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.