Sounds of Summer: Free Outdoor Concerts 2017

    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.


    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


    Wolf Ranch
    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)

    Grass it Up


    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

    Various Days

    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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