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

In This Moment at The Cotillion July 3

In This Moment

  • In This Moment at The Cotillion July 3
Cotillion
Date: Friday July 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $25 adv, $30 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 ROCK to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It's both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn't all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.
"Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness," explains Maria. "She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album."
"We went into this with the title Black Widow," says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she's like the black widow pulling them all in."
The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group's 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single "Blood," which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].
While writing and recording in the studio, Maria and Chris both tapped into the fearless ethos that characterized Blood, inciting their next creative evolution in the process.
"It's almost like I was growing up in this industry," Maria admits. "I swear I went from a girl to a woman. I used to hold myself back, and I had all of these fears. I woke up one day and realized it doesn't matter what anybody thinks. We have to do what we want to do. When I did that, I was freed. We could do this big grandiose show, and we could make the music we wanted. It began with Blood. That's where we started to come alive and figure out who we really are. We let go of any walls and limitations. Black Widow is us doing what's in our hearts."
"Black Widow is a progression from the last record," Chris affirms. "That opened up the floodgates for us. There were no boundaries. We could just go for it. We weren't afraid of any ideas. We didn't worry about anyone's opinion. We approached the music with that attitude."
Their boundless approach shines through in album opener "Sex Metal Barbie." Tempering an industrial crunch and sexually charged synths with gnashing riffs and hauntingly hypnotic vocal delivery, the track instantly transfixes, calling out haters who hide behind keyboards.
"People can be so cruel on the Internet," she sighs. "I actually don't read anything negative about me or the band anymore. I don't let myself get sucked into that. In the end, music comes down to someone's personal perception of what they love. It's not meant for everyone. I wanted to empower myself with that online negativity somehow. I literally went on these sites and read mean things and rumors about me. I wrote them down and transformed them into lyrics for the song. I turned it all around."
"That was the second song we did," the guitarist recalls. "It came from Maria saying, 'What about building a metal song around a cool hip-hop beat?' Everything was constructed piece by piece, and it was very experimental. Once we finished the song, we felt like we had something special. It was a catalyst for more music."
Meanwhile, "Sick Like Me" begins with an eerie buzz before snapping into muscular distortion and a propulsive guitar gallop. Everything explodes on an anthemic sing-a-long hook.
"It's about when somebody loves you for everything you are," she states. "They love you even for what you consider flaws. It's that vision of people who are super eccentric and twisted, but they're perfect like that because that's who they are. They're meant to be."
Then there's "Big Bad Wolf," which bares its teeth with a bludgeoning riff, keyboard swell, and piercing scream. "It was destined to be a faster song," adds Chris. "Maria did this choppy, cool Mike Patton-style verse. It became really intense."
Maria smiles, "I like to say I have the Big Bad Wolf in me and this Little Piggy in me. In my perception, the Big Bad Wolf is the enlightened and loving part of myself, whereas the Little Piggy is the dark side. I have a natural pull towards darker things. It's the internal struggle of those two animals in me, but I realize both are very necessary for all of us. I need to embrace that fire, be wild and primal. That's important too."
In This Moment also teamed up with Shinedown's Brent Smith for the stunning duet "Sexual Hallucination." It’s an elegant electronic-infused piece that drips sexuality and darkness.
"We love Brent and Shinedown," Chris continues. "We didn't think we'd have a shot at getting him, but he instantly said yes. The song is a little different for him, and he jumped at the chance to do it."
One of the album's most powerful moments comes on the piano-driven rumination "The Fighter." Contrasted with the resounding stark keys, Maria's voice proves especially potent. She goes on, "It's embracing and accepting who I am. I used to think something was wrong with me. I've come to learn I'm perfect in how fucked up I am. I wouldn't have these songs to sing or be able to connect with people without that."
Ultimately, that connection with fans is what drives the band. "Their loyalty is incredible," declares Maria. "It comes down to us doing this for ourselves and our fans. We owe it all to them, and we're excited for everybody to experience this. This is who we are, and it's for them."

Wade Bowen at The Cotillion July 10

Wade Bowen

  • Wade Bowen at The Cotillion July 10
Cotillion
Date: Friday July 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $15 adv, $18 day of show
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WADE BOWEN
FRI, JULY 10, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $15- DAY OF SHOW $18
ON SALE FRI 4/10 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!
The Given

It’s all in the timing.
As Wade Bowen looks ahead to the full-length release of his major-label debut and his emerging transition from regional success to national prominence, there was one vital dynamic affecting the timing: his fans. Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Bowen not only amassed a string of regional hits and awards, but also the kind of fan base whose passionate anticipation motivated the timing behind the May 2012 release of The Given, a 10-song collection and his first new music since 2008’s If We Ever Make It Home.

Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career at Stubb’s Barbecue in Lubbock, Texas, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large.

Brand & Dean "Live Your Dash" Tour w/ Special Guests : Timmy Jonas & Wiskey Militia

Brand & Dean

  • Brand & Dean "Live Your Dash" Tour w/ Special Guests : Timmy Jonas & Wiskey Militia
Abode Venue
Date: Thursday July 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Abode Venue : 1330 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
100.5 The Wolf & Farm Bureau Financial Services, Brad Mendenhall Agency Presents: Branch & Dean's "Live Your Dash" Tour with Special Guests Timmy Jonas & Wiskey Militia. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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Bucky Fowler & Southern Charm

Southern Charm

  • Bucky Fowler & Southern Charm
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Friday July 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Casino - Rotunda Stage
Price: Free! No cover!
Bucky Fowler grew up in a musical family. His father Don Fowler was one of the finest guitarists around, so naturally when Bucky showed interest in learning to play at age 9 he had an opportunity to be mentored by one of the best! He and his brothers were playing music professionally in their teens. Bucky has continued his love of performing for over forty years now. He is steeped in Classic Country and Classic Rock, but also loves Bluegrass, Gospel and enjoys performing other genres of music as well.

Bucky met his wife Karla in college. She joined the band a few years later as a harmony vocalist. Bucky and Karla have three daughters, also growing up surrounded by music. They began performing at an early age and are now using their stage name “Southern Charm”.

The Bucky Fowler Band also consists of four gifted players that have been performing with the family for several years: Kurt Graber on Steel Guitar, Rob Loren on Fiddle and Mandolin, James Hocutt on Bass Guitar, and Pat Keitel on Drums and Percussion.

Must be 21 or older. Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program may attend this Kansas Star event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
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Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion July 17

Fifty Shades

  • Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion July 17
Cotillion
Date: Friday July 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $15 adv, $20 day of show
Seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packs are available including a preshow meet 'n greet, photo & reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for announcements and ticket giveaways!

The "FIFTY SHADES OF MEN MALE DANCE REVUE" is a product from the East and West Coast U.S. Chippendales that toured from 2000 thru 2010, and also features former cast members from the International tour. Chippendales decided to only cater to big cities, casinos, arena, and theatres.This led to the decision to disband the East and West Coast troop in 2010 , due to the fact that since smaller venues were not an interest of theirs anymore! I took it upon myself, along with other very important people that have worked to put a show together consisting some former cast members from Chippendale and bring them to you !

Ladies Night Out never looked better. A burlesque show never was so elegant. And a male revue never caught so much attention. Enjoy the Ultimate Ladies' Night Out show. Spend a evening with The Men of Cuffs and Collars. The Show and excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With seduction and temptation these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.

When The men (attractive and physically perfect male dancers) show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy yet very tasteful routines. We design our show to fit every town and city's bi-laws , Other male revue shows have given our business a bad reputation,we are the exception to the rule.Our show is very tasteful and is more of the burlesque, vegas style show.

Designed exclusively for women, combines a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves, and sensual theatrics providing a sensuous and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy. Tickets to The Men of Cuffs and Collars "The New Show" is a perfect way to spend a bachelorette party, birthday or just a fun-filled night of desired fantasy. So Ladies, let us fulfill your fantasy and make all your dreams come true...............

Arch Allies

Arch Allies

  • Arch Allies
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Saturday July 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Casino - Rotunda Stage
Price: Free! No Cover!
If you are a fan of Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Styx, then you have a new favorite band pumping out GREAT MUSIC....Arch Allies! Arch Allies is a timeless tribute band centered around making classic rock sing alongs with dynamic vocals, huge guitars, dashing keyboards and powerful drums. This tribute band is making waves as THE national touring tribute show in North America. Arch Allies has performed from Florida to Washington state and from Mexico to Canada. Don't miss out on what every one is talking about!!!

ARCH ALLIES in the Kansas Star Rotunda!

Must be 21 or older. Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. 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.
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Dancing with the Stars Live! Perfect Ten Tour

DWTS10

  • Dancing with the Stars Live! Perfect Ten Tour
Hartman Arena
Date: Tuesday July 21, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Price: $50, $65
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Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the 'Perfect Ten Tour' is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to Hartman Arena on July 21! Tickets start at $50 and are available at ticketmaster.com, at the Hartman Arena Box Office and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Doors will open 1 hour before the show.

Kicking off this summer, Dancing with the Stars: Live! features the faces you know and love including pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars.

"I'm looking forward to dusting off my dance shoes and heading out on the road on tour with Dancing with the Stars. My children Ava and Beckett and my husband Tye will be traveling with me in what can only be described as the greatest road trip across America, dancing from city to city and reconnecting with the fans that make Dancing with the Stars so special," said Melissa Rycroft.

Tickets for Dancing with the Stars: Live! go on sale Monday, April 6. For up-to-date information and to purchase tickets, go to dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

Don't forget to tune-in to the 10th anniversary season of 'Dancing with the Stars,' airing Monday nights at 7:00 pm on KAKEland!
http://www.hartmanarena.com/events/upcoming-events/dancing-with-the-stars-live-perfect-ten-tour.html

Summerland Tour

Summerland Tour

  • Summerland Tour
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Wednesday July 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Price: $40-$49
The 2015 Summerland concert featuring Everclear, Toadies, Fuel & American Hi-Fi is coming to Wichita. The 4th annual 90’s alternative music tour has been heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the "10 Hottest Summer Package Tours".

Get ickets to the Summerland Tour starting at 10am on Friday, May 29 at Select-A-Seat outlets.
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J Alvarez at The Cotillion July 23

J Alvarez

  • J Alvarez at The Cotillion July 23
Cotillion
Date: Thursday July 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $30-$125
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1R7Mibq
DON HOLLYWOOD PRESENTS
J ALVAREZ
THU, JULY 23, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $30 - DAY OF SHOW $35
VIP $125.00 VIP ticket includes early admittance at 6:45pm and a meet 'n greet with J Alveraz immediately following the show.
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 CONCERT to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.
Javid David Álvarez Fernandez was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on December 13, 1983. When Alvarez was 12 years old he sang in front of several of his classmates and teachers, his first ever song "Lo Que Ella Trae" (What She Brings). He listened to many artists from the reggaeton genre, and paid much respect to artist Tego Calderon.[1] Then, through his cousin, he met with DJ Nelson, and soon quickly emerged a working chemistry between the two. He was then signed to Flow Music in 2009. Later that year, his debut album El Dueño Del Sistema was released. A special edition was later released on January 7, 2010. Otro Nivel De Musica, his second studio album was released on September 20, 2011 and featured the hit single "La Pregunta". A special edition was later released, on May 1, 2012, titled Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded. This album was very well received among fans and was nominated for Best Urban Music Album for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.

Graham Nash performing at the Orpheum Theatre

Graham Nash  at Orpheum

  • Graham Nash performing at the Orpheum Theatre
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Friday July 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $46 - $86
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform a series of “An Evening With” on July 24th at the Orpheum Theatre. This summer, Shane Fontayne (guitar, vocals) will be accompanying Graham Nash on the road.

Graham Nash will continue his long-time tradition of raising money for charity through the Guacamole Fund’s special benefit seats; in addition, he will be donating $1 per ticket sold to charity.

Tickets go on sale to the public locally at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1 through Select-A-Seat.
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Lady Antebellum - Wheels Up Tour

Lady Antebellum

  • Lady Antebellum - Wheels Up Tour
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Saturday July 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena
Price: $39.75, $59.75
Lady Antebellum's Wheels Up 2015 Tour stops in Wichita on July 25th. Special guest, New Artist of the Year nominee Sam Hunt will open the show.

Tickets on sale starting April 17 at the arena and Select-a-Seat outlets.
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Robert Earl Keen to Perform at Orpheum

Robert Earl Keen at Orpheum

  • Robert Earl Keen to Perform at Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Sunday July 26, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $30-$40
“The road goes on forever ...” It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”)

Tickets to see Robert Earl Keen on Sunday, July 26 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 15 through Select-A-Seat. Tickets are priced at $30 Upper Balcony, $35 Orchestra Rows L-W and Lower Balcony, $40 Orchestra Rows A-K 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
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Arch Enemy at The Cotillion July 29

Arch Enemy

  • Arch Enemy at The Cotillion July 29
Cotillion
Date: Wednesday July 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $21.50 adv, $25 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1R7jZK9
ARCH ENEMY
Veil of Maya, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
WED, JULY 29, 2015 DOORS: 6PM
ADVANCE $21.50 - DAY OF SHOW $25
ON SALE FRI 7/03 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.

“The greatest challenge for me is to keep improving every aspect of the compositions and arrangements,” says ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Michael Amott about new album, ‘War Eternal’. “I’m always searching for ‘the perfect ARCH ENEMY song.’ When I started the band in 1995 I had the idea to create the most heavy melodic band of all time.”
And he did. Over the course of 19 years, ARCH ENEMY, under Amott’s guidance, crafted 10 acclaimed full-lengths, dominated sales charts, and toured the globe. If Amott were a smart man, he’d retire now to some tropical island with his favorite Michael Schenker records in tow and the setting sun on his face. But neither he nor ARCH ENEMY are done. Not by a long shot.
With vocalist Alissa White-Gluz replacing long-time frontwoman Angela Gossow in 2014 respectively, ‘War Eternal’ is ARCH ENEMY reborn. “Changes in the band lineup are hardly ever looked upon favorably by the fans,” Amott acknowledges, “which I completely understand. Nonetheless, it does happen and the changes that have been made in the ARCH ENEMY camp were necessary in order for the band to survive and keep going. I love the energy of working with new people and Alissa have certainly brought a lot of talent and enthusiasm to the band!”

The Chicago based VEIL OF MAYA encompasses the good old American blue collar work ethic and have definitely taken the hard road to success grinding it out on the road through countless tours over the years, but now that backbreaking schedule is paying off tenfold. This quartet are one of the few very bands that can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality together effectively, all while keeping the listener constantly interested with baited breath wondering just what is coming next. This is exactly why they will have a career for years to come.

You don't name your band Cattle Decapitation if you're looking to subtly insinuate your way into the consciousness of the masses. Equally, unleashing some of the most intense, horrifying, and extreme metal known to mankind will not ingratiate you with those of a sensitive nature, for the San Diegan's boundary-pushing music is designed to turn heads and snap necks, and not necessarily in that order. Returning with their seventh full-length, the devastating Monolith Of Inhumanity, the band have never sounded more focused, more aggressive, or more determined to get in the faces of those who erroneously believe they have already experienced the band at their extreme best. "One of the main things this band has done since the very beginning was to try to break tradition and break the mold of what's acceptable, in any given genre we're working in," states vocalist Travis Ryan. "I'm really happy that with this record we've been able to successfully push those boundaries further than we ever have, and without going into the 'suck' realm or sounding contrived. We've gone so far out on a limb on this one, and I'm just ecstatic that we've pulled off what we were trying to achieve."

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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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...

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.