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Dakota Blonde

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)
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NEW: Join us 5-6:30 p.m. for a pre-show jam outdoors in the pavilion! Bring your acoustic instrument and join in, or just listen. Come hungry -- the Lucy I'm Home food truck will be parked onsite with dinner eats for purchase.

Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella and Tony Raddell, is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around. Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with their endearing stage presence and humor, have earned them the descriptions “the darlings of the Front Range” and “the sweetest acoustic sound around.”

Dakota Blonde has received top honors for their songwriting, CD projects, and performances across the country and even internationally. Their newest CD, “The Love We Build,” was recently honored in the Independent Acoustic Project Awards. 

Joining Dakota Blonde on stage is multi-instrumentalist Ernie Martinez. Ernie is one of the most sought-after musicians in the region, playing stages near and far.

Doors open 6:15 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger.

Opening acts are Ady Manral, a singer-songwriter from the foothills of the Himalayas, and Nashville folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ashleigh Caudill, who is originally from Western Colorado.

Coffee, tea, water and baked goods available for purchase inside the Community Center.