Music News & Reviews

Mudbug Madness

The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco band — the local group that recently appeared on the radio program "A Prairie Home Companion," —will headline Mudbug Madness, a crawfish boil and concert at Prairie Pines tonight and Saturday. The event, which lasts from 6 to 10 p.m. both nights, will include all-you-can-eat crawfish, jambalaya and fixings. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and available at the door. They include dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. A cash bar is available. For more information, call 316-303-2037 or visit

Skillet at Hartman

Grammy-nominated Christian rock group Skillet will bring its tour to Hartman Arena on Thursday. The group, known for its recent single "Monster," is touring in support of its album "AWAKE." Also appearing — the band Red and the Letter Black. The show is at 7 p.m., and tickets are $22, available at or by calling 316-927-3999.

A little wine and jazz

Jazz musician Fred Ballard will be performing horn and piano as part of a new trio he's formed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clifton Wine & Jazz, 3700 E. Douglas. Admission is $5. Also, the night spot will add Wednesday hours starting this week. New hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-686-5299.

Transcendental folk

Neo-acoustic quintet Elephant Revival of Nederland, Colo., will perform its transcendental folk music at 9 p.m. Thursday at Kelly's Irish Pub, 917 E. Douglas. Admission is $5. For more information, call 316-263-0755.