Wichita Area Concerts Calendar

Get the inside scoop on the best concerts and live music in the Wichita area! Concerts and events provided by The Cotillion Ballroom, Intrust Bank Arena, Hartman Arena, The Orpheum Theatre, Abode Venue and Century II Convention Center, and the Kansas Star Casino.

Events

Dirty Heads at The Cotillion July 31

Dirty Heads

  • Dirty Heads at The Cotillion July 31
Cotillion
Date: Friday July 31, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $21.50 adv, $25 day of show
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

The Sound of Change can't come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album "Sound of Change." Due out summer 2014 via Five Seven Music, the album boasts some of the groups' most diverse and ambitious work to date. "Sound of Change" takes a literal meaning with the production of this album, as the band links up with Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime).

The feel-good vibe associated with their sound was not forgotten. Sonically, "Sound of Change" amps up the groundwork laid by previous albums. Fine-tuned alternative choruses work harmoniously with hip-hop influenced production that seams the songs together. Universal themes of compassion, reflection and happiness are at the core of "Sound of Change." "We wanted the songs on this album to touch on the things we deeply care about and the people we are inside" front man Jared (Dirty J) Watson asserts, "but then we want to address the other side -- when the weekend comes and we need to let go and just rage." Who can't relate to that feeling?

Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks, often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded. For the touring cycle surrounding the release "Sound of Change" the band plans to bring a live show that will energetically compliment each new track. Dirty Heads have racked up their miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for over a decade. "Now that our lives are touring we get to see the world," both Watson and Bushnell agree, "we're taking stories and vibes from around the world and making this album is the culmination of that."

The band's breakout 2008 album "Any Port In The Storm" included the chart-topping hit track "Lay Me Down" which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album "Cabin By The Sea" which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album "Home -- Phantoms Of Summer," allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in "Sound of Change." Their previous work featured contributions from talent such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Rome (Sublime) and guitar legend Slash.

"Sound of Change" is a melting pot of all the band members' experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way. On the lighter side of the spectrum, "Burn Slow" (Produced by Rome, featuring rapper, Tech N9ne) showcases the hip-hop oriented side of the band. With anthemic choruses and a feel-good aura, Watson boasts the song is the perfect soundtrack for those times when you're "having a good time, going out with friends and realize that sometimes you just need to chill." The retro sound and sexy lyrics of "Hear You Comin," highlights Watson's soaring vocals in its hook. The first single, the metaphorical "My Sweet Summer" (produced by Niles from The Cataracs) is, in reality, a song for all seasons. An undeniable groove underlines the lyrical lament. The title track "Sound of Change" is the key manifestation of the artistic maturation of the band. "The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself" Watson reflects, "the song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable." Though there is diversity on "Sound of Change," as a body of work, it is cohesive in a way only Dirty Heads can achieve.

As a full six-piece unit, frontmen Watson and Bushnell are joined by keyboardist/vocalist Shawn Hagood, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral. This lineup is hell-bent on grabbing new ears with "Sound of Change." Their own journey can be heard within the album -- all you have to do is sit back and listen.

Jason Isbell Summer Tour!

Jason Isbell

  • Jason Isbell Summer Tour!
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Sunday August 2, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $35-$45 (plus applicable fees)
JASON ISBELL ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR AND WILL PERFORM AT ORPHEUM THEATRE ON AUGUST 2! Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm

"…one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies
and the kind of grainy blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind.”
–New York Times Magazine
"…one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies
and the kind of grainy blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind.”
–New York Times Magazine

TICKETS ON-SALE AT 10AM ON FRIDAY, MAY 8th
Ticket locations:
Tickets available through Select-A-Seat:
855.755.7328, www.selectaseat.com, INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office,
Participating Dillon’s Stores & Plant Employee Clubs
More Info:
JasonIsbell.com | WichitaOrpheum.com | NationalShows2.com http://www.selectaseat.com

Migos at The Cotillion August 5

Migos

  • Migos at The Cotillion August 5
Cotillion
Date: Wednesday August 5, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $25-$35
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1HkiQHv
GRIND TOUR MOVEMENT PRESENTS
MIGOS
WED, AUGUST 5, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
PRESALE 1ST 350 TICKETS - $25 - ADVANCE $30 - DAY OF SHOW $35
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.
While their rise to fame was somewhere between fast and meteoric, the Atlanta trio Migos are steeped in the Southern tradition of hip-hop groups, having come together due to their shared love of acts like the Hot Boys and OutKast. Members Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff came together in 2009 under the name Polo Club, with the name Migos becoming official in 2010. In 2012 they released the mixtape No Label, which featured the cut "Bando," a regional hit that caught the attention of producer Zaytoven and Kevin Lee aka Coach K, the manager who launched the careers of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy. The year 2013 was a whirlwind as June saw the group drop its Young Rich N*ggas mixtape, which featured the instant hit "Versace." That same year, Coach K got them on the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, a popular Atlanta festival where Migos came across their newest fan, Drake. The rapper added a verse to the "Versace" remix and put the cut on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same.

Los Huracanes del Norte, Los Rieleros del Norte, Conjunto Primavera at The Cotillion August 7

Los Huracanes

  • Los Huracanes del Norte, Los Rieleros del Norte, Conjunto Primavera at The Cotillion August 7
Cotillion
Date: Friday August 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $50 and up
3 GRANDES DE LA MUSICA NORTENA
LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE
LOS RIELEROS DEL NORTE
CONJUNTO PRIMAVERA
Banda Nortena
FRI, AUGUST 7, 2015 DOORS: 8PM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
Advance tickets are on sale at Carnicerias El Guero #1 #2 #3 and Galindos Fashion. All seating is general admission. A limited number of table reservations are available by calling The Cotillion at 316-722-4201. Text MEXICAN to 49798 for concet updates and chances to win FREE tickets.
LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE
With better than 30 years at the top of the regional Mexican music market and a discography boasting better than 50 titles, Los Huracanes del Norte are commonly known as one of música norteña's most influential groups. Though the group's musicians originated from the state of Michoacán, it was in San Jose, CA, that they cultivated their artistic careers. Formed in 1969, the group's principal members were Heraclio, Jesús, and Francisco García, who, joined by Asunción Rubalcava, called themselves Los Cuatro del Norte. The band was joined in 1972 by a fourth García brother, Guadalupe, who would go on to write to the song that earned the band their first recording opportunity. The band recorded their debut record in 1973, featuring Guadalupe's single "Corrdio de Daniel Treviño," which got airplay all over California. With the release of their second album, La Gavilla de Burro Prieto, Los Huracanes del Norte were able to tour throughout the region, playing dance halls as far off as Illinois. The band's breakthrough came in 1978 with the release of La Musiquera, which earned them their first gold record. Los Huracanes' touring territory was extended to include every corner of the U.S. and numerous stops in Mexico and throughout Central America. Subsequent films appearances familiarized audiences throughout the Spanish-speaking world with Los Huracanes and their unique brand of norteño. Through the mid '90s regional Mexican music audiences began to swell, and Los Huracanes del Norte regularly played for audiences of 10,000 to 30,000. In 2003 the band celebrated 30 years as one of the genre's definitive groups. Every one of their original releases from the late '90s through 2006's Puro Pa' Arriba landed a spot in Billboard's regional Mexican category's Top Ten. A household name throughout Mexico and much of the U.S., Los Huracanes del Norte are among norteño's leading proponents.
CONJUNTO PRIMAVERA
Conjunto Primavera is a Mexican conjunto group from Ojinaga, Chihuahua.
The group has released several gold and platinum selling albums and has been nominated for many Latin Grammy awards and just won the for best album on 2014.

Deep Purple

  • Deep Purple
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Saturday August 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Arena
Price: Tickets from $38.00
With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operates on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple has released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Must be 21 or older. Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program may attend this Kansas Star Arena event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. Learn More / Buy Tickets

Boston

Boston - Band Logo

  • Boston
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Sunday August 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Boston
Classic rock band Boston brings their high-energy stage show to Wichita Aug. 9, 2015. With special guests Blue Oyster Cult & Shooting Star brings dozens of classic songs fans have have grown to love.

Tickets on sale now at the INTRUST Bank Arena box office by phone at 855-755-SEAT and online. selectaseat.com

Here Come The Mummies at The Cotillion August 14

HCTM

  • Here Come The Mummies at The Cotillion August 14
Cotillion
Date: Friday August 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $25 adv, $30 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1wTMa68
HERE COME THE MUMMIES
FRI, AUGUST 14, 2015 DOORS: 7:00 PM
ADVANCE $25 - DAY OF SHOW $30
ON SALE FRI 3/13 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All tickets are general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations for groups of 4 or more are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton Guitar

  • Peter Frampton
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Orpheum in Wichita
Price: $39, $49 , $69, $89, $75, $127
One of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history, and Grammy Award Winner, Peter Frampton will perform at the historic Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, Aug.19, 2015!

Ticket sales begin Friday, Feb. 20 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online at selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, and at Select-A-Seat Outlets. Select-A-Seat

River City Rock Show 2015...KingShifter, Shyner, and Banned at The Cotillion August 22

River City Rock

  • River City Rock Show 2015...KingShifter, Shyner, and Banned at The Cotillion August 22
Cotillion
Date: Saturday August 22, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $10 adv, $15 day of show
Featuring: Kingshifter, Shyner & Banned.

All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

SOLD OUT - "The Raging Idiots" Featuring 102.1 The Bull's morning show host Bobby Bones

Raging Idiots

  • SOLD OUT - "The Raging Idiots" Featuring 102.1 The Bull's morning show host Bobby Bones
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Friday August 28, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Orpheum
Price: $15-$25
The Raging Idiots featuring Bobby Bones will be live at the historic theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. The show is presented by 102.1 The Bull and proceeds benefit the Kansas Humane Society.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Bobby Bones began his radio career at Henderson State University’s KSH 91.1 The Switch at the age of 17, where he graduated with a degree in Radio/TV. During that time, he also worked at KLAZ 105.9 in Hot Springs, Ark., as a part-time air talent. In 2002, Bones was hired by Q100/KQAR in Little Rock, Ark., and The Bobby Bones Night Show was born. In 2003, Bones moved to Austin, Texas where he began hosting The Bobby Bones Show Monday through Friday from 5-10 a.m. CT on 96.7 KISS FM. Joined on-air by Lunchbox and Amy, they attracted listeners in droves, as well as top rankings in the market.

Tickets to see The Raging Idiots on Friday, Aug. 28 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12 through Select-A-Seat. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Buy Tickets

"The Raging Idiots" Featuring 102.1 The Bull's morning show host Bobby Bones

  • "The Raging Idiots" Featuring 102.1 The Bull's morning show host Bobby Bones
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Saturday August 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Orpheum
Price: $15-$25
Second show added! After selling out the Aug. 28 performance in less than 40 minutes, The Raging Idiots featuring Bobby Bones have added a second show on Sat. Aug. 29th.

"The Raging Idiots" will be live at the historic Orpheum theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 & 29th. The show is presented by 102.1 The Bull and proceeds benefit the Kansas Humane Society.

Tickets on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets, by phone at 855.755.7328 and at the the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office. Buy Tickets

Tallest Man on Earth to Perform at Orpheum

Tallest Man on Earth

  • Tallest Man on Earth to Perform at Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Tuesday September 8, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $27.50 advanced, $30 day of show
Kristian Matsson is a singer-songwriter from Sweden who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. Since 2006, he has released four full-length albums and two EPs. Matsson is known for recording and producing his own records in whichever home he is currently living and states that the connection between his voice and guitar is so strong, he rarely records them as separately tracked performances. He is also known both by critics and his fans for his charismatic stage presence.

Tickets to see The Tallest Man On Earth go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26 through Select-A-Seat, and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Buy Tickets

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues at the Orpheum

Justin Hayward - Moody Blues

  • Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues at the Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Monday September 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $43-$83
that Justin Hayward, esteemed vocalist, lead guitarist, and composer of the Moody Blues, brings his Watching and Waiting Tour to the historic theatre at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.

Performing and recording for more than 40 years with The Moody Blues, Hayward wrote such beloved songs as “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Question,” “The Voice,” and “Your Wildest Dreams.” His prolific songwriting helped earn the band over 60 million albums sold.

Tickets to see Justin Hayward on Monday, Sept. 14 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12 through Select-A-Seat and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs Buy Tickets

One More Time...A Tribute to Daft Punk at The Cotillion September 18

One More Time

  • One More Time...A Tribute to Daft Punk at The Cotillion September 18
Cotillion
Date: Friday September 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $12 adv, $15 day of show
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text EDM to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk is the first and only realistic tribute of their kind. They don replica chromed helmets and FULL SCALE pyramid stage to create the perfect Daft Punk inspired vibe and perform an awe-inspiring encore in electro-luminescent suits, reminiscent of the "Alive 2007" tour.

One More Time flawlessly produce a high-octane hour and fifteen minute set combining Daft Punk anthems, club bangers, and their own remixes.

Time machines are hard to come by...

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

  • Florida Georgia Line
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Thursday September 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $36.75 & $56.75
Florida Georgia Line with special guests Thomas Rhett & Frankie Ballard.

Tickets on sale starting Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Ticket Info

Blues Guitarist Robert Cray and band at the Orpheum

Blues Guitarist Robert Cray

  • Blues Guitarist Robert Cray and band at the Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Thursday September 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $30-$40
With his seventeenth studio album, In My Soul, the five-time Grammy winner (and 15-time nominee) reasserts his position as one of his generation's great musical storytellers—this time steeped in the down-home sound and rich emotion of Southern Soul.

Robert Cray is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. The New Yorker called him “one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now.“ He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Tickets to see the Robert Cray Band on Sept. 24 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26 through Select-A-Seat and and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Buy Tickets

Lil Durk at The Cotillion September 25

Lil Durk

  • Lil Durk at The Cotillion September 25
Cotillion
Date: Friday September 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $25 adv, $30 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1CVhpjT
TY JORDAN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
LIL DURK
w/ GunPlay, Hypno Carlito (OTF)
FRI, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
$25 ADVANCE - $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 7/24 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.
Chicago's Lil Durk isn't as famous as Chief Keef, and he's not as prolific as King L, but he is just as talented as either, carving out his own niche in the city's drill scene with a unique, creative, melodic flow and an extremely consistent catalog.

A Def Jam signee and member of the Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE) clique, Durk's I'm Still A Hitta and Life Ain't No Joke mixtapes are two of the better hip-hop releases this year. The former, in particular, is a tight, focused, and singular document of Chicago rap in 2012.

But who is this 19-year-old Englewood native? We spoke with Lil Durk about where he grew up, his discography, his experience signing with a major record label, and the stresses of success.

"Chicago, Englewood. It was hard growing up. [There wasn't] a lot of money around. [There was] a lot of shooting and killing and all that. It's worse now. There was a lot of killing going on as a kid. Took a lot of stuff out of me growing up. A lot of shootings going on. It was hard growing up, but I made it. But it's even worse right now.

"I'm 100 with my family. Everybody's all cool. No problems. I have two sisters and a brother. Everybody was close.

The Rat Pack is Back coming to the Orpheum

The Rat Pack is Back

  • The Rat Pack is Back coming to the Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Saturday September 26, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Orpheum
Price: 35-$45
What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when a swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop.

Tickets to see THE RAT PACK IS BACK on Saturday, September 26 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22 through Select-A-Seat. Tickets are priced at $35 Upper Balcony, $40 Lower Balcony and $45 Orchestra and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Buy Tickets

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Tour

FOo Fighters

  • Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Tour
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Wednesday September 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $35, $55 and $75
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour 2015 stops in Wichita on Sept. 30!

Online Pre-Sales start Dec 1. Tickets on sale to the public starting Dec 5 at 10am.

Tickets for the Foo Fighters will first go on sale via the BEAT THE BOTS: BOX OFFICE ONLY
PRE-SALE beginning this Saturday, November 22nd at 10am. Fans sick of Scalper-BOTS programmed to buy huge amounts of tickets to resell them will get first shot at tickets. Visit foofighters.com for a complete list of box office locations and details. foofighters.com

Third Day Brings Lead Us Back Tours to Orpheum

Third Day at Orpheum

  • Third Day Brings Lead Us Back Tours to Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Thursday October 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $26, $36, $76 VIP
During the last decade, Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band THIRD DAY (comprising members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 30 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than 8.5 million albums.

THIRD DAY is touring in support of their latest album, Lead Us Back, released in March 2015. They will be joined by special guests Brandon Heath and Warren Barfield.

Tickets to see Third Day at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 17 through Select-A-Seat. Buy Tickets

Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa at The Cotillion October 1

Funk Volume Tour

  • Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa at The Cotillion October 1
Cotillion
Date: Thursday October 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $22.50 adv, $25 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1IkNGBv
FUNK VOLUME TOUR 2015
HOPSIN
DIZZY WRIGHT
JARREN BENTON
DJ HOPPA
THU, OCTOBER 1, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
$22.50 ADVANCE- $25.00 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 7/24 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn't do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

Like many kids, Hopsin wanted to be "cool". But as hard as he tried, he never graduated past being that "weird black kid" that rode around on a skateboard. He tried to get attention by making people laugh, but he always ended up being the butt of the joke. He wrote songs for girls to get them to like him, but got no love.

Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future. His teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn't amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004.

World-class Elvis impersonator Donny Edwards at the Orpheum

Donny Edwards

  • World-class Elvis impersonator Donny Edwards at the Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Saturday October 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Come see Donny Edwards, an internationally known, multi-award winning, veteran professional Elvis tribute artist at the Orpheum on October 3! He is a versatile performer with the ability to re-enact each era of Elvis’ life and career, and recently became an official Las Vegas casino headliner act and is also the only Elvis Tribute Artist to have been granted permission by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform his show on the estate grounds of Graceland.

Tickets are on sale now through Select-A-Seat, and are priced at $20 Upper Balcony, $25 Lower Balcony and $30 Orchestra and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, Participating Dillon’s Stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Buy Tickets

Ariana Grande - Honeymoon Tour

Ariana Grande

  • Ariana Grande - Honeymoon Tour
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Tuesday October 6, 2015
Time: - 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $69.50
One music's biggest pop stars, Ariana Grande will be in Wichita on October 6. Special Guest Prince Royce. Tickets on sale starting April 4 at LiveNation.com. More Info

The Mavericks at The Cotillion October 9

The Mavericks

  • The Mavericks at The Cotillion October 9
Cotillion
Date: Friday October 9, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $35 adv, $40 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Hq8oOO
AN EVENING WITH
THE MAVERICKS
FRI, OCTOBER 9, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $35 - DAY OF SHOW $40
ON SALE FRI 7/17 10AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All tickets are general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations for groups of 4 or more are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

"It took life for us to get to this point – Everybody was so free. From the first notes, it sounded like an explosion of sound; we went where the songs took us with a singularity of purpose.

We came in to make music as grown-ups, to make music as men." – Raul Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."
With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like "Dance In The Moonlight," the Orbison-esque "Born To Be Blue," the horn-punctuated retro noir "Back In Your Arms Again," and the Tejano-esque "All Over Again" show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

For Raul Malo, the lead singer with the rich supple voice that's second to only Roy Orbison in its ability to convey lonesomeness, desire, and vivre; drummer Paul Deakin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Reynolds; as well as longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and seasoned guitarist Eddie Perez, life has become richer in terms of experience, playing acumen, and a sense of their own musicality. It has also deepened the connection between them in a way that heightens the singular chemistry that made the Grammy-winning band one of the most exciting live acts in any musical genre.

Def Leppard

Def Leppard

  • Def Leppard
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Saturday October 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $39.50, $49.50, $79.50, $99.50
Def Leppard and special guests Foreigner and Tesla will be in Wichita on October 10!

Def Leppard’s rock music career includes dozens of hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum
albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria.Legendary include “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.

Tickets on sale starting April 18 at Select-A-Seat and at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office SelectASeat.com

Bring Me The Horizon at The Cotillion October 19

Bring Me The Horizon

  • Bring Me The Horizon at The Cotillion October 19
Cotillion
Date: Monday October 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $26.50 adv, $30 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1TQnRNE
BRING ME THE HORIZON
Issues
MON, OCTOBER 19, 2015 DOORS: 6PM
$26.50 ADVANCE / $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 7/24 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text METAL to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, BRING ME THE HORIZON have gone from hyped youngsters, winning the Kerrang Award for Best British Newcomers in 2006, to one of the world’s most exciting and unique new bands, currently bringing their individual brand of heavy music to sell out crowds all over the world.

2013 is the year you will hear one of the most exciting albums of recent times- ‘Sempiternal’. The fourth studio album by platinum selling metal giants Bring Me The Horizon. ‘Sempiternal’ is out on April 1st (April 2nd in US).

This year has already seen everyone from Q Magazine to the Times newspaper claiming a resurgence of British metal, with Bring Me The Horizon leading the charge.

The Sheffield five piece recorded ‘Sempiternal’ over a three month period with super producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden). The album is an embracing ride through soaring vocals, supercharged melodies and what can only be described as spine tingling metal anthems .

Asleep at the Wheel celebrates 45th Anniversary at the Orpheum

Asleep at the Wheel

  • Asleep at the Wheel celebrates 45th Anniversary at the Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Friday October 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $35
Asleep at the Wheel is celebrating their 45th Anniversary and touring in support of their new album, Still the King: A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. Since their inception, the band has won nine GRAMMY awards, released more than 20 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts.

Tickets to see Asleep at the Wheel at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 23 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24 through Select-A-Seat. Buy Tickets

Parmalee at The Cotillion November 13

Parmalee

  • Parmalee at The Cotillion November 13
Cotillion
Date: Friday November 13, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $21.50 adv, $25 day of show
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

From this tiny town that's home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin- roofed barn dubbed Studio B, country rockers Parmalee launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn't call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed.

Each obstacle that delayed Parmalee's arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of country radio and Parmalee's brand of country music to meet at the perfect crossroad.

Parmalee's country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.

Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad's band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.

All that practice paid off one night when Matt and Scott, then teenagers, snuck into a club to watch their father perform. "The guitar player got too drunk before the gig and didn't show," Matt explains. "I knew all the songs so my dad called me on stage. I was in the band from that point on." Scott replaced the drummer, and Barry learned bass in order to secure his spot in the band. The line-up became the newly minted The Thomas Brothers Band.

The Thomas Brothers Band cut their teeth on the local club circuit and would often share the same marquee with a cover band that starred their friend Josh McSwain on guitar and keys. Josh's upbringing paralleled Matt, Scott and Barry's. Josh also traveled and played with his father who was in a bluegrass band called "Get Honked." A fan of Josh's musical prowess, Matt invited Josh to play with Barry, Scott and himself. The foursome clicked immediately on stage. Their first gig was held at local watering hole, Corrigans, near East Carolina University where the guys went to school. From this moment in 2001 Parmalee was born.

The band set up camp every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Parmele, NC barn they named Studio B after its original builder Mark Bryant. They added an extra "e" to the band's name to make it easier for those outside the area to pronounce it. "Tuesdays and Thursdays were the only nights we could all get together and rehearse – the rest of the time we were each out working in order to fund Parmalee," Matt says. "Every person in town could hear us practice in the barn, so we also had to stop at 11 p.m. to be considerate of the neighborhood."

The residents of Parmele weren't the only ones within earshot. The band developed a devout regional following based on the intensity of their live shows. But, the guys knew to turn their dreams into reality they would have to leave North Carolina. Their journey took them all over the country including New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta as they tried to find their musical direction. All of the producers, managers, and label representatives said the same thing: "you guys need to be in Nashville."

Matt, Barry and Josh parked their RV, which doubled as their studio, in the Comfort Inn parking lot on Nashville's famed Demonbreun Street near Music Row. For the next month the parking lot was home and office. They began writing new material and networking. Their new connections led to a co-writing session with David Fanning, who is part of the celebrated production team New Voice with Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy and Rich Redmond. "Going into these appointments, you never know who you're going to meet or how it's going to go," Matt explains. "But when I wrote with David, we hit it off."

During the same weekend as the infamous Nashville flood, Parmalee and Fanning wrote "Musta Had a Good Time" – even recording the demo in the RV's recording "studio" – oblivious to the devastation that was happening to the city around them. After the "Flood Sessions," Parmalee went into the studio with New Voice to record some sides, including "Carolina," and "Musta Had a Good Time." NV played the songs for BBR Music Group President/CEO Benny Brown who was impressed and asked to see a showcase as soon as the band returned to Nashville.

Parmalee put together a short tour in North Carolina to fund the trip back to Music City. But after the first show, plans changed.

After their September 21, 2010 show, Josh and Barry were packing gear in the venue while Matt and Scott were outside loading their RV when two armed men knocked on the door. The men put a gun to Matt's head and demanded money. Shots were fired. Scott, who possessed a concealed weapons license, fired back. One of the gunmen died and Scott was shot three times. One bullet hit Scott's femoral artery causing him to nearly bleed to death. "He bled out on the air flight to Charlotte, and his heart stopped twice," Matt recalls. "When we got to the hospital, the doctor gave him a five percent chance to live."

Scott was hospitalized in Charlotte, NC for 35 days – 10 of which he spent in a coma. News of the shooting spread like wildfire and the local news stations carried weekly reports on Scott's progress. Parmalee's fans turned out in droves to show their support. Through Facebook campaigns and benefits they raised enough money to help cover Scott's medical bills. The Nashville community also rallied behind Parmalee donating autographed items and VIP packages to help cover Scott's medical expenses. "We knew we had a lot of friends and fans," Josh says. "But we found out exactly how many we had."

By February 2011, Scott was well enough to get behind a drum kit for the first time and the band finally performed their promised label showcase. "We wouldn't tell everybody how bad off I was because there was no way I wasn't going to play that show," Scott says. "I was in a leg brace, but I only had to get through six songs. Parmalee had fought for so much for so long that we decided we hadn't come this far to stop now." Through sheer willpower, the band nailed the set and landed a deal with Stoney Creek Records, home to ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square and chart-topper Randy Houser.
Looking back on their experiences, the members of Parmalee have no regrets about the path they chose. "All the obstacles and craziness we've been through allowed us to help find our home in Nashville," Matt says. "It took us going through all that to mold us," Barry continues. "In Hollywood and New York we were always pushed in opposite directions. But Nashville helped us capture our sound – a sound that's authentic to who we are as both artists and as people."

All of Parmalee's hard work, dedication and perseverance is paying off in a big way. Country fans voted the band's debut single, "Musta Had A Good Time," #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on SiriusXM's The Highway "Hot 30 LIVE" countdown and the song became a Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio. The fun-loving party anthem has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts from the PGA to MLB. Parmalee was named a "Bubbling Under Artist" by Billboard magazine (June 2013) and one of Clear Channel's NEW! Artists to Watch in 2013. MTV Networks also hand picked Parmalee to perform as part of its 2013 O Music Awards and the foursome recently appeared on the 4th Annual American Country Awards.

Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash "Carolina" became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Parmalee was also the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/ Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. "Carolina" was recently certified GOLD (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Parmalee's debut country album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. In 2014, Parmalee earned a semi-finalist nod for the Academy of Country Music's coveted "New Artist of the Year" award, a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for "Choice Country Group" and toured with one of country's leading male vocalists, Jake Owen, on his Days Of Gold Tour. Parmalee's latest hit, "Close Your Eyes," recently became its second consecutive Top 3 hit at country radio. This year, Parmalee hits the road with Brad Paisley on his "Country Nation World Tour," kicking off Jan. 17, 2015 in Morgantown, WV. The band's new single, "Already Callin' You Mine" impacts country radio on Feb. 2, 2015.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

  • LeAnn Rimes
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Saturday November 21, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Arena
Price: Tickets from $49.00
GRAMMY Award winner and Country music superstar LeAnn Rimes will be at the Kansas Star Arena on November 21!

With a career spanning more than two decades, Rimes has had 42 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and her version of “How Do I Live” is the second-longest charting song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Tickets on sale now.

ALL AGES SHOW. Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under 21 may attend this Kansas Star Arena event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. Learn More / Buy Tickets

Jason Boland & The Stragglers...THANKSGIVING EVE at The Cotillion November 25

Boland

  • Jason Boland & The Stragglers...THANKSGIVING EVE at The Cotillion November 25
Cotillion
Date: Wednesday November 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $15 adv, $18 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1SLmLSR
THANKSGIVING EVE CONCERT!
JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS
WED, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $15 - DAY OF SHOW $18
ON SALE FRI 6/26 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

This is country music.

In a recent commercial-country star’s genre-defining song, the act of singing about Jesus, tractors and little towns is portrayed as an unfashionable act that runs counter to the current of societal norms. Rebellion is drinking a cold one, getting a little loud, although it’s never mentioned what the country folk are getting loud about. Country music seems to be an increasingly neutered genre, where nothing at all is said, where a hit song that welcomes a world where a black man could become president was seen as a bridge too far by some. Contrast that discomfort with the bravery of an artist like Merle Haggard producing a song like “Irma Jackson” in the late 1960s. That The Hag is name-checked by so many current country stars as an influence is ironic, given that the bravery exhibited in this one song is greater than the combined bravery of every artist currently on the country chart.

WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE CHRISTMAS

THE BIG NOISE CHRISTMAS

  • WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE CHRISTMAS
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Saturday December 12, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Arena
Price: Tickets start at $29
Selling more than 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic career, whether performing solo or alongside her mother as half of the legendary duo The Judds, her songs have charted countless singles including 20 #1 hits. She has received more than 60 industry awards. Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline” and received the coveted Top Female Vocalist of the Year trophy at the ACM Awards in 1994.

Must be 21 or older. Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program may attend this Kansas Star Arena event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. Learn More / Buy Tickets

Split Lip Rayfield...20th Anniversary Show at The Cotillion December 12

Split Lip Rayfield

  • Split Lip Rayfield...20th Anniversary Show at The Cotillion December 12
Cotillion
Date: Saturday December 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $18 adv, $20 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1FTNTua
20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD
SAT, DECEMBER 12, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $18 - DAY OF SHOW $20
ON SALE FRI 6/05 10AM
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text BLUEGRASS o 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Bluegrass worthy of being blasted out of the windows of a Plymouth Barracuda with 451 Hemi engine. Metal and jazz like freakouts done acoustically. Arising out of the ashes of Scroat Belly, the Lip's live shows were the stuff of legend. They whipped crowds into a sweaty frenzy—Jeff hunched over his homemade, gas-tank bass "The Stitchgiver," Kirk breaking guitar strings by the dozen and changing them fast enough to ensure himself a place on any NASCAR pit crew, Wayne scorching his fire-proofed mandolin, and Eric, looking the part of a Civil War re-enactor, doing things to a banjo that Eddie Van Halen wishes he’d thought of.

Split Lip's playing was fast, manic, insanely complex and utterly unique. They happily and improbably took the spirit and musical inventiveness of the Stanley Brothers, John Zorn, hell, even Rush, and came up with something definitively SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD. There will never be another band or sound like them. There couldn't be. Like so many ground breaking and insanely original bands before them, it may take the world another 25 years to catch on. Our loss.