Yes! Head to the lake with your friends for some free live country music. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the El Dorado State Park Shooting Range will host FREE outdoor concerts each month this summer.
The FREE Music in the Park series will feature different artists each month in the beautiful Walnut River area of the park.
These concerts are FREE with the exception of the park entrance fee, which is only $5 per vehicle. (And if you get the KS State Park Passport, you can get into any Kansas state park without paying the entrance fee. Highly recommended – we get it every year.)
Whether you camp out or visit for the day, you’ll enjoy these local performers, food vendors, and being in the great outdoors with your friends.
Remember you’ll be out at the lake! Bring your bug spray, your lawn chairs, hats, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks, and whatever else you’ll think you need to stay comfortable. There is a swimming beach nearby too, so if you want to get there early and make an afternoon of it, pack a picnic and bring your swimsuits and towels!
Summer outdoor concerts at El Dorado Lake schedule
Here’s the lineup of Music in the Park performances for summer 2021 at El Dorado Lake. These are all Saturday nights:
- May 29 (Memorial weekend) Chronic Audio from 7-11 p.m. Classic rock, pop, and dance tunes
- June 26 Down Every Road from 7-11 p.m. Traditional country music
July 31 AgeLess from 8-11 p.m. Country, blues, oldies and good old fashioned rock n roll
- August 21 Native Stone Classic country music (Time TBD, but it’s likely to start around 7 or 8 p.m. like the others)
For more information and to double-check the event schedule, visit the El Dorado State Park Facebook page.
Where is the Walnut River amphitheater?
You can Google it all day like I did and, like me, you probably won’t find it. That’s because apparently it’s called the “Walnut Hollow Amphitheater.”
The person I spoke with at El Dorado Lake said, “It’s below the dam; you can’t miss it” — but she underestimates my directional dyslexia.
So here’s what to do… look for Walnut Hollow Amphitheater on this KSOutdoors web page or just plug these GPS coordinates into Google Maps and it will take you right to it:
N37 50.328 W96 49.154
Alternately, you could drive east until you’re in the vicinity of the lake and use your spidey senses to take you there. That’s probably what my husband would do if he wasn’t married to me, and amazingly, he would find it.