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Walnut Valley Festival Brings Bluegrass to Kansas

The Walnut Valley Festival draws bluegrass musicians and lovers to the South Central Kansas town of Winfield every September. Referred to as a "Pickers Paradise," the festival is home of the International Finger Style Guitar Championship, and the International Autoharp Championship, as well as a number of national contests. This was the 42nd year for the festival that starts every year on the Thursday before the third full weekend in September. 

Posted on October 1, 2013 10:45AM by Patsy Terrell

Big City Blues In A Small Town Setting

Normally a quiet and quaint community, the small town of Paxico gets loud and jam-packed on the third Saturday of each September to celebrate the Paxico Blues Festival. For the last ten years, the town closes down streets and opens its arms to everyone for a free day of the blues. 

Posted on September 25, 2013 1:32PM by Jimmy Sevcik

Music, Home Cooking Harmonize at Emma Chase Café in Cottonwood Falls

If you’re looking for something different to do on a Friday night, there’s a free event that easily ranks at the top of the charts. Every week year-round the Emma Chase Café invites musicians of all ages and levels to bring their acoustic instruments to Cottonwood Falls for a jam session. Music lovers like me tune in for a night of old-time bluegrass, folk, country, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere beginning at 7:30 pm every Friday."

Posted on August 21, 2012 2:25PM by Cecilia Harris

Knee-slappin’ Bluegrass Music at Pickin’ on the Plains in Colby

Tap your toes to live bluegrass music or pick your own banjo or guitar at Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival July 20-22 in Colby. This event is in harmony with the long-running Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, just on a slightly smaller scale. In fact, Pickin’ on the Plains began when music enthusiasts decided to bring the music, fun and fellowship they experienced at the Winfield event to the Western High Plains of Kansas nearly 20 years ago. And what a festival it has become!

Posted on July 17, 2012 4:24PM by Cecilia Harris

Enjoy live music in historic Shirley Opera House

When canned music no longer sets your toes tapping, you can find live music on the Great Plains that will. Come to the historic Shirley Opera House (formerly the Aberdeen Steakhouse & Pub) in Atwood, Kan., where independent singer/songwriters – performing original material – entertain audiences in an intimate, dinner-theater atmosphere.

Posted on May 13, 2011 1:47PM by admin


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