acoustic Black Rose Acoustic Society Events: Open-stage nights with headline performers on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, 7 p.m., at the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, $3-$5. Open-stage nights on the fourth Saturday of each month, 7 p.m. at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, $2. Also, many jams for different acoustic and folk instruments. Call 633-3660 for more.
classical CC Festival Artists Concerts, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. $5-$25. Featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more. June 17, 19, 22, 23 and 28, 7:30 p.m. Visit http://artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu/musicfestival for more.
Patriotic Spectacular Concert, Dickson Performing Arts Center, Woodland Park High School, 151 N. Baldwin Ave. Free. Woodland Park Community Singers presents its annual patriotic theme with the AFA guest director and pianist. Fri., June 30, 7-9 p.m. Call 687-8545 for more.
other music Summer Dance Party 2006, CSU Pueblo Amphitheater. $20-$30. Featuring Tone Loc, Rob Base, Lisa Lisa and more. Sat., June 17, 6 p.m. to midnight. Visit pueblopag.org for more.
Gettin' Down Downtown Free Summer Concert Series, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Presenting live music on rain-free Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. The Stringdusters, June 21. Joe Uvegas and Friends, June 28. Dave Rucker Trio, July 5. Wilson & Mckee, July 12. Chip Dolan Band, July 19. Your Father's Mustache Band, July 26. Abandonato, Aug. 2. Michael Johnson, Aug. 9. Jake Armerding, Aug. 16. Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis, Aug. 23. Joe Uvegas and Friends, Aug. 30. Call 785-3235 or visit gettindowndowntown.com for more.
Manitou Springs 2006 Street Performer Program, various spots along Manitou and Cañon avenues through Sept. 3. Fri., 5-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. Contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at 685-5089 for schedule and more.
Paint the Town Blue Free Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring live blues music. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., June 29 through Aug. 17. Visit pikespeakblues.org or call 229-0945 for schedule and other information.
Woodland Music Series, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Saturdays, free; Fridays, $6-$10. Presenting Friday night and Saturday afternoon concerts in and on the green next to the cultural center. July 7-8, Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 8-9. Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. Call 719/687-5284 for more.
First & Main Free Summer Concert Series, First & Main Town Center, on Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue. Featuring live music in the park across from Cinemark Theatres. June 23 through Aug. 18, Fri., 5-7 p.m. Opening kick-off event, June 23, 3-7 p.m. Call 955-6060 or visit firstandmaintowncenter.com for band listings and more.
The Little London Winds Summer Concert Series, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Featuring wind ensemble show tunes, marches and more. Mondays at 7 p.m. June 19 and 26. Tues., July 4. July 10, 17 and 24. Aug. 7 and 14. Call 492-1049 for more.
Rock Ledge Ranch Women of Summer Concert Series, Garden of the Gods Road and 30th Street. Free. Featuring Liz Barnez's Louisiana folk rock. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m. Call 578-6777 for more.
Central City Opera Summer Opera Festival, Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka St. Presenting The Ballad of Baby Doe, Don Giovanni and The Coronation of Poppea. Shows run June 24 through Aug. 6. Call 800/851-8175 or visit centralcityopera.org for more.
National Army Band and Chorus and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Performance, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., July 4, 7 p.m. Woodland Park Middle School, 600 E. Kelley's Road, July 5, 6:30 p.m. Free. The National Army Band and Chorus will perform a selection of patriotic and military salutes and will join the Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Call 884-2110 for more.
Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. $5-$15. The Opera Theatre of the Rockies teams up with The Colorado Summer Festival of the Arts for seven opera, musical theatre and jazz repertoire performances. July 21 through Aug. 6. Fri., 7 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. Visit artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu/vocalarts for more.
Pikes Peak Blues Community 2006 Birthday Bash, parking lot of Classics, 5943 Delmonico Drive. Free. Featuring live blues and jazz, food and drink, children's activities and more. Sun., Aug. 20, noon to 8 p.m. Visit pikespeakblues.org or call 685-1861 for more.