Sounds of Summer: Free Outdoor Concerts

    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.


    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)

    grass it up outdoor concerts
    Grass It Up


    Wolf Ranch
    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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