acoustic, folk & country
Cliff Eberhardt, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G St. Salida Fri., April 4, 8 p.m. 719/539-8514.\
Steve Smith, Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads, Black Forest. $2-4. Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. Call 278-8108 or go to www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.
Ani DiFranco at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Mon., April 21, 8 p.m. $26.50. Tickets call 520-7469.
Plugged In: Praise Music, Praise Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, SE corner of Oro Blonco and N. Carefree Circle. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. For more call, 599-5826.
Tom Rush, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20. Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 495-9654 or www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.
Dar Williams at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25. Sat. May 3, 9 p.m. 18+ 955-5664. Tickets on sale April 3.
blues & rock
Nina Storey and Her Band, The Annex Ballroom, 509 Main St. Canon City. $16. Sat., April 5, 8:30 p.m. For more, call 276-3088.
Pikes Peak Big Harp Blowdown II, Classics Bar & Grill, 5943 Delmonico. Featuring Leo LaDell, Gerry Hundt, Magic Dave, and Steve "Homeboy" Williams. $5-$7. Sat., April 5, 8:30 p.m., For more call 633-3469..00 18+
Colorado Springs Chorale will perform Brahms Requiem at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tues., April 11 and Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.; Thurs., April 13, 2:30 p.m. $10-$50. Tickets available at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office or 520-SHOW.
Woodland Park Community Singers and Band, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park. Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m. Annual spring concert. Free. For more, call 686-8860.
It's A Wonderful Brass World, Colorado Springs Orchestral Brass with the High Altitude Trombone Quartet, First Christian Church, 16 East Platte Ave. $8-$10. Sat. April 5, 7:30 p.m. 660-5327.
Cowboy Classic Colorado Springs Philharmonic, along with Maestro Thomas Wilson will be performing with the Flying W Wranglers at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.. $21. Sun, April 6, 7 p.m.
Almagre Saxophone Quartet, Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak. Featuring arrangements and original music by Bach, Pierne, Joplin and Nestico. Almagre is comprised of faculty members from PPCC and CC. Free. Sun., April 6, 2-3:30 p.m. For more, call 540-7311.
Da Vinci Quartet and Uncle Henry's Ragtime Band, Business of Art Center Annex, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou. $25. Sat., April 19, 6-9 p.m. 303-871-6964.
Written at the Close of a Life the DaVinci Quartet with Bill Jackson, CSO principal clarinet Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Featuring works by Brahms, Haydn and Bartok. $8-$15. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. 389-6607.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs season finale concert, 1st Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Featuring Susan Grace, piano soloist playing music of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. $6-$12 Adults, Sun., April 27, 2:30 p.m. For more, call 632-7934.
Pikes Peak Ringers, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Sun. May 4, 3 p.m. 633-8888. AND: St. Paul's UMC, 2111 Carlton Ave., Sun. May 18, 4 p.m. 634-7046.
Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., holding a weekly community drum circle. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Call 685-0986.
Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union, holding a weekly community drum circle. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 447 9697.
Bone Thugs N Harmony, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25-$27. Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. 955-5664.
Eric Alexander Quartet, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale St. $10-$15. Mon., April 14, 7 p.m. For tickets call 578-5263 or 578-5263.
Broadmoor Tavern, 1 Lake Avenue. Bob Alexander's Promises, Sundays & Mondays, 8 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.
Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon, 634-3522.
Sunday Jazz Affair at the Original CastAways, 107 Manitou Avenue, Manitou. Featuring Scholarship Sunday, Lewis-Palmer High School Jazz Band, and more. April 13. $3.50-$7, free to participating musicians, 2-5 p.m. Call 632-8719 for more.
Black Rose Acoustic Society's Spring Group Lessons begin the week of April 21. Classes include Music Theory, Bodhran (Celtic drum), Songwriting, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Fiddle, Fingerstyle Guitar Fundamentals, and more . Classes are one hour a week for six weeks, at Meeker Music, 113 E. Bijou St. $69-$79. Registration required; call 578-0254 or visit www.blackroseacoustic.org.
Drum Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Learn West African rhythms for djembe and djun djun taught by Crystal Bliss Brandl. Call 632-7511.
Musicians Improvisation Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Increase your improvisational skills with world renowned guitarist, Barry Wedgle, who has taught and performed for over 30 years. $20 per class. Sundays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Call 632-7511 for more.