Springs Music Sessions, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., $3 - $5. Mini Music fest featuring Colorado musicians. Sun., July 27, 3 9 p.m. For more, call 685-1861.
House Concerts, various locations. Don Conoscenti Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. ($10), Brian Joseph, Sun., Aug. 10, 5 p.m. ($10), Darryl Purpose, Sun., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. ($10), Chris Smither, Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. ($15). For more, visit www.house-concerts.org or call 329-1644.
Front Range Songwriters Competition, Benet Hill Center Lecture Hall, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $7 - $10. Sun., July 27, 7 p.m. Call 578-0254 for more.
Collin Raye with special guest The Riders, Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E Bennett, Cripple Creek. $28 - $35. Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m. For more,call 719/689-2646 ext. 518 or 866/468-7621.
Intimate Evening Of Jazz, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $12 (limited seating); admission includes refreshments. Featuring The Big Swing Trio (Andy Weyl, Mark Diamond and Paul Romaine) Fri., Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets at KCME studios, 1921 N Weber St, 578-5263.
music announcements Generation Celebration Musical Variety Show, Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road. Free. Presented by alumni, friends, and Sisters of the former Benet Hill Academy. Sat., Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
Beginner's Acoustic Jam, Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road. Free. Hosted by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. Bring a few copies of your favorite tunes. For more, call 685-0953.
Auditions for Pikes Peak Philharmonic, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tues., Aug. 19. Positions open for new players and some section leaders. Resumes are also being accepted for assistant conductor. For more, call 471-7605.
Community drum circles, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Call 685-0986. Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Thursdays, 6:30 10 p.m. Call 447-9697.