Alan Jackson at Hartman Arena, concerts at the Cotillion, blues crawl

04/24/2014 12:00 AM

04/23/2014 4:50 PM

Country star Alan Jackson, the first singer ever to perform at Hartman Arena when it opened in March 2009, will return to headline a concert there on Thursday. Jackson, best known for hits such as “Little Bitty” and “Gone Country,” also is bringing opening act Jamie Lynn Spears, little sister of Britney. Tickets are $45, $60, $75 and $89.50 and are available by calling 1-800-745-3000, at the Hartman Arena Box Office or at The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Busy week for concerts at the Cotillion

The Cotillion at 11120 W. Kellogg will be a busy place for live music in the coming week. Singer-songwriter Citizen Cope will put on a solo acoustic performance at 8 p.m. Friday. Then, on Wednesday, Alabama-bred hip-hop artist YelaWolf will headline a show that features opening acts Big Boyz and C-Major. And on Thursday, country singer Phil Vassar will perform a concert that was rescheduled from early February when bad weather caused him to cancel. All three shows start at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and details, visit or call 316-722-4201.

Blues Crawl is on Sunday

The Wichita Blues Society is putting on its annual Spring Blues Crawl at several Old Town venues on Sunday. From 5 to 8 p.m., a lineup of blues bands will play in bars around Old Town. Among them: Josh Vowell at Club Indigo, Kentucky Gentleman at Heroes, and LifeTribe at Mort’s. Then, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch will headline an after party from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Brickyard. Admission is a $10 wristband, available at all participating venues, and it allows admission to all the venues plus the after party. For a complete lineup, visit the Wichita Blues Society page on Facebook.

Denise Neil

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