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 John Saxon Piano Recital, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Free. Saxon will perform works by Chopin, Prokofiev and Liszt. Sun., July 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.
other music 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. 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 through Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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. 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 through Aug. 18, Fri., 5-7 p.m. Call 476-4916 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., July 24; Aug. 7 and 14. Call 492-1049 for more.
Pueblo Riverwalk Sunday Night Serenades, 200 W. First St., Pueblo. Free. Featuring Martini Shot, July 23. Hi-Fidelity, July 30. All shows at 7 p.m. Call 595-0242 or visit puebloharp.com 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 through Aug. 6. Call 800/851-8175 or visit centralcityopera.org 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 or call 389-6098.
Kenny Giordano Acoustic Performances and CD Release, Independent Records, 123 E. Bijou St. and 3030 E. Platte Ave. Giordano performs from Future Full & Free and autographs copies. July 22, downtown and July 23, on Platte Ave., 2:45-4 p.m. both days. Call 266-9040 for more or visit kennygiordano.com.
RayBurn for Congress Dance, The Sons of Norway Hall, 1045 Ford St. Free. Featuring Jerry Brown and The CW Wranglers. Sat., July 22, 7-9 p.m. Call 574-3717 for more.
America the Beautiful Chorus, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Presenting a barbershop ensemble directed by Adam Reimnitz followed by an old-fashioned ice cream social. Sun., July 23, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 for more.
Phil Volan and Joleen Bell Concert, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $10-$20. Enjoy the Music on the Mesa family concert night. Fri., July 28, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 495-0645 for more.
Concert by The High Strung, Manitou Springs Public Library Lawn, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Featuring "Beatlesque" music for all ages. Thurs., Aug. 10, 6 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.
USAFA Band with Blue Steel, Black Forest Festival outdoor stage, Black Forest. Featuring a concert on Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 556-9952 for more.
Twila Paris with the World Vision Korean Children's Choir, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $5. Featuring hymns, folk songs and more. Tues., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Call 970/226-2095 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.
Northern Ute Dancers, Rockledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. $2-$6. Featuring the Red Spirit Singers and Drummers from the Northern Ute Uintah-Ouray Reservation in Utah. Sun., Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.
Fiddles, Vittles and Vino Bluegrass and Culinary Festival, Rockledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. $5-$30. Featuring food, music and much more. Sat., Aug. 26, noon to 9:30 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit fiddlesvittlesandvino.com for more.