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.
Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series
Mondays, Thursdays, some Wednesdays
Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs
June 13: Jazz Express
June 20: Little London Winds, March Madness
June 27: Little London Winds, Night at the Symphony
July 4: Little London Winds, Patriotic Musings
July 6: Jazz Express
July 10: Crossroads Youth Choir, 2 p.m.
July 11: Little London Winds, Cowboy Heirlooms
July 13: Jazz Express
July 18: Little London Winds, Ragtime Extravaganza
July 20: Jazz Express
July 25: Little London Winds, Disney Spectacular
July 28: Canyon Brass Band
Aug. 1: Little London Winds, Spirit of Competition
Aug. 3: Jazz Express
Aug. 4: Canyon Brass Band
Aug. 8: Little London Winds: Night at the Movies
Aug. 10: Jazz Express
Aug. 15: Little London Winds, People’s Choice
Aug. 18: Canyon Brass Band
Aug. 24: Jazz Express
Summer Symphony: Colorado Springs Philharmonic
various dates and locations
July 4: Independence Day Concert, Memorial Park
July 5: Symphony Above the Clouds, Woodland Park
Manitou Library Lawn Concerts
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave.
June 7: Jazz Express (big band jazz)
June 14: Balanced Rock (rock)
June 21: J. Miller Band (Americana)
June 28: Tenderfoot Bluegrass (bluegrass)
July 5: Out of Nowhere (bluegrass)
July 12: Skean Dubh (neo-traditional Celtic)
July 19: The Mitguards (Americana folk)
July 26: Michael Reese (rock)
Aug 2: Crystal Hill Billys (bluegrass and acoustic)
Aug 9: The Scones (rock Americana)
Aug 16: Kip and Friends (easy listening)
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Research Parkway and Tutt Blvd.
June 1: Groove-A-Licious (dance)
June 8: Sandy Wells (country)
June 15: Rachel and The Raukus (blues/rock)
June 22: Sofa Killers (rock covers)
June 29: Dearling (country/Americana)
July 6: Indigo Way (dance)
July 13: Academy Jazz Band (big band/jazz)
July 20: The Lethal Lisa McCall Band (blues)
July 27: AFA Falconaires (big band, jazz)
Monument Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument
June 8: Collective Groove
June 15: Indigo Way
June 22: Buddy Whittington & the Atomic Fireballs
June 29: Hammerstadt
July 6: Dotsero
July 13: R-V-Zoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant Band
July 20: WireWood Station
July 27: The Inman Brothers Band
Summer Concert Series in the Glen
select Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.
June 22: Acme Bluegrass Band
July 6: Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society presents JoRica
July 13: Mo Mungus
Aug. 3: The Mitguards
Aug. 10: Velvet Hills Chorus
Aug. 17: Woodshed Red
Hillside Gardens and Event Center
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$6 admission includes a beverage
1006 S. Institute St.
May 18: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band dance)
May 25: Redraw The Farm (bluegrass, Americana)
June 1: Rawbert Beard (acoustic ’60s-’90s)
June 8: Jon E. Boothe (folk rock, blues)
June 15: Joe Uveges (folk, country)
June 22: John Wise and Tribe (reggae)
June 29: Skean Dubh (Celtic)
July 6: Weasel Company (bluegrass)
July 13: B.J. Estares and Route 61 (blues)
July 20: Cutter Street Consortium (country, folk, pop)
July 27: The Davenports (country, rock)
Aug. 3: Psychedelegates (swinging ’60s covers)
Aug. 10: John Stone (acoustic flamenco)
Aug. 17: The Mitguards (folk, Americana)
Aug. 24: George Sisneros Band (light rock, dance)
Aug. 31: Out of Nowhere (bluegrass)
Sept. 7: The Davenports (country, rock)
Sept. 14: Mo Mungus (reggae)
Sept. 21: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band dancing)
Paint the Town Blue Concert Series
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
June 9: Lethal Lisa McCall Band
June 16: Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highballs
June 23: BJ Estares & Route 61
June 30: Ryan Manzi
July 7: The Old Souls
July 14: Rocky Gene Wallace & Brickyard
July 21: West Side Rhythm Kings
July 2: John Long
Flying Horse Summer Concert Series in the Park
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Angel Mist Park, 13509 Silverton Road
June 2: Zyzzyx Road (classic rock, blues)
June 16: Black Rose Band (country)
July 7: The Nostalgics (doo-wop, oldies)
July 21: Burnt Lips (rock, blues, reggae fusion)
Aug. 4: Academy Jazz Ensemble (big band)
Aug. 18: Brightenstar (rock, pop, country covers)
Summer Concerts at Banning Lewis Ranch
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
June 9: WireWood Station (Americana, folk, bluegrass)
June 23: Buddy Whittington with The Atomic Fireballs (blues, country)
July 14: The Wendy Woo Band (alternative rock, folk, acoustic)
July 28: Dotsero (contemporary jazz, instrumental)
Aug. 11: Miguel Dakota (pop, rock, alternative)
Aug. 25: The Inman Brothers Band (pop, dance, country, Americana)
First and Main Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
3650 New Center Point
June 3: Mojeezy Blues Band
June 10: Differents with Miguel Dakota
June 17: Ryan Chrys and The Rough Cuts
June 14: Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda
July 1: Suga Bear and The Show Time Band
July 8: The Fabulous Boogienauts
July 15: Wrestle With Jimmy
July 22: J. Miller Band
July 29: Jonny Barber Band
University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
5246 N. Nevada Ave.
June 17: R-V-Zoo and The Sugar Spun Elephant Band (pop, rock)
June 24: Buddy Whittington and The Atomic Fireballs (blues, country)
July 1: Grass It Up (bluegrass, Americana)
July 8: Ryan Shupe and The Rubber Band (American rock, bluegrass)
July 15: Soul School (soul, R&B)
July 22: Dotsero (contemporary jazz)
July 29: The Inman Brothers Band (Americana, pop, rock, country)
Aug. 5: Spinphony (contemporary classical string quartet with DJ) plus Tony Exum Jr. (jazz, contemporary instrumental)
Aug. 12: Selassee and the Fafa Family Band (reggae, world) plus Tito Malaga Flamenco Guitar Duo
Aug: 19: Miguel Dakota with Differents (pop, rock, alternative)
Jazz in the Garden
every other Friday, 7 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
May 27: Al Eberhart and The Changing Times Band
June 10: Moses Jones Quartet
June 24: Tom Taylor Conundrum
July 8: Hennessy 6
July 22: Gregory Goodloe and The Light Years Ahead Band
Aug. 5: Wayne Wilkinson Trio
Aug. 19: USAFA Falconaires
Gold Hill Mesa Summer Concert Series
Saturdays, 4-8 p.m.
142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
June 23: 531st Air Force Band
Aug. 13: Dr. Fine (classic rock)
Aug. 20: Jeffrey Alan Band (country)
Aug. 27: 6035 (classic rock)
Sept. 3: Chris Daniels and The Kings (blues, funk, soul)
Sept. 10: Mile High (Fort Carson band)
Sept. 17: WireWood Station (Americana, bluegrass)
Sept. 24: Joe Moss (blues)
Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
July 2: Summer Creek (bluegrass)
July 16: The Liberty Belles (Andrews Sisters-style trio)
July 30: All Those Who Wander (folk alternative)
Aug. 13: Dean Phelps (folk guitar picking)
June 4: Joe Uveges (singer acoustic guitar)
June 18: Swallowtail Celtic Trio
Fresh Air Series
monthly Saturdays, 12 p.m.
Nancy Lewis Park, 2615 Logan Ave.
July 23: Double McGuffin Jazz
Aug. 27: Grass It Up
Indoor Honorable Mention
Stargazers Summer Fun Free Concert Series
mostly Fridays, times vary
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 Parkside Dr.
June 30: Whitewater Ramble
July 1: Flying W Wranglers
July 15: Run With Scissors and Some Peoples’ Kids
July 22: Barrel House
July 29: Justus League
Aug. 5: Quartet of Jazz Death with The Kim Stone Trio
Aug. 19: Adam Lopez and His Rhythm Review
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