Once again this year, Fidelity Bank and High Touch Technologies, in partnership with The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, will host FREE lunchtime concerts this September in downtown Wichita.
The Carnegie Concert Series will be held in Heritage Square, which is behind the Carnegie library building at 220 S. Main Street. The free concerts will take place every Wednesday in September over the lunch hour (11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
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.
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.
Since this is an outdoor event, do be sure to follow updates from the sponsoring organizations to make sure you hear about any weather related changes or cancellations.
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.
All of the performers have roots or ties here in Kansas as well as fans across the country.
Here’s the lineup for this September…
Adam Capps Band
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Wichita native Adam Capps has shared the stage with some of country’s greatest stars like Billy Currington and Big and Rich. With two albums in their catalogue, the Adam Capps Band’s blend of classic rock, country and southern rock has become a sound that isn’t like anything on the radio today.
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The second concert in the series features Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy. Their high energy sound blending punk, bluegrass and Dixieland was born right here in Wichita, KS. CNS has built an international following by playing more than 250 shows in 40 states and completing a European tour.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
GOODING is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‘n’ Roll from the plains. With over 1,000 shows in 160 cities under their belt, this Los Angeles-based/Kansas-bred four-piece is by far one of the hardest-working bands in America. Their energetic live shows feature majestic, soul-stirring indie rock with soaring harmonies and blazing guitars infused with the ghosts of Blues and Americana.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Touring across three continents with four kids and a truck load of songs, Katie and Mike West of Truckstop Honeymoon tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz and straight up rock ’n’ roll. They perform at International folk festivals, rock clubs, neighborhood bars, house concerts and hay barns from Nebraska to Tasmania.
Thanks to Jessica A. and others who made sure I saw the news about the free lunchtime concerts so that I could share it with everyone!
Published: August 13; updated September 4, 2018