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.

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Summer nights. Live music. Outdoor concerts.

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 summer concerts in 2021, organized by day of the week. Please be sure to verify all times and dates with concert organizers as details may change.


Mondays

Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series

Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs

June 21: Flying Circus
July 5: All Aboard
July 19: Leo & Lark
July 26: Bare Bones Trombone Choir
August 2: Flying Circus
August 9: CrystalEyez
August 16: All Aboard
See below for Manitou’s Thursday concert listings.
manitousprings.org

Musical Mondays

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Monument Valley Park, lawn west of the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
July 12: New Horizons Band – “Kicks Band” (classic big band swing)
July 19: The Wayne Wilkinson Trio (high octane jazz guitar)
July 26: Tribe (blues, reggae & New Orleans R&B)
fmvp.net


Tuesdays

Classic Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Bancroft Park
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
coloradospringsphilmusicians.com


Wednesdays

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.

Boot Barn Hall Sunset Patio Sessions

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive
June 16: Mary and the Pharaoh
June 23: Roma Ransom
July 7: Rico Southee
See Thursday Sunset Patio Sessions below.
bootbarnhall.com

El Paso County Concerts in the Park

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Bear Creek Regional Park Terrace, 21st St. and Argus Rd.
July 14: New Horizons Kicks Band
July 21: Triple Play
July 28: All in Jazz
August 4: AJE Big Band
August 11: Swing Connection Big Band
August 18: Jorica
August 25: Springs Contemporary Big Band
September 1: Falconaires Alumni Band
See Thursday Concerts in the Park below.
elpasoco.com

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 7: The Mississippi Mudders – The Glen @ Broadmoor Community Church
July 14: New Horizons Kick Band
July 21: Triple Play Quintet
July 28: All in Jazz
August 4: Academy Jazz Ensemble Big Band
August 11: The Swing Connection Big Band
August 18: JoRiCa
August 25: Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band
September 1: The Falconaires Alumni Band
ppjass.org

Manitou Library Lawn Concerts

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
June 14: Skean Dubh (acoustic Celtic)
June 28: Roma Ransom (eclectic bohemian world psych folk)
July 7: Edie Carey (pop folk)
July 21: Red Mountain Boys (bluegrass)
August 4: Frog and Fiddle (acoustic Americana)
August 11: Archtop Eddy (20th century music)
manitousprings.org

Music at the Indy

Third Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
235 S. Nevada Ave.
June 16: Cari Dell Trio
July 21: Tejon Street Corner Thieves
August 18: Urban Classic
September 15: Tony Exum and Christina Bubbosa
October 20: Edith Makes a Paperchain
csindy.com

Hillside Gardens and Event Center

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NOTE: Admission is $10 and includes one beverage.
1006 S. Institute St.
MAIN STAGE
May 19: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band classic rock)
May 26: John Booth and the Night Watch (blues and rock)
June 2: Tejon Street Corner Theives (folk, blues, bluegrass)
June 9: Psychedeligates (60s & 70s rock)
June 16: Leo and the Lark (indie funk and folk)

June 23: BJ Estares and Route 61 (electric blues)
June 30: Cari Dell (eclectic)
July 7: John Wise and Tribe (New Orleans R&B)
July 14: Playing with Smoke (classic rock and blues)
July 21: Rawbert Beard (70s-90s rock)
July 28: The Davenport Band (classic rock)
August 4: Psychedeligates (60s &70s rock)
August 11: George Sissnerso (variety)
August 18: Redraw the Farm (folk and rock)
August 25: Brandon Henderson Band (alt rock)
September 1: John Wise and Tribe (New Orleans R&B)
September 8: The Davenport Band (classic rock)
September 15: Blue Frog (Americana)
September 22: Playing with Smoke (classic rock and blue)
September 29: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band classic rock)

THE BONE YARD
Every Wednesday with two exceptions: John Wise
July 7: The Mitguards (Americana)
September 1: Frog and the Fiddle (Americana)
hillsidegardensandevents.com


Thursdays

Boot Barn Hall Sunset Patio Sessions

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Bootbarn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive
July 8: Rico Southee
July 29: Roma Ransom
See Wednesday Sunset Patio Sessions above.
bootbarnhall.com

El Paso County Concerts in the Park

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr., unless noted
June 17: 101st Army Rock and Country Band – Homestead Ranch Regional Park, 16444 Gollihar Rd., Peyton
July 22: Peak Big Band
July 29: Dotsero
August 5: Hammerstadt Band
August 12: Ashlee Tatum & Longshot Revival – Homestead Ranch Regional Park
August 19: Trip Ziegler Quartet
August 26: Wirewood Station
September 2: Inman Brothers Band
elpasoco.com

Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
June 17: Stan’s Band
June 24: Front Range Big Band
July 1: Tenderfoot Bluegrass
July 15: Front Range Big Band
July 22: Starburn
July 29: Academy Jazz Ensemble
August 5: Silver Moon Riders
August 8: Front Range Big Band
August 19: Academy Jazz Ensemble
See above for Manitou’s Monday summer concerts.
manitousprings.org

Paint the Town Blue Concert Series

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
BANCROFT PARK, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
June 10: Al Chesis and the Delta Sonics
June 17: Tribe
June 24: Deborah Stafford and the State of Affairs

THORNDALE PARK, W. Uintah and N. 23rd streets
July 1: Dave Day and Route 61
July 8: Take 2 Blues and the Soulcasters
July 15: Eef and the Blues Express
pikespeakblues.org

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.
Recreation Center, 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
June 3: Wirewood Station
June 17: Dotsero
July 4: Soul School
July 15: Collective Groove
July 29: Inman Brothers Band
August 12: Martini Shot
banninglewisranch.com


Fridays

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 4: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
June 11: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
June 18: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway
June 25: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Dr.
July 16: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
July 23: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
July 30: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway
Aug 6: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Dr.
coloradospringsconservatory.org

First & Main Summer Concert Series

Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
First & Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point
June 4: Sofa Killers
June 11: The Country Music Project
June 18: Mary and the Pharoah
June 25: Tribe
July 2: 101st Army Band
July 9: 17th Avenue Allstars
July 16: Grass it Up
July 23: Just Dance
July 30: Tejon Corner Street Thieves
firstandmaintowncenter.com

Jazz in the Garden

Every other Friday, 7 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
June 25: Treo
July 9: Wayne Wilkinson Trio
July 23: Mike Van Arsdale Quartet
August 6: Hennessy 6
August 20: Tony Exum Junior
September 3: Lila Mori Quartet
gssepiscopal.org


Saturdays

Music on the Labyrinth

Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
June 19: Joe Johnson and fiddler Jacob Klock
July 24:  Swallowtail Celtic Trio
August 7: Academy Jazz Ensemble
firstchristiancos.org

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

Music on the Mesa

Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
July 10: Head for the Hills (bluegrass)
July 24: Whiskey Picks, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., bone marrow drive (country, rock)
August 14: The Reminders (soul, roots, hip hop)
August 21: Grass It Up, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Homes for Dogs adoption event (bluegrass)
September 4: Mile High, The 4th Infantry Division Band of Fort Carson (rock, pop, Motown)
September 11: Zepp 11 (Led Zeppelin tribute)
September 18: Street Deacons (blues, jam)
September 25: 6035 (classic rock)
amusiccompanyinc.com


Various Days

More festivals, musical events and summer concerts.

Trombone player in Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Trombone player in Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Days, times and venues vary. Admission ranges from free to $35.

LIVE, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 15: Festival Orchestra Concert with the Reminders, 7 p.m., Monument Valley Park below the Fine Arts Center
June 16: Festival Fellows Chamber Concert, 6 p.m., Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
June 25: Festival Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., Monument Valley Park below the Fine Arts Center

VIRTUAL FOR THE PUBLIC, LIVE FOR CC COMMUNITY
June 14: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 16: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 17: Festival Artists Concert, 7:30 p.m.

June 18: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 19: Concerto Readings, 2:30 p.m.
June 21: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 21: Now Hear This screening, Kimball’s Peak Three Theater, 115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
June 21: Festival Artists Concert, 7:30 p.m.

June 23: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 24: Festival Artists Concert, 7:30 p.m.
June 25: Music at Midday, 12:15 p.m.
June 25: Festival Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
coloradocollege.edu

Green Box Arts Festival

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

June 27: Sunday Singalong with Colorado Springs Conservatory, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
July 4: Block Party with Collective Groove, 7-9 p.m.
July 10: Block Party with The Reminders, 7-8:30 p.m.
July 11: Sunday Singalong with Colorado Springs Conservatory, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
greenboxarts.org

Hot Summer Nights at the Buffalo Lodge

Hot Summer Nights, Every Friday through October, 6-8 p.m.
Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Blvd.
June 16: Key West Drew
June 25: The Barefoot Family Caravan
July 2: Snake & the Rabbit
Watch Facebook for more artist listings.

Buffalo Stampede, Live music all day June 19
11 a.m. Tim Bergsten
12 p.m. Spur
2:30 p.m. Mary and the Pharaoh
5:30 p.m. SofaKillers
@BuffaloLodgeBicycleResort

Woodland Music Series

Free summer concerts in Woodland Park at Midland Pavillion.
August 14: Dotsero
September 25: Purely Bluegrass
woodlandmusicseries.org

Find more summer concerts and live music listings on our Events page and at PeakRadar.com


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