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Your guide: Summer concerts in Colorado Springs-area parks

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By Jen Mulson Updated: June 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm 0

Summer concert series are popping up all over the city, and parks and venues have prepared quite a lineup of mostly free concerts. Pack up the family and a picnic, and soak it up.

COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC

7:30 p.m.

July 4: Independence Day, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

July 12: "Rewind: Music of the 80s," Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

 

FIRST & MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

5-7 p.m. Fridays

First and Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, 955-6060, firstandmaintowncenter.com

June 6: Summer Concert Series Kickoff, 3-8:30 p.m., with Jake Loggins Band, rock, at 5 p.m., That 80s Band, rock, at 7 p.m.

June 13: Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos, blues/rock

June 20: Sound Studies, original rock and covers

June 27: Eddie Turner and the TroUBle TwiNs, blues

July 4: Phat Daddy & The Phat Horn Doctors, R&B/funk

July 11: Manuel Molina Orquesta Show and dancers, Latin/salsa/merenge

July 18: The Country Music Project

July 25: The Leghounds, rock, from 5-6:30 p.m., Moses Jones Band, dance, from 7-8:30 p.m.

 

WOLF RANCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

6-8 p.m. Wednesdays

Gateway Park, 5719 Paladin Place, 597-9653, wolf-ranch.com

Wednesday: Mash Masters, pop/dance

June 11: Alive On Arrival, rock covers

June 18: Bonnie & the Clydes, country

June 25: Sofakillers, rock covers

July 2: Black Rose Band, country

July 9: The Roustabouts Blues Band, blues

July 16: The Modniks, 60s covers

July 23: Leung and the Wreck, blues

July 30: Pegasus, Air Force Academy jazz ensemble

Aug. 6: PopRox, dance

 

PIKES PEAK JAZZ AND SWING SOCIETY'S JAZZ IN THE PARKS

6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. June 4

Wednesday: New Horizons Kicks Band, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

June 18: Double McGuffin, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.

June 25: Colorado Springs Conservatory Faculty Jazz Band with student guests, Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

July 2: JORICA! +1 with John Turner, The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.

July 9: Springs City Jazz Band with vocalist Laura Davis, Foothills Park, 853 Allegheny Drive

July 16: Wayne Wilkinson Quartet with students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory, Fountain Creek Regional Park, 310 Duckwood Pond Road, Fountain

July 23: Swing Connection with vocalist Laura Davis, Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

July 30: Academy Jazz Band, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive

Aug. 6: Inside-Out with Cully Joyce, Grand Lawn at Cordera, 11894 Grand Lawn Circle

Aug. 13: Al Eberhardt's Changing Times, Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard

Aug. 20: Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.

 

HILLSIDE GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute, $5, includes $4 beverage, 520-9463, hillsidegardens.net

Wednesday: Mango fan Django, gypsy jazz

June 18: BJ Estares and Route 61, blues

June 25: Big Jim Adam, blues

July 2: John Wise and Tribe, reggae

July 9: 21/3, jazz

July 16: George Sisneros, rock

July 23: Skean Dubh, Celtic

July 30: Burn The Maps, folk/pop

Aug. 6: John Stone, flamenco guitar

Aug. 13: Joe Uveges, folk/country

Aug. 20: Robert Beard, '70s-'90s rock

Aug. 27: Redraw the Farm, rock/folk

Sept. 3: Old Friends and Memories, folk/bluegrass/light rock

Sept. 10: Luke Ellington, jazz

Sept. 17: Mitguards, folk-based Americana

 

BANNING LEWIS RANCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays

Banning Lewis Ranch, 6885 Vista del Pico Blvd., skylineusa.com/banning_concert_series.asp

Thursday: The Nacho Men, six-part vocal harmonies

July 3: Walker Williams Band, Top-40 country

Aug. 7: Chase 'N the Dream, R&B, Motown, dance

 

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT GRACE AND ST. STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

7 p.m. Fridays

601 N. Tejon St., 328-1125, graceststephensepiscopal.org

Friday: Mango fan Django

June 13: Lila Mori and the Penrose Room Trio

June 27: Jazz faculty of the Colorado Springs Conservatory

July 11: Air Force Academy's The Falconaires

July 25: Tony Exum, Jr.

Aug. 8: Jerry Teske and Friends

Aug. 29: The Sean Schaffer Hennessy Quintet featuring vocalist Jade Tailor

 

ACACIA PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

6-8 p.m. Saturdays

Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 886-0088, downtowncs.com

June 14: Algodon, electro-industrial blues, and TheViolet936, electronic blues fusion

June 21: Grant Sabin, blues, and The BUS Band with Joe Uveges, folk

June 28: Chauncy Crandall, Americana, and Eros and the Eschaton, dream pop

July 5: Curtis Boucher, folk, and Chimney Choir, electric folk

July 12: Moonhoney, gypsy cabaret, and Briffaut, indie rock

July 19: Water Bear, alternative/indie, and We Are Not A Glum Lot, indie rock

July 26: Jason Klobnak Jazz Quartet and New Vintage Jazz

Aug. 2: I Sank Molly Brown, rock, and El Toro, rock

 

FRESH AIR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT NANCY LEWIS PARK

2615 Logan Ave., 633-8181

June 12, 5-7 p.m.: The Nostalgics, doo wop

July 17, 5-7 p.m.: The Flying W Wranglers, country

Aug. 2, 10 a.m.: Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, classical

 

MANITOU SPRINGS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., 685-5089, manitousprings.org

Monday: Colorado Springs Jazz Ensemble

June 12 and 26: Fountain Creek Brass Band

June 16, 23 and 30: Little London Winds

July 7: Ice cream social at 5:30 p.m., Little London Winds at 7 p.m.

July 10 and 24: Fountain Creek Brass Band

July 14, 21 and 28: Little London Winds

July 23: 6 p.m., reggae music by Reggae Jackson Productions

Aug. 4 and 11: Little London Winds

Aug. 7: Fountain Creek Brass Band

 

MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY LAWN CONCERT SERIES

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, ppld.org/manitou-springs-library; In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

Tuesday: Tricia Parish, country/rock/folk

June 17: Tenderfoot Bluegrass

June 24: Adam and Stilwagen, blues

July 1: Mango fan Django, gypsy jazz

July 8: Michael Reese, rock

July 15: Out of Nowhere, bluegrass

July 22: The Mitguards, Americana folk

July 29: Katey Laurel, folk/pop

Aug. 5: Brickyard, blues/R&B

Aug. 12: 2 Hour Delay, acoustic/rock/pop

Aug. 19: Blue Frog, Americana

 

STARGAZERS SUMMER FUN FREE CONCERT SERIES

7:30 p.m. Fridays

Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com

Friday: TBA

June 20: TBA

June 27: Jake Loggins Band

July 11: Austin Young Band

July 18: Groove House

July 25: Tiny Barge

Aug. 1: J Miller Band

Aug. 22: TBA

 

SACK LUNCH SERENADE SHOWS

Noon-1 p.m. Thursdays through August; except June 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 473-2010

Silent films accompanied by Jim Calm, Deloy Goeglein, Bob Flinn and Dave Weesner on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

 

WOODLAND MUSIC SERIES

Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, woodlandmusicseries.org

Sunday: Jazz in June, with Dixie Q, Swing Factory Big Band, Colorado Springs Community Big Band and A Pick, A Stick and A Chick + 1, 2 p.m.

June 14: Festival Orchestra Concert by Colorado College Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m.

July 12: Purely Bluegrass, with Acme Bluegrass, The Stanleytones Bluegrass Band and Jody Adams Band, 11 a.m.

Aug. 9: Shades of Blue, with A Pick, A Stick and a Chick +1, The Jake Loggins Band, Radio London and Teresa Lynne, 11 a.m.

Sept. 13: Big Band Bash, with Pegasus from Air Force Academy, Air Academy High School Jazz Ensemble and Swing Factory, 11 a.m.

 

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE COLORADO FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

6-8 p.m. Fridays

North plaza of University Village Colorado, 5230 N. Nevada Ave., 632-5000, uvcshopping.com

June 13: Dotsero, contemporary jazz

June 20: Chris Daniels, R&B, funk, Americana

June 27: Conjunto Colores, salsa, Latin

July 11: Jody Adams and the String Dudes, bluegrass

July 18: R-V-Zoo, pop, rock

July 25: Inman Brothers Band, R&B, rock, jazz

Aug. 1: Wild Blue Country, contemporary country

Aug. 8: Wendy Woo Band, pop, rock, R&B

Aug. 15: Selasee, reggae, world beat

Aug. 22: Dotsero, contemporary jazz

 

PAINT THE TOWN BLUE SERIES

5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., pikespeakblues.org

June 19: Old Souls

June 26: The "Lethal" Lisa McCall Band

July 3: Wolfgang

July 10: Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard

July 17: D-Day Invasion

July 24: Plastic Mojo

July 31: TBA

Aug. 8: The West Side Rhythm Kings

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MONUMENT'S CONCERTS IN THE PARK

7-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Limbach Park bandshell, Second and Front streets, Monument, monumentmerchants.com

June 25: Skean Dubh with Pikes Peak Highlanders, Celtic

July 2: Bud Gordon Sextet, Latin jazz instrumental

July 9: Hammerstadt, rock, pop, jazz, world, instrumental

July 16: R-V-Zoo, pop, rock

July 23: Inman Brothers, pop, R&B, Americana, country, rock

July 30: Jody Adams, bluegrass, folk

 

GOLD HILL MESA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays

Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, goldhillmesa.com

Aug. 23: Joe Moss, blues

Aug. 30: Mo' Mungus, reggae

Sept. 6: Dennis Bueno, Latin

Sept. 13: Davina and the Vagabonds, soul

Sept. 20: Grass it Up, bluegrass

Sept. 27: Atomic Fireballs, country

COMPILED BY JENNIFER MULSON, 636-0270, JEN.MULSON@GAZETTE.COM

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