Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - bluegrass Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:24:18 GMT Walnut Valley Festival Brings Bluegrass to Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/1/Walnut-Valley-Festival-Brings-Bluegrass-to-Kansas/3079/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/20130921-249.jpg'/><br/> The&nbsp;Walnut Valley Festival&nbsp;draws bluegrass musicians and lovers to the South Central Kansas town of Winfield every September. Referred to as a &quot;Pickers Paradise,&quot; 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&nbsp;year for the festival that starts every year on the Thursday before the third full weekend in September.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/1/Walnut-Valley-Festival-Brings-Bluegrass-to-Kansas/3079/ Big City Blues In A Small Town Setting http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/25/Big-City-Blues-In-A-Small-Town-Setting/3076/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Paxico-7.jpg'/><br/> 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.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/25/Big-City-Blues-In-A-Small-Town-Setting/3076/ Music, Home Cooking Harmonize at Emma Chase Café in Cottonwood Falls http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Music-Home-Cooking-Harmonize-at-Emma-Chase-Caf-in-Cottonwood-Falls/2551/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Emma-Chase-Cafe-solo.jpeg'/><br/> If you&rsquo;re looking for something different to do on a Friday night, there&rsquo;s a free event that easily ranks at the top of the charts. Every week year-round the Emma Chase Caf&eacute;&nbsp;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 &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere beginning at 7:30 pm every Friday.&quot; Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Music-Home-Cooking-Harmonize-at-Emma-Chase-Caf-in-Cottonwood-Falls/2551/ Knee-slappin’ Bluegrass Music at Pickin’ on the Plains in Colby http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Hootin_Annies2.jpeg'/><br/> Tap your toes to live bluegrass music or pick your own banjo or guitar at Pickin&rsquo; on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival July 20-22 in Colby. This event is in harmony with the long-running Walnut Valley Festival&nbsp;in Winfield, just on a slightly smaller scale. In fact, Pickin&rsquo; 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! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/ Enjoy the best in bluegrass at Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Enjoy-the-best-in-bluegrass-at-Winfield-s-Walnut-Valley-Festival/1040/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Walnut-Valley-Fest-5.gif'/><br/>Pick and grin, or just tap your toes, at this popular Kansas music eventRecognized as the “Bluegrass Event of the Year,” the Walnut Valley Festival annually attracts bluegrass fans and performers from around the world. The family-friendly atmosphere offers high-caliber contests, workshops, world-class performances and enough spontaneous music-making to satisfy even the hardcore enthusiast. And true Festival aficionados pack their instruments and sleeping bags since camping is encouraged on the grounds. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Enjoy-the-best-in-bluegrass-at-Winfield-s-Walnut-Valley-Festival/1040/ Enjoy live music in historic Shirley Opera House http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Enjoy-live-music-in-historic-Shirley-Opera-House/497/ 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 &amp; Pub) in Atwood, Kan., where independent singer/songwriters – performing original material – entertain audiences in an intimate, dinner-theater atmosphere. Fri, 13 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Enjoy-live-music-in-historic-Shirley-Opera-House/497/