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acoustic, folk & country

WestFest featuring Chely Wright, Red Steagall, Riders in the Sky, Hot Club of Cow Town, Michael Martin Murphey and more. See insert in this paper. Ticket info: 877/937-8337. Thurs.-Sun., June 27-30.

Jack Williams at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 578-0254. Fri., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Tempa and the Tantrums at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 578-0254. Fri., July 12, 7:30 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.

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.


classical

Colorado College Summer Arts Festival Artists Concerts Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $5-$15, 389-6607. All begin at 7:30 p.m. On June 28: Korngold, Martinu, Takemitsu, Larson and Crumb. On July 3: Mozart, Hindemith and Rachmaninoff.

Summer Symphony in the Parks series. All concerts are free. In Mountain Shadows park on Fri., June 28, 7:30 p.m. In Memorial Park on Thurs., July 4: Full day of events plus concert at 8 p.m. In Woodland Park on Fri., July 5, 7:30 p.m. In Ray Benavidez Park on Fri, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Monument Valley Park Fri., July 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 633-4611 for more.


jazz & swing

Jazz in Bancroft Park, 24th and Colorado Ave. Free, all concerts begin at 7 p.m. Featuring the Colorado Springs Concert Band on Wednesdays, through June 26.

2002 Jazz in the Parks featuring free concerts in area parks. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Call 592-9541 for details and rain date information. On June 26: Eddie Jones Quartet, Acacia Park. On July 3: Uncle Henry's Ragtime Band, Plaza of the Rockies. On July 10: Just in Time Trombone Quartet, Cottonwood Creek Park. More to come.

Colorado Springs Jazz Festival on the Fourth of July featuring national, regional and local musical talent including Brenda Miles, John Flores/Dave Innis Project and Johnny & The Jukes of Colorado Springs; the Upper Room out of Salt Lake City; DKO, a 10-piece funk/salsa/jazz band; Suzanne Morales, a 10-piece salsa/jazz band out of Denver; and headliner Miguel Romero, a Cuban jazz funk musician from Atlanta, Ga. Plus a huge art show and sale, kids area, vendors, food, beer and fireworks. Free, www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com. Held in conjunction with the laser show at the Air Force Academy. Thurs., July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $5-$7. Featuring the Ellen Rucker Quartet. Sun., July 14, 2-5 p.m.


miscellaneous

Touching Hearts with Love, the Bobby Cheatham Memorial Benefit Concert benefiting the Southern Colorado AIDS Project featuring Joe Spaniola, Phil Volan, Joe Uvegas and the Jim Sokol Trio, Mountain Road Ceili Band, The NiteCrawlers, Colorado Skye Pipes and Drums at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. $30, 578-9092. Fri., June 28, 7 p.m.

American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Handbell Showcase at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr.. Free, 527-0045. Area XI concerts, featuring 500 ringers. Fri.-Sun., June 29-30.

Andrew McKnight, mid-Atlantic singer/songwriter at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Tickets: 633-7717. Sun., June 30, 4 p.m.

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., July 1: Little London Winds. On Wed., July 10: Little London Winds. On Thurs., July 11: Fountain Creek Brass Band.


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. June 27: Little Mary. July 4: Independence Day. July 11: Mike Nelson & the Motel Kings. July 18: Colorado Springs Blues All-Stars. July 25: Brenda Miles. Aug. 1: David Booker and The Swingtet. Aug. 8: Emilio Emilio.

Psychedelic Breakfast at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Thurs., June 27, 8 p.m.

Selah at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Fri., June 28, 8 p.m.

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops with Magic Dave and Smokin' Joe & the Mighty Burners at Jr's, 3535 N. Carefree Blvd. Free, 597-9400. Sat., June 29, 9 p.m.

Hayman Fire Benefit with Rikki Dee Hall & the VooDoo Hawks, The Benders, Magic Dave & The New Mules, Johnny & the Jukes, Johnny Graves & the Blue Waves and live DJs. At Encore! Theater, 10 Old Mans Trail, Manitou Springs. $10, 471-PLAY. Proceeds benefit the Ute Pass Fire Relief Fund. Sun., June 30, 2 p.m.

Community Benefit Concert for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Animal Rescue Assistance in the wake of the Hayman Fire. Featuring Radio London, Mo'Kauffey, Thunder Mountain, John-Cary Band, The Riders and Johnny & the Jukes outside of Coldwell Banker Realty, 18401 Hwy. 24 in Woodland Park. Free, 661-1823. Sun., June 30, 3 p.m.

The Temptations Review at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $25-$35, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 4, 7 p.m.

Josie Kreuzer with The Mansfields at Benny's Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309. Fri., July 5, 9 p.m.

Pikes Peak BluesFest in Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre St., downtown. $25, Friday or Saturday, $15 on Sunday. $45 weekend pass. Visit

www.drtix.com or call 630-1160. On Fri., July 12: Randall Dubis Band, 4:45 p.m. Sonny Rhodes, 5:45 p.m. Eddie the Chief Clearwater, 7:05 p.m. Mick Taylor, 8:40 p.m. On Sat., July 13: Metro Blues, 12:25 p.m. Mike Nelson & the Motel Kings, 1:25 p.m. Eric Brown Band, 2:25 p.m. Stanley Milton's Mean Streak, 4:25 p.m. Lucky Peterson, 5:30 p.m. Tab Benoit, 7:05 p.m. Bernard Allison, 8:45 p.m. On Sun., July 14: Mo' Kauffey, noon. Johnny & the Jukes, 1 p.m. Little Mary & her hometown Boogie Kings, 2 p.m. Little Rikki & the Roosters, 3 p.m. Magic Dave & the New Mules, 4 p.m. Emilio Emilio, 5 p.m. Smokin' Joe & the Mighty Burners featuring Joanne Taylor, 6 p.m. Otis Taylor, 7:05 p.m. Eric Burdon, 8:45 p.m.

Mountain of Venus at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Wed., July 17, 8 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 19, 9 p.m.

Freddy Fender at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $15-$25, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 21, 4 p.m.

Scorpions and Deep Purple with Dio at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $27.50-$39.50, 576-2626. Tues., July 23, 6 p.m.

Liza and the Soul Stars at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Fri., July 26, 8 p.m.

Boz Scaggs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $27.50-$43.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Morrissey at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30, 800/965-4827. Sat., Aug. 3, 8 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


music announcements

Thursday Evening Drum Circle, a free-form percussion gathering for all levels at the Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford an instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. and 3661 Star Ranch Road, or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.

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