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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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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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Local musicians conquered the pandemic with covers

We passed the year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means a year without concerts, live entertainment, and stage performances. It also means that local musicians now have a year’s worth of virtual performance experiences under their belts. Not only did they get the chance to explore other…

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Five Lawrence musicians to watch in 2021

It feels like we’re finally in a position to start looking ahead. Vaccines are already rolling out in Lawrence, venues are starting to get some assistance from a relief bill, and we’re already eagerly putting together a potential concert calendar. It’ll take a while to see touring bands come back…

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No sour notes: Lawrence creates COVID-safe live music events

Venues were the first to close and will be the last to open as the country wades through the muddy waters of this deadly pandemic. For the moment, there isn’t any music downtown. Even the buskers have bunkered down until it’s safe to venture out. As we get a firmer grasp over the extent of COVID’s…

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Ten Black Artists You Can Support in the Lawrence Music Scene

The Summer of 2020 has been one unlike any other. We traded pool parties for social distancing, pride parades for protests, and dining out for carry out. Though tensions have been high, it’s clear that Lawrence is a community that strives to support one another. From fundraising to free meals, this…

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Supporting local musicians during COVID-19

Normally at this time, we’d be telling you about all the fun events planned for April and recommending some of the can’t-miss shows. But since we’re in a time of uncertainty during the COVID-19 lockdown, the entire world is practicing social distancing. To better keep this virus under control…

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