Colorado Springs Summer Concert Series in 2022

The summer is such a fun time in Colorado Springs. The warm weather, extended daylight hours, and abundance of natural beauty make everyone thankful to live here. As the city has grown, more activities have become available to residents. For instance, the summer concert series’ list gets longer each year. In 2022, there will be multiple opportunities to enjoy music on summer evenings and afternoons. Here is a look at just some of the popular summer concert series in and near Colorado Springs this summer.

Colorado Springs Conservatory 2022 Music in the Park Concert Series

Students, mentors, and friends of the Colorado Springs Conservatory will perform in parks across the city from June 3 through August 5. The concerts are free from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Here are the dates and parks where the concerts will take place:

  • Acacia Park - June 3 
  • Bancroft Park - June 10 
  • Venezia Park - June 17 
  • Cottonwood Park - June 24 
  • Acacia Park - July 15 
  • Bancroft Park - July 22 
  • Venezia Park - July 29 
  • Cottonwood Park - August 5 

First & Main Town Center Summer Concert Series

First & Main Town Center, located along the Powers Corridor, offers free summer concerts in June and July from 5-6 PM. There will also be a beer garden sponsored by the Catamount Institute. Here’s the lineup:

  • The Martini Shot - June 3 
  • SofaKillers - June 10 
  • 101st Army Hot 7 Jazz Band - June 17 
  • Morii - June 24 
  • Kopastetic Band - July 1 
  • WireWood Station - July 8 
  • Hickabee - July 15 
  • Just Dance Band - July 22 
  • Zepp-11 - July 29 

Music Under the Mountains Concert Series

The Music Under the Mountains Concert Series is a new event this year. It is presented by KRDO News Radio at The Promenade Shops at Briargate. Live music will be available on Fridays in mid-June through July from 5-7 PM. The concert will take place next to Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s free, just bring lawn chairs or blankets and arrive early to get a good spot. Here is the list of performers:

  • The Country Music Project - June 17 
  • J.J. Murphy - July 8 
  • 17th Ave. All Stars - July 15
  • Final Eyes - July 22
  • Just Dance - July 29 

Manitou Springs: Soda Springs Park

Shows in this concert series begin at 7 PM in the Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs. This event is free, but bring your own chair to be comfortable. Here is a look at the lineup:

Thursday, June 16 - Bare Bones Trombone Choir

Monday, June 20 - Little London Winds

Thursday, June 23 - Front Range Big Band

Monday, June 27 - Little London Winds

Thursday, June 30 - Stan’s Band (classic rock)

Monday, July 4 - Little London Winds

Thursday, July 7 - Shanghai MetroTemple

Monday, July 11 - Little London Winds

Thursday, July 14 - Toute 61 (blues/jazz/classic rock)

Monday, July 18 - Little London Winds

Thursday. July 21 - Mike & Bertye Maddux (bluegrass)

Monday, July 25 - Little London Winds

Thursday, July 28 - Academy Jazz Ensemble

Monday, August 1 - Little London Winds (with ice cream social at 5:30 PM)

Thursday, August 4 - Cos Saxophone Quartet

Monday, August 8 - Little London Winds

Thursday, August 11 - Saucier

Monday, August 15 - Little London Winds

Thursday, August 18 - Silver Moon Riders

Monday, August 22 - Bare Bones Trombone Choir

Thursday, August 25 - Front Range Big Band

Monday, August 29 - Cool Runnings (Reggae)

Hillside Gardens Summer Concert Series

Located in Southeast Colorado SpringsHillside Gardens is a beautiful venue. Spend a summer evening here enjoying a concert. The doors open at 5:30 PM, and the music is from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 each, including a house drink. Concerts are for ages 16 and up, and there will be food vendors available. Bring your camp chair and enjoy the two bands that play each night through September 28. Here are the bands that will be performing:

  •  Starburn and John Wise - June 8
  • Cari Dell Trio and John Wise - June 15 
  • 3 Car Garage and The Mitguards - June 22 
  • Huckabee’s and John Wise - June 29 
  • Wirewood Station and John Wise - July 6 
  • The Davenport Band and John Wise - July 13 
  • Jeremy Facknitz and John Wise - July 20 
  • TBD and John Wise - July 27 
  • Psychedelgates and Big Sky - August 3 
  • Brandon Henderson and John Wise - August 10 
  • Ryan Flores and John Wise - August 17 
  • John Wise and Tribe and Roma Ransom - August 24 
  • Trevor Michael and John Wise - August 31 
  • Nube Nueve and Roma Ransom - September 7 
  • Sturtz and John Wise - September 14 
  • 9’s a Pair and John Wise -September 21 
  • Sofakillers and John Wise - September 28 

Music on the Mesa

Free and open to the public, the concerts at Music on the Mesa take place at Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the music in this community on the West side of Colorado Springs. Some dates include special events and food trucks. Here are the dates, times, performers, food trucks, and details about special events.

The ReMINDers

August 14 from 4-7 PM with Ciao Down and Mateo’s.

Grass It Up

August 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM. This date includes a pet adoption festival that benefits ResDawg Rescue.

Mile High 4th ID Band

September 4 from 4-7 PM with Miggie’s Meltdown and Bob’s Lobsta Trap


September 11 from 4-7 PM with Go Fish and Killik’s Kitchen.

The Street Deacons

September 18 from 4-7 PM with Williams Soul Food and Sapo Guapo Tacos.


September 25 from 4-7 PM with Roc & Ro Sushi and Mile High BBQ Co.

Blues on the Mesa

On October 2 at noon, a ticketed Blues Festival will take place. Purchase tickets and find more details here

Fall Festival

October 9, from 11 AM to 3 PM, come for the Fall Festival, which benefits Bear Creek Nature Center. Food will be available from Solsage and Sapo Guapo Tacos.

Jazz in the Garden

This concert series is presented by Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church near the Old North End neighborhood of downtown Colorado Springs. Music is available on select Fridays at 7 PM. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Bring a blanket or a chair and consider making a donation for a beverage. Concerts move inside if the weather is poor, so come even if it’s raining. Here is the lineup:

  • Lila Mori Quartet - Friday, May 27
  • Mango fan Django - Friday, June 10
  • Hennessy 6 - Friday, June 24
  • Henrique de Almeida & The Truth Project Band - Friday, July 8
  • Tony Exum, Jr. - Friday, July 22
  • Air Force Academy Falconaries - Friday, August 4
  • TRĒO - Friday, August 19

Purchasing a Home in Colorado Springs

Summer concerts are happening near neighborhoods all over the city. This is a terrific opportunity to explore different parts of town and find the ideal place to settle down. If you are ready to purchase a home, work with an experienced Colorado Springs realtor. Begin your home search at Best CS homes and contact Mark Main today.

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