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acoustic, folk & country

Johnny & the Jukes (zydeco) at Sonny's Louisiana Steak and Seafood House, 727 E. Main St. Florence. Fri., Jan 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 719/784-1985.

The Chieftans at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $27-$43. Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. 520-7453.

David Lindley at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $12-$16. 18+. Wed., Jan. 22, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Stephen Bennett at Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou. www.blackroseacoustic.org $10-$15. Sat., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info: 495-9654.

Steve Earl and The Dukes with Garrison Starr at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. Over-21. $22.50. Tues., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. 303/786-7030.

Melissa Ferrick at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. Sat., Feb. 15, 9:30 p.m. $11.50-$17 18+. 955-5664.

Bohola at Black Rose Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup roads, Chicago-based Irish power trio bohola, featuring Jimmy Keane on accordion; Sean Cleland, fiddle; and Pat Broaders on dordan and vocals. $10-$15. Sat., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

www.blackroseacoustic.org. Tickets and info: 495-9654.


bells

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival, featuring over 300 handbell ringers with Heritage Brass quintet and percussion, City Auditorium, Kiowa and Weber. Free. Sat., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.


blues & rock

Oh My God at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $TBA. Mon., Jan. 20, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Jimmy Van Zant Band at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $22. Sat., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. 866/464-2626 or www.ticketswest.com.

Pilot Radio with Summer Hartbauer at Jr.'s, 3535 N Carefree Cir., 597-9400. Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.

Derek Trucks & Tony Furtado at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $12.50-$16. 21+. Wed., Jan. 29, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Sixpence None the Richer at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $15-$17. 18+. Mon., Feb. 3, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Eric Johnson at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $21 -$27. 18+ Thurs., Feb. 20, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.


choral

Romance and Song presented by Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, First Christina Church, Cascade & Platte. Featuring works by Malcolm Arnold, William Walton and Franz Schubert. $6-$12. Sun., Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m. 633-3649.


classical

A Spanish Guest, Colorado Springs Symphony with guest conductor Theo Alcantara at the Pikes Peak Center, 180 S. Cascade. Featuring works by De Falla, Ginastera and Sibelius. $10-$50. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 24-25, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW.

Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Concert Series featuring Ray Charles on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, PDQ Bach on March 7-8 and Riders in the Sky on April 4-5. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information.


drum circles

Drum Gathering, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Drummers from all over Colorado will share in the spirit of drumming. Open to all. Bring congas, djembes, bells, shakers, any instruments. Sat., Feb. 1, 1-6 p.m. Free. For more, call 303/450-1245


funk

Carlos Washington and the Amazing Giant People at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $5. 21+. Thurs., Jan. 16, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Wendy Woo playing pop-funk at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $4-$6. Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Fabulous Boogienaughts at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $TBD. Sat., Jan. 18, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Maktub at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. Fri., Jan. 31, 9:30 p.m. $5. 21+ 955-5664.


hip hop

Ming & FS at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon. St. $TBA. Thurs., Feb. 13 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.


jam

Strangefolk with Swivel Hips Smith at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon. St. $9.50-$15 18+ Thurs., Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Universal Jam at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 685-0986.


jazz

The Ken Miller Trio with vocalist Lila Mori at the Louisa Performing Arts Center located on the Colorado Springs School campus, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $8-$10. Thurs., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Call for tickets, 475-9747 Ext. 110.

Robert Walters 20th Congress at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $12.50-$16.50. 18+. Sun., Jan. 19, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Ray Charles with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. $44-$74, 520-SHOW.

Ed Polcer and The Magic of Swing Street at the Red Lion Hotel, 314 W Bijou. $10-$2. Tickets available at: KCME studios, 1921 N. Weber by mail: to PPJASS to P.O. Box 6802, Col. Spgs, 80934. Wed., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. 632-8719.

Tim Reynolds with Greg Howard & Steve Hoke at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $12-$19. 18+ Thurs., Feb. 27, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Dotsero at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon St. 6:30-9p.m. Thursdays through Feb., 6:30-9 p.m. For more, call 634-3522.

Broadmoor Tavern, 1 Lake Avenue. Bob Alexander's Promises, Sundays & Mondays, 8 p.m. Frank Fanelli Orchestra, Tues through Sat., 8:30 p.m. Big Band Sound, Wednesdays 8:30 p.m. 577-5772.

Jazz Jam Night on Tuesdays, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada. Featuring Dennis Hoshijo, Ken Janzen, Kim Stone & Dick Cunico.

Miles Rinsky Project on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon. 955-5664.

Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon, 634-3522.


liza

Liza Minnelli at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $54-$96. Mon., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (Tickets on sale Jan. 13.) 576-2626 or online at

www.ticketswest.com.


reggae

Jyemo at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $TBD. Wed., Jan. 22, 9:30 p.m. 955-5664.

Basil Reid at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. Free. Mon., Jan. 27, 9 p.m. 955-5664.


punk

Guttermouth at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $TBD. Tues., Jan. 28, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Home Grown with Riddlin Kids, All American Rejects & Wakefield at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. Sat., Feb. 1, 9:30 p.m. $8- $10. 955-5664.


music announcements

Black Rose Acoustic Society Winter Group Lessons at Meeker Music, 113 E. Bijou St. Six-week sessions begin the first week of Feb. New classes include songwriting, bodhran (celtic drum), fiddle jam, pennywhistle, fingerstyle guitar and more. Pre-registration required. $69-$79. Call 578-0254 or www.blackroseacoustic.org.

Playing in a Bluegrass Band Workshop with Cheyenne Lonesome at Meeker Music, 113 E. Bijou St. Cheyenne Lonesome, winner of the 2000 Rockygrass band competition, will provide a demonstration and hands-on break-out sessions on banjo, guitar, fiddle/mandolin, and bass. $15-$20. Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. For more, call 578-0254.

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