Colorado Springs Art and Music Festival runs 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at America the Beautiful Park. Admission is free. The event is part of a summer festival series hosted by Creative Resources and Venues. Find more details at coloradoeventsandfestivals.com
Jazz, blues and Americana are among the musical genres scheduled to echo through America the Beautiful Park this weekend.
Curated especially for families, the Colorado Springs Art and Music Festival will feature silk aerialists from Dragonfly Aerial Company and a variety of local art vendors specializing in painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, wood and more.
“Offering this sort of activity in the summertime is perfect for families to come out with their kids,” said Danna Tullis, executive director of Creative Resources and Venues, the organization running the festival.
Adults can enjoy the beer and wine garden sponsored by Bristol Brewing Co., and kids of all ages can play in the park and get creative with crafts and face-painting at the Creation Station. Food from local vendors also will be available.
The lineup of musical guests expected to perform includes Flute Daddy, A.J. Fullerton, Band on the Fence, PJ Zahn Band, Doc & Kit, Colorado Springs Conservatory Youth Group and Hazel Miller Band.
“Hazel Miller Band is a huge favorite in Denver,” Tullis said. “People just love Hazel; she has a very personal delivery with her band to the audience.”
Pikes Peak Blues Community is sponsoring the ’Tweeners stage, which will showcase some of its own artists in between the main acts.
Formerly known as the Pikes Peak Art Festival, the Colorado Springs Art and Music Festival is part of a free summer festival series hosted by Creative Resources and Venues, with other festival locations in Denver and Salida.
“Our mission for Creative Resources and Venues is to bring quality art and music to communities so that families can enjoy both music and art and relax in a friendly environment,” Tullis said.
Haley Witt, The Gazette,