Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy some really wonderful free summer concerts in June and the first week of July. The Bradley Fair Summer Jazz Concert Series begins Thursday, June 1, 2017.
These are great for the whole family. If you want to be close to the band, arrive early and sit in the plaza area. But across the lake behind the shopping center there is a spacious grassy area that’s great for spreading out a little bit, and the sound carries very well over the water.
It’s a great time to get together with friends and family. The kids can watch the ducks and the white egret, which often lands on the edge of the lake to dive for fish.
Some evenings it’s a little hot until after the sun has set, so you may want to bring a bottle of water and some spending money for ice cream.
Soft drinks, wine, and cocktails will also be available to purchase at the concerts.
The last concert of the summer series always includes fourth of July fireworks. These are always amazing – you’ll love them. It’s very artistic, with sprays and plumes of crackling stars falling from the skies. If you haven’t been to them, they’re a great way to gear up for the Independence Day holiday fun.
The Bradley Fair shopping center is at Rock Road and 21st Street East in Wichita.
The free outdoor jazz concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for this summer:
- June 1 • Joseph Vincelli
- June 8 • Dotsero
- June 15 • Chris Standring
- June 22 • The JT Project
- June 29 • Vincent Ingala; concert followed by Celebrate America, a spectacular fireworks display