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The Acoustic Mining Company

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)

Come early - 5-6:30 p.m. - to enjoy dinner from the Pizzarte food truck and our pre-show jam in the pavilion. Bring an acoustic instrument to join the jam, or just listen!

The music of Acoustic Mining Company is as familiar as an old friend, just as acoustic music should be.

 The percussive mandolin style of Terry Martin and banjo work of Patrick Padgett interplay like overheard conversations, while classically trained members Chris Kolakowski, upright bass, and fiddler Joel Denman take the discussion into entirely unexpected directions. Two guitars and harmony voices complete a full, warm sound, provided by Jeff Ames and Steve Suh. 

Whether the band is offering up a traditional fiddle tune, covering a unique song or breaking ground with original songwriting there's always an exciting relationship at work, joining disciplined musicianship with acoustic mayhem.

There is a Colorado sound, a special something we all enjoy here that requires no name. From Boulder's Fox Theatre to Crestone Music Festival, every musician feels it, every listener hears it. AMCO has developed a distinct take on that sound for over 10 years, playing the venues, breweries and festivals that connect us to that Colorado experience. AMCO is simply in the right place, doing the right thing, making interesting, engaging acoustic music.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; concert starts at 7 p.m.

Opening acts: Celtic band Foinn Sliabh and New York singer-songwriter Bill Scorzari

$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: August 23
Anglum Mock & Greene
Later Event: September 27
The Vogts Sisters