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Dawn & Hawkes

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

Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls "undeniably intimate."

Their initial duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed at No. 2 iniTunes singer-songwriter albums kicking off a whirlwind of cross-country touring performances withinfluential artists Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski, Patty Griffin, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals like Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx.

Acoustic Guitar hails the musicality of their first full-length, Yours and Mine, as "Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” Huffington Post summarizes "Transcendent alternative-folk — you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo."

The duo stored their possessions and lived on the road, drawing inspiration from American deserts and mountains to the South Australian coast while navigating a shared journey through mortality, grief, the after-life and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and recording a new album. The Other Side chronicles a new chapter of life paths they've traveled and is set to release in July.

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

Opening acts are the trio Kara and the Kosmos and "wandering roots" troubadour Shawn Taylor.

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase in the Community Center.

Earlier Event: July 13
Kraig Kenning
Later Event: August 10
No show: Black Forest Festival