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Hooray for too many shows! Rocktober is finally here!

Oh boy! It's here! It's finally here! Our favorite time of year! ROCKTOBER!! This is like Christmas for music fans. Everyone's fall tours take them through the Midwest this time of year, so our music cup runneth over. Rocktober is a pretty phenomenal time for live music, right from the very first…

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Rockers roll their way through Lawrence in September

We’re ready for some rock and roll to slide back into the landscape. We’re talking crunchy guitars, throbbing baselines, and a hot mess of a singer onstage. We’ll be getting a lot of that in September, as bands head out on their fall tours (and everyone ends up touring through the Midwest in the…

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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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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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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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December's Best Bets for Live Music in Lawrence, Kansas

Let’s end the year with a bang, shall we? It’s time to big adieu to the aging 2021, tremendously falling out of style, and turn to the season’s hottest accessory: 2022. You did it. You’ve survived the year (for the most part). It’s time to don we now our gay apparel and party . Here are, in our…

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