acoustic, folk & country
Josh Schachterle at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Sun., May 12, 8 p.m.
WestFest featuring Chely Wright, Red Steagall, Riders in the Sky, Hot Club of Cow Town, Michael Martin Murphey and more, plus living history performances, Native American dancing, art exhibits, rodeo, poetry, marketplace and more downtown and at the Penrose Equestrian Center. $12-$21, ticket info: 877/937-8337. Thurs.-Sun., June 27-30.
High Altitude Trombone Quartet with Alex Iles performing works by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ewazen and more at Lewis-Palmer High, Monumnet. Free, 577-4337. Sat., May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Season Finale with cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $6-$12, 633-3649. Sun., May 12, 2:30 p.m.
Masterworks Concert No. 3 by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky and more at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $3-$6 or $12 per family, 442-6853. Sun., May 19, 3 p.m.
jazz & swing
Dan Barrett with the Bruce Pennington Trio at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $12-$15, available at KCME, 1921 N. Weber St. Wed., May 22, 7 p.m.
Colorado Springs Jazz Festival featuring national, regional and local musical talent plus a huge art show and sale, kids area, vendors, food, beer and more. Free, http://www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com. Held in conjunction with the fireworks celebration at the Air Force Academy. Thurs., July 4.
Celtic Night featuring the Mountain Road Ceili Band and Siucra at the Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave. $10, 578-0254. Sat., May 11, 8 p.m.
Armed Forces Concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at Arnold Hall Theater, USAF Academy. Free, tickets required. 520-9090. Thurs., May 16, 7:30 p.m.
N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Worship) Praise Band at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St. A casual evening of contemporary praise, preaching and pizza. Free, call 634-3144 or click www.1freechurch.org. Every Saturday night, 6 p.m.
rock, pop & blues
Prong and Rocket Ajax at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $9.43, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., May 12, 8 p.m.
Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. $6, 633-1080. Tues., May 14, 9:30 p.m.
Paint the Town Blue mini blues festival featuring Metro Blues, Up To No Good, Magic Dave & the New Mules and The Farce. At the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $2-$4, 685-1861. Fri., May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Twiztid at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., May 21, 8 p.m.
Today Is the Day at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., May 24, 8 p.m.
The Motet at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. $10, 633-1080. Sat., June 1, 8 p.m.
BeatleMania at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $8-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun., June 23, 4 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.
Freddy Fender at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $15-$25, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 21, 4 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.
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.
Molly Hatchet at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sept. 1, 3 p.m.
The Platters at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $8-$15, 800/965-4827. Sept. 15, 3 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Collegium Musicum, a nonprofit music organization based in Castle Rock, holding auditions for musicians, volunteers and directors for its small and large ensembles. For details, call Mike at 303/808-0247. Auditions: May 9-11.
Trombone Day, a series of clinics and workshops with the High Altitude Trombone Quartet at Lewis-Palmer High, Monument. For details, call 577-4337 or visit
www.hatq.org. Sat., May 11.
Guitar Clinic and Concert with Richard Gilewitz, designed for all levels at Graner Music, 3490 W. Carefree Circle. Free, 574-2001. Wed., May 15, 7 p.m.
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association accepting auditions for their five performing orchestras in low strings, brass, violins, flutes, winds and percussion. For details, call 633-3901. Auditions begin May 16.
Instruments needed for the Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center music program, a safe place for kids to hang out and learn. Currently, 20 students are enrolled and there are only 5 instruments available. Brass especially needed. Also needed are music instructors who can volunteer a few hours to teach. For details, call 328-0067.
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.
Guitar Circle of Colorado practice and performance group meeting on a regular basis to work on exercises, technique and repertoire developed by Robert Fripp for the Guitar Craft courses on steel string guitars. All experience levels welcome. For details, call 499-0766.
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