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Bluegrass takes center stage in live music for August

Well, we hope you like bluegrass because there seems to be an endless supply this month in Lawrence, Kansas. August is such a great time of year to slow down and really enjoy one of the stronger portions of the music scene. School starts back up, but everyone’s still got chill Summer vibes—and who…

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July's Best Music Bets in Lawrence

Oooooh boy, it’s hot out there! Luckily, Lawrence’s music scene is quite adept at putting on shows in the heat. If you’re not inside an ice-cold venue (some redid their air conditioning systems during the pandemic), then an evening patio show with a cold beer in-hand might be just the thing for you…

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Highly documented drama on the Underground Railroad

On December 19, 1858, Jim Daniels took his life in his hands and asked an agent of the Underground Railroad for freedom for him, his wife Narcissus, and their children. The next night, John Brown, the radical abolitionist, came to their farmstead in Missouri and killed a slaveowner while liberating…

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Best Bets for Live Music in June

Welcome to sweet, summery June! If there’s one thing you’ll be doing with live music this month, it’s getting outdoors and enjoying a festival or two. June is always such a beautiful time of year, and those who enjoy the sunshine will be thrilled with how many opportunities await for hitting the…

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Festivals and Rock Rule the May Music Calendar

I mean, you probably shouldn’t even try to leave town this month. Lawrence tends to spring into action this time of year, what with Busker Fest and the Food Truck Fest. But local music absolutely explodes in May. Every venue is filled to the brim with shows, and many are selling out quickly. This is…

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Celebration Weekend in Lawrence, Kansas

Jayhawks from across the country are flocking to Lawrence this weekend to continue the celebration of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Jayhawks. But that’s not all there is to celebrate in Lawrence this weekend! Celebrations of cultures, books, music, food, and more are happening…

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Where to watch the big games

*Originally posted March 8, 2017. Updated March 29, 2022 Gameday in Lawrence, Kansas - where to watch and what to eat! Can you feel that? There’s something in the air, and it’s contagious! It’s called March Madness, and if you spend a good amount in time in Lawrence (where the game grew up), you’re…

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Best Bets for Live Music in April

Phew! The spring season just hit like a ton of bricks, didn’t it? Well, lucky for those of us who live for live events, there’s no slowing down in April. There’s something for fans of disco, metal, piano rock, hip-hop, dance music, and (of course) bluegrass. The dandiest month of the year seems to…

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