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 offering many jams for different acoustic and folk instruments and classes. 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. Abandonato, Aug. 2. Call 785-3235 or visit gettindowndowntown.com for more.
Pueblo Riverwalk Sunday Night Serenades, 200 W. First St., Pueblo. Free. Featuring Hi-Fidelity, July 30, 7 p.m. Call 595-0242 or visit puebloharp.com 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 theater and jazz repertoire performances through Aug. 6. Fri., 7 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. Visit artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu/vocalarts for more or call 389-6098.
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.