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acoustic, folk & country

Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring Mango fan Django, The Sons & Brothers and The O'Brien Family Band at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5-$7, 578-0254. Sunday, July 7, 7 p.m. Visit www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.

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.

California Guitar Trio at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $15-$18, 634-5583. Sat., July 20, 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.

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.


choral

Fujiyoshida Chor Shirakaba, ladies chorale group from Springs' sister city Fujiyoshida, Japan, at Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., July 13, 4 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2-$10, 389-6607. Sun., July 14, 7:30 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 July 3: Mozart, Hindemith and Rachmaninoff. On July 8: Roussel, Dvorak, Martinu and Mendelssohn. On July 9: Orchestra concert featuring works by Prokofiev, Copland and Beethoven.

Summer Symphony in the Parks series. All concerts are free. 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. Call 633-4611 for more.


jazz & swing

Colorado Springs Jazz Festival featuring national, regional and local musical talent. 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.

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 July 10: Just in Time Trombone Quartet, Cottonwood Creek Park.

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

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring food, drinks, live music and more outside on the paseo from 6-9 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. On July 5: Dotsero. On July 12: Lannie Garrett's Platform & Polyester Disco Revue.

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 July 10: Mountain Road Ceili Band. On July 17: Mango fan Django.

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 Wed., July 10: Little London Winds. On Thurs., July 11: Fountain Creek Brass Band. On Mon., July 15: Little London Winds.

Sixth Annual New Music Symposium featuring the Da Vinci Quartet, CC faculty and Quattro Mani performing works by Joseph Dorfman, Stephen Scott, Carlton Gamer, Janice Misurel-Mitchel, David Colson, David Crumb, Richard Lavenda, Jonathan Lee, Ofer Ben-Amots and more. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, no tickets required. 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., July 19-20, 7:30 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

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.

Todd Tijerina at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. Free, 385-0766. Fri.-Sat., July 5-6, 9 p.m.

Blues in the Parks, free concerts hosted by the Pikes Peak Bluesfest. In Acacia Park, Bijou & Tejon. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. July 11: Mike Nelson & the Motel Kings. July 18: Colorado Springs Blues All-Stars. July 25: Brenda Miles.

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.

After the Blues Fest All-Star Party at Maxwell's, 15 E. Vermijo. Free, 636-5293. On Fri, July 12, 10 p.m.: hosted by Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners with Joanne Taylor. Sat., July 13, 10 p.m.: hosted by Magic Dave & the New Mules.

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.

Pikes Peak Blues Guitar Showdown hosted by Smokin' Joe & the Mighty Burners. Featuring Easy Bill (of Easy Bill and the Big Beat), John-Alex Mason, and Rob Graham (of the Farce), plus many special guests. At the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $4-$6, 633-3469. Tickets available at Music Exchange downtown. 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 & Latin Breed at the Colorado State Fair Events Ctr, 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.

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