Wichita State University is hosting the We're Not Back to School Bash starting at 7:30 tonight at the Duerksen Amphitheater, 1845 N. Fairmount. The party features live bands Blue Eyed Soul and The A.J. McCausland Band. Tickets are required and include all-you-can-eat and drink for the duration of the three-hour bash. Tickets are $10 for WSU alumni members and $20 for non-members. The bash is open to alumni and friends over the age of 21. Purchase tickets at wichita.edu/bash.
Partygoers also can stop by the Pumphouse, 825 E. Second St., for the second back-to-school bash of the weekend starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. The band Achachay will be playing live for the night.
Sister Sparrow lands at The Boulevard
Sister Sparrow is bringing its distinct, orchestra-like sound to Wichita at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Boulevard, 900 George Washington Blvd. The powerful female lead singer is backed up by eight talented men playing instruments ranging from the harmonica to the trumpet.
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The band started in New York with a vocal and harmonica sibling duo and quickly grew into a nine-person band. Sister Sparrow is known to get its audience up and dancing with its sound that evolves from blues to funk to jazz. Tickets are $15 at the door with a cash bar available.
Nikki Moddelmog is playing back-to-back nights in Wichita this weekend. The Moundridge native is known for her impressive melodies. She'll play with Dennis Hardin and Mark Foley starting at 5:30 p.m. today at The Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island. The free show will last two hours.
The following night, she is playing with Charisse Kahler at 8 p.m. at the Artichoke Sandwich Bar, 811 N. Broadway. A $5 donation is requested. Moddelmog and Kahler will be on stage until 11 p.m.