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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