Get ready for a jammin’ weekend!
Mark your calendars for August 24-26
Competitions, Concerts, Jamming, Food and Art! That’s what you’ll find in South Park during the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, August 26. This long-running event resembles a reunion as musicians form circles jamming under trees throughout the park. Former contestants return as professional performers. Some competitors are the second and third generations of their family to participate. Fans gather on blankets to enjoy music and cheer on their friends as they compete. Food vendors, artists, and community groups fill the street and park paths. Learn more >
But that’s not all! Plan to attend the Pre-pre-party Friday evening, and a day full of workshops, concerts & jam session on Saturday.
On Friday, August 24, local venues will host live music from local and regional bands:
- 6:00 PM: Pickett, Paull & Jeans
- 7:00 PM: Kelly Hunt w/ Stas’ Heaney
- 8:00 PM: The John Brown Boys
- 9:00 PM: Cul-de-Sac Cowboys
- 10:00 PM: Joshua Bach (Rabble in Arms)
- 11:00 PM: Konza Swamp Band
American Music Academy presents Banjo and Guitar workshops from Artist-in-Residence Tony Furtado followed by their weekly Jam Session. Tony Furtado will perform a concert at Vintage Church starting at 7:30. Tickets are available at Mass Street Music. Learn more>
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