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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.

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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. 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., Aug. 7 and 14. Call 492-1049 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.

Music of Pike's World, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Featuring Mark Gardner, Rex Rideout and The Southwest Musicians, Sat., Aug. 12, 1 p.m. Call 385-5990 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.

The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society Annual August Picnic, The Original CastAways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15. Featuring music by Al Eberhardt and His Traditional Jazz All Stars, John Turner, Dwight Shaw, George Mellott and Eric Eberhardt along with a picnic buffet. Sun., Aug. 13, 2-5 p.m. Call 685-9451 to reserve a spot.

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.

Zoe Lewis and The Rubber Band, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. $12-$18. Featuring a "worldbeat-Vaudeville" music blend. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/481-0475 for tickets and more.

Plena Libre Concert, CC Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Featuring three-time Grammy nominated Latin American Jazz. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 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.

USAFA Band Recital, Cadet Chapel at the USAFA. Free. Featuring members of Stellar Brass and Dr. Joseph Galema on organ. Sun., Aug. 20, 3 p.m. Call 556-9952 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.

Big Band Sunday Series to Benefit Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $6-$10; $2 discount with food donation. Featuring Bill Emery and The New Century Big Band. Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Call 536-3240 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.

USAFA Band with the Falconaires Jazz Band, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Free. Attend this concert as part of the Jazz in the Parks series. Wed., Aug. 30, 6 p.m. Call 556-9952 for more.

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