Head to a local Colorado Springs park this summer for some of the best summer concerts and free entertainment in the city. There are various parks throughout the city and the surrounding area that are hosting wonderful live music groups.
You have a choice of days as well as the type of music you prefer. The music genres are varied throughout the summer: jazz, blues, rock, R&B, Motown, oldies, bluegrass, reggae, Americana, Dixieland, pop, Latin, country and more!
All you need is a blanket or chair as well as some yummy snacks. The difficult part is deciding which concerts to attend!
FIRST & MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
5-7 p.m. Fridays (June & July)
First and Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, 955-6060, firstandmaintowncenter.com
PIKES PEAK JAZZ AND SWING SOCIETY’S ~ JAZZ IN THE PARKS
6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, ppjass.org
HILLSIDE GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute, $10, includes ticket for one nonalcoholic beverage, beer or wine, 520-9463, hillsidegardensandevents.com
BANNING LEWIS RANCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays
Banning Lewis Ranch, 6885 Vista del Pico Blvd., 522-2432, banninglewisranch.com
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT GRACE AND ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
7 p.m. Fridays
601 N. Tejon St., 328-1125, gssepiscopal.org
MUSIC ON THE LABYRINTH
6:30 p.m. Saturdays
First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., firstchristiancos.org
WOODLAND MUSIC SERIES
Indoors at Ute Pass Cultural Center or outdoors at the Woodland Pavilion, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284, woodlandmusicseries.org
PAINT THE TOWN BLUE SERIES
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 19
Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St., pikespeakblues.org
MUSICAL MONDAYS IN MONUMENT VALLEY PARK
7 p.m. Mondays
Monument Valley Park, on lawn west of Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Cache la Poudre St.
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE GLEN
6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays ~ July
The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., broadmoorchurch.org
Colorado Springs Over 50
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