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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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Come early — 5-6:30 p.m. — to enjoy dinner from Porkman’s Pit food truck and to join in (or just listen to) the pre-show jam in the pavilion. Bring an acoustic instrument to jam.

Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes formed Dawn and Hawkes after a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. 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 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums, kicking off a whirlwind of cross-country and international touring performances.

You might remember their nationally televised audition on "The Voice," in which they performed The Beatles' "I Just Saw a Face." Adam Levine and Shakira pressed the button turning their chairs. "That was my favorite performance I have ever seen — ever — on 'The Voice,' " Levine said.

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

The pair stored their possessions and lived on the road, drawing inspiration from American deserts and mountains, to the South Australian coast. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and self-producing their second full-length album, The Other Side, released in July 2018. The Austin American Statesman calls it “10 new tracks of sweet folk-rock – instantly appealing tunes – rooted in the singer songwriter heyday of the early 1970’s, they also fit well into the modern-day indie-folk revival.”

Doors open 6:15 p.m.

Opening acts are Americana singer-songwriter Beni Brosh and “wandering roots troubadour” Shawn Taylor.

$10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID. Free for ages 12 and younger. (Become a member and save!)

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

Earlier Event: June 28
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