This year the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host FREE concerts at Heritage Square this September in downtown Wichita.
The Museum is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year! The museum is in the old Wichita City Hall building – the one with the cool clock tower on top.
Heritage Square is accessed through the historical museum. The free concerts will take place every Wednesday in September over the lunch hour, beginning at noon.
It’s such a fun event! Until I attended one of these free lunchtime concerts, I had never even seen Heritage Square Park. But it was awesome, with a gazebo, pretty landscaping, and nice places to sit and have lunch.
Add in some of our best homegrown bands and let me tell you – this is one of the coolest events going on in Wichita. (Plus, it’s free!) Be sure to make the time to spend lunch downtown if you can. I know you’ll love it as much as I did.
Get Lunch or Bring Your Own
Wichita food trucks will be parked nearby during the concerts so you don’t have to go hungry, or you can – of course – pack a lunch and bring it along.
Where to Park
There’s plenty of free and metered parking nearby. The food trucks will be set up on William Street, so don’t plan on parking there. Here is a map that shows the location of the free concerts, as well as the paid and free parking available. Meters are cheap; if I remember correctly, each dime pays for 30 minutes of parking.
Heritage Square Concert Series Schedule
Here’s the lineup for this September…
4th – The way-out western stylings of “The Home Rangers”
11th – Back by popular demand “The Tom Page Trio”
18th – In the finest tradition “Mariachi Jalisco”
25th – Bringing back the Days of Hamilton Park – “The Blue Moon Brass Band”
Since this is an outdoor event, do be sure to follow updates from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to make sure you hear about any weather related changes or cancellations.
The concerts are sponsored by The Wichita Eagle, KSN News, Radio Kansas, and others.
Find more Summer and Fall Concerts in Wichita.
The Museum’s Anniversary
This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Museum and its work to collect, preserve and educate through the interpretation of our local history. Over the years the Museum has featured an encyclopedic range of exhibits telling stories using artifacts – material culture bearing tangible evidence of the past. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972, the Museum is one of America’s finest museums and a tremendous community asset.
The Museum has occupied the Original City Hall building since the late 1970’s when Heritage Square was created as a companion feature by the Junior League of Wichita. Heritage Square is accessed through the Museum.