The Kansas Bluegrass Association's annual Winter Bluegrass Festival is today and Saturday at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive. The show will feature six nationally known bluegrass bands _ Lonesome River Band, Lost and Found, Bull Harman & Bull's Eye, The Martins, Cedar Ridge and The Hootin' Annies. It also will offer a junior showcase and workshops _ plus a lot of impromptu hallway jamming by attendees. Weekend passes are $45, Friday passes are $25, Saturday passes are $35 or $20 for the afternoon only and $25 for the evening only. For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.kansasbluegrass.org. Tickets are available at the door.
Celtic singer at the 'Choke
Jed Marum, a Celtic/bluegrass/folk singer from Dallas who performs regularly on public radio, PBS and the History Channel, will appear Saturday night at the Artichoke, 811 N. Broadway. Marum's show will be from 8 to 11 p.m., and admission is $5. Also, the Artichoke will celebrate 25 years in business on Saturday by offering $4 Guinness. For more information, call 316-263-9164.
The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show scheduled for Saturday at Century II's Mary Jane Teall Theater will feature "Bruh Man" Reginald Ballard from the television comedy "Martin" and several other comedians, including Tony Woods from Def Comedy Jam, Charles Walden from Martin Lawrence's "1st Amendment Stand-Up" comedy series, Hope Flood from BET's "Comic View," and Kansas City's Jus Jay. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $29.50 and $35.50 at www.wichitatix.com.