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.
Metamorphosis 2017 Summer Concert Series
Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs
42 Park Avenue, Manitou Springs
June 19: Favorite Marches
June 26: Ragtime
July 3: Red, White & Blue
July 10: Rodeo Days
July 17: Featuring “The Band”
July 24: Magic of Disney
July 31: Latin Night
August 7: Super Heroes
August 14: People’s Choice
Manitou Library Lawn Concerts
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave.
June 13: Balanced Rock
June 20: Tenderfoot Bluegrass
June 27: The Storys
July 17: The Mitgaurds
July 18: Michael Reese
July 20: Jazz Express
July 25: Little London Winds, Disney Spectacular
July 28: Canyon Brass Band
Aug. 1: Skean Dubh
Aug. 8: Out of Nowhere
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Research Parkway and Tutt Blvd.
June 14: Woodshed Red
June 21: The Lisa McCall Band
June 28: Indigo Way Band
July 5: Rachel & the Ruckus
July 12: SofaKillers
July 19: Burn it Blue
July 26: Wolf Ranch Around the World with performances by: Celtic Steps, Taiko Society, Manava O’Polynesia, Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Ensemble.
Monument Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument
June 7: Indigo Way (R&B, Pop, Dance, Variety, Oldies)
June 14: Collective Groove (Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Dance)
June 21: Hammerstadt (Jazz, Rock, World Music, Variety)
June 28: Atomic Fireballs (Country, Americana, Blues, Pop)
July 12: Soul School (Contemporary Pop, R&B, Soul, Dance)
July 19: The Inman Brothers Band (Americana, Variety, Pop)
July 26: Wirewood Station (Bluegrass, Pop, Americana, Folk)
Aug. 2: Dotsero (Contemporary Instrumental, Jazz, Pop)
Hillside Gardens and Event Center
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$7 admission includes a beverage
1006 S. Institute St.
May 17: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band dancing)
May 24: Out of nowhere (Bluegrass)
May 31: John E Boothe (Rock Soul and Blues)
June 7 : John Wise and Tribe (Reggae)
June 14: Psychedelegates (60s and 70s soft rock)
June 21: Skean Dubh (Celtic)
June 28: Boyd Sweeney Band (Swing)
July 5: Mo Mungus( Reggae)
July 12: BJ Estares and Route 61 (Electric Blues)
July 19: Joe and Kate Uvegas (Folk)
July 26: Rawbert Beard (70s-90s Rock)
August 2: Davenports (Classic Rock)
August 9: George Sisneros (Dance Music)
August 16: Mitguards (Folk based Americana)
August 23: John Wise and Tribe (Reggae)
August 30: Redraw the Farm (Folk- Rock)
September 6: John Stone and Flyn, Libre (Soft Rock and Latin)
September 13: Rick Blessing and Trip Ziegler (Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute)
September 20: 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 15: Johnny Long
June 22: BJ
June 29: Erik Boa and the Constrictors
July 6: the Verdict
July 13: Jeremy Vasquez
July 20: Old Souls
July 27: Al Chesis
Aug 3: West Side Rhythm Kings
Aug 10: Erica Brown
Aug 17: Rain Date
Flying Horse Summer Concert Series in the Park
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Angel Mist Park, 13509 Silverton Road
June 15: Branden Sipes and Jenny Shawhan
July 6: Leslie Tom & The Boys
July 20: John Weeks Band
August 3: Better an Biscuits
August 17: Slopeside
Summer Concerts at Banning Lewis Ranch
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
June 8: Martini Shot Band
June 22: Lipbone Redding Trio
July 13: Collective Groove
July 27: Bob Malone Quartet
Aug. 10: Indigo Way
Aug. 24: The Inman Brothers
First and Main Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
3650 New Center Point
June 2: Eddie Turner and the Trouble Twins
June 9: Mo Mungus
June 16: Tracy Quinn Band
June 23: Plain as Day
June 30: 101st Army Band
July 7: Jeggrey Alan Band
July 14: Out of Nowhere
July 21: Colorado Springs Conservatory
July 28: Martini Shot
University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
5246 N. Nevada Ave.
June 16: Soul School
June 23: Lipbone Redding Trio
June 30: Inman Brothers Band
July 7: Selina Albright
July 14: The Martini Shot
July 21: Dotsero
July 28: Whiskey Shivers
Aug. 4: Paa Kow
Aug. 11: Trout Steak Revival
Aug: 18: Buddy Whittington & the Atomic Fireballs
Jazz in the Garden
every other Friday, 7 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
June 2: The Liberty Bells
June 16: Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band
June 30: Tony Exum Jr.
July 14: Moses Jones Quintet
July 28: Air Force Academy Falconaires
Aug. 25: The Wire Pilots
Patty Jewett Neighborhood Concert Series
Select Fridays, 7 p.m.
Patty Jewett Bar & Grill, 900 E. Espanola St.
June 30: Redraw the Farm (Americana)
July 14: Blue Frog (rock)
July 28: Countrywyde (bluegrass)
Aug. 11: Tejon St. Corner Thieves (outlaw blues)
Aug. 25: New Vintage Jazz (jazz)
Sept. 15: Justus League (blues rock)
Sept. 29: Woodshed Red (bluegrass, Americana)
Gold Hill Mesa Summer Concert Series
Saturdays, 4-8 p.m.
142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
Aug. 12: High Altitude
Aug. 19: Atomic Fireballs featuring Buddy Whittington
Aug. 26: Jackamo
Sept. 2: Chris Daniels & the Kings
Sept. 9: Jody Adams & Red Dirt Bluegrass
Sept. 16: George Duncan & the Moonlighters
Sept. 23: Big Jim Adam & Friends
Sept. 30: Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys
Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
June 3: Joe and Katie Uveges
June 17: Ray Killian
July 1: Voices Three
July15: The Liberty Belles
July 29: Academy Jazz
Aug 12: Colin McAllister and the Trilix Trio
Fresh Air Series
monthly Saturdays, 12 p.m.
Nancy Lewis Park, 2615 Logan Ave.
June 3: Bob Harris & The Bringers of Swing
July 22: Grass It Up!
Aug. 26: The Flying W Wranglers
Indoor Honorable Mention
Stargazers Summer Fun Free Concert Series
mostly Fridays, times vary
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 Parkside Dr.
June 9: Suga Bear’s Motown Dance Party
June 10: Blue Moll featuring Molly Boyles CD Release Party
June 23: Starburn with special guest, Balanced Rock
July 8: 6035
Aug 11: The Verdict
Summer Symphony: Colorado Springs Philharmonic
July 2: Castle Rock Summer Concert Series
July 4: Independence Day, Memorial Park
July 5: Woodland Park, Symphony Above the Clouds
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
26 concerts in three weeks. Days, times and venues vary. Admission ranges from free to $35.
June 8: Festival Artists Concert
June 11: Festival Artists Concert
June 12: Music at Midday
June 12: Festival Fellows Children’s Outreach Concert
June 13: Festival Orchestra Concert
June 14: Music at Midday
June 15: Festival Orchestra Children’s Concert
June 15: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
June 15: Festival Artists Concert
June 16: Music at Midday
June 16: Faculty/Fellow Outreach – The Broadmoor Music Series
June 18: Bill Wolfram “On the Fringe” Series
June 19: Music at Midday
June 20: Festival Fellow Outreach
June 20: Festival Artists Concert
June 21: Music at Midday
June 22: Music at Midday
June 23: Music at Midday
June 23: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
June 23: Festival Artists Concert
June 24: Festival Orchestra Concert
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