Pikes Peak region to host dozens of free summer concerts | Pikes Peak Courier

If there’s one sure thing in the Pikes Peak region, it’s the abundance of free music throughout the summer.

Gather your favorite companions, pack some snacks and head out into the night, where the breeze carries many a melody while the sun sinks behind a mountain vista. You’re guaranteed a beautiful memory.

First & Main Summer Concert Series

5-7 pm Fridays, First & Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, 955-6060

Friday: Martini Shot (variety)

June 10: Sofakillers (variety)

June 17: 101st Army Hot Seven Jazz Band

June 24: Morii (reggae)

July 1: Kopesetic (’80s, ’90s rock)

July 8: WireWood Station (Americana)

July 15: Hickabee (alternative)

July 22: Just Dance Band (variety)

July 29: Zepp-11 (Led Zeppelin tribute)

Hillside Gardens Summer Concert Series

Two bands perform each night, 6-8:30 pm Wednesdays, Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute, Colorado Springs, $15, includes ticket for one nonalcoholic beverage, beer or wine, 520-9463

Wednesday: Starburn (rock) and John Wise (blues, variety)

June 15: Cari Dell Trio (pop, rock, R&B) and John Wise (blues, variety)

June 22: 3 Car Garage (rock) and The Mitguards (Americana/folk)

June 29: Hickabee (alternative) and John Wise (blues, variety)

July 6: Wirewood Station (Americana) and John Wise (blues, variety)

July 13: The Davenport Band (classic rock) and John Wise (blues, variety)

July 20: Jeremy Facknitz (singer-songwriter) and John Wise (blues, variety)

July 27: TBD and John Wise (blues, variety)

Aug. 3: Psychedelegates (’60s, ’70s rock) and Big Sky (Grateful Dead tribute)

Aug. 10: Brandon Henderson (alternative rock) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Aug. 17: Ryan Flores (Latin gypsy) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Aug. 24: John Wise and Tribe (New Orleans R&B) and Roma Ransom (bohemian world folk duo)

Aug. 30: Trevor Michael (indie, folk, bluegrass) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Sept. 7: Nube Nueve (Latin jazz) and Roma Ransom (bohemian world folk duo)

Sept. 14: Sturtz (folk soul) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Sept. 21: 9’s a Pair (rock) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Sept. 28: Sofakillers (variety) and John Wise (blues, variety)

Jazz in the Garden

7 pm Fridays, Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, gssepiscopal.org

June 10: Mango fan Django

June 24: Hennessy 6

July 8: Henrique de Almeida and the Truth Project Band

July 22: Tony Exum Jr.

Aug. 5: Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires

Aug. 19: TREO

Colorado Springs Conservatory’s Music in the Park Concert Series

Performances by students, mentors and friends of the Conservatory, 11 am-12:30 pm Fridays

Friday: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs

June 10: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

June 17: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway

June 24: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive

July 15: Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.

July 22: Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

July 29: Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Parkway

Aug. 5: Cottonwood Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive

Classical Thursdays

Featuring classical musicians from Pikes Peak Musicians Association, 6-7 pm Thursdays, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, coloradospringsphilmusicians.com

July 7: Festive Brass with Jeremy Van Hoy

July 21: Michael Hanson and Friends

Aug. 4: 8 Cellos + a Diva

Aug. 18: Movie themes with Matt “Diek” Diekman

Sept. 1: JS Bach classics with Byron Hitchcock

Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concert Series

6-8 pm Thursdays plus Monday, July 4, Vista Park, 8833 Vista Del Pico Blvd., 522-2432

June 9: The Long Run (Eagles tribute band)

June 23: Raising Cain (variety)

July 4: Soul School (variety)

July 21: Cowboy Dave (honky-tonk)

Aug. 4: Martini Shot (variety)

Aug. 18: Musketeer Gripweed (rock, blues, Americana)

Paint the Town Blue Series

5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., and Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St., Colorado Springs,; pikespeakblues.org

June 9: Dave Edward and Friends, Bancroft Park

June 16: Joe Sciello and the Deep End, Bancroft Park

June 23: BJ Estares and Route 61, Bancroft Park

July 7: Two Faces West, Thorndale Park

July 14: West Side Rhythm Kings, Thorndale Park

July 21: Street Deacons, Thorndale Park

The Drive-In Tasty Freeze Summer Concert Series

6-8 pm Thursdays, 2309 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, 719-344-9073, driveintastyfreeze.com

Thursday: Manitou Strings (Americana, rock, roots)

June 16: Flashback (rock)

June 30: Craig Walter and Friends (singer-songwriter)

July 14: KJ Braithwaite and Joe Uveges (singer-songwriter)

July 28: Hot Boots Duo (variety)

Aug. 11: Anglum and Mock (Americana)

Aug. 25: Julia Brochey (singer songwriter)

Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concerts Series

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm, former Manitou Springs Carnegie Library, 701 Manitou Ave., 685-5206; In case of bad weather, concerts will be inside at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs

June 8: Crystal and the Curious (eclectic jazz)

June 15: Academy Jazz Ensemble

June 22: Xanthe Alexis (singer songwriter, folk)

June 29: The Stories (folk, classic rock)

July 6: High Mountain Duet (folk)

July 13: Snake and the Rabbit (psych-folk band)

July 20: Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band

July 27: Roma Ransom (bohemian world folk duo)

Summer Concert Series at Soda Springs Park

7 pm Mondays and Thursdays, Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5089, manitoussprings.org/summer-concert-series

June 16: Bare Bones Trombone Choir

June 20: Little London Winds (variety)

June 23: Front Range Big Band

June 27: Little London Winds (variety)

June 30: Stan’s Band (classic rock)

July 4: Little London Winds (variety)

July 7: Shanghai Metro Temple (indie rock)

July 11: Little London Winds (variety)

July 14: Route 61 (blues, jazz, classic rock)

July 18: Little London Winds (variety)

July 21: Mike and Bertye Maddux (bluegrass)

July 25: Little London Winds (variety)

July 28: Academy Jazz Ensemble

Aug. 1: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 4: COS Saxophone Quartet (classics, jazz)

Aug. 8: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 11: Saucier (accordion)

Aug. 15: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 18: Silver Moon Riders (country, rock, funk, blues)

Aug. 22: Bare Bones Trombone Choir

Aug. 25: Front Range Big Band

Aug. 29: Cool Runnings (reggae)

Music on the Labyrinth

6:30 pm Saturdays, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, 633-8888, firstchristiancos.org

June 18: Peak Big Band

July 2: Sarah Groh Jazz Quartet

July 16: Trilix Jazz Trio

July 30: Joe Johnson and Jacob Klock (folk, country)

Aug. 6: Academy Jazz Ensemble

Musical Mondays Concerts by Friends of Monument Valley Park

6:30 pm Mondays, Monument Valley Park, on lawn west of Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 170 W. Cache la Poudre St., Colorado Springs, fmvp.net

July 11: Tribe (blues, reggae, New Orleans R&B)

July 18: Skean Dubh (acoustic Celtic)

July 25: Frog’n Fiddle (classic Rock, bluegrass, folk)

University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series

7-9 pm Fridays, north plaza of University Village Colorado, 5230 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, uvcshopping.com

Friday: Alex Cuba (Latin)

June 10: Charlie Fox (soul, funk, R&B)

June 17: Martini Shot (variety)

June 24: Soul School (R&B, dance, pop)

July 1: Big Richard (bluegrass, Americana)

July 8: Paa Kow (world, jazz, African pop)

July 15: Lao Tizer (jazz, pop)

July 22: Eric Tessmer (rock, pop, blues)

July 29: Dragondeer (psychedelic blues, retro funk, soul, rock)

Aug. 5: Kayla Ruby (contemporary country, pop)

Black Forest Summer Jazz Series

6 pm Thursdays, Black Forest Pavilion, 12530 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, concert will be moved inside Black Forest Community Center during inclement weather

July 7: Peak Big Band

July 14: Academy Jazz Ensemble

July 21: Triple Play

July 28: Front Range Big Band

Aug. 4: TBD

Aug. 11: Colorado Springs Sax Quartet

Aug. 18: Swing Factory

Aug. 25: Kicks Jazz Band

El Paso County Concerts in the Park

Presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society and Anonymous Presents Concerts

6-8 pm, 520-6977, communityservices.elpasoco.com

Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

July 13: Springs Contemporary Jazz Band

July 20: Colorado Springs Saxophone Quartet (jazz)

July 27: Triple Play (jazz)

Aug. 3: AJE Jazz

Aug. 10: Swing Connection Big Band with Laura Davis (jazz)

Aug. 17: The Falconaires Alumni Band (jazz)

Aug. 24: New Horizons Kicks Band (jazz)

Aug. 31: US Air Force Academy Band (jazz)

Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive

July 28: Wirewood Station (pop, bluegrass, variety)

Aug. 4: Dotsero (jazz, pop, variety)

Aug. 11: Eight Three (rock, dance, alternative)

Aug. 18: Peak Big Band (jazz, funk, rock)

Aug. 25: Joe Sciello and the Deep End (blues, variety)

Sept. 1 Hickabee and The Inman Brothers Band (pop, country, variety)

Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain

July 26: Dotsero (jazz, pop, variety)

Aug. 30: Soul School (variety)

Homestead Ranch Regional Park, 16444 Gollihar Road, Peyton

June 30: 101st Army Country Band (country, rock)

Summer Concerts in the Glen

Wednesdays 6-7:15 pm, The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs; In case of bad weather, concerts will be moved inside

July 6: Mississippi Mudders (New Orleans style jazz)

July 13: TBD

July 20: Wirewood Station (bluegrass)

July 27: Joe & Katie Uveges (folk)

Aug. 3: Collective Groove (R&B)

Aug. 10: Trilix Jazz Trio

Concerts in Limbach Park

Wednesdays 6:30 or 7 pm, 800 Eighth St., Monument

June 8: Ashtonz (rock, pop, country, folk)

June 15: Mosquito Pass (country)

June 22: WireWood Station (Americana)

June 29: Go Go Girlzilla & Eighty3 (variety)

July 13: Missy and the Dirty Secrets (rock)

July 20: Mojo Filter (classic rock)

July 27: Skin & Bones (rock)

Aug. 3: SofaKillers (variety)

Aug. 10: WireWood Station (Americana)

Aug. 17: Sandy Wells (country)

Music on the Mesa

4-7 pm Saturdays, except June 11, Gold Hill Mesa, Colorado Springs, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive

June 11: Tejon Street Corner Thieves and ZEPP 11, 2-7 pm (blues and trash grass; Led Zeppelin tribute)

July 9: The Hummdingers (funk, blues, bluegrass)

Aug. 13: The SofaKillers (variety)

Sept. 3: Collective Groove (indie folk)

Sept. 10: Blue Steel (US Air Force Academy’s variety band)

Sept. 17: Mile High (4th Infantry Division Band of Fort Carson, variety)

Sept. 24: The ReMinders (soul, roots)

Summer Music Series in the Beer Garden

5-7 pm Sundays, Goat Patch Brewing Co., 2727 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 471-4628, goatpatchbrewing.com

Sunday: Todd Haller (singer-songwriter)

June 12: Grapefruit Moon (acoustic duo)

June 19: Sapphires Garden (blues, indie, soul)

June 26: Conal Rosanbalm (singer songwriter)

Music Under the Mountains Summer Concert Series

5-7 pm Fridays, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com

June 10: The Guardians Band (’70s, ’80s)

June 17: The Country Music Project

July 8: JJ Murphy (folk, blues, jazz)

July 15: 17th Avenue Allstars (a cappella)

July 22: FinalEyesBand (rock)

July 29: Just Dance Band (variety)

Contact the writer: jen.mulson@gazette.com


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