Playing Around 

Bar and club gigs in the region

Venue directory

Ancient Mariner, 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503

Belle's Lounge, 734 N. 19th St., 632-4282

Benny's Restaurant & Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309

Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, 528-6119

Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625

Blondie's, 24 N. Tejon St., 227-1001

The Blue Moose Tavern, 10530 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 418-3384

Carey-On Saloon, 6829 Space Village Ave., 591-0300

Copperhead Road, 3330 N. Academy Blvd., 596-9151

The Cow Pub & Grill, 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd., 465-1704

Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-7879

Eddie's Yukon Tavern, 525 S. Circle Drive, 465-2395

Fat Daddy's Louisiana BBQ, 6995 Lexington Drive, 649-3498

Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 3101 New Center Point Drive, 570-0500

Frankie's Bar & Grill, 945 N. Powers Blvd., 574-4881

Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2596

Green Man Taproom & Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St., 237-2711

Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 368-6100

Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766

Johnny's Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., 344-9593

Kinfolks, 950 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 418-6180

La Taverne, 1 Lake Ave., 577-5772

Lounge in the Village, 3440 W. Carefree Circle, 550-9721

Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road, 598-8667

The Mezzanine, 20 N. Tejon St., madam@themezzcos.com

Motif, 2432 Cucharras St., 635-5635

Oscar's Tejon Street, 333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070

Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., 227-7168

Peak Place Coffeehouse, 2360 Montebello Square Drive, 445-1050

Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., 596-0000

Rico's Café and Wine Bar, 322½ N. Tejon St., 578-5549

Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon, 1801 Cheyenne Blvd., 475-0888

Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill, 28B S. Tejon St., 471-9222

SouthSide Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

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

Thirsty Parrot, 32 S. Tejon St., 884-1094

Townhouse Lounge, 907 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1085

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475

Triple Nickel Tavern, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., 477-9555

Twisters Restaurant, 2810 E. Fountain Blvd., 520-0669

Ute Inn, 204 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-1465

Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., 445-0170

Willies South, 1865 N. Circle Drive, 389-0607

Woodland Park Country Lodge, 723 U.S. 24, Woodland Park, 687-6277

Zodiac Venue and Bar, 230 Pueblo Ave., 632-5059


Wednesday 12/10

Black Sheep, Adelitas Way, Inelements, Conflict of Interest, Seven Days Lost (rock/pop), 7 p.m., $12-$14.

Crystola Roadhouse, Open Mic hosted by Kim E. Cox (open mic), 7 p.m.

Front Range Barbeque, Woodshed Red (Americana), 7:30 p.m.

Jack Quinn's, J. Miller String Trio (acoustic), 7:30 p.m.

Kinfolks, BEBS (rock/pop), 8 p.m.

Margarita at PineCreek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.

Thirsty Parrot, Colorado Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band (jazz), 6 p.m.; Karson with a "K" (dance), 9 p.m.

Ute Inn, Open Mic (open mic), 7 p.m.

Woodland Park Country Lodge, Cari Dell (rock/pop), 7 p.m.

Thursday 12/11

Ancient Mariner, Open Mic Night, hosted by Adrian Alexander of Barrel House String Band (open mic), 8 p.m.

Belle's Lounge, Beats @ Belles, feat. DJ IN, Marcus Aurelius, THE PACK (dance), 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation or toy for Toys for Tots.

Benny's, Jerry Roskin Jam (open mic), 8 p.m.

Blondie's, Electric City Nights with Dvj DjoN and guests (dance), 9 p.m.

Jack Quinn's, Pub Sing Along with Brian Clancy (folk), 7:30 p.m.

Motif, Trio of Jazz Death (jazz), 7:15 p.m., $10 minimum.

Rico's, John Wise and Susan Rissman (blues), 7 p.m.

Twisters, Karson with a "K" (dance), 9 p.m.

Wild Goose, Kyle Gregory Trio (jazz), 7:30 p.m.

Woodland Park Country Lodge, Cary Carpenter (acoustic), 6 p.m.

Zodiac, Roxy Suicide, The Mostly Don'ts, Seven Days Lost (rock/pop), 9 p.m., $5.

Friday 12/12

Benny's, Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Black Forest Community Center, Chuck Pyle (country), 7 p.m., $5-$10.

Black Sheep, Murs & Mayday, CES CRU, Mad Trees, Seenloc (hip-hop), 7 p.m., $20-$22.

The Cow Pub & Grill, Some People's Kids (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Crystola Roadhouse, TimeMachine (Americana), 8 p.m.

Green Man, Harriett Landrum (Americana), 8 p.m.

Johnny's Navajo Hogan, Skin & Bones (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

La Taverne, Lewis Mock and The Tavern Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.

The Mezzanine, Happy Hour with the Con Men (jazz), 4:30 p.m.; Jake Loggins (blues), 9 p.m., free for members, $10 for adults.

Motif, Wayne Wilkinson Trio (jazz), 7:45 p.m., $10 minimum.

Oscar's, Dave Mensch (acoustic), 9 p.m.

Peak 31, Hip Hop Showcase (hip-hop), 8 p.m.

Peak Place Coffeehouse, Adam Gardino (Americana), 7 p.m.

Rawkus, 40 oz. to Freedom, The KnightBeats, Autonomous (rock/pop), 7 p.m., $10.

Rico's, The Mitguards (Americana), 7:30 p.m.

Sacred Grounds, Lindsay & Jeremy (acoustic), 6 p.m.

Sonterra, John Stone (acoustic), 6 p.m.

SouthSide Johnny's, The Martini Shot (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Thirsty Parrot, Karson with a "K" (dance), 9 p.m.

Townhouse, Fishtank Piranhas (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Wirewood Station (Americana), 7 p.m., $10-$14.

Wild Goose, New Vintage Jazz (jazz), 8:30 p.m.

Willies South, Suga' Bear & the Show Time Band (R&B), 9 p.m.

Zodiac, Malakai, King Bruiser, Screams of Kroenen, Offering of Dust (metal), 9 p.m., $5.

Saturday 12/13

Benny's, Austin Johnson Band (blues), 9 p.m.

Black Sheep, The Left Ready, Runaway Stars, Medic, Tyler Hill's Poem Noise (rock/pop), 7 p.m., $5-$7.

Carey-On Saloon, Tumbling Dice (rock/pop), 8 p.m.

Crystola Roadhouse, Buffalo Head Fred (country), 8 p.m.

Fat Daddy's Louisiana BBQ, Arch Hooks (R&B), 9 p.m.

Front Range Barbeque, Acme Bluegrass Band (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m.

Ivywild School, Shakey Graves and Sean Rowe (Americana), 8 p.m., $12-$15.

Johnny's Navajo Hogan, GOYA (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Kinfolks, CC Bluegrass Ensemble (bluegrass), 8 p.m.

La Taverne, Lewis Mock and The Tavern Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.

Lounge in the Village, Mike Pike (acoustic), 8 p.m.

The Mezzanine, Trademark Infringement (rock/pop), 9 p.m., free to members, $10 for adults.

Motif, Alan Joseph Trio (jazz), 7:45 p.m., $10 minimum.

Peak 31, Colorado Pink Floyd Tribute (rock/pop), 8 p.m.

Rawkus, Late Night Radio, Krooked Drivers, Handmade, Benjamin's Vibe (dance), 8 p.m., $10.

Rico's, Bill Snyder (acoustic), 7:30 p.m.

Sonterra, John Stone (acoustic), 6 p.m.

SouthSide Johnny's, Local Motion (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Stargazers, Dotsero and Rick Blessing (jazz), 8 p.m., $17, holiday party tickets $27.

Thirsty Parrot, Karson with a "K" (dance), 9 p.m.

Townhouse, J.M. Smith Band (rock/pop), 9 p.m.

Triple Nickel, Chad Price, Arlis Nancy, Men of Letters (folk), 9 p.m., $5.

Wild Goose, Coles Whalen (folk), 8 p.m.

Woodland Park Country Lodge, Oakley (acoustic), 7 p.m.

Sunday 12/14

The Blue Moose Tavern, John Will (acoustic), 3 p.m.

Copperhead Road, Sir Tripsalot Hosts Open Mic Night (open mic), 6 p.m.

Crystola Roadhouse, F150 (blues), 3 p.m.

Jack Quinn's, Traditional Irish Session (world), 3 p.m.

La Taverne, Lewis Mock and The Tavern Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.

Monday 12/15

Eddie's Yukon Tavern, Open Jam Night (open mic), 8 p.m.

Green Man, Open Mic Night with Andrew Silva & The Stolen Idols Project (open mic), 7 p.m.

Zodiac, Open Mic hosted by Andrea Stone (open mic), 8 p.m.

Tuesday 12/16

Benny's, Sweet T's Rude Blues Jam (blues), 7 p.m.

Fox and Hound, Karson with a "K" (dance), 10 p.m.

Frankie's, Tuesday Night "Rush Hour" Blues Jam with the Jake Loggins Band (blues), 7 p.m.

Johnny's Navajo Hogan, Whiskey Mountain Music Collective Open Mic (open mic), 9 p.m.

Townhouse, Open Mic (open mic), 9 p.m.

Woodland Park Country Lodge, John Michael Steele (acoustic), 6 p.m.

Zodiac, Goth Nite with DJ Batboy (dance), 9 p.m.


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