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Live Music Venues in Wichita Kansas

Are you looking for live music in Wichita, Kansas? You are in the right spot. This is an ultimate guide of where to listen to live music in Wichita. The more we learn about Wichita, the more we realize we have so much to uncover! And that is especially true when it comes to free or inexpensive live music events happening all around town. The venues that offer live music are as varied as the artists playing them. These can range from casual jam sessions and open mic nights to full-on concerts and band performances.

One thing they all have in common is the music.

Live Music Venues

Live Music Venues in Wichita:

  • Rock Island Live:
    • 101 Rock Island N, Wichita, KS 67202
    • One of Wichita’s premier venues, hosting a variety of acts. Cover fee varies, so if an act you’re interested in is playing here, be sure to call ahead to get information about admission. 21+.
  • The Artichoke Sandwich Bar:
    • 811 N Broadway St, Wichita, KS 67214 
    • An atypical venue. A sandwich shop on the weekdays, and turns into a folksy, acoustic concert venue on the weekends (sandwiches included). 

Cotillion

Photo: the Cotillion 

  • The Cotillion:
    • 11120 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209 
    • Wichita’s oldest premier concert venue. Opened in 1960, the Cotillion has been a pillar of music culture in Wichita. From Duke Ellington to Melissa Etheridge, the Cotillion has hosted some of the most innovative and talented musicians Wichita has ever seen. 
  • The Brickyard:
    •  129 Rock Island N, Wichita, KS 67202
    • A warehouse turned concert venue, the Brickyard hosts country, metal, and rock acts. Outdoors. 21+.
  • Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates:
    • (West Wichita)  2441 N Maize Rd Suite 123, Wichita, KS 67205
    • (Downtown Wichita) 235 N Francis Ave., Wichita KS, 67202
    • Of the three Cocoa Dolce locations in Wichita, the downtown location features live music on Friday nights, and the West Wichita location features live music on Saturday nights. Both of which in outdoor settings.  
  • Chicken N Pickle:
    • 1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67206
    • Seasonal live music in an outdoor setting. Doubles as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor pickleball courts. 
  • Jenny Dawn Cellars:
    • 703 E. Douglas Ave., Ste. 180, Wichita, KS 67202
    • Jazz fans, this is the spot for you. Every Saturday night, Jenny Dawn Cellars hosts local jazz musicians coupled with locally made wine. 
  • Kirby’s Beer Store:
    • 3227 E 17th St N, Wichita, KS 67208\
    • Self-proclaimed as “Wichita’s 5 star dive bar”. Live music almost every night with no cover charge. This is a 21+ venue. 
  • Doma:
    • 7703 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67207
    • Sunday’s feature brunch and live music. 
  • Meddy’s:
    • All 5 Wichita locations host live music multiple nights a week. However, this may be seasonal as most musicians perform on the outdoor porches of these establishments. Call the Meddy’s closest to you for more information. 
  • Dockum:
    • 104 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202
    • Speak-easy style bar that hosts live music Wednesday thru Saturday. 
  • Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar:
    • 923 E. 1st Street, Wichita, KS 67202
    • Known for its live music available most days of the year, including afternoon concerts on Sundays. Indoor seating is limited but a cooled and heated partially  enclosed patio is available, and patrons are encouraged to share tables. 21+.
  • Grace Hill Winery:
    • 6310 S. Grace Hill Rd., Whitewater, KS 67154
    • Winery outside of Wichita, featuring live music on Friday and Saturdays, with live jazz on Sundays.
  • Barleycorn’s:
    • 608 E Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
    • Established in 1999, Barleycorn’s is a nationally revered bar and live music venue. Musicians and bands of all sizes, notoriety, and genre travel near and far to take the stage at Barleycorns. Has a great sound system and a large stage. 21+.
  • Port of Wichita:
    • 1548 S. Webb Road, Wichita, KS
    • Cozy dive bar, great place for a night out with friends. Call for live music schedule. 21+.
  • Shamrock Lounge:
    • 1724 W Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS
    • One of Wichita’s oldest music venues. Building itself was built in 1927. Great neighborhood feel with a premier selection of live musicians. 21+

 

  • Central Standard Brewing:
    • 156 S. Greenwood, Wichita KS
    • “The brewer’s love to talk about the beer they are so passionate about brewing. With more than 20-years of combined brewing experience, our brewers are freaks when it comes to making the perfect beer.” Fun brewery experience with live music every so often. 21+.
  • Margarita’s Cantina:
    • 3109 E Douglas Ave., Wichita KS
    • Live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 9pm. Fun and colorful Mexican restaurant.

Orpheum

Photo: The Orpheum 

  • The Orpheum:
    • 200 N Broadway St #102, Wichita, KS 67202
    • The Orpheum Theatre is a historic theater in downtown Wichita, Kansas
  • Loft 150:
    • 150 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS
    • On top of River City Brewery, Loft 150 is a cool hangout spot for a night out with friends. Live music on select Fridays and Saturdays with up to a $10 cover charge.
  • Yaya’s Euro Bistro:
    • 8115 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS
    • “Our restaurant features savory new European-American food and modern cocktails that will tempt any palate and nourish the soul. Enjoy live music on the patio, or the upscale casual dining environment inside, where every table is the best seat in the house!”
  • Wichita Union Stockyards:
    • 6425 W MacArthur Rd, Wichita, KS
    • Live music venue, featuring a wide range of live music/events from dance lessons to country music. 

Botanica Music

Photo: Botanica Terrace 

  • Botanica:
    • 701 Amidon St, Wichita KS
    • Wichita’s botanical gardens, featuring many different iterations of live music, whether it be Tuesday’s on the Terrace in the summer or feature performances on the newly renovated Grand Lawn.
  • Naftzger Park:
    • 601 E Douglas Ave, Wichita KS
    • Located in the heart of Downtown Wichita, Naftzger park hosts a variety of public events catering to the neighborhood around the park!
  • The Hereafter:
    • 120 N Hillside, Wichita, Ks, 67214
    • Quirky second hand clothing store that puts on community based events featuring live, local musicians. 

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