Free summer concerts at Colorado Springs area parks, venues | Music


Colorado summers are some of the best.

No humidity or giant bugs. Just gentle breezes, warm nights and scenery for days.

Let’s enjoy it while it’s here, shall we? Head out to one of the numerous free concerts at parks and other venues throughout the summer. Stockpile the memories for fall and winter, when the cold and snow bamboozle us into thinking spring shall never return.

First & Main Summer Concert Series

5-7 p.m. Fridays, First & Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, 955-6060, firstandmaintowncenter.com

June 7: SofaKillers (rock)

June 14: The Runners Band (rock, pop, alternative)

June 21: Zeppelin Alive (Led Zeppelin tribute)

June 28: The Martini Shot (pop, rock, variety)

July 5: Jason Wulf Band (country)

July 12: WireWood Station (Americana)

July 19: Playing With Smoke (rock, pop, blues, country)

July 26: Black Rose Band (country, rock)


Hillside Gardens Summer Concert Series

Three bands perform each night, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute, $15, 719-520-9463, hillsidecolorado.com

Rock band SofaKillers will play around the Pikes Peak region this summer. Courtesy SofaKillers COURTESY OF SOFAKILLERS

June 5: SofaKillers (rock), Hickabee (Americana), Psychedelegates (rock)

June 12: Cari Dell Trio (variety), Rafiel and the Roomshakers (psychedelic rock), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

June 19: Nube Nueve (Latin jazz), Brother Ryan (Americana), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

June 26: Soapdish (pop rock), Roma Ransom (bohemian psych-folk), The 719 Band (R&B, funk, dance)

July 3: Grizzly Gopher (rock), Trevor Michael (mountain folk), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

July 10: Highway 82 Band (X), Few Miles South (country roots), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

July 17: Cari Dell Trio (variety), The Manitou Strings (folk), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

July 24: Ryan Flores (Latin gypsy), Brothers Fountain (bohemian psych-folk), Iron Roots (roots reggae, dub)

July 31: Soapdish (pop rock), Graham Good and the Painters (funk, rock, folk), Starburn (rock)

Aug. 7: Cari Dell Trio (variety), Sturtz (Americana), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Aug. 14: Secret Six Jazz Band, Brandon Henderson and Taylor Biskup (alternative singer songwriter), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Aug. 21: WireWood Station (Americana), John Emerson (indie pop), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Aug. 28: Collective Groove (funk, soul, rock), Roma Ransom (bohemian psych-folk), Playing With Smoke (classic rock)

Sept. 4: Zeppelin Alive (Led Zeppelin tribute), Mitguards (folk), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Sept. 11: WireWood Station (Americana), Jeremy Facknitz (jazz-infused folk-rock), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Sept. 18: Cari Dell Trio (variety), Westrock (country rock), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

Sept. 25: SofaKillers (rock), Roma Ransom (bohemian psych-folk), The Dave and Jerry Show (rock)

Oct. 2: Polka Folka (polka), Brandon Henderson and Taylor Biskup (singer songwriter), John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)


Jazz in the Garden

7 p.m. Fridays, Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., concerts move indoors during inclement weather, 328-1125, gssepiscopal.org/jazz-in-the-garden

May 31: Henrique de Almeida & the Truth Project Band

June 14: Look’ee Here

June 28: Tony Exum Jr.

July 12: Treo

July 26: U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires

Aug. 9: Paul Musso Quartet

Aug. 23: Hennessey 6

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Music in the Park

6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

June 4: Delta Sonics (blues)

June 11: Rafiel & the Roomshakers (soul, blues, R&B, country, rock)

June 18: Jake Loggins Band (blues)

June 25: Black Hole Boogie Band (groove, horns, variety)

July 2: Cous and the Brotherhood (blues)

July 9: Tyler Stuckey Trio (singer songwriter)

July 16: Tasty House (variety)

July 23: Heavy Devils (jazz, funk)

July 30: Austin Johnson (singer songwriter)

Aug. 6: Hip Hop is Dead (classic hip hop, Grateful Dead)

Aug. 13: The King Stan Band (blues)

Aug. 20: Treo (jazz)

Aug. 27: Manitou Strings (Americana, roots, bluegrass)

Sept. 3: Uturn Brass (funk, hip hop, blues, Latin spice)

Sept. 10: New Vintage Jazz

Sept. 17: Front Range Big Band

Sept. 24: Stone Fish (rock)

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Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concert Series

6-8 p.m. Thursdays, except July 4, Vista Park, 8833 Vista Del Pico Blvd., 522-2432

June 6: The Long Run (Eagles tribute)

June 20: Titanic Band (pop, soul, dance, funk, variety)

Americana band WireWood Station will perform throughout the summer at free concerts in the parks. Courtesy WireWood Station courtesy photos

July 4: WireWood Station, 7-9 p.m. (Americana)

July 18: SofaKillers (rock)

Aug. 1: Martini Shot (pop, rock, variety)

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The Drive-In Tasty Freeze Summer Concert Series

6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 2309 N. Weber St., 344-9073, driveintastyfreeze.com

June 6: The Honeybuns (folk, country, bluegrass)

June 20: Carmen and Lewis (classic rock, country, folk)

July 4: The Mitguards (folk, country, swing)

July 18: Grapefruit Moon (new folk, indie, pop, alt-country, blues)

Aug. 1: Joe and Katie Uveges (rockabilly, folk)

Aug. 15: A Carpenter’s Daughter (folk, rock)


Summer Concert Series at Soda Springs Park

7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5089, manitousprings.org

June 7: Tenderfoot Bluegrass

June 14: Kings of Trio (rock)

June 17: Little London Winds (variety)

June 21: Roma Ransom (bohemian psych-folk)

June 24: Little London Winds (variety)

June 28: Tim Costello & Friends (blues, rock, soul, jazz)

July 1: Little London Winds (variety)

July 5: K Squared (country rock)

July 8: Little London Winds (variety)

July 12: Tiny Pockets (rock, pop, R&B, jazz)

July 15: Little London Winds (variety)

July 19: Look’ee Here (blues)

July 22: Little London Winds (variety)

July 26: Joe Johnson & Friends (folk, bluegrass, country)

July 29: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 2: Patchwork Jack (Americana)

Aug. 5: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 9: Ruby Greenberg Trio (indie folk)

Aug. 12: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 16: Front Range Big Band

Aug. 19: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 23: TBD

Aug. 26: Little London Winds (variety)

Aug. 30: Ixchel Dion (R&B, funk, indie)

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Musical Mondays Concerts by Friends of Monument Valley Park

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

July 8: Craig Walter and Friends (acoustic rock, folk)

July 15: John Wise and the Tribe (New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz)

July 22: Frog’n Fiddle (classic rock, bluegrass, folk)

July 29: Susan Rissman Trio (blues, jazz)


University Village Colorado Free Summer Concert Series

7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, north plaza of University Village Colorado, 5230 N. Nevada Ave., uvcshopping.com

June 7: The Martini Shot (pop, rock, variety)

June 14: The Long Run (Eagles tribute)

June 21: Incendio (Spanish pop, dance, world)

June 28: Tiffany Christopher Trio (pop, acoustic, variety)

July 5: Banshee Tree (folk)

July 12: Six One Five Collective (Americana, pop, variety)

July 19: Soul School (dance, pop, R&B, funk)

July 26: Doc Robinson (indie pop)

Jazz band Dotsero will perform throughout the summer at local parks. Courtesy Dotsero courtesy of dotsero.org

Aug. 2: Dotsero (contemporary, jazz, instrumental)

Aug. 9: Nik Parr & the Selfless Lovers (Americana, pop, rock)

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Creekwalk in the Amphitheater

6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Creekwalk, 100 E. Cheyenne Road, creekwalkcos.com

Funk, soul and rock band Collective Groove will perform throughout the summer at free outdoor concerts. Courtesy Collective Groove

June 13: Collective Groove (funk, soul, rock)

June 27: Tiffany Christopher Trio (pop, acoustic, variety)

July 11: Banshee Tree (rock, punk, swing, Django jazz)

July 25: Titonic (funk)

Aug. 8: Spinphony (electric string quartet)

Aug. 22: Soul School (variety)

Sept. 5: Dotsero (contemporary, jazz, instrumental)


Black Forest Summer Jazz Series

6 p.m. Thursdays, Black Forest Log School Park & Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, concert will be moved inside Black Forest Community Center during inclement weather

June 20: The Bill Emery Band

June 27: Front Range Big Band

July 11: Kicks Big Band

July 18: Swing Factory

July 25: Peak Big Band

Aug. 1: Academy Jazz Ensemble

Aug. 8: Kicks Quintet

Aug. 15: Triple Play

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El Paso County Concerts in the Park

520-6977, communityservices.elpasoco.com

Jazz in the Parks, presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

July 10: “New Horizons Kick’s Band”

July 17: The Swing Connection

July 24: Academy Jazz Ensemble

July 31: Springs Contemporary Big Band

Aug. 7: Wayne Wilkinson Trio

Aug. 14: Triple Play

Aug. 21: U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires Alumni Band

Aug. 28: Peak Jazz Band

Summer Concerts in the Glen

6 p.m. Wednesdays, The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; in case of bad weather, concerts will be moved inside.

July 3: The Springs City Jazz Band

July 10: Braithwaite & Uveges Duo (rockabilly, folk)

The U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires will perform July 26 at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and July 17 at The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, as well as other dates throughout the summer. (Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette) Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

July 17: U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires (big band jazz)

July 24: America the Beautiful Chorus (men’s barbershop)

July 31: WireWood Station (Americana)

Aug. 7: Triple Play Jazz

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Concerts in Limbach Park

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 800 Eighth St., Monument

June 5: Hand Turkey Band (dance, funk)

June 12: King Stan Band (blues)

June 19: Hot Boots Band (pop, country, rock, jazz)

June 26: Mimic (classic rock)

July 10: Jeremy Facknitz Band (jazz-infused folk-rock)

July 17: Ashtonz (pop, country, rock, blues)

July 24: Skin & Bones (rock)

July 31: Mojo Filter (rock, blues, funk)

Aug. 7: Vinyl Nation (Gen X rock)

Aug. 14: Missy and the Dirty Secrets (rock)

Aug. 21: Ashlee & the Longshot Revival (country)

Aug. 28: WireWood Station (Americana)

Music on the Mesa

4-7 p.m. Saturdays, except June 2 and Sept. 21, Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive

June 2: Zeppelin Alive, 1-4 p.m. (Led Zeppelin tribute)

June 22: The Dr. Fine Rhythm & Blues Revue

Aug. 3: Collective Groove (funk, soul, rock)

Aug. 17: Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division Band (variety)

Aug. 31: TBA

Sept. 7: Spoiled Mistress (variety)

Sept. 21: SofaKillers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (rock)

Greenways at Sand Creek Summer Concerts

1-3 p.m., Greenways Park, adjacent to Sand Creek, east of Tutt Boulevard, between North Carefree Circle and Constitution Avenue, classichomes.com

June 8: Martini Shot (pop, rock, variety)

June 29: WireWood Station, Americana

July 13: Collective Groove (funk, soul, rock)

Pikes Peak Musicians Association featuring performing classical musicians

June 19: Juneteenth Celebration, 6-7 p.m., Panorama Park, 4540 Fenton Road

June 20: Juneteenth Celebration, 6-7 p.m., Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

Aug. 9: With Ormao Dance Company, 6-7 p.m., Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

Aug. 10: With Ormao Dance Company, 6-7 p.m., Panorama Park, 4540 Fenton Road



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