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21 Free Musical Performances Throughout April at Wu

Wu Music

Washubrn University Department of Music and Theatre are hosting 21 musical performances throughout the month of April featuring music students and faculty. The public is invited and all concerts are free. Majority of concerts will take place at White Concert Hall located on Washburn University Campus – see list below. APRIL 5 @ 4:30p | White Concert HallColeman Hawkins Jazz Festival and...

Switch in Time at TPAC

Switch in Time

A new local concert series begins April 7 featuring Switch in Time at Topeka Performing Arts Center. ABOUT THE BAND Band members are accomplished classic rock musicians who perform some of the great hits of the band Chicago, Santana, Phil Collins and many more. Switch in Time promises a full concert experience with lights and sound. “These masters of music are bringing their full jam to rock your...

Langston Hughes


Attention Shawnee County History Buffs: The Shawnee County Historical Society presents a virtual program on Poet and author Langston Hughes and you are invited. Hughes spent a few years of his childhood in Topeka in the 1900s and attended Harrison School. Washburn professor and past Poet Laureate of Kansas, Eric McHenry, will profile Hughes’ life and contribution to society. The...

It takes a village: Concert for a Child

Concert for a Child 2022

Hear world-renown (and Topeka native) fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee live in concert Friday, August 26 at Topeka Performing Arts Center. “Concert for a Child” is a benefit for Capper Foundation and this August marks the second year for the event. Building on last year, McKee will be joined with two other phenomenal musicians and funds will benefit Topeka Performing Arts Center, in...

Summertime Blues in Gage Park


Topeka Blues Society is back for another season of FREE concerts in Gage Park. Join them on the third Wednesday of the month to hear some phenomenal blues musicians. Show time is 7p. Location is Gage Park Amphitheater. SCHEDULE: JUNE 15: The Josh Vowell BandJULY 20: Stranded in the CityAUGUST 17: Stone Cutters UnionSEPTEMBER 14: Mark & The Sharks NOTE ABOUT THE SHOW: Sponsored / presented by...

ART THAT MOVES (on four wheels)

Mulvane Arts

photo by Suki Blakley For the past 48 hours, artist Jenny Meyer-McCall has been creating a unique work of art on a neutral vinyl wrapped 2022 BMW i4. The art piece which can literally move, will be parked this weekend (June 4 + 5, 2022) for public display during the Mulvane Mulvane Art Fair. The painting of the car was a live event and staged in partnership with Aristocrat Motors Topeka. (from...

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