Colorado Springs/Pike Peak Region Original Music and Live Performance

Weekly Top Ten June 17, 2015

Top Ten Live Shows of the Week

Not much to say this week – except get out and “live” it up at a venue you near you:

1.  Woodshed Red with Jason Bennett & Rich Currier, The Gold Room, Fri June 19 (8 pm, $15 adv, $20 day of show).  If you haven’t seen Woodshed Red by now, you must be living under a rock!  Super nice as well as super fun, the band plays two benefit shows this weekend.  The Gold Room proceeds will go to support the Homes for All Veterans project of Rocky Mountain Human Services, while Sunday the band will play at the Paws for Celebration benefit for Safe Place for Pets at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs, which takes place from 11 am to 6 pm.  As if that wasn’t enough, they will also play the free First & Main Town Center summer concert series on Friday starting at 5 pm.

2.  Harpeth Rising with The Mitugards, In Cahoots House Concerts (Manitou Springs), Fri June 19 (7 pm, $20 suggested donation).  This talented string trio of young women from Louisville, KY will be playing an outdoor show at the home of the Weizeneckers following an opening set from our friends Deb and Chris Mitguard!

3.  Idris Goodwin with DJ Gravity, Eros & the Eschaton,  & DilesCielo, Ivywild School, Fri June 19 (8:30 pm, $8 adv, $10 day of show).  The concert is billed as “Rhyme & Reason: A Cross Genre Experience” and features talented poet, spoken word artist and Colorado College professor Idris Goodwin teamed up with DJ Gravity along with local indie favorites Eros & the Eschaton and DilesCielo, a group out of New Mexico.

4.  Redraw the Farm CD Release Show, Legends Rock Bar & Grill, Sat June 20 (3 pm, free).

Photo courtesy of Larry Hulst
Fresh from a sweet Friday afternoon set at MeadowGrass, Redraw the Farm is set to unveil a new album, Whiskey and Holy Water.  The band will perform the album in its entirety at 3 pm, followed by a party to celebrate the success of their Kickstarter campaign.  The band promises not to swear too much so you can bring the whole family! Read more

Rocky Mountain Highway Presents:

MeadowGrass 2016

May 27, 2016 1:00 pm

Featured Show

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Pikes Peak Center July 27, 2015

Lyle Lovett brings the big band to Pikes Peak Center on July 27 for what promises to be the show of the summer!  The following evening the band plays Red Rocks – capacity 9,500, while Pikes Peak Center only holds 2,000 lucky souls (you do the math).   You ought to already have tickets to this one, if not get ’em here.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Garden & Gun recently called Lovett “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” and he was featured in the coveted “What I’ve Learned” column in the February 2012 issue of Esquire.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February, 2012. The album was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. Produced by Nathaniel Kunkel and Lovett, Release Me represents the end of an era as it was his last record for Curb/Universal Music Group after being on the label for his entire career. Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

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Part 1 of the 2015 tour: Colorado

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Pikes Peak Concert Calendar

Events on Tuesday, June 30

The Mitguards

6:00 pm-Tuesday, June 30

Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, United States

Events on Wednesday, July 1

Six Foot Joe & the Red Hot Rhinos

6:00 pm-Wednesday, July 1

Gateway Park at Wolf Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO 80924, United States

Robert Beard

6:30 pm-Wednesday, July 1

Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 South Institute Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Smashmouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket & Tonic

7:30 pm-Wednesday, July 1

Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, Pueblo, CO 81003, United States

Events on Thursday, July 2

Cary Morin

5:30 pm-Thursday, July 2

Bancroft Park, 2408 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States

John Wise & Susan Rissman

6:30 pm-Thursday, July 2

Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Events on Friday, July 3

Pikes Peak Arts & Music Festival

12:00 am-Friday, July 3

America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Suga Bear & the Show Time Band

5:00 pm-Friday, July 3

First & Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922, United States

Arvel Bird

7:00 pm-Friday, July 3

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grand Avenue, Del Norte, CO 81132, United States

Acme Bluegrass

7:30 pm-Friday, July 3

Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Rob Nance

8:00 pm-Friday, July 3

Front Range Barbeque, 2330 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, United States

Voodoo Glow Skulls with Slow Children, The Nobodys, The Sleights

8:00 pm-Friday, July 3

The Black Sheep, 2106 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, United States

Nouveaux Honkies

8:30 pm-Friday, July 3

The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Events on Saturday, July 4

Pikes Peak Arts & Music Festival

12:00 am-Saturday, July 4

America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

The Nouveaux Honkies

6:30 pm-Saturday, July 4

Coyote's Coffee Den, 675 Colorado 115, Penrose, CO 81240, United States

Shook Twins

MeadowGrass headliner Friday May 22nd

Stephen Kellogg

MeadowGrass headliner Sunday May 24th

Blue Rodeo

MeadowGrass headliner Saturday May 23