Day: March 16, 2017

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy coming to Burford for April 8 concert

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy will perform in April at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre. The band, whose sound has been described as “a stagecoach in overdrive,” has brought its eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and Dixieland to packed clubs, basements and festivals across the U.S. since its inception in the spring of 2007, according to the band’s website. Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy hails from Wichita. The band has played in 47 states and five different countries. From 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. April 8, the band will perform at locally at 118 S. Summit St. Tickets are available through www.arkcityarts.org. The opening act will be Joel T. Mossman and the Oklahoma Uprising. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Kansas Sampler Festival to feature Hatteberg, still in need of volunteers

The Kansas Sampler Festival is set to return in Winfield for the second year in a row, in what will be the final year for this statewide event. On May 5-7, Island Park will be transformed into an outdoor market full of Kansas-made products. “The Kansas Sampler is a fun, festive, celebratory event,” said Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Pam Crain. “It brings all the great things of Kansas together for a ‘sample’ of the best of everything there is to see, hear, do and eat in our great state.” The Kansas Sampler Festival is designed to give visitors a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in the state. “I have been associated with the Sampler Festival for four years,” Crain said. “Each year, I learn something new and find another hidden gem that I want to go explore. “Last year, I bought a shirt at the Sampler Festival that reads, ‘If you think Kansas is boring … you are doing it wrong.’ That pretty well sums up the experience at the festival. You will learn of so many great things in our state that you have been missing.” Special Sampler guest Winfield native Larry Hatteberg has been named master of ceremonies for the 2017 Kansas Sampler Festival. The longtime broadcaster and host of “Hatteberg’s People” will lead the opening...

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