Sounds of Summer: Free Outdoor Concerts 2018

    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 show almost every day of the week, no matter what your favorite style. Here’s your guide to outdoor concerts this summer.

    Mondays

    Little London Winds Summer Concert Series
    Mondays, 7 p.m.
    Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Avenue, Manitou Springs
    June 18: Strike Up the Band
    June 25: A Bit o’ the Green
    July 2: Patriotic Cheer
    July 9: Big Band
    July 16: On Broadway
    July 23: Movie Night
    July 30: Space & Beyond
    Agust 6: Cartoon-a-palooza
    August 13: People’s Choice
    littlelondonwinds.org

    Musical Mondays
    Mondays, 7 p.m.
    Monument Valley Park, lawn west of the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
    July 9: The Wayne Wilkinson Trio (high octane jazz guitar)
    July 16: Triggered (classic to modern rock)
    July 23: Tribe (blues, reggae, New Orleans R&B)
    fmvp.net/musical-mondays


    Tuesdays

    Manitou Library Lawn Concerts
    Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave.
    June 5: Blue Frog (blues rock)
    June 12: Balanced Rock (rock)
    June 19: Edie Carey (folk-pop singer-songwriter)
    June 26: Archtop Eddy (20th century music)
    July 3: Tenderfoot Bluegrass (bluegrass)
    July 10: The Storys (folk, classic rock)
    July 17: Out of Nowhere (bluegrass)
    July 24: The Mitguards (Americana folk)
    July 31: Michael Reese (rock)
    Aug. 7:Skean Dubh (neo-traditional Celtic)
    Aug. 14: Unlok (easy listening)
    manitousprings.org


    Wednesdays

    Jazz in the Park
    The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society presents concerts on Wednesdays in parks throughout the region. 6-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

    May 30: Springs City Jazz Band, Foothills Park in Rockrimmon
    June 27: New Horizons “Kicks” Band, Bear Creek Regional Park
    July 11: Summit Jazz Ensemble, Bancroft Park​
    July 18: The Swing Connection, Bear Creek Regional Park
    July 25: Mississippi Mudders, The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church
    Aug. 1: Academy Jazz Ensemble, Bear Creek Regional Park
    Aug. 8: New Horizons All In Jazz Ensemble, Bear Creek Regional Park
    Aug. 15: 101st Army National Guard Dixieland Band, Fountain Creek Regional Park
    Aug. 22: Triple Play Quartet, Bear Creek Regional Park
    Aug. 29, 5 p.m.: USAF Academy Band Falconaires and Alumni Band, Bear Creek Regional Park
    ppjass.org

    Monument Concerts in the Park
    Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
    Limbach Park, 151 Front St., Monument
    June 6: Collective Groove (pop, dance, funk, soul, R&B)
    June 13: Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors (pop, dance, funk, soul, R&B)
    June 20: 6035 (classic rock)
    June 27: Atomic Fireballs (pop, country, blues, Americana)
    July 11: WireWood Station (Americana, bluegrass, pop)
    July 18: Woodshed Red (pop, jam, bluegrass)
    July 25: Inman Brothers (pop, rock, Americana, classics)
    August 1: Dotsero (pop, contemporary jazz)
    trilakeschamber.com

    Summer Concerts in the Glen
    Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.
    July 11: Woodshed Red (Americana bluegrass)
    July 18: Skean Dubh (neo-traditional Celtic)
    July 25: Mississippi Mudders (traditional New Orleans Style Dixieland)
    Aug. 1: Joe and Kate Uveges (singer-songwriter folk)
    Aug. 8: Acme Bluegrass (high energy bluegrass)
    Aug. 15: The Beatidudes (Christian, gospel, folk-rock)
    broadmoorchurch.org/events/

    Hillside Gardens and Event Center
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    $7 admission includes a beverage
    1006 S. Institute St.
    June 6: Psychedelegates (’60s and ’70s soft rock)
    June 13: Carrie Dell (eclectic)
    June 20: Tribe (New Orleans R&B)
    June 27: The Davenports (classic rock)
    July 4: TBA
    July 11: BJ Estares and Route 61 (electric blues)
    July 18: George Sisneros (dance)
    July 25: Balanced Rock (acoustic rock)
    Aug. 1: Rick Blessing and Trip Ziegler (Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin)
    Aug. 8: Robert Beard (rock)
    Aug. 15: Joe and Kate Uvegas (folk)
    Aug. 22: Redraw the Farm (folk rock)
    Aug. 29: Skean Dubh (Celtic)
    Sept. 5: Boyd Sweeney Band (swing dance)
    Sept. 12: Bill Emery Band (swing, jazz)
    Sept. 19: Larry Lafferty and Vehicle (big band dance)
    hillsidegardensandevents.com


    Thursdays

    Paint the Town Blue Concert Series
    Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., by the Pikes Peak Blues Community
    Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.
    June 14: The Movers & Shakers
    June 21: BJ Estares and Route 61
    June 28: Eef & The Blues Express
    July 5: West Side Rhythm Kings
    July 12: Eric Boa & The Constrictors
    July 19: Austin Young Band
    pikespeakblues.org

    Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series
    Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
    Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Avenue, Manitou Springs
    June 7: Jazz Express
    June 14: Jazz Express
    July 19: Jazz Express
    July 26: Jazz Express
    Aug. 9: Jazz Express
    Aug. 30: Jazz Express
    manitousprings.org

    Flying Horse Summer Concert Series in the Park
    1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
    Angel Mist Park, 13509 Silverton Road
    June 7: Leslie Tom & The Boys (classic country)
    June 21: Better Than Biscuits (contemporary folk)
    July 5: Jenny Shawhan & Branden Sipes (pop, rock, country blues)
    July 19: The Burnt Lips (reggae, rock, jazz, blues)
    August 2: Slopeside (rock, pop, blues)
    August 16: John Weeks Band (groove blues)
    flyinghorsecolorado.com

    Summer Concerts at Banning Lewis Ranch
    Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
    6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.
    June 7: Wirewood Station (Americana, pop, bluegrass)
    June 21: Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors (dance, pop, R&B, funk)
    July 12: Wendy Woo Band (rock, pop)
    July 26: The Inman Brothers (pop, Americana, rock)
    Aug. 9:Dotsero (pop, jazz, contemporary instrumental)
    Aug. 23: The Martini Shot (horn-powered pop, rock)
    banninglewisranch.com


    Fridays

    First and Main Summer Concert Series
    Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
    3650 New Center Point
    June 1: MoDaZz (jazz)
    June 8: Narrow Gauge (country, rock, dance)
    June 15: The Verdict (classic rock)
    June 22: Cari Dell Trio (guitar rock, blues)
    June 29: Wirewood Station (Americana, bluegrass, pop)
    July 6: Run with Scissors (rock)
    July 13: Tony Exum Jr (jazz)
    July 20: SuCh (soul, R&B, pop)
    July 27: Groove ‘N Motion (horn-driven rock, R&B, funk, soul, Latin, jazz)
    firstandmaintowncenter.com

    Forest Lakes Summer Concert Series
    Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
    Waterfront Park, Monument
    June 8: Wirewood Station (eclectic acoustic, Colorado dance grass)
    June 22: Wendy Woo (singer-songwriter guitar)
    July 13: Miguel Dakota (singer-songwriter, America’s Got Talent finalist)
    July 27: Here’s To Fightin’ (indie folk)
    Aug. 10: Martini Shot (horn-powered pop rock)
    Aug. 24: Inman Brothers Band (classic rock)
    classichomes.com

    University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series
    Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
    5246 N. Nevada Ave.
    June 15: Soul School (R&B, dance, soul, funk)
    June 22: Inman Brothers Band (Americana, pop, rock)
    June 29: Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand (pop, indie, folk, Americana)
    July 6: Wildermiss w/ Special Guest Nina de Freitas (indie, pop, rock)
    July 13: Incendio (world, Latin)
    July 20: The Martini Shot (pop, rock)
    July 27 Dotsero (contemporary jazz)
    Aug. 3: Musketeer Gripweed (blues fusion, jazz)
    Aug. 10: Rob Drabkin (indie pop, rock, acoustic)
    Aug. 17 Buddy Whittington & The Atomic Fireballs (Americana, blues, country)
    uvcshopping.com

    Jazz in the Garden
    every other Friday, 7 p.m.
    Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.
    June 1: Tony Exum, Jr. (contemporary jazz)
    June 15: Air Force Academy Falconaires (jazz)
    July 29: Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band (
    July 13: Barbara Ernst and Mistura Bela (bossa nova, swing, Latin jazz)
    July 27: Grass It Up (bluegrass)
    Aug. 10: Hennessy 6 (jazz)
    AUG. 24: The Wire Pilots (jazz)
    gssepiscopal.org


    Saturdays

    Gold Hill Mesa Summer Concert Series
    Saturdays, 4-7 p.m.
    142 S. Raven Mine Dr.
    June 9: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons (bluegrass)
    July 14: Pandas and People (alt rock)
    August 11: Blue Steel (Air Force rock)
    September 1: Jyemo Club (Latin, reggae fusion)
    September 8: Spinphony (pop, electric string quartet)
    September 15: High Altitude (Army rock)
    September 22: We Dream Dawn (featuring Bridget Law of Elephant Revival, alt folk)
    goldhillmesa.com

    Music on the Labyrinth
    Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
    First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.
    June 2: Colorado Brass Arts (brass)
    June 23: Joe and Katie Uveges (singer-songwriter)
    June 30: Alicia Baker (virtuoso accordianist)
    July 14: Academy Jazz Ensemble (big band)
    July 28: All Those Who Wander (alternative folk)
    August 11: Summer Creek Bluegrass Band (bluegrass)
    firstchristiancos.org


    Various Days

    Colorado College Summer Music Festival

    21 concerts in three weeks. Days, times and venues vary. Admission ranges from free to $35.
    June 7: Festival Artists Concert
    June 10: Festival Artists Concert
    June 11: Music at Midday
    June 11: On the Fringe: An Evening of Bluegrass with Sierra Hull
    June 12: Festival Orchestra Concert
    June 13: Music at Midday
    June 14: Festival Orchestra Children’s Concert – Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
    June 14: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
    June 14: Festival Artists Concert
    June 15: Music at Midday
    June 16: Student Concerto Reading
    June 17: On The Fringe: The Jazz Age
    June 18: Music at Midday
    June 19: Festival Artists Concert
    June 20: Music at Midday
    June 21: Music at Midday
    June 21: Now Hear This – Episode 2: Riddles of Bach
    June 22: Music at Midday
    June 22: Festival Artists Pre-Concert Recital
    June 22: Festival Artists Concert
    June 23: Festival Orchestra Concert
    coloradocollege.edu

    Summer Symphony: Colorado Springs Philharmonic

    July 4: Independence Day, Memorial Park
    July 5: Woodland Park, Symphony Above the Clouds
    csphilharmonic.org

    Woodland Music Series

    Free concerts in Woodland Park at various venues.
    June 1: Jazz in June, Swing Factory Big Band at Ute Pass Cultural Center
    June 9: City Above the Clouds Concert, Woodland Park Wind Symphony at Ute Pass Cultural Center
    July 14: Purely Bluegrass, Flatt Five and Blue Canyon Boys at Midland Pavilion
    July 15: Picnic on the Green Concert, Woodland Park Wind Symphony and Pikes Peak Brass Band at Midland Pavilion
    Aug. 11: Jazz and Big Band, Swing Factory Big Band and Dotsero at Midland Pavilion
    Aug. 11: An Intimate Evening with Dotsero at Shining Mountain Golf Club
    Aug. 25: Pikes Peak Brass Band at Midland Pavilion
    Sept. 8: Nuthin’ But Blues, Chaz Depaolo Band and Hazel Miller Band at Midland Pavilion
    woodlandmusicseries.org

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