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Downtown Topeka Summer Concert Series STARTS Friday

FFC TimelineDowntown Topeka, Inc. will kick-off the free community outdoor concerts this Friday, May 1, starting with the 2015 First Friday Summer Concert Series (FFSCS) featuring Jarrod Guth playing guitar on the sidewalk at 5:30pm, followed by headliner Monk’s Wine around 8pm.  The FFSCS is a free outdoor concert featuring local and regional talent hosted in the 100 block of SW 8th in the downtown area.  Some seating and tables are provided, but the attendees are encouraged to bring their own comfy lawn chair with cup holder.  Along with LIVE music, the event provides outdoor beer gardens and dancing.  Upcoming 2015 dates for FFSCS:  May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7 First Friday Summer Concert Series Sponsors:  Strathman Sales, BUDWEISER, COX Communications, The Celtic Fox, The Office Bar & Lounge and our downtown annual sponsors


5/1/2015              Monk’s Wine  - (Topeka) Piano Pop Rock

6/5/2015              TBA shortly

7/3/2015              Aaron Kamm & the One Drops – (St. Louis) Reggae

8/7/2015              Top City Ramblers – (Topeka) Country

Brown Bag 2015 Timeline

For Wednesday lunchtime enjoyment, the Noontime Brown Bag Concert Series will kick-off May 13 (ending August 26) from 11am to 1pm every Wednesday on the west side lawn of Topeka Performing Arts Center at 8th & Quincy.  Local musicians from Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City will entertain attendees with their own authored music.  Some seating is provided.  Attendees are encouraged to pick up lunch at a local downtown restaurant and come relax to the tunes while they eat.  May 13 features returning musicians CS Luxem from Lawrence.

Noontime Brown Bag Concert Series Sponsors:  Mize Houser & Company, Topeka Performing Arts Center and our downtown annual sponsors

Downtown Annual Sponsors:  Capitol Federal, Clayton Financial Services, Parrish Hotel Corporation, Downtown Topeka, Inc, Capital Business Improvement District



5/13/2015            CS Luxem – (Lawrence) Experimental, ghost folk, psychedelic soul

5/20/2015            Chris Aytes - (Topeka) Singer/Songwriter and bandleader in the traditions of Elvis Costello and Buddy Holly

5/27/2015            Monzie Leo & The Big Sky – (Topeka/Lawrence) Acoustic-electric folk

6/3/2015              Slow Ya Roll – (Topeka) Funk N' Soul

6/10/2015            Kirk Drager – (Topeka) Folk/Americana

6/17/2015            Tyler Gregory – (Lawrence) Roots, Folk, Americana, Blues

6/24/2015            KID JAM on TPAC LAWN - Children's Singer/Songwriter Showcase and Sing-a-long with Kyler Carpenter

7/1/2015              Big Harry and the Back Alley Blues – (Topeka) Jazz/Blues

7/8/2015              Nicolette Paige – (Kansas City) Singer/Songwriter

7/15/2015            Jacob Hodge – (Topeka)  Acoustic and Rock

7/22/2015            Judd Henry Mason – (Topeka) Folk/Americana

7/29/2015            Ryan Wills – (Topeka) Traditional folk and acoustic riffs with modern pop production

8/5/2015              Greg Fox – (Topeka) Folk/Americana

8/12/2015            Jessica Paige Band – (Kansas City) Soul, Pop

8/19/2015            Ashley Reynolds (From Monk's Wine) – (Topeka) Pop/Rock

8/26/2015            The Waterdog Nation – (Topeka/Lawrence) Alternative/Country/Rock

Blind Tiger Brewery Acquires Giant Painting of "The History of Beer"

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