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

Lee Brice at The Cotillion August 27

Lee Brice

  • Lee Brice at The Cotillion August 27
Cotillion
Date: Thursday August 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $26.50 adv, $30 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1DwGAcW
KFDI PRESENTS
LEE BRICE
THU, AUGUST 27, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $26.50 - DAY OF SHOW $30
ON SALE
FRI 8/07
10:00 AM CDT
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 Amaizing Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don't Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. While Brice is now known as reliable chart topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”-- " stole the show" (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes."
"I had success as a writer before I had success as an artist," says Brice, "so there's a misconception that I was a songwriter first and then started to sing my own songs later. But all along, I've really always been writing for myself. When I started writing songs at ten years old, it was because I wanted to sing them, and when I came to Nashville, I came to be a songwriter and a singer. It's all one thing to me."
After relocating from his native South Carolina to Music City, the former Clemson lineman dove headfirst into his craft, writing on his own and with a slew of talented musicians he fell in with. He found early success, with songs picked up by established artists like Jason Aldean and Keith Gattis. Though they may have been sung by other artists, those songs were stories from deep within Lee's own heart.

Wichita Grand Opera's Production of Puccini's Turandot

  • Wichita Grand Opera's Production of Puccini's Turandot
Century 2 Performing Arts & Convention Center
Date: Friday August 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
Price: $20.00-$95.00
Puccini's masterpiece, "Turandot," features an all-star cast of Metropolitan Opera Trio Samuel Ramey, Ricardo Tamura, and Zvetelina Vassileva. Mr. Ramey returns to Kansas to debut the role that started his career, Timur.

Puccini’s final opera, "Turandot," is also his most daring. Leaving behind the verismo (or “realistic”) subjects of his earlier successes "La boheme" and "Tosca," Puccini turned to Eastern mythology and larger-than-life characters. In the process, Puccini opened up an incredible new world of musical colors. Puccini died before he could complete the ending of "Turandot", but he left behind enough sketches for other composers to finish his work.

Set in China’s Imperial City, "Turandot" tells the legendary tale of an icy Princess who declares her suitors must answer three riddles to win her hand, but the penalty for failure is death. Ricardo Tamura, who is making his Wichita Grand Opera debut, leads a stellar cast as Prince Calaf, who vows to win Turandot’s heart. The tenor’s heart-stopping aria, “Nessun dorma,” was made famous by Luciano Pavarotti, and became one of the most successful pop crossover hits ever. The production is conducted by WGO Principal Guest Conductor Martin Mazik, of the Slovak National Opera. Stunning pageantry, spine-tingling confrontations, and some of opera’s most passionate music makes Turandot a must-see. http://www.wichitagrandopera.org/turandot.html

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

The Shagadelics - Disco Tribute Band

Disco Tribute Band

  • The Shagadelics - Disco Tribute Band
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Friday September 4, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Casino - Rotunda Stage
Price: Free! No Cover!
September 4 & 5, 2015 at 8:00pm each night!

The Shagadelics will thrill you on the Miller Lite Stage in the Rotunda with their far out dance moves and the funky tunes from the 70s that you will remember for years to come. So don't forget your polyester, platform shoes, and your bling... you'll need it to keep up with these boys!

Free! No cover!

Entertainment schedule subject to change. More Info

The Shagadelics - Disco Tribute Band

Disco Tribute Band

  • The Shagadelics - Disco Tribute Band
Kansas Star Casino
Date: Friday September 4, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Kansas Star Casino - Rotunda Stage
Price: Free! No Cover!
September 4 & 5, 2015 at 8:00pm each night!

The Shagadelics will thrill you on the Miller Lite Stage in the Rotunda with their far out dance moves and the funky tunes from the 70s that you will remember for years to come. So don't forget your polyester, platform shoes, and your bling... you'll need it to keep up with these boys!

Free! No cover!

Entertainment schedule subject to change. More Info

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...

ICT Roller Girls VS Vet City Rollers at The Cotillion September 19

ICT

  • ICT Roller Girls VS Vet City Rollers at The Cotillion September 19
Cotillion
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $11.50 adv, $13.50 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1NzNEWH

DOUBLE HEADER

Game 1- ICT ROLLER GIRLS VS VETERAN CITY ROLLERS


Game 2- ICT HAVOC VS CENTRAL KANSAS ROLLER GIRLS.


SAT, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
DOORS: 6PM FIRST GAME: 6:30 PM
$11.50 ADVANCE - $13.50 DAY OF SHOW
11yrs and under go FREE
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES

All tickets are general admission. A limited number of advance 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 SPORTS to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

The ICT Roller Girls, LLC (ICTRG) is Wichita’s first all female flat track roller derby league. ICTRG was formed in January 2006. Within a month, the girls held their first meeting and began holding weekly practices at a local roller rink.

Since then, ICTRG has grown into an organized entity filled with extraordinary women. We pay to play roller derby because it’s a sport that we love. We support our league because it provides an alternative sport for all shapes and sizes of women.

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

Recycled Percussion brings Junk Rock to Orpheum Stage

Recycled Percussion

  • Recycled Percussion brings Junk Rock to Orpheum Stage
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Saturday October 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $30, $35
America’s Got Talent finalists, Recycled Percussion, will bring their brand of junk rock to the historic stage on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Technically speaking, Recycled Percussion is a junk rock band performing on recycled instruments. Creatively speaking, Recycled Percussion’s performances are a dynamic mix of high-energy rock drumming, guitar smashing, and DJ spinning blended into recyclable junk music. Famous for their jaw dropping live performances, Recycled Percussion’s raw talent, extreme athleticism and precision leaves you inspired, thrilled and ready to rock!

Tickets to see Recycled Percussion at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 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

Machine Gun Kelly at The Cotillion October 14

mgk

  • Machine Gun Kelly at The Cotillion October 14
Cotillion
Date: Saturday October 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $30 adv, $35 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1MI8K7Z
HEADLINER MARKETING PRESENTS
MACHINE GUN KELLY
King Los, Dub O
WED, OCTOBER 14, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $30 - DAY OF SHOW $35
ON SALE FRI 8/07 10:00 AM CDT
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.

There's nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio's MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father after his mother began a new life with a new man.
"I don't have a relationship with my mom, she left when I was nine years old," says MGK.
In Denver, the Bakers lived with MGK's aunt. Though the father and son had each other, they couldn't lay claim to much else. As his dad fought depression and unemployment, the young MC split his time between wearing two school outfits and being bullied by the neighborhood kids.
"I used to stand out because I was tall and I couldn't really fight back then," says MGK. "Then I got tired of getting beat up so I started fighting people with my words instead."
In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
"DMX is a huge influence on me because neither of us have siblings so we had to fight a lot of dark shit by ourselves," says MGK.

Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin

Shinedown Breaking Benjamin

  • Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Friday October 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $39.75, $45
Two of the most successful rock bands in the U.S., Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin will be in Wichita this October. Special guest Nothing More.

Tickets on sale starting Aug. 14 at Select-A-Seat outlets. The arena floor will be sold as general admission. $39.75, $45

Coheed and Cambria at The Cotillion October 17

Cotillion
Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $26.50 adv, $27 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Tl9DaB
AEG LIVE PRESENTS
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
w/ Cursive
SAT, OCTOBER 17, 2015 DOORS: 6:30PM
$26.50 ADVANCE - $27 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 8/14 10:00 AM CDT
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 ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Over the past 10 years, Claudio Sanchez and his group, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock. His The Amory Wars narrative—spun out across their five previous studio albums which together have sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone—is a good vs. evil science-fiction epic that’s become to Coheed and Cambria fans something like what The Wall and Quadrophenia were to previous generations. And the tale might soon reach an even wider audience, as Mark Wahlberg recently announced that he and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions will turn Sanchez’s The Amory Wars into a big-screen live-action feature film.

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 .

Matisyahu at The Cotillion October 22

Matisyahu

  • Matisyahu at The Cotillion October 22
Cotillion
Date: Thursday October 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $25 adv, $28 day of show
Tickets: $25 ADVANCE, $28 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!

MATISYAHU – FALL 2015 BIO In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Live atStubb’s, Matisyahu has taken a new look at the music that first made his reputation in Live at Stubb’s III: A 10-Year Journey. In two stripped-back sit-down shows in March of 2015, Matisyahu performed new arrangements of his early reggae hits from the original album, along with a selection of later favorites up through Akeda. This tour reconnects Matisyahu with long-time musical collaborators and friends from his early touring days, including Live at Stubb's guitarist Aaron Dugan. Matisyahu and his band will present an evening of stripped-back arrangements highlighting the music that launched his career while taking fans of all ages on a journey through the evolution of Live at Stubb’s to his most recent release Akeda.

Dawn of the Dub 5 at The Cotillion October 23

Dawn of the Dub

  • Dawn of the Dub 5 at The Cotillion October 23
Cotillion
Date: Friday October 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $12 earlybird, $15 adv, $20 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1MHOPG6
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► Friday, October 23rd, 2015
► Doors @ 8pm // All Ages
► $12 Early / $15 Advanced
► Ticket available at The Cotillion box office, and 42° BELOW, or online: http://ticketf.ly/1MHOPG6
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Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Patrick “Dirt Monkey” Megeath has been at work for over a decade, honing his production skills through a variety of genres: dubstep, drum & bass, house, hip-hop, and breaks. With Dirt Monkey’s ear for bass and a vast knowledge of music production, he has quickly exploded onto the scene with his innovative original productions and energetic stage presence.

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The Florida based bass music producer Midnight Tyrannosaurus has been making quite a quake in the underground dubstep community. Quickly gaining recognition and DJ support from big names like Excision, Figure, and Cookie Monsta. With multiple top charting Beatport releases on Chronos Records, I. Am. Audio, Prime Audio, and Anemnesis; Midnight Tyrannosaurus is well on his way to making his own unique staple in the industry. Raw literal dinosaur sounding synths, and heart thumping sub bass make a Setasaurus one you'll never truly forget!

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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

Norah Jones

Norah Jones

  • Norah Jones
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Thursday October 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $45-65
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time.

Tickets to see Norah Jones at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9 through Select-A-Seat. Tickets are priced at $45 Upper Balcony and $65 Orchestra and Lower Balcony, 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

Mac Miller at The Cotillion October 30

Mac Miller

  • Mac Miller at The Cotillion October 30
Cotillion
Date: Friday October 30, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $31.50 adv, $35 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1JQBOd5
MAC MILLER
Goldlink, Domo Genesis
FRI, OCTOBER 30, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
$31.50 ADVANCE - $35 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 8/28 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
With every online ticket purchased for Mac Miller, you will receive one standard digital copy of his upcoming album GO:OD AM, in stores September 18. On the album’s release date you will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album. For ticket purchases made after the album release, you will receive redemption instructions 10-14 business days after your order is placed.

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.

In a blossoming hip-hop hotbed of talent, Malcolm "Mac Miller" McCormick is next up out of Pittsburgh, PA. A recent graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, Mac caught the eyes and ears of Rostrum Records, inking a deal in July 2010. A multitalented musician who can play numerous instruments and a young novice of the freestyle/cipher/battle circuit of his hometown, Mac has been paving his way to superstardom in his blue-collar hometown for years.

Born in 1992, Mac taught himself to play piano, drums, guitar, and bass by the age of 6. Then, after learning to compose songs in a variety of musical genres, he began studying the art of rhyme. Influenced by the styles of artists such as Big L, Lauryn Hill, Outkast, and A Tribe Called Quest, Mac soon developed a reputation for delivering jaw-dropping freestyles in Pittsburgh.

Recording his first songs in the Fall of 2007, Mac went on to form a duo called The Ill Spoken. By 2009, Mac began recording solo records. During this time he released "The Jukebox" and "The High Life" and began to generate a legitimate buzz in the streets and online

Theory of a Deadman at The Cotillion November 1

Theory

  • Theory of a Deadman at The Cotillion November 1
Cotillion
Date: Sunday November 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotilion
Price: $21.50 adv, $25 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1V4ADbY
T-95 PRESENTS
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
Pop Evil, Aranda
SUN, NOVEMBER 1, 2015
DOORS: 7:00 PMSHOW: 8:00 PM
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE
FRI 8/28
8:00 AM CDT
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 ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
You know what they say, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

In Theory of a Deadman's case, they go right to the studio. In the middle of 2013, the platinum-selling Canadian quartet began working on what would become its fifth full-length album, Savages [Roadrunner Records/604]. However, everything in their lives rapidly and unexpectedly changed. Whether it be a shakeup at their label, waning interest in rock at radio, or the downturn of society at large, a myriad of issues weighed heavy on members Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], and Joey Dandeneau [Drums].

Insane Clown Posse at The Cotillion October 27

Insane Clown Posse

  • Insane Clown Posse at The Cotillion October 27
Cotillion
Date: Sunday November 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $21.50 adv, $25 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1JPFpIh
INSANE CLOWN POSSE
P.O.D., Stitches, Young Wicked, Dope D.O.D.
TUE, OCTOBER 27, 2015 DOORS: 6:00 PM
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 8/28 10AM CDT
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 concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
INSANE CLOWN POSSE: A LOOK INSIDE THE TENT OF THE DARK CARNIVAL
When Insane Clown Posse emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early '90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the face painted duo’s hardcore, hip-hop style would bear on mainstream music. Over the course of several Gold and Platinum albums, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have shared their Dark Carnival mythology with the world, through their lyrics which range from the philosophic to the humorous and through their over-the-top live performances (the Clowns' most infamous concert tradition: Dousing the crowd with hundreds of gallons of Faygo soda). The duo's millions of fans -- known as 'Juggalos' -- have become one of the most studied and talked-about musical subcultures of all time. Many of their albums, including the Platinum-selling “The Great Milenko” and “The Amazing Jeckel Brothers” have become true classics of the horrorcore rap genre. Additionally, Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering of the Juggalos has grown to become one of America's most eclectic and celebrated summer music festivals.

Rob Thomas to perform at Orpheum

Rob Thomas

  • Rob Thomas to perform at Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Wednesday November 4, 2015
Time: 7:45 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $46.50 - $125
Rob Thomas has been one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists like Santana, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, his tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide.

Tickets to see Rob Thomas at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 through Select-A-Seat. Tickets are priced at $46.50 Upper Balcony and $69 Orchestra Rows L-W, $69 Lower Balcony Rows AD-AG, $79.50 Lower Balcony Rows AA-AC, $89 Orchestra Rows G-K, $125 Orchestra Rows A-F, 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

80's Rock Night with Paramount at The Cotillion

80's Rock Night

  • 80's Rock Night with Paramount at The Cotillion
Cotillion
Date: Saturday November 7, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $12 adv, $15 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1JP2g6W
BOB-FM PRESENTS 80'S ROCK NIGHT
PARAMOUNT
The Banned
SAT, NOVEMBER 7, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
$12 ADVANCE - $15 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 8/28 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations 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!

Founded as the house band for The Paramount Bar in Salina, KS, the demand for 80s Tribute Band PARAMOUNT quickly grew outside of Salina and regular shows in surrounding cities from Hays to Kansas City and Wichita to Nebraska were scheduled. With the dual lead vocal abilities of Eddie Light and Kristi Gray, the band easily plays 80s from Journey and Joan Jett to Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar and everything else between. Traveling with amazing sound and light production, PARAMOUNT delivers a Live Experience deserving of the decade called "The BIG 80s!"

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.

Samantha Fish & Danielle Nicole at The Cotillion November 27

Samantha Fish

  • Samantha Fish & Danielle Nicole at The Cotillion November 27
Cotillion
Date: Friday November 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $15 adv, $20 day of show
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1V7bs8z
3RD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN
SAMANTHA FISH
Danielle Nicole

FRI, NOVEMBER 27, 2015

DOORS: 7:00 PMSHOW: 8:00 PM
$15 ADVANCE - $20 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 8/28 10:00 AM CDT
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 BLUES to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Take cover: there’s a storm coming. With its lyrical thunderbolts, lightning-flash fretwork and ground-shaking grooves, Black Wind Howlin’ is a record to blow your roof off – and Samantha Fish has stood at the eye of the hurricane. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”
Released in September 2013 on Ruf Records, Black Wind Howlin’ flips a finger at the cliché of the ‘difficult second album’, firing off 12 classic tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011,” she reflects of her solo debut, “I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop. I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.”

Michael Mcdonald brings Holiday Show to Orpheum

Michael Mcdonald

  • Michael Mcdonald brings Holiday Show to Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Sunday November 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $65 - $75
Michael McDonald will bring his This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits Tour to the historic Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. The night will include his hits as well as holiday favorites that will surely put you in the spirit.

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades.

Tickets to see Michael McDonald on his This Christmas Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14 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. BuyTickets

American English to Return to Orpheum

American English

  • American English to Return to Orpheum
Orpheum Theatre
Date: Saturday December 5, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Price: $23 - $28
The show begins with the early years of Ed Sullivan and includes classic Beatles favorites such as “She Loves You”, “Twist and Shout”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, and many others. American English captures the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo!

Next, you’ll take a trip with American English as they recreate the psychedelic era of The Beatles. And in the end, you’ll be transformed to a spectacular musical excursion of the final years of The Beatles partnership.

Tickets to see American English at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 21 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

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.

Cody Johnson at The Cotillion December 18

Cody Johnson

  • Cody Johnson at The Cotillion December 18
Cotillion
Date: Friday December 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: The Cotillion
Price: $12.50 adv, $15 day of show
Tickets: $12.50 ADVANCE, $15 DAY OF SHOW.

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


In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson's unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.

Many Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson's honest style through the radio singles from his Six Strings, One Dream album: "Nobody to Blame" (#6 on the Texas music charts in 2009); #1"Pray for Rain" (2009 - 2010); and "Texas Kind of Way" (#6, late 2010 – 2011). At first opening for other artists, Cody has also taken the Texas dance-halls by storm. Increasingly, the Cody Johnson Band is the attraction, and an honest-to-goodness one.

Cody's childhood, though, was different from his rowdy onstage personality. Growing up, home was Sebastopol, a speck on the East Texas piney woods map, the perfect setting for that country boy to roam the woods, hunt, and fish. Home-schooling and family times around the piano provided the kind of life the kind many folks envy. Even Cody's music training started when dad Carl taught him the chords to "I'll Fly Away," a Southern Gospel favorite.

Starting public school as a freshmen, Cody expanded beyond playing the guitar and drums at church. When his "ag science" teacher overheard Cody playing an original song, he convinced Cody to form a band with other FFA (Future Farmers of America) members. A few months later, Cody's band placed "runner-up" in the highly competitive Texas State FFA talent contest.

Cody left the contest realizing he was in love for life: in love with the music, the crowd, and the energy of performing onstage. Beginning in small honky-tonks and bars, he tried different musical styles. Discarding many, today Cody's shows still keep a Garth Brooks-level of energy and a Ronnie Van Zant - outlaw dedication to individual style. Like the late Chris LeDoux's musical beginnings, "CoJo" sold his acoustic CDs from the back of his truck during three years of bull-riding. Cody still shows up today as the true cowboy he is.

After graduation, Johnson worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville. There, supervising prison inmates, Cody confides, "I developed an even greater appreciation for family and friends. Seeing how easy it was to go to prison set me on the 'straight and narrow'."

Also in Huntsville, Cody met Nathan Reedy, who became his new drummer. With Carl Johnson playing bass, the trio began traveling as the Cody Johnson Band. Their first CD, Black & White Label, provided funding for travel and radio promotion - and the assurance that the music dream was real.

Along the way, several popular artists have shared their friendship, fans and wisdom with Cody. Some had business advice and warned him of issues musicians face on the road. The common thread is that other professionals respect Cody as performer, songwriter and individual. In turn, Cody Johnson earns that respect, giving as much effort to an audience of 30 or 30,000. As he states, "I like the crowd to sing along, yell, or whatever makes them feel part of the show. I love big crowds because of the energy and showmanship I can exhibit. I love acoustic shows because of the intimacy and how candid they are. Acoustic shows are like sittin' around the living room 'pickin' and grinnin'."

Winning the Texas' Regional Music Awards as "New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2011," caused Cody to choose whether leave the security of State employment to chase his dreams. So he followed his own advice to "Always pray for direction, and know that no matter what..., the good Lord has a plan."
The answer to that prayer came when Cody's wife Brandi gave her "thumbs-up." As Cody puts it, "When the woman I love - and plan to spend the rest of my life with - told me that she 'stands by her man' and believes in me 100%, I believed even more confidently that I could live my dream. Though I've had lots of people believe, contribute, push and pull me along, no one's efforts affected my decision emotionally the way Brandi's faith in me did."

Cody indeed left his "day job" for the more-than-full-time music career. But, that's where the story really begins.
Expanding his boundaries beyond Texas, he flew to Nashville to record a new CD with Nashville studio musicians hand-picked by his "big brother," Nashville-based fellow Texan, Trent Willmon, producer of the new album, A Different Day (released October 31,2011).

Though new to Nashville recording ways, Johnson's musical confidence showed in the Music City recording studio. Together, he and the studio musicians tweaked songs to obtain the exact intended effect. Listening to the Music City veterans, Cody adopted suggestions when they felt right, and would "hang tough" when he felt the music differently.
According to CoJo, "I don't want to be labeled as 'Texas' or 'Nashville.' I am me: Texas, outlaw, cowboy, country, and a God-fearing man using the gift He gave me."
-Billie Willmon Jenkin

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to bring Rock Opera to Intrust Bank Arena

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra to bring Rock Opera to Intrust Bank Arena
Intrust Bank Arena
Date: Tuesday December 22, 2015
Time: Times Vary
Category: Concert / Live Music

Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $36 - $76
The tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena for two performances on Tuesday, December 22 and goes on pre-sale to fan club members from September 9 through September 11, and then on sale to the general public on September 18.

The story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." More Information