Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - music Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:21:39 GMT Music, Art Fills Downtown Hutchinson on Third Thursday http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/7/Music-Art-Fills-Downtown-Hutchinson-on-Third-Thursday/3023/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Hutchinson-Third-Thursday-rock-band.jpg'/><br/> I expected to see cookbooks and colorful utensils, but what made my heart sing was a band playing &quot;Wild Thing&quot; when I stepped inside&nbsp;Apron Strings Kitchen Store&nbsp;in Hutchinson. What could be better than shopping to the sound of live music? Borrowing from the song's lyrics:&nbsp;Third Thursday, I think I love you. Tue, 07 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/7/Music-Art-Fills-Downtown-Hutchinson-on-Third-Thursday/3023/ Joyful Noise in the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Joyful-Noise-in-the-Flint-Hills/2717/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/jam-session.jpg'/><br/> The magical moment at Joyful Noise Camp came when my son sat jamming with two cellists and a bass player using an instrument made in craft class. He had the beat. ... Tue, 09 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Joyful-Noise-in-the-Flint-Hills/2717/ 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/ Top 10 Favorite Things at Salina’s Smoky Hill River Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Top-10-Favorite-Things-at-Salina-s-Smoky-Hill-River-Festival-/2194/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Smoky-Hill-River-Fest-food-court1.jpeg'/><br/>Tapping my toes and nodding my head to the sounds of salsa, jazz, rock and Latin music, I spent a good part of this June afternoon sipping sweet tea under the shade of a huge oak tree during the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina. As I reached to admire my newly-purchased treasure – a sculptured container designed from cream, brown and green handmade paper – that I found at the craft show, drums and other hand percussion instruments begin beating an energetic rhythm nearby, beckoning me to get up and dance. Ahhh, this is the life! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Top-10-Favorite-Things-at-Salina-s-Smoky-Hill-River-Festival-/2194/ Kelley Hunt Creates Music of Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Kelley-Hunt-Creates-Music-of-Kansas/1944/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/kelley-hunt-pic.jpeg'/><br/> Kansas musician Kelley Hunt&nbsp;has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe with her music steeped in blues, roots and gospel traditions. She has graced the stage at premier American and International music festivals but Kansas is where her heart is.That made her the perfect choice to create the music for a new set of commercials from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks &amp; Tourism, promoting the Sunflower State as a vacation destination. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Kelley-Hunt-Creates-Music-of-Kansas/1944/