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Here’s all the details on Wichita’s most popular outdoor concerts in 2019

Summer is right around the corner and that signals the return of summer concerts in Wichita.

For a small price – or often for free – you have the chance to discover talented local artists as well as listen to nationally-known musicians in some of the city’s prettiest settings.

What could be better than a summer al fresco concert?

Check out these upcoming dates, pack a picnic, load up your lawn chairs, and get ready for evenings full of live music under the stars.

Botanica’s Tuesdays on the Terrace

Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. $10 non-members, $5 members

Pack a picnic and settle in for an evening of live music in the gardens of Botanica. Two cash bars and food will be available throughout the events. Food available for purchase will be provided on various dates by Molino’s, Hot-2-Trot, Fetch, and Garden Café.

May 14 – Mountain Deer Revival, bluegrass

May 21 – Jason Callahan, country

May 28 – Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, brass and grass

June 4 – Cherokee Maidens, American swing music

June 11 – Jenny Wood & The Watchers, blues/rock/soul

June 18 – King Midas & the Muflers, classic rock

June 25 – Sunshine the Bunny, alternative rock

July 2 – Groove 42, rock

July 9 – Epic, ‘70s & ‘80s classic rock

July 16 – Flagship Romance, harmonic alternative folk

July 23 – Stimulus, classic rock

July 30 – Across the Pond, British Invasion classic rock

Aug. 6 – Haymakers, rock and roll/blues/swing

Aug. 13 – Escaping Pavement, Americana

Aug. 20 – Paul & Lezlee, folk/Americana/soul

Aug. 27 – Riverside Red, Americana/folk/bluegrass

Sept. 3 – Bad Mother Hubbard, R&B/soul/funk

Sept. 10 – RKO Blues, blues

Sept. 17 – Marley’s Ghost, Americana

Sept. 24 – Mudbugs, Cajun and zydeco

Thursday Summer Concerts at Bradley Fair

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock. Free

Bradley Fair’s 20th season of summer concerts kicks off on June 6 at the Bradley Fair Plaza. The concert lineup includes internationally known jazz, pop and soul artists. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Sodas and cocktails will be available for purchase from Newport Grill. Fireworks will conclude the July 4th concert.

June 6 – Oli Silk, jazz keyboardist

June 13 – Joseph Vincelli, jazz saxophonist

June 20 –Brian Simpson, jazz keyboardist

June 27- Denny Jiosa, jazz guitarist

July 4- Celebrate America Concert & Fireworks - Grace Kelly, jazz saxophonist

KEYN Summer Concert Series

Fridays, 6:30 p.m. doors and food trucks open, 8 p.m. concerts, WaterWalk, 515 S. Main. Free

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening at the WaterWalk for good food, live music and the dancing WaterWalk fountains. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up in the WaterWalk Commons.

Food and drinks are available to purchase from local food trucks. Guests may park in the covered parking garage. Concert lineup is subject to change.

July 12 – Astronauts, rock and roll

July 19 – Radioflyer and Across the Pond, classic rock and British Invasion classic rock.

July 26 – King Midas & the Muflers, classic rock

Aug. 2 – Big Fat Fun, pop/rock/country/funk

Aug. 9 – Annie Up, covers

Aug. 16 - TBD

Editor’s note: Across the Pond plays British Invasion classic rock. An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect description.