Summer concerts return with Lawrence City Band, Brown Bag concert series

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

The Lawrence City Band and the Brown Bag concert series’ return to bring some music to those midweek blues.

Sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and the Rice Foundation, the Lawrence City Band performs at 8 p.m. every Wednesday night through July 14 in South Park.

The following are the music themes to be presented throughout the summer concert series:

May 25 – Summertime in South Park
June 1 – Downtown Dance Mix
June 8 – From Stage and Screen
June 15 – Hands Across the Channel
June 22 – Sunny Days, Warm Nights
June 29 – American Vistas
July 6 – American Salute
July 13 – Grand Finale

The band is conducted by Paul Popiel. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, on the University of Kansas Campus.

The Brown Bag concert series, sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Downtown Lawrence, Inc. presents a variety of artists each week. The concerts are held at noon every Thursday through July 28 in front of the U.S. Bank building, 900 Massachusetts St.

The following are the artists and bands to perform each week throughout the summer concert series:

June 2 – The Beer Bellies
June 9 – Kim and the Quake
June 16 – Paul Gray
June 23 – River Valley Boys
June 30 – Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band
July 7 – Vaughn Cowden
July 14 – Jubilee Mystics
July 21 – TBA
July 28 – TBA

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Duane Peterson, recreation facilities operations and special events supervisor, dpeterson@lawrenceks.org, (785) 832-7920.