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acoustic, folk & country

Black Rose Acoustic Society Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring Jaquie Gipson, Gary Knighting and Joleen Bell at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5-$7, 278-8108. Sun., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Chris LeDoux at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 17, 9:30 p.m.

Charlie Daniels Band at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.

James Twyman, peace troubadour, at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $15, 471-4556. Tues., Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Jerry Brown and the Wranglers at Bancroft Park, at 24th and Colorado Ave. Free. Sat., Aug. 24, noon to 3 p.m.

Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m.

Toby Keith at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21-$31, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Statler Brothers at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11-$15, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Kenny Chesney at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21-$31, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.


jazz

Fall Swing Fling with Easy Bill & the Big Beat at City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Presented by Swing in the Springs. $12-$15, 232-6453. Free swing lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. Dancing, 8-11 p.m. Fri., Aug. 9, 7:30-11 p.m.

An Intimate Evening of Jazz with the Lenore Raphael Trio, presented by KCME 88.7 at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $10, limited ticket sales. Call 578-5263. Fri., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.


miscellaneous

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring food, drinks, live music and more outside on the paseo from 6 to 9 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. On Aug. 2: Tobias Rene ($10).

Live music in Manitou Springs at the Soda Springs Park pavilion, at the west end of town. All performances are free and begin at 7 p.m. On Mon., Aug. 5: Little London Winds. On Mon., Aug. 12: Little London Winds. On Thurs., Aug. 15: Fountain Creek Brass Band. On Thurs., Aug. 22: Fountain Creek Brass Band.

Tribute to Richard Rodgers, in honor of the 100th birthday of the theatrical composer, performed by the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students and faculty. $10, 389-6607. Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

Celebration of the Amateur Pianist, a six-day event featuring professional recitals, seminars, master classes, social events and more in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. For tickets and details, call 389-6098. Tues.-Sun., Aug. 13-18.

Gettin' Down Downtown Free Summer Concert Series at Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St. every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. On Aug. 7: Johnny Graves and the Blues Waves. On Aug. 14: Mango fan Django. On Aug. 21: Windy Fopiano Duo. On Aug. 28: The Nostalgics. On Sept. 4: Joe Uveges. On Sept. 11: Mango fan Django. On Sept. 18: Pearl Street Band.

Sandi Patty at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $20-$50, 471-4361. Sun., Sept. 8, 5 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Blues in the Parks, free concerts hosted by the Pikes Peak Bluesfest. In Acacia Park, Bijou & Tejon. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 1: David Booker and The Swingtet. Aug. 8: Emilio Emilio. Aug. 15: Billy Tolles. Aug. 22: Up To No Good. Aug. 29: Johnny and the Jukes. Sept. 5: Randall Dubis Band. Sept. 12: Colorado Springs Blues All-Stars.

Kittie with Poison the Well, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak. $15, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 2, 7 p.m.

Project 12:01 at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. $5, 520-0980. Sat., Aug. 3, 9 p.m.

Little River Band at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $20-$29, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 4, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Blues Guitar Showdown featuring Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners with John-Alex Mason (of Hipshake), Easy Bill (of Easy Bill and the Big Beat) and Little Robbie Graham (of The Farce) at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $4-$6, 633-3469.

www.mightyburners.com/showdown. Sat., Aug. 3, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Jay Hooks Band, Texas blues at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0695, Fri., Aug. 9, 9 p.m. At Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., Sat., Aug. 10, 9 p.m.

DJ Irene at Shaks, 4388 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 265-5587. Sat., Aug. 10.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $20, 800/965-4827. Sat., Aug. 10, noon to 7 p.m.

Paint the Town Blue: Acoustic Blues featuring traditional performances at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Fri., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Lifehouse at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $17-$21, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Biker Weekend with The Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $10, 800/965-4827. Sat., Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $16, 520-9090. Thurs, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.

ICP's Big Money Hustlahs at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Rock Never Stops with Vince Neil, Tesla and more at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Michelle Branch at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

Frankie Valli at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $17-$21, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

POSTPONED Morrissey at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Poison at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Fiesta en la Feria with Mariachi Caporales, Gary Hobbs y group Mezquite with Laurita, Albert Zamora y Talento and Latin Breed at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $10, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.

Molly Hatchet at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sept. 1, 3 p.m.

The Three Amigos, Little Joe, Ruben Ramos and Robert Pulido at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $16, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.

James Brown at Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy. $25-$45, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Platters at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $8-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 15, 3 p.m.

The Eagles at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$120, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.


music announcements

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition Summer Fest featuring composition workshops for students of all ages including writing for strings and percussion, structure, performance and more. At Colorado College's Packard Hall, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Call Len Rhodes, 635-1561 for details. Thurs.-Sun., July 18-21.

Rocky Mountain Collegium Musicum, a nonprofit based in Castle Rock, holding ongoing auditions for classical musicians for small and large ensembles. Volunteers and director are also needed. For more information, call Mike at 303/808-0247.

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