blues, pop)
August 1: John Weeks Band (eclectic, blues)
August 15: ZYZZYX (funk, rock, dance)
Summer Concerts at Banning Lewis Ranch
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Recreation Center, 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
June 6: Soul School (R&B, dance, soul, funk)
June 20: Inman Brothers Band (classics, rock, blues, jazz, country, variety)
July 11: Buckstein (Americana, country)
July 25: Woodshed Red (bluegrass, pop, variety)
August 8: Dearling (rock, pop, Americana)
August 22: Martini Shot (pop, classics, rock, variety)
First and Main Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
Triangle Park, 3650 New Center Point
June 7: Jefferey Alan Band (country)
June 14: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene (rockabilly)
June 21: Martini Shot (pop, rock, swing)
June 28: Tejon Street Corner Thieves (bluegrass, blues)
Forest Lakes Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Pavillion next to Waterfront Park, Forest Lakes Drive, Monument
June 14: Cowboy Dave
June 28: Groove N Motion
July 12: Inman Brothers Band
July 26: Martini Shot
August 9: HeresToFightin’
August 23: Dream Feed
University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
North Plaza, 5246 N. Nevada Ave.
June 7: Shamarr Allen (New Orleans style jazz)
June 14: Funkiphino (new and old-school dance)
June 21: Buckstein (modern country, rock)
June 28: Wood Belly (bluegrass)
July 5: Inman Brothers (Americana, pop, rock)
July 12: Soul School featuring A Girl Named Sethe (R&B, pop, dance)
July 19: Dearling (modern country, rock, pop)
July 26: Dotsero (contemporary jazz)
August 2: Farewell Angelina (country)
August 9: Swing Je T’aime (Gypsy jazz, swing)
August 16: Incedio (instrumental neuvo Spanish and world music)
Jazz in the Garden
Every other Friday, 7 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
May 31: Tony Exum, Jr.
June 14: Wayne Wilkinson Trio
June 28: Little London Belles
July 12: Geoff Cleveland and the Sporadicals
July 26: Hennessy 6
August 9: Air Force Academy Falconaires
August 23: Moses Jones Quartet
Music On the Mesa
Second Saturday of June, July, August; every September Saturday, 4-7 p.m.
142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
June 8: The Air Force Band, Blue Steel (rock)
July 13: Pandas and People (alternative rock)
August 10: Davina & The Vagabonds (blues, jazz)
September 7: Mile High (Army band, pop/classical rock)
September 14: Kerry Pastine & The Crime Stoppers (rockabilly)
September 21: Spinphony (electric string quartet)
September 28: Brass Authority & Barkeley Avenue (Army band, jazz)
Music on the Labyrinth
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
June 1: Colorado Brass Arts (brass)
June 15: Joe and Katie Uveges (singer-songwriter)
June 29: Alicia Baker (virtuoso accordionist)
July 13: Peak Big Band (jazz and swing)
July 27: All Those Who Wander (alternative folk)
August 10: Academy Jazz Ensemble
Cripple Creek Summer Music Series
Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.
200 E. Bennett Ave.
June 15: The Martini Shot
July 13: Tejon Street Corner Thieves
August 3: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene Band
September 1: So What Brother’s
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
20 concerts in three weeks. Days, times and venues vary. Admission ranges from free to $35.
June 6: Festival Artists Concert
June 7: (Un)Common (En)Counterpoint
June 9: Festival Artists Concert
June 10: Music at Midday
June 11: Festival Orchestra Concert
June 12: Music at Midday
June 13: Festival Orchestra Children’s Concert
June 13: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
June 13: Festival Artists Concert
June 14: Music at Midday
June 15: Student Concerto Reading
June 16: A Family Affair
June 17: Music at Midday
June 18: Festival Artists Concert
June 19: Music at Midday
June 20: Music at Midday
June 21: Music at Midday
June 21: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
June 21: Festival Artists Concert
June 22: Festival Orchestra Concert
Summer Symphony: Colorado Springs Philharmonic
July 4: Independence Day celebration at Memorial Park
July 5: Symphony Above the Clouds, Woodland Park, 90 S. Cascade Ave.
Woodland Music Series
Free concerts in Woodland Park at various venues.
June 7: Jazz in June, Swing Factory Big Band, Ute Pass Cultural Center
June 8: Colorado College Festival Orchestra, Ute Pass Cultural Center
July 13: Purely Bluegrass, Kantankerous and Blue Canyon Boys at Midland Pavilion
August 10: Big Band Bonanza, Swing Factory Band and USAF Falconaires at Midland Pavilion
September 14: Malt Shop Memories, The Nostalgics at Midland Pavilion
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