Marshall Matthews and the Memphis Kings will headline a concert at 7 p.m. May 20 at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre.
The band is known for its energetic and exciting renditions of the Las Vegas shows for which Elvis Presley was known.
“Excited to announce we’ll be performing in (south-central) Kansas again,” the band posted on its Facebook page.
The show band is directed by Roger Lewis, a storied musical figure who was an original member of a pair of Kansas bands, The Flippers and The Red Dogs, whose national acts reached popularity in the 1960s and ’70s.
Lewis continued to perform with many great bands while he served as the director of instrumental music at Butler Community College for more than 25 years.
He now serves as the music director and lead trumpet player for the Memphis Kings.
Most of the other band members are professors and adjunct instructors at area colleges, including Wichita State University, Friends University and Bethel College. They also continue to enjoy successful professional musical careers.
The band is headquartered in Wichita when not on the road.
Opening for Marshall Matthews and the Memphis Kings will be Piper Leigh and the Smokin’ Section.
Leigh’s band performs both original numbers and rock covers.
The Burford Theatre is located at 118 S. Summit St.
This event is sponsored by Charlie Strickland, Strickland Truck and Tow Services, and DDTwins Music.
Tickets are available online at the Burford Theatre box office or on its Facebook page.