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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck
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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at Rock Island Live

The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is an instrumental group that features an unlikely instrument – the steel pan – front and center. The band, which will play in Wichita on Saturday, reached No. 6 on the iTunes Jazz Charts with its 2014 album “Mixtape Symphony,” according to the band’s website. The show starts at 9 p.m. at Rock Island Live, 101 N. Rock Island. For more information on the concert, visit or call 316-303-9800. For more information on the band, visit

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at Prairie Pines

The husband-and-wife banjo duo of Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will take the stage for Chamber Music at the Barn at Prairie Pines. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Pines Theater Barn, 4041 Maize Road in Maize. Fleck and Washburn collaborated on a duets album that was released in October. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55, available at 316-721-7666 or For more information about the duo, visit

Gala for Giving at Century II

The Gala for Giving is a charity and social event that leads up to the three-day Charities Car Show, put on by Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs. The gala is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Century II, 225 W. Douglas. Enjoy food and drinks, live music and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will go to three local charities: The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Starkey. Tickets are $100 ($60 is tax deductible) and can be purchased at or 316-634-1800.

Jake Trease