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May 23

2017 Arts in the Park mixes virtuosity & splash

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM by Michael Goens

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Nine summer shows offer wide variety of music, entertainment
Arts in the Park makes a big push with regionally-acclaimed scheduled acts sure to strike a popular chord with MHK music fans. The 2017 schedule opens June 2 in City Park and continues each Friday through July 28 at Larry Norvell Band amphitheater.


  • June 2, Jessica Paige: Folk-inspired Kansas farm girl combines musical elements from Janis Joplin and Stevie Wonder with modern style of Brandi Carlile and Norah Jones.
  • June 9, Billy McGuigan: Unbounded energy as McGuigan rolls into various music identities and nonetheless entertains on a grand scale with his ability to connect with the audience.
  • June 16, The Railsplitters: One album in the books for Colorado-based band with collaborative songwriting skills that feature non-conventional bluegrass “unlimited by tradition (Mindie Lind)”.
  • June 23, Not A Planet: KC-based alternative rock band has released three albums, with Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes the latest.
  • June 30, The Hunts: Family act specializes in indie-folk music with sophisticated sense to assemble melodies. Debut EP Life Was Simple.
  • July 7, Vocal Trash: Weirdest Band in the World is one tag thrown at band that has spent decade refining its “Glee Meets Stomp” style of … weirdness.
  • July 14, Aloft Circus Arts: Performing arts youth circus act specializes in trapeze flying. Storytelling told through strength, style, grace and spectacle.
  • July 21, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: King of “kid-hop” has been on music scene for decade with family-oriented hip hop rhythms created to please.
  • July 28, BritBeat: Story of the Beatles from the group’s early days to Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and ‘Let It Be’ when the six-year sensation of the States drew to a close.
Grab dinner in Aggieville, along Poyntz or Westloop then catch a few shows this summer in City Park!

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