Kansas Prairie Pickers Association


Calendar Archive

Here's our list of things from the past. We keep them around as a reference of who did what in the past. The contacts might still be valid for future inquiries. The timing might help predict when the next one will be.

2000

June 9-10: 7th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. Entertainment Friday and Saturday night. Bands: Jackson County Pickers, Husker du Familje,Cross Creek Ramblers,Shyster Mountain Gang,Country Connection,4 Piece Bucket, Larney,Pastense,2nd Edition, Calhoun County. More information to come.

June 25-29: Bluegrass Camp 2000, El Dorado, Alan Munde, Joe Carr, Gerald Jones, contact Eylene Litterell (501)751-2433.

July 8-9: Hell Creek Hoedown, Wilson Lake, contact JF Stover at (785)421-2257 or E-Mail: jfst@ruraltel.net

July 14-16: Pickin' On The Plains Bluegrass Festival, Colby, contact Leilani Thomas (785)462-7643, or visit Pickin' on the Plains

July 28-29: Bluegrass & Old-Tyme Music Festival, Milford State Park. Shows Friday and Saturday night. Bands are Chris Biggs & Friends,North Forty Bluegrass Band,Eddie & Robert Heibert, Bluegrass Flatlanders, and Pastense. For more info call Al Bowyer (785)762-4995.

August 12-13: Sawlog n' Strings, Dodge City, contact Ron Cole (316)357-6534, or visit Sawlog & Strings

August 19: Delaware River Valley Festival & Bluegrass Jamboree, at the Kansas State Grange camp and conference center located on Perry Lake. Also includes craft booths, quilt and needlework show, chili cookoff, pedal power pull. Music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info call (785)876-2751.

August 26: Open bluegrass jam, 7 p.m., Mass Street Music in Lawrence.

August 27: Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships and festival in the South Park of Lawrence. Info call 785 841-7817.

September 14-17: 29th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 23: Elmont Opry Bluegrass Show, at Elmont Church in Topeka, contact Norma Jackson at (785) 246-1298.

September 30: Circlefest, a Circleville city celebration, contact Gary Bell at 364-2749. Bluegrass performers welcome. Music starts at 5 p.m.

October 5-7: Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie,OK. Info call (405)282-4446 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 7: KPPA Chili Pot Luck & Bluegrass Jam, at Prairie Lake near Holton. This is a casual jam session, probably without sound system. Just come out, bring a dish, and enjoy the music. More details later.

November 4: Saturday Night Fun , Evangel Methodist Church, Holton, KS, 7 pm, free will offering taken, bands are 2nd Edition and Pastense.

November 10,11: Elmont Opry, Elmont United Methodist Church, 66th & Church Lane, Nov.10 @ 7:30 pm, Nov.11 @ 2pm & 7:30 pm., for tickets call Norma Jackson at (785) 246-1298.

November 11: NewGrange concert with acoustic big hitters Phillip Aaberg, Darol Anger, Alison Brown, Mike Marshall, Tim O'Brien and Todd Phillips. At Yardley Hall-Carlsen Center of the Johnson County Community College. For tickets call (913) 469-4445. For more info go to Missouri Valley Folklife Society

November 12: Acoustic Music Jam , Historic Ashland Stone Schoolhouse, Manhattan, KS, I-70 exit 307 6 mi. N, Jam 2nd Sunday of the month Oct. thru Mar. 1-5 p.m., for info call Don Sargent (785) 539-6700.

December 1: John McCutcheon , West Side Folk series, call (785) 865-FOLK

December 9: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

2001

January 5: Shadow Creek, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 6: Second Edition, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 12: Small Potatoes, West Side Folk Concert, Ecumenical Christian Ministries Building, 1204 Ored, 8 p.m. call (785) 865-3655 for info.

January 12: Kansas Heart, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 13: Live Bait, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 13: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Featuring the Faris Family and Mid-Day Ramblers. Tickets $8 or $7 with non-perishable food item. Children 15 and under free. Net proceeds to benefit "God's Storehouse" (interdenominational food pantry to serve Jefferson County). Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

January 18: Tim O'Brian & Darrell Scott, West Side Folk Concert, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont, 7:30 p.m. call (785) 865-3655 for info.

January 19: Ann Zimmerman, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 20: Reach for the Sky, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 26: Doc Watson, appearing at the Johnson County Community College, 8 pm. at Carlsen Center, Yardley Hall. Contact (913) 469-4445 for more info.

January 26: Home Rangers, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 27: Timothy's Burden, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

January 26-27: Northwest Missouri Bluegrass Festival, at Maryville, MO. Four bands each day. Contact (913) 381-3856 for more info.

February 2: Still on the Hill, West Side Folk Concert, Ecumenical Christian Ministries Building, 1204 Ored, 7:30 p.m. call (785) 865-3655 for info.

February 2: Reach for the Sky, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 3: The Hoyt's, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 9: Tom Unruh, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 10: Shadow Creek, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 10: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Featuring the Faris Family and the Chapman Family. Tickets $8 or $7 with non-perishable food item. Children 15 and under free. Net proceeds to benefit "God's Storehouse" (interdenominational food pantry to serve Jefferson County). Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

February 16-17: Thirteenth Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673, ask for bluegrass rate). Contact Mike McHugh, 1735 Tyan Ct., Eldorado, KS 67042 or call (316) 320-1645. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

February 16: Delano Dollies, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 17: Big Twang, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 23: Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group, West Side Folk Concert, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 Hwy 40 (west on 6th St.), 7:30 p.m. call (785) 865-3655 for info.

February 23: Calamity Jane, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 24: Live Bait, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

February 24: Saturday Night Fun, Evangel Methodist Church, Holton, 7 p.m., free will offering, bands are 2nd Edition and Mid-day Ramblers.

March 2: Buster Jenkins, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 3: Home Rangers, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 10: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Featuring the Faris Family and Pastense. Tickets $8 or $7 with non-perishable food item. Children 15 and under free. Net proceeds to benefit "God's Storehouse" (interdenominational food pantry to serve Jefferson County). Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html/ or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

March 10: The Hoyt's, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 16: Big Twang, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 23: Delano Bluegrass Pilots, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 24: Saturday Night Fun, Evangel Methodist Church, Holton, 7 p.m., free will offering, band is 2nd Edition & Pastense.

March 24: Stitch Miller Band, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 30: Matt Walsh, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

March 31: Brothers & Sisters, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 4-8: 8th Annual Cross Country Trail Ride Bluegrass Festival, Eminence, MO, Contact CCTR, P.O.Box 15, Eminence, MO, 65466, or call 573-226-3492 or visit www.crosscountrytrailride.com

April 6: Clif Majors & Kathy Raunch, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 7: The Del Rays, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 13: Barely In, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 14: High Society, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 24: Saturday Night Fun, Evangel Methodist Church, Holton, 7 p.m., free will offering, band is 2nd Edition and Franz Family.

April 27: The Hoyt's, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

April 28: Delano Blue Grass Pilots, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 3-5: 8th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, Carol Reed at (316)838-1909 or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

May 3-6: Golden Valley Jamboree, Contact Mrs.Lester Foster, 4301 Bridle Ct., Lee's Summit, MO 64082, (816)537-7306

May 4: The Faris Family, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 5: High Society, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 11: The Farm Couple, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 12: Big Twang, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 18: Flat Land String Band, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 19: Stitch Miller Band, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 17-19: Pasture Pickin, Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Park, Oklahoma, between Wynnewood & Davis. Free admission. For details ask Allen & Rosemary Bowen at E-Mail: rosemary@brightok.net

May 18-20: Fourth Annual Santa Fe Trails Bluegrass Festival, Kansas City's Americana Weekend, at Agricultural Hall of Fame. For info call (913)722-9300 or visit them at http://www.santafetrails.org or E-Mail: info@santafetrails.org

May 25: Travis Mann & Maddie Jo, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 25-28: Bluegrass Pickin' Time, Dixon, Mo. Contact Bill Jones, P.O.Box 466, Dixon, MO 65459, (573)759-7716

May 26: Kelly & Dianne Werts and friends, appearing at the Bluegrass Cafe, 212 S. Main in Whitewater. Contact (316) 799-1900 for more info.

May 26: Saturday Night Fun, Evangel Methodist Church, Holton, 7 p.m., free will offering, band is 2nd Edition and (to be announced).

May 26: Bluegrass Benefit Show, Newton High School Auditorium, 900 W. 12th, Newton, KS. 1p.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Shadow Creek, Kansas Heart, Bluegrass Pilots, Scrap Iron Bluegrass. $10 over 12 years. Proceeds to help Sharon Morton in her fight with multiple sclerosis and cancer.

June 8-9: 8th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. Entertainment Friday and Saturday night. Thursday starting at 4 p.m.: Bonjour Brothers, Jackson County Pickers, Ed Shafer & Friends, Galen & Mary McCrary, Faris Family. Saturday starting at 5 p.m.: Vasser Polecats, Durst Family, Dave Mountain Boys, Rebel Reunion, Shyster Mountain Gang, KPPA Board Band, Midday Ramblers. Saturday starting at 5 p.m.: Country Connection, Four Piece Bucket, Husker Du Familje, Faris Family, Calhoun County, 2nd Edition & Pastense. Contact Gary Bell at (785) 364-2749.

June 15-17: Linn County Bluegrass Jamboree 2001, Mound City. For question call (913)671-7907 or visit Triggs Guitar, who is the force behind the event.

June 21-24: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, web site: www.bluegrass.com

July 5-7: Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, contact: Don Day, 2229 Bluegrass Rd. Conway MO 65632 (417) 589-2013

July 14-15: Hell Creek Hoedown, Wilson Lake, contact JF Stover at (785)421-2257 or E-Mail: jfst@ruraltel.net

July 14-16: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival , Colby, KS, contact Colby Convention & Visitors Bureau, P.O.Box 572, Colby, KS, 67701, (785) 462-7643 or 1-800-611-8835

July 27-29: 2nd Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park. Shows Friday and Saturday nights. Bands are North Forty Bluegrass Band, 2nd Edition, Pastense and others. For info call Al Bowyer (785) 762-4995.

August 1-4: Grant's Bluegrass Festival, Hugo, OK. Contact Bill Grant, Rt.2, Box 74, Hugo, OK 74743, (580)326-5598.

August 11: Bluegrass In The Park, City Park, Hill City, KS, 7:30 pm. Contact (785) 421-2257 or E-Mail: jfst@ruraltel.net

August 11-12: Sawlog N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Dodge City, KS. Contact Ron Cole, Rt.1,Box 28, Jetmore, KS 67854, (316)357-6534 or visit www.sawlog.org

August 17-19: 11th Annual Clifton-Vining Country Music Festival Clifton, Kansas, Contact: John Wray (785) 455-3660

August 25-26: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championship, Lawrence, KS. For more info contact Brad Levy at (785) 749-1356 or E-Mail: seeds@sunflower.com or visit http://www.sunflower.com/~seeds/ksfpc.htm

August 25: Elmont Opry,Topeka, a benefit for East Topeka Fellowship Building Fund, Elmont United Methodist Fellowship Hall, NW 66th & Church Land, two shows 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. $6, for info call Norma Jackson (785) 246-1298.

September 9: Midday Ramblers CD release party, 7 p.m. at the Replay Lounge, 10th & Massachusetts. Other acts to be announced. For more info, E-Mail: middayramblers@yahoo.com

September 13-16: 30th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 13-15: 2nd Annual Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Oklahoma, between Wynnewood & Davis. For details ask Allen & Rosemary Bowen at E-Mail: rosemary@brightok.net

September 13-15: Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival, Conway, Mo. Contact Don Day, 2229 Bluegrass Rd. Conway, MO 65632, (417)589-2013

September 30: The Franz Family, Christian Bluegrass, First Christian Church, 702 Wisconsin, Neodesha, KS. Contact (316) 325-2538 or E-Mail: Chilcott@terraworld.net

October 4-6: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Contact Jim Hunt, P.O.Box 2288, Stillwater, OK 74075, (405)372-5000x264.

October 4-7: Golden Valley Jamboree, Clinton, MO. Contact Mrs. Lester Foster (816) 537-7306.

October 12-13: KPPA Pickin' Potluck Chili Party, out at Prairie Lake, northeast just outside of Holton. This is an informal get-together for some casual jamming Saturday afternoon and evening (maybe Friday evening, too). At around 5 p.m. Saturday there will be potluck supper. Bowls will be provided. For more vague details call Ron Meier (785) 887-6314.

October 11-14: 28th Annual Bluegrass America Showcase of Bands, Kirksville, MO, Contact Chuck Stearman, PO Box 271, Kirksville, MO 63501 or visit www.spgma.com.

October 15: Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer Lawrence, for more details go to KANU at http://kanu.ku.edu/trailmix/musicevent_list.htm.

October 19: Alison Krauss and Union Station in Kansas City, for more details go to KANU at http://kanu.ku.edu/trailmix/musicevent_list.htm.

October 26: Lynn Morris Band Lawrence, for more details go to KANU at http://kanu.ku.edu/trailmix/musicevent_list.htm.

October 28: KPPA Monthly Jam Auburn Community Center (see above for details)

November 3: John Cowan Band Manhattan, for more details go to KANU at http://kanu.ku.edu/trailmix/musicevent_list.htm.

November 17: Connie Dover and Roger Landes Lawrence, for more details go to KANU at http://kanu.ku.edu/trailmix/musicevent_list.htm.

November 16,17: Elmont Opry Don't know details. If anyone is 'in the know' about this series, please email me in the future, so I can keep this calendar current. I always seem to be the last one to find out about Elmont.

December 8: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html/ or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

2002

January 1: KPPA New Year's Day Jam, Auburn Community Center. I usually don't list jams, but this is our special New Year's Day Jam. Pot luck dinner (bring main dish and a salad or desert) starts at 1 p.m. Draw for band scrammble at 1:30. Performance starts at 2:30.

January 3-5: Crossroads of America Music Festival, Joplin, MO Holiday Inn. For info call Bruce Punches at (417) 325-5238 or Bob Lewis at (573) 785-5347. This looks like a full bluegrass festival.

January 13: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, ON A SUNDAY NIGHT!, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. The Faris Family is nominated for SPBGMA Contemporary Band Of The Year award, which will be Friday/Saturday. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html/ or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

February 2: Saturday Night Fun, Evangel United Methodist church, soup supper at 6, music at 7, free will offering taken, bands are The New Edition and Pastense.

February 8, 9: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence, Holiday Inn Holidome, with Jim & Jesse!, Spontaneous Combustion, Lost Highway, The Wilders, and many others. Two shows Friday, two on Saturday. Reserve your room soon. For more info call (913) 381-3856 or visit www.total-entertainment.net or E-Mail: mailto:leo@total-entertainment.net.

February 16: Benefit for Don Oldehoeft, Jackson County Fair Building, 4-8 p.m., four bands, dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More details on our home page.

February 16: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html/ or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

February 15-16: Fourteenth Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Mike McHugh at 316-320-1645. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

March 1-2: Elmont Opry Country Music Show Elmont United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall. 31st Year. NW 66th & Church Lane, Topeka, KS. Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6. For info call (785)246-1298. Featuring Judy Coder, B.J.Forgy, Faris Family Band.

March 9: Bluegrass Saturday Night Series, Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. showtime 7 p.m. For more info contact http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html/ or call Bob Faris at (785) 876-2374.

April 3-7: Cross Country Trail Bluegrass Festival,Cross Country Trail Ride, For info call (573)226-3492 or visit them at http://www.crosscountrytrailride.com

May 17-19: Fifth Annual Santa Fe Trails Bluegrass Festival, Kansas City's Americana Weekend, at Agricultural Hall of Fame. The feature group is the John Cowan Band with Special Guest Vassar Clements. Tons more groups. For info call (913)722-9300 or visit them at http://www.santafetrails.org or E-Mail: info@santafetrails.org

May 23: 21st Annual Bluegrass Pickin' Time, Dixon, MO. Contact: Bill Jones (573)759-7716.

June 6-8: 9th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain! The initial schedule has Thursday night with the Bonjour Brothers, Jackson County Pickers and Ellen Durst Youth Band. Friday with Vassar Polecats, KS-NB Connection, Legacy Bluegrass Band, Husker Du Familje, Shyster Mountain Gang, Bonefide Bluegrass & Midday Ramblers. Saturday with Ryan Durst & Friends, Pastense, Calhoun County, Larney and New Edition. There's a band scramble Saturday afternoon, and a couple workshops. Directions: North of Holton 1 mile on Hwy.75, turn east for 3.5 miles on gravel. For more information contact Gary Bell at (785) 364-2749, or any board member.

June 20-23: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, Co. Contact: (800) 624-2422 or visit them at http://www.bluegrass.com.

July 3-7: Sally Mountain Bluegreass Festival, Queen City, MO. Contact: Johnny Vincent, Rt.2 Box 15, Greentop, MO 63546 (660) 949-2345, or E-Mail: festival@marktwain.net.

July 19-21: Colby's 7th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival , Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 462-7373 (nights & weekends) or visit http://shorock.com/folk/colby

July 19-21: Kansas Bluegrass Association Pickin' Picnic, Marion Lake, Cottonwood 2 Campground, Group Shelter. Contact: Ken Lundgren (620) 382-8834.

July 26-27: 3nd Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park. Shows Friday and Saturday nights. Bands are Pastense, Faris Family, Midday Ramblers, Bonafide Bluegrass, New Edition, North Forty, Chris Biggs, Thad Beach and others. For info call Al Bowyer (785) 762-4995.

August 5: Ricky Skaggs, Wichita, KS. Central Christian Church,7:30 p.m., 2900 N. Rock Road. $15/$11, Optional meal $6, charge tickets at 1-800-965-9324, or online at http://www.itickets.com more info at church's hotline: (316)612-7983

August 10-11: Sawlog N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Dodge City, KS. Contact Ron Cole, Rt.1,Box 28, Jetmore, KS 67854, (620)357-6534 or visit http://sawlog.org

August 13 (Tuesday): Down from the Mountain, Kansas City, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, 7:30 p.m.,$85.50/$65.50/$49.50. A concert of music from the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". By THE artists! Tickets at Ticketmaster.

August 14-17: 31st Annual Kahoka Festival of Bluegrass Music, Kahoka, MO, contact: RR1 Box 71 Kahoka, MO 63445 (573) 853-4344 or E-Mail: edspray@marktwain.net.

August 16-18: 12th Annual Clifton-Vining Country Music Festival, Berner Memorial Park, Over $3000 in prizes. Contact: John Wray (785)348-5712.

August 17: Mountain Music Shoppe's Second (not necessarily) Annual Customer Appreciation Party, 11200 Johnson Dr. Shawnee Ks. This is for anyone who want to attend. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Featured artists include The Wilders, Alfred Packer Memorial String Band, Midday Ramblers and Cathy Barton and Dava Para, with eight other groups. All Free. Contact: (913)962-9711.

August 22: Hill City Bluegrass in the Park, Hill City, KS. This concert will be The Hot Club of Cowtown, a youthful group that performs Texas Swing, hailing from Texas. Also performing will be the New Old-Timers and the McLemores Family Band. Concert at 8 p.m. at the Hill City Park Bandstand (bad weather;4-H Building at the Graham County Fairgrounds). For info call (785)421-2257 or 2017.

August 23: 7th Annual Lied Center Free Outdoor Concert, KU. Natalie McMaster (Cape Briton fiddler, world famous). 7:30 p.m. http://www.ku.edu/~lied/

August 25: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, noon-5p.m., South Park. There will be a jam area for pickers this year! More info call (785) 749-1356 or E-Mail: info@fidpick.org or visit at http://www.fidpick.org

August 29-Sep.1: 34th Annual Bluegrass Pickin' Time, Dixon, MO. Contact: Bill Jones, PO Box 466, Dixon, MO, 65459, (573)759-7716.

September 7: The Elmont Opry, Special Program, Elmont United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, NW 66th & Church Lane, Topeka, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows, Featuring Bob & Sheila Everhart (co-directors, National Oldtime Music Festival, Avoca, Iowa) and Judy Coder. $6. Concessions available. More info call Norma Jackson, (785) 246-1298.

September 7: Jamgrass Festival, Kansas City, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, 2 p.m.,$29.50. Sam Bush band, John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, David Grisman Quintet, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Dark Star Orchestra. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

September 5-7: Bluegrass & Chile Festival, Claremore, OK. Contact: Dell Davis, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017,(818)283-8203 or E-Mail: dellatexpo@aol.com or visit www.claremoreexpo.com.

September 12-15: Sally Mountain Bluegreass Festival, Queen City, MO. Contact: Johnny Vincent, Rt.2 Box 15, Greentop, MO 63546 (660) 949-2345, or E-Mail: festival@marktwain.net.

September 19-22: 31th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 26-28: Rocky Grass, Planet Bluegrass Ranch and Festival Grounds, contact 1-800-624-2422 or visit www.bluegrass.com.

October 5: KPPA Pickin' Potluck Chili Party, out at Prairie Lake, northeast just outside of Holton. This is an informal get-together for some casual jamming Saturday evening. Start gathering around 6 p.m. Saturday, with the potluck meal at 7 p.m. KPPA will provide the bowls. For more details call Ron Meier (785) 887-6314.

October 3-5: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Contact Jill Hunt, (405)372-5000x264 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 3-6: Golden Valley Jamboree, Clinton, MO. Contact Mrs. Lester Foster (816)537-7306.

October 18-19: Kansas Bluegrass Association Pickin' Picnic & Chili Feed, ElDorado, KS, Contact: Mike McHugh (316)320-1645.

November 2: Elmont Opry, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows, Elmont United Methodists Church, 66th & Church Lane (1 mile east of Hiway 75 on NW 66th). Includes Shyster Mountain, Judy Coder and many others. Full concession, $6 donation. More info call Norma Jackson (785) 246-1298.

November 3: First Annual Nordic Heritage Festival, Sunday afternoon and evening. Displays, dancers from KC to live music, etc. Contact Bryon Wiley at (785)841-2829, Marilyn Meyers at (785)843-7535 or visit www.sunflower.com/~seeds/nordfest.htm.

November 8: Classic Bean Coffee Shop Pastense, 29th & Wanamaker, 8 p.m.

November 9: West Side Folk Concert Midday Ramblers and The Wilders, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W.6th, 7:30 p.m., $12, call (785) 865-FOLK or visit www.westsidefolk.org.

December 14: Faris Family's Bluegrass Saturday Night Concert Series, Perry-Lecompton Highschool, in Perry, formerly at Valley Falls Comunity Hall. More info is on the Faris' website at http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html

December 28: Pastense and Faris Family, EUM Church, Holton, Food at 6 p.m., bands 7-9 p.m.

2003

February 7-8: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS featuring J.D.Crowe and the New South and many more groups. $10/show or $15/day or $25/weekend. Order by calling (913)381-3856, or visit them at http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/index.html

February 14-15: 14th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Lynn Morris Band, Chapmans, Arlington, Faris Family, Waterloo Boy and Herrin Family. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Mike McHugh at 316-320-1645. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

March 7-8: Elmont Opry Country Music Show, at Elmont Church in Topeka, contact Norma Jackson at (785) 246-1298.

March 15: CANCELLED: Faris Family's Bluegrass Saturday Night Concert Series, Perry-Lecompton Highschool. Issues with the school board on use of the facility. Check the Faris' website for possible reschedule info at http://farisfamilybluegrass.homestead.com/ConcertSeries.html

March 22: New Edition and other to be announced, EUM Church, Holton, Food at 6 p.m., bands 7-9 p.m., free will offering taken.

April 4: Mandofest , workshops during the day, evening performance at Abe & Jakes, Lawrence, more info from Scott Tichenor and Jeff Dearinger at http://www.mandolincafe.com/mandofest

April 5: Mandofest , performance at Liberty Hall, 8 p.m., $10, Lawrence, more info from Scott Tichenor and Jeff Dearinger at http://www.mandolincafe.com/mandofest

April 26: Franz Family and New Edition, EUM Church, Holton, Food at 6 p.m., bands 7-9 p.m., free will offering taken.

April 26: Faris Family Bluegrass Benefit, Elmont United Methodist Church, 3024 NW 66th, Topeka, 2 p.m. show with Faris Family and Midday Ramblers, 7 p.m. show with Faris Family and Prairie Acre. $8 or both for $10. Food concessions available. Proceeds to help Bob Faris with his recent medical bills.

May 1-3: 10th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

May 16-18: Sixth Annual Santa Fe Trails Bluegrass Festival, IS CANCELLED. Check the website to see for yourself. This is a loss to the bluegrass community and will be missed. http://www.santafetrails.org

June 6-8: Sam Wymore Days , Wymore Arbor State Park (Nebraska) north of Marysville, KS on Hwy 77, country & bluegrass jam on 7th & 8th. Contact City Hall.

June 7: Annual McLouth BBQ Blowout , with a mini-bluegrass festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info: Scott Perry, 816 235-7522 or E-Mail: sperry@zintl.com

June 12-15: 10th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. More information at Our Festival

July 11-12: 1st Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Jam & Pickin' Party Fairview City Park, Fairview, Kansas. Starts 5 p.m. July 11. Open Jam. Acoustic only. Bring a lawn chair. Iced tea provided for pickers. Collection taken for Fairview Community Building Project. Dry camping, no electrical, restrooms nearby. Contact: John and Joann Keim. (785)467-8971, E-Mail: calljo4avon@jbntelco.com

July 18-20: Colby's 8th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival , Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 462-7373 (nights & weekends) or visit http://shorock.com/folk/colby

July 25-27: 4th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Bands are Pastense, Midday Ramblers, Lonesome Road, New Edition, (Bennett Bros.cancelled), Chris Biggs & Friends, Thad Beach & North Forty. Friday: 7pm-11pm, Sat. 1pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm, Sunday gospel jam 10am-noon. For info call Alva Bowyer (785) 762-3416 daytime, 762-4995 evenings.

August 9-10: Sawlog N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Dodge City, KS. Contact Ron Cole, Rt.1,Box 28, Jetmore, KS 67854, (620)357-6534 or visit http://sawlog.org

August 23-24: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, noon-5p.m., South Park. More info call (785) 749-1356 or E-Mail: info@fidpick.org or visit at http://www.fidpick.org

September 7: Topeka/Shawnee County Library Fall Festival, Topeka, Shyster Mountain Gang performs 5-5:45 p.m.

September 18-21: 32th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 2-4: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Earl Scruggs this year! Contact Jill Hunt, (405)372-5000x264 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 5: Apple Festival, Topeka, Shyster Mountain Gang performs around noon.

October 11: Bob Faris Benefit, to help Bob Faris with hospital bills from recent back surgery. Evangel United Methodist Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton (one block south of the square). Doors open at 4 p.m. Ben Streeter will MC the night and the schedule starts at 5 p.m. with Rodney Durst Band, 6 p.m. New Edition, 7:00 p.m. Pastense and finishing at 8 p.m. with Faris Family.

October 18: Effingham Youth String Music Program Benefit, Atchison County Community High School Auditorium, in Effingham, KS. Judy Coder and The Pride of The Prairie Band will be performing. For more information, call (913) 833-4598. Info on the strings program at www.effinghamstrings.com

October 19: Maple Leaf Festival, Baldwin City, The Prairie Acre band performs in one of the tents.

October 25: Lecompton Fire Department's Chili Feed, Road Worn & Weary (time unknown) and The Prairie Acre bands (5:45-6:45 p.m.) will perform. Held at the firehouse in downtown Lecompton off of Boone Street.

November 1: Elk Creek Opry, David Roush Benefit, at Red Rock Guest Ranch, 1.5 miles East of Soldier. Two shows Saturday 2p.m. & 7p.m., doors open at 1p.m., free will donation. Featuring Elk Creek Opry Band and The New Edition Bluegrass Band. Food concessions. For further info call Gary or Carolyn Bell, (785)364-2749. Sponsored by Circleville Christian Church.

November 1: The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, Concert and live CD at the Lawrence Art Center, 940 New Hampshire,7:00 p.m. Advance tickers thru Lawrence Art Center, 843-2787.

November 5: Flying~E~Chuckwagon Supper,Featuring Barry Ward, Eldridge Hotel, 7th&Massachusetts, Lawrence. Call (800)527-0909 or visit www.eldridgehotel.com

November 8: Last Minute Folk Series, 7 p.m. Unitarian Church in Topeka, Mackie Redd (blues player), opening for him will be The Prairie Acre. Tickets $8/adult, $4/children.

November 12: Flying~E~Chuckwagon Supper, Featuring Belinda Gail, Eldridge Hotel, 7th&Massachusetts, Lawrence. Call (800)527-0909 or visit www.eldridgehotel.com

*WILL RESCHEDULE*(was November 15): Solo Performance by Mr. Peter Rowan, Doolittle Farms, near Leavenworth. $20. Call (913)772-6971 or visit www.doolittlefarms.com

November 19: Flying~E~Chuckwagon Supper, Featuring BlueStem, Eldridge Hotel, 7th&Massachusetts, Lawrence. Call (800)527-0909 or visit www.eldridgehotel.com

November 21: Benefit for Americana Music Academy, featuring The Faris Family, 8 p.m. at Turnhall, 900 Rhode Island (corner of 9th & Rhode Island) $6 in advance, $8 at door. Call (785) 830-9640 or visit www.americana-music.org

November 22: 2nd Annual "Music For Movement", Benefit concert for the Mid America MS Achievement Center, 8:00 p.m., Community Christian Church, 4601 Main, Kansas City, MO. Featuring The Wilders, Glen Road (Irish), Kelly & Diana Werts with Mark & Mary Franzke, Dr. Sharon Lynch & Cantus Animae, Freddy and the Doo-Wops. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For more info visit www.msachievement.org

December 5: Cowboy Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, Lawrence. Featuring Johnny Western, Barry Ward, Judy Coder & the Pride of the Prairie. Call Eldridge Hotel (800)527-0909 or visit www.eldridgehotel.com

December 10: Flying~E~Chuckwagon Supper, Featuring BlueStem, Eldridge Hotel, 7th&Massachusetts, Lawrence. Call (800)527-0909 or visit www.eldridgehotel.com

2004

January 31: EUM Church, Holton,KS, Legacy BG Band, Judy Coder and Pride of the Prairie, Food @ 6pm, bands from 7pm-9pm.

January 31: Shyster Mountain, World Cup, Topeka,KS, 21st & Washburn, 8-10p.m.

February 6-7: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS featuring James Monroe & the Midnight Ramblers and many more groups. $10/show or $15/day or $25/weekend. Order by calling (913)381-3856, or visit them at http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/index.html

February 7-8: Cow Creek Opry, Havensville,KS, Havensville Community Bldg. North of St.Marys, south of Seneca, west of Holton, East of Onaga, Shows at 2 p.m. both days and 7 p.m. the first night. Featuring Jake Simpson, 12 year old fiddling phenom from Wyandotte, OK. Also many local musicians. Jim Coder Emcee. $7/$8. For info call Tammy Wesley (785) 948-3188.

February 13-14: 15th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Byron Berline Band, Lonesome Road, Kansas Heart, Shadow Creek, Faris Family. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Mike McHugh at 316-321-1977. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

February 28: EUM Church, Holton,KS, New Edition, Food @ 6pm, bands from 7pm-9pm.

March 5,6: Elmont Opry, Topeka,KS, Judy Coder,

April 16,17: Picking & Hammering Dulcimer Fun Fest, Topeka,KS, West Side Christian Church, Steve Eulberg and Maureen Sellers are two artists and teachers giving workshops. Jams. "Build Your Mountain Dulcimer" class. Visit Kaw Valley Dulcimer Club at http://www.kvdc.org

April 29,30,May 1: 11th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

May 8: Shyster Mountain Gang, World Cup Coffee, Topeka, 8-10 p.m.

May 7,8: Mandofest 2004, Lawrence. Workshop on Friday, open house & breakfast Saturday morning, concerts both Friday and Saturday nights at Liberty Hall, $10 a night. Check for details at http://www.mandolincafe.com

May 15: Pastense, Celtic Fox Irish Pub, Topeka, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

June 5,6: High Prairie Jamboree, Doolittle Farms, near Leavenworth. Outdoor festival on a scenic small farm. Bands: Big Smith, The Two High String Band, Kanza Swamp, Joe Roberts, Mike West, The Buttermilk Boys, Kasey Raush and more. Dry camping available. For more information call (913) 772-6971 or visit them at http://www.doolittlefarms.com

June 5: McLouth BBQ Blowout and Jam, With Shyster Mountain Gang, Pastense, The Prairie Acre and probably more. More info pending

June 5,6: Pastense, Mulvane Art Fair, Washburn University Campus. Saturday 4-6 p.m. Sunday 2-4 p.m.

June 7: RICKY SKAGGS & Kentucky Thunder, Central Christian Church, Wichita. 2900 N. Rock Road. $15 and $11. Pre-show Pickin' Picnic Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with catered picnic meal from Red Beans Bayou Grill, $6 adult/$3 children under 12 (pre-purchase tickets only). For questions call (316)0688-4400 x1412. To purchase tickets call (800) 965-9324. or visit http://www.itickets.com

June 10-13: 11th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. More information at Our Festival

June 18,19: Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Jam & Pickin'Party, So far the Faris Family, Shyster Mountain Gang and New Edition are booked, and two workshops in the afternoots for a free will donation. Camping spots available. Restrooms and concessions on site. For more info visit organizer John Keim at http://www.johnjokeim.com

June 18: The Prairie Acre, Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 7-8:30p.m.

June 26: Holton Antique Show, It's more than antiques! Banner Lake near Holton. Bands include New Edition, Pastense, Shyster Mountain Gang and North 40 Bluegrass.

June 26: Hiawatha Summer Festival, With 89th Street Bluegrass Band at 1:30 p.m. and probably more. More info pending

July 16-18: Colby's 9th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival , Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 462-7373 (nights & weekends) or visit http://shorock.com/folk/colby

July 16: The Prairie Acre, Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 7-8:30p.m.

July 30-31: 5th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). For info call Alva Bowyer (785) 762-3416 daytime, 762-4995 evenings. Camping reservations taken after April 1 @ (785)238-3655. Weekend $20, Friday $10,Saturday $15. Friday/Saturday (Faris Family,Pastense,Martin family of MO,Waring Family of Iowa),Friday (Midday Ramblers),Saturday (New Edition, Vicki Herb & Family,North Fourty Band,Chris Biggs & Friends,Thad Beach).

July 30: 89th Street Bluegrass Band, Shawnee County Fair, Expo Center, Topeka, 6:30 p.m.

July 16-18: Colby's 9th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival , Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 462-7373 (nights & weekends) or visit http://shorock.com/folk/colby

July 16: The Prairie Acre, Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 7-8:30p.m.

July 30-31: 5th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). For info call Alva Bowyer (785) 762-3416 daytime, 762-4995 evenings. Camping reservations taken after April 1 @ (785)238-3655. Weekend $20, Friday $10,Saturday $15. Friday/Saturday (Faris Family,Pastense,Martin family of MO,Waring Family of Iowa),Friday (Midday Ramblers),Saturday (New Edition, Vicki Herb & Family,North Fourty Band,Chris Biggs & Friends,Thad Beach).

July 30: 89th Street Bluegrass Band, Shawnee County Fair, Expo Center, Topeka, 6:30 p.m.

August 14-15: Sawlog N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Dodge City, KS. Contact Ron Cole, Rt.1,Box 28, Jetmore, KS 67854, (620)357-6534 or visit http://sawlog.org

August 21-22: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, noon-5p.m., South Park. More info call (785) 842-7149 or E-Mail: info@fidpick.org or visit at http://www.fidpick.org

September 15-18: 33th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

Sept.30-October 2: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Contact Jill Hunt, (405)372-5000x264 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 2: KPPA's Annual Fall Jam & Chili Potluck, Prairie Lake at Holton. This is a big jam party, without stage or sound system. 5 p.m., eat at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite Chili, fixins', and desert. This day is also the Holton citywide garage sale, so plenty to see.

October 16: 2nd Annual Wheatstock, Topeka, Gage Park Amphitheatre, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., free, all types of local music groups. Visit Doug Ruth's 'The Music Scene' at www.dougruth.com.

October 23: "How To Improvise", Fiddle Workshop, Lawrence, South Park Recreation Center at 1114 Massachussetts. $20 in advance or $25 on the 23rd. Attend one session of two hours. Either 10a.m.-noon or 1p.m.-3p.m. Call Americana Music Academy at 785-830-9640 or Diane Gillenwater at 785-232-4345. Taught by Geoffrey Perry of Buffalo, New York. Workshop website at www.fiddlejam.com.

January 1: KPPA New Year's Day Jam, 1:00-5:00p.m.,Auburn Community Center, Potluck lunch, band scramble open to all players. Pickers and listeners welcome. Membership not required.We will start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. You will need to bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club will provide table service (paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware) and drinks of coffee and iced tea. All pickers welcome to enter band scramble by putting your name in a coffee can. At 1:30 names will be drawn and bands put together. The bands will then have time to practice, then return to perform 3 songs to compete with the other bands. Bands will be judged on tuning accuracy, arrangement, musical performance, showmanship, and entertainment value with discretionary points awarded for original material or songs about "why banjos get no respect".It will be fun for all. Come on out!

February 4-5: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS featuring The Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Wilders, The Midday Ramblers, Bluestem, The McLemores, Americana Music Academy Honky Tonk Sextet And Possum Nation.At the Holiday Inn Holidome & Conference Center, 200 McDonald Dr. $10/show or $18/day or $30/weekend. Order by calling (913)381-3856, or visit them at http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/index.html

February 18-19: 16th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. The Wilders,Pine Mountain Railroad,Midnight Flight, Wildwood Valley Boys,The Bluegrass Missourians, Pastense. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

February 26: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Legacy Bluegrass Band and Judy Coder and Pride of the Prairie. Dinner at 6 p.m., bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

March 5: Classic Bean. Fairlawn Plaza, 89th Street Bluegrass Band, 8-10:30 p.m.

March 12: Branded B Ranch Dinner Theatre. Valley Falls, KS, featuring the Faris Family

March 12: Iron Horse Concert Hall,. 4415 N. Westview, ElDorado, KS, featuring "Clear Blue" for info contact Don Koke (316)321-6348 or or E-Mail: Dkoke@cox.net

March 12: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Durst Family Band and New Edition. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

March 13: Finch Theatre. 122 E. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, KS. Featuring "Clear Blue", contact Charlene Jones, (785)524-4350 or wb0pkm@twinvalley.net

March 19: Elk City Opry. Jackson Heights High School Auditorium, Holton, KS, shows at 2 pm and 7 pm. For info call Gary Bell at (785)364-2749

April 1: Vassar Playhouse. Dinner and/or concert, Vassar, KS. 6 p.m., features Midday Ramblers

April 10: John McCutcheon. College Hill Methodist Church, Wichita, KS

April 15: Alferd Packer Memorial String Band Annual Tax Party. Been goin' on for years. 9 p.m.-midnight, Lawrence Main Post Office, 7th & Vermont. This year a camera crew from CBS Sunday Morning will cover the event.

April 16: Cow Creek Opry. Havensville Community Center, 5 p.m., Emcee Gary Bell with Rod Durst Family and Mike Braum, Roger Shafstall and Curt Clark as the Opry House Band. Over 2 hours of music and comedy. Doors open at 4 p.m. $7.

April 23: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Franz Family and New Edition. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

April 28,29&30: 12th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. This year with Rhonda Vincent,Marty Raybon,The Lewis Family, Special Concensus, Alan Munde Gazette,Goldwing Express, The Village Singers, The Stevens Sister, Wildfire, Shadow Creek, The Tennessee Gentlemen and the Dowden Sisters. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

May 7: Durst Family, 7 p.m. at the Adams Apple on East 6th in Topeka, a Christian night club.

June 3: McLouth BBQ Blowout and Jam, With Pastense, probably more. More info pending ***CANCELLED***

June 4-5: Mulbane Art Fair, Washburn University campus, Pastense will perform.

June 11: Lutheran Funfest, Shyster Mountain Gang will perform in the evening.

June 9-12: 12th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. More information soon at Our Festival

June 10-12: 29th Annual Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina. Amoung many other things, on Saturday they have Sam Bush, 8:30 p.m.. From Friday thru Sunday, various times, they have Bearfoot Bluegrass, from Alaska, "they're youngish (20's) and are strong players and singers." Fee is by button, $6 in advance, $8 at the gate. Children 11 & under free. More info at http://www.riverfestival.com or call Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 or http://www.salinaarts.com

June 17-19: 3rd Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, Fairview City Park, Ensemble workshops by the Faris Family on Friday and Saturday afternoons, plus stage appearances both evenings. Also New Edition, Pastense, Durst Family, Gary Bell & Country, The Prairie Acre. Show begins 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pork BBQ supper, concesions, arts and crafts vendors, crude camping with electrical, first come first serve. Free will offering. ($6 suggested). Church service and Gospel music by the Durst Family on Sunday morning, followed by Father's day carry-in dinner, everyone welcome! For more info visit organizer John Keim at http://www.johnjokeim.com/Bluegrass%20Page.htm or call (785)467-8971

July 22: Vassar Playhouse. Dinner and/or concert, Vassar, KS. 6 p.m., features Pastense

July 29-30: 6th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Friday and Saturday night shows featuring The Faris Family,Kansas Heart,The Martin Family,Pastense, The O'Brien Family,Judy Coder and Pride of the Prairie, Chris Biggs & Friends, Thad Beach. For info call (785) 238-3014, or E-Mail: milfordsp@wp.state.ks.us

(?)August x-x: Sawlog N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Dodge City, KS. Contact Ron Cole, Rt.1,Box 28, Jetmore, KS 67854, (620)357-6534 or visit them at http://sawlog.org

(?)August x-x: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, noon-5p.m., South Park. More info call (785) 842-7149 or E-Mail: info@fidpick.org or visit at http://www.fidpick.org

September 14-18: 34th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 23-25: BroomWeed Bluegrass Festival, Cottonwood Falls, KS. Friday-7:30 p.m.-full group jam session. Saturday-all day,small group jams around business district of Cottonwood Falls, 7:30 p.m.-performance by GreenHorns. Sunday-2 p.m.-gospel music by TallGrass Express. Register at Emma Chase Cafe, 317 Broadway, upon arrival in town. For more info call Sue Smith at 620-273-6020 or E-Mail: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net. or visit www.emmachasecafe.com/nickcharles.htm

September 29-October 1: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. This year with Suzy Boggus. Contact Jill Hunt, (405)372-5000x264 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 1: KPPA Fall Jam & Chili Potluck. Prairie Lake northeast of Holton. Come camp for the weekend. Saturday 6 p.m. starts the meal, followed by the jam. This weekend is also the Holton citywide garage sell. Saturday afternoon is the Bancroft Museum benefit jam organized to benefit the Bancroft Museum Depot and will be over in time to return to Prairie Lake.

October 7-9: 6th Annual Weston Irish Festival. Weston, MO. O'Malley's Pub. Nine groups performing. Contact 816-640-5235, visit www.westonirish.com

October 8: 89th Street Bluegrass Band will be at the Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn, Topeka.

October 14-15: Kaw Valley Dulcimer Club Fun Fest. Christ Lutheran Church, 3509 SW Burlington Road, Topeka. Workshops on playing mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, flatpick guitar and building a mountain dulcimer (pre-registration required). Contact 785-351-5073, visit www.kvdc.org

October 14: Vassar Playhouse. Dinner and/or concert, Vassar, KS. 6 p.m., features Pastense

October 15: The Shyster Mountain Gang will be at the Starry Night Coffee House, Topeka, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

October 15: Nick Charles Concert. Community Building, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Guitarist from Victoria, Australia. 7:30 p.m., $8 suggested. For more info call Sue Smith at 620-273-6020 or E-Mail: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net or visit www.emmachasecafe.com/nickcharles.htm

October 14-16: KBA Pickin' Picnic. Cowley County Fairgrounds. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

October 28: The Shyster Mountain Gang will be at the Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn, Topeka. 8-11 p.m.

October 29: Covert Creek Bluegrass & Western Music Festival. Covert Creek Lodge in Covert, Kansas. $20 all day (included lunch & dinner), $10 after 5 p.m., reservations by October 1. Contact 1-888-942-3245 or E-Mail: rayaud@gorhamtel.com

November 4: The Shyster Mountain Gang will be at the Starry Night Coffee House, Topeka, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

November 18: The Shyster Mountain Gang will be at the Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn, Topeka. 8-11 p.m.

2006

January 21: Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie. Delaware Township Hall in Valley Falls. Open at 6 p.m, concert at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door, $5 for children 5-12. Call 785-234-6842 for more information.

January 28: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Banner Creek Country Band. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

February 3-4: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS With the likes of Special Consensus, Sweet Sunny South, Midday Ramblers, Spontaneous Combustion, The McLemores, The Faris Family and Hootenannies. Band contest Friday afternoon with a $500 prize and a slot on the show. Order tickets by calling (913)381-3856, or visit them at http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/index.html

February 17-18: 17th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring Blueridge, Special Concensus, Lonesome Road, Midnight Flight, Prairie Acre, Salty Dog and Hootin'Annies. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 316 524-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

February 25: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

March 24: Celtic Fox. 118 SW 8th Ave, Topeka. Near 8th & Kansas Ave. Tullamore, a Kansas City based Celtic band, will be performing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 235-2138 for info, or visit the band's website at http://www.tullamore.info

March 25: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: The Faris Family. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

April 7: Pastense will be performing at Starry Night Cafe. 1620 SW 6th St., Topeka. Just north for St. Francis Hospital. 8-10 p.m.

April 27-29: 13th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. This year with Marty Raybon,The Lonesome River Band, The Rarely Herd, The Chapmans, The Tennessee Gentlemen, The Louisiana Grass, Shadow Creek, Special Consensus, The James King Band, The Village Singers, The Stevens Singers and the Bennett Brothers. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, or E-Mail:shadowcreekband@juno.com or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

April 17: Tax Night Party. Alferd Packer MSB, Lawrence Main Post Office, 7th & Vermont. This has been going on for several years.

April 29: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Gary Bell and the New Edition. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

May 12,13,14: String Band Rendezvous. Third Annual Acoustic Music Campout & Open Jam, Clinton Lake, for the entire family. Six scheduled bands: David, Denise & Willy, The Blackbury Band, The Bus Company, Checkered Past, The PBR Band and The Shoestring Band. For more info visit their site at http://www.stringbandrendezvous.com

June 3: 2nd Annual Lane County Country Bluegrass Festival . Stay tuned for more details. Contact Opal & Marvin Roberts, 620 397-5914. We just heard about this event.

June 8-11: 13th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. More information soon at Our Festival

June 16: Dave & Sharon Boyd's CD Release Party 7-9 p.m. at the Hotel Josephine, 5th & Ohio Street in Holton. It's a CD of Western and Gospel music. Dave is a long-time KPPA member and a regular at our Auburn jam. Includes former members of the Flying W Wranglers; Vern Thomson, Scotty Vaughn and Joe Stephenson.

June 16-17: 4rd Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, Fairview City Park, BBQ Pork Supper, Concessions, Antique Car Show, Parade and Clown for kids of all ages. Bands include: Gary Bell & Country, Boiler Room Boys, Ready Brothers, Durst Family, New Edition, Prairie Acre and Pastense. For more info visit organizer John Keim at http://www.johnjokeim.com/Bluegrass%20Page.htm or call (785)467-8971

July 8: Durst Family Band will be the band at Red Rock Ranch in Soldier,KS. They serve a chuckwagon meal followed by life music. For info call (785)834-2550 or visit www.redrockguestranch.com.

July 14-16: Colby's 11th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival & "Smokin' on the Plains" BBQ Cookoff Featuring Hot Strings, Ozark Alliance, The Abrams Brothers, Sons & Brothers, Bonham Review, Spontaneous Combustion, Larry Booth, Pearce Family, McLemore Family, Sappa Strings, New Old-Timers and Marshal Allen Bailey. , Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 460-7643 or visit http://www.colbybluegrass.org

July 29: 89th Street Bluegrass Band will be at Shawnee County Fair, Expo Hall, 2:15 p.m. For info visit www.shawneecountyfair.org .

July 28: Shyster Gang will be at the State Historical Museum, 7-9 p.m., before the outdoor western movie. For info visit www.kshs.com .

July 29: Shyster Gang will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, 8-11 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

July 28-29: 7th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Friday and Saturday night shows featuring Pastense,Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie, Chris Biggs & Friends, Thad Beach and more. For info call (785) 238-3014, or E-Mail: milfordsp@wp.state.ks.us

August 4 (or 5?): Pastense will be at the Manhattan Music in the Park, City Amphitheater, 11th & Poyntz, Manhattan. 8 p.m. For info visit www.manhattancvb.org/index.asp .

August 19: Wheatstock III will be at the Ramada Inn, 420 E 6th, Topeka, in the Jefferson Room, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This will be a benefit for the Jawhawk Theatre. No cover charge. Concession stand. Some of the performers are Andy McKee, Boiler Room Boys, Carpenter Bros., Cuevas Sisters, Down the Road, Durst Family, Judy Coder and the Pride of the Prairie, O'Shea Sisters, Pastense, Prairie Acre, Shyster Mountain Gang, Stephanie Lange, Wood Valley Pickers. For info call (785)272-5527. For info visit www.topekatonight.com .

August 19: Pastense will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, 7-9:30 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

August 26-27: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-2350 or E-Mail: info@fidpick.org or visit at http://www.fidpick.org

September 1-3: Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center. Visit www.kcirishfest.com.

September 8-9: Brewgrass Festival at Burcham Park in Lawrence. This is a microbrewery and music festival featuring 7 breweries and 30 bands on 3 stages. Visit www.brewgrasslive.com.

September 13-17: 35th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 5-7: 10th Annual International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Contact Jill Hunt, (405)372-5000x264 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 7: KPPA Annual Chili Feed will be at the Prairie Lake near Holton. Supper served at around 6 p.m. Bring you favorite chili or soup (served hot) and the fixings to go with it. Or you can bring something besides the chili. Music jam to follow. During the day: Holton citywide garage sale!.

October 21: 89th Street Bluegrass Band will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, 8-10:30 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

December 2: The Ready Brothers will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 8 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

December 9: 89th Street Bluegrass Band will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, 8-10:30 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

December 30: Bluegrass Concert 7 p.m. at Paola Community Center Auditorium, 905 E Wea St, The Rolf Family and Misty Mountain Revival Bluegrass Concert. Special pre-show dinner discounts at local restaurants available. For ticket info call 913 731-3972 or visit www.paolacommunitycenter.org .

2007

January 27: The Hootin' Annies 7 p.m. at Paola Community Center Auditorium, 905 E Wea St, Chili and Cornbread may be purchased below Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. For ticket info call 913 731-3972 or visit www.paolacommunitycenter.org .

February 2-3: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS With the likes of Cherryholmes, The Wilders, Spontaneous Combustion, Bluegrass Missourians, Konza Swamp Band and More. Band contest Friday afternoon with a $500 prize and a slot on the show. Order tickets by calling (913)381-3856, or visit them at http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/index.html

February 9: Kenny & Amanda Smith in concert at Mass Street Music. 8 p.m. at the store. Contact Mass Street Music.

February 16-17: 18th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring Larry Stephenson, Steep Canyon Rangers, Faris Family, Bluestem, Compton & Ling, Midday Ramblers and Timber Creek. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 316 524-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

February 24: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

February 24: Still On The Hill. Last Minute Folk Concerts, Unitarian Universalist, 4775 SW 21st St., Topeka. 2 p.m. ($5 adult, children free) and 7:30 p.m. ($10 adult,$6 students). Proceeds to benefit local or international children's charity. 272-9233, or visit http://www.uuft.org

March 17: Elk Creek Opry. Circleville, KS, Circleville Gym, 2 shows, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m. Food served thru afternoon and evening. For more info contact Gary or Carolyn Bell at (785)364-2749 or E-Mail:gbell@holtonks.net

March 18: The Kansas Song Project CD. Titled "Prairie Glimpses", a CD release party, Kansas History Museum, 2p.m.-5p.m. Jam session around 3:30-5:00. On 6th Street west of Wanamaker Road. For more info call Diane at 249-8830 or visit http://www.kansassongproject.com

March 24: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Faris Family. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

March 24: Ready Brothers. will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 8 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

April 27-29: 14th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum just north of Wichita. More info later. Contact Jim Bullard at (316)691-8178, or E-Mail:shadowcreekband@juno.com or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

April 28: Saturday Night Music. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Gary Bell and Old Time Country. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

June 7-10: 14th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Devotional Gospel on Sunday. More information soon at Our Festival

June 16-17: 5th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, Fairview City Park, BBQ Pork Supper, Concessions, Antique Car Show. For more info visit organizer John Keim at http://www.johnjokeim.com/Bluegrass%20Page.htm or call (785)467-8971

July 20-22: Colby's 12th Annual Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival & "Smokin' on the Plains" BBQ Cookoff Featuring The Rarely Herd, Ozark Alliance, The Bonham Revue, Blue Canyon Boys, Spontaneous Combustion, The McLemore Family, Larry Booth, Sappa Strings and more. Colby, KS, contact Colby Chamber of Commerce, Colby, 1-800-611-8835 (days) or (785) 460-7643 or visit http://www.colbybluegrass.org

July 27-28: 8th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Friday and Saturday night shows. More info later. For info visit http://www.milfordlakebluegrassfestival.com or call (785) 238-3014, or E-Mail: milfordsp@wp.state.ks.us

July 28: 89th Street Bluegrass Band will be at Shawnee County Fair, Expo Hall, 4 p.m. For info visit www.shawneecountyfair.org .

August 11: Wheatstock IV will be at the Ramada Inn, 420 E 6th, Topeka, in the Grand Ballroom, 10a.m.-8p.m. More details to come. For info visit www.topekatonight.com .

September 12-16: 36th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (316)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 4-6: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 4-6: Nebraska Bluegrass Festival, Lincoln,NE.Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Lonesome River Band, Nothin' Fancy, The Wilders. Call (308)532-1465 or visit www.nebraskabluegrassfestival.com.

2008

Jan 12: Saturday Night Country Music Show. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Gary Bell and Country with special guests. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

February 1-2: Free State Music Festival, Lawrence,KS With the likes of IIIrd Tyme Out, the Freight Hoppers, the Midday Ramblers, Loose Gravel and others. Band contest Friday afternoon with a $500 prize and a slot on the show. Order tickets by calling (816)804-5485 or (913)269-7886, or visit them at http://www.praterfamilymusicshow.com or http://home.swbell.net/rosekoco/

February 7 (Thu): Fox Showcase Dara & The Porch Dogs. Celtic Fox, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

February 15-16: 19th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring Dailey & Vincent, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, Lonesome Road, Lindley Creek and Konza Swamp. At the Merriott (call 800-610-0673 or 316 524-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

Feb 23: Saturday Night Country Music Show. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Gary Bell and Country with special guests. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

February 28 (Thu): Fox Showcase Judy Coder & The Pride of the Prairie. Celtic Fox, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

March 13 (Thu): Fox Showcase Wood Valley Pickers. Celtic Fox, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

March 27 (Thu): Fox Showcase Dara & The Porch Dogs. Celtic Fox, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

March 29: Saturday Night Country Music Show. Evangel United Methodist (EUM) Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS. Tonight: Gary Bell and Country with special guests. Dinner at 6 p.m.,bands from 7-9 p.m. Free will offering.

April 10 (Thu): Fox Showcase That Damn Sasquatch. Celtic Fox, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

April 12: Triple Header Bluegrass Special in Topeka at the 6th Avenue Ballroom, 117 SW 6th Street, on April 12, 7-10 p.m. Performing will be The Faris Family, Pastense and Dara & The Noxie Ridge Band. Suggested donation: $10. For more info call Doug Ruth at 272-5527 or send email to DRuthMusic@aol.com.

April 17 (Thu): Fox Showcase Shyster Mountain Gang. Celtic Fox, $5, 116 SW 8th, Topeka. 7-9 p.m. Check their calendar at http://www.myspace.com/celticfoxtopekanew

April 19: Pastense. will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 8 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

April 24-26: 15th Annual Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum, Pavilion II, just north of Wichita. More info later. Contact John Todd at (316)312-7355, or Carol Reed (316) 838-1909. or visit them at http://www.parkcitybluegrass.com

April 26: Western Day at Park City Festival, Kansas Coliseum, Cowboy breakfast with concert by Johnny Western and Diamon W Wranglers, reservations required by April 14, ticket $15, (316)755-7328. Afternoon & evening concert with 5 bands including Judy Coder &PoP & Bluestem. Tickets $20.

June 12-14: 15th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. We'll have plenty of bands to entertain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. More information at Our Festival

June 20-21: 6th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, Fairview City Park, BBQ Pork Supper, Concessions, Antique Car Show. For more info visit organizer John Keim at http://www.johnjokeim.com/Bluegrass%20Page.htm or call (785)467-8971

June 21: First Annual Bluegrass at the Lake , Marion County Lake, Contact: Steve Hudson, 620-382-3240

June 27: Wood Valley Pickers. will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 8 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

July 20-22: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, contact Leilana Thomas, 1112 Court Pl., Colby, KS 67701, 785 460-7643, or E-Mail: cvb@thomascounty.com visit Colby Chamber of Commerce at http://www.colbychamber.com

July 25-26: 9th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Friday and Saturday night shows. More info later. For info visit http://www.milfordlakebluegrassfestival.com

August 2: Wheatstock V More details to come. For info visit www.topekatonight.com .

August 23-24: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or E-Mail: gayle@sunflower.com or visit at http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 17-21: 37th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 18-20: Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival, 2229 Bluegrass Road, Conway, MO 85632. Contact 471-589-2013 or E-Mail: starvycreekbluegrass@yahoo.com or visit www.starvycreek.com.

October 2-4: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

November 14: 89th Street Bluegrass Band. will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 7:30 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

November 15: Pastense. will be at the Classic Bean at 21st & Fairlawn, Starting at 8 p.m. For info visit www.classicbean.com .

February 20-21: 20th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring The Gibson Brothers, the James King Band, Charlie Sizemore Band, Lonesome Road, Brightwater Junction and Lonesome Traveler Bluegrass Band. At the Merriott (call 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

April 11: Bluegrass Concert Series, Deleware Township Hall, Valley Valls. Hosted by Faris Family. Doors open 6pm, concert 7 pm, suggested donation $10 or $8 with non-parishable food donation. Youth 15 and under free w/adult. More info call 785-876-2374 or email at farisband@yahoo.com.

May 2: Cow Creek Opry performs "The Legends", Havensville Community Center. Shows at 2 pm and 7 pm doors open one hour before each show. Tickets: $8 donation adults, 12 and younger free with paid adult. Food served with each show. More information call Terry Jordan (785)948-3355 or email at teejay3244@yahoo.com

June 11-13: 16th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June 19-20: 7th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, Fairview City Park, BBQ Pork Supper, Concessions, Antique Car Show, for info contact John Keim (785)467-8971 or email at calljo4avon@jbntelco.com.

July 24-25: 10th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). Friday and Saturday night shows 7pm-11pm and all day Saturday starting 11 am. More info call Al Bowyer, (785)762-4995 or email at seadream@kansas.net or visit http://www.milfordlakebluegrassfestival.com

August 21-22: Concordia Music Festival, Concordia City Park, formerly the Clifton/Vining Country Music Festival, 1100 Washington, for info call (785)243-4290.

September 16-20: 38th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

2010

February 19-20: 21st Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring The Lonesome River Band, Lost & Found, Bull Harman & Bullseye, The Martins, Hootin' Annie's and Cedar Ridge. At the Merriott (call 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate" until Feb.12). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795, or Mike Whitman at 316 529-2379 or Suzi Wilbert at 316 686-7603. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 10-12: 17th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June 12: Wheatstock VI at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 N.W. Fillmore 10 local groups to perform. For info visit www.topekatonight.com .

August 20-22: 30th Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 16-20: 38th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September 16-18: Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival, 2229 Bluegrass Road, Conway, MO 85632. Contact 471-589-2013 or E-Mail: starvycreekbluegrass@yahoo.com or visit www.starvycreek.com.

September 23: Special Consensus at Elmont Opry, Just them for the night, and remember our very own Rick Faris is a member of this long-running nationally touring bluegrass band. 7 p.m., Elmont United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6635 NW Church Lane, mile east of US-75 and NW 62nd. Call John at (785)246-0156 or visit www.elmontumc.com/The_Elmont_Opry.php. or visit www.specialc.com

September 25: 5th Annual Tecumseh Heritage Days, 334 S.E. Tecumseh Road, two miles east of Topeka on US-40 highway, lots of activities, craft booths, homemade pie contest, entertainment by Chris Biggs, Pastense, the Kaw Valley Dulcimer Club and Rusty Rierson, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free admission.

September 30-October 2: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

October 23: Cow Creek Opry, Havensville, KS, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 2 1/2 hours of classic country music, jokes and comedy. Tickets $8, kids 12 years and younger free with an adult's paid admission. For reservations or more info call Terry Jordan at (785)948-3355 or Email: teejay3244@yahoo.com

November 12-13: Elmont Opry Music Show, Friday 7 p.m. Sat. 1 p.m. 7 p.m., Elmont United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6635 NW Church Lane, mile east of US-75 and NW 62nd. Admission $8. A variety of food, including homemade pies, for sale after doors open 1 1/2 hours before show time. Call John at (785)246-0156 or visit www.elmontumc.com/The_Elmont_Opry.php.

December 3: A Celtic Christmas Concert, Lawrence, Lawrence Arts Center. 7:30 p.m., $10.50, under 12 free, 785-830-9640 Thom Alexander, more info at www.americana-music.org.

December 4: A Celtic Christmas Concert, Topeka, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 SW Washburn, $10.50, under 12 free,7:30 p.m., 785-249-8830 Diane Gillenwater, more info at www.americana-music.org.

2011

February 18-19: 22nd Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring Kenny & Amanda Smith, The Lonesome Road, Missouri River Band, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Triple L and Backroads Bluegrass. At the Merriott (call 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795 or E-Mail: ksstoto@att.net, or Mike Whitman at 316 529-2379 or E-Mail: mk21bk-kbafest@yahoo.com or Bruce Johnson at 316 733-4409. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 9-11: 18th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

2012

January 1: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 17-18: 23nd Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Featuring The Grascals, Charlie Sizemore Band, Bull Harman & Bull's Eye, Driven, Brightwater Junction, Misty Mountain Revival and more. At the Merriott (call 316 651-0333, ask for "Bluegrass Rate"). Contact Kerry Harrison at 316 524-6795 or E-Mail: ksstoto@att.net, or Mike Whitman at 316 529-2379 or E-Mail: mk21bk-kbafest@yahoo.com or Bruce Johnson at 316 733-4409 or E-Mail: bruce.e.johnson@cox.net. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 7-9: 19th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June 15-16: 10th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, for info contact John Keim (785)467-8971 or visit website at http://browncountybluegrassfestival.com or email at calljo4avon@jbntelco.com.

July 20-22: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, This year will be Dailey & Vincent, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, Driven, Triple L, The McLemores, Larry Booth, Sappa Strings and more. visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

July xx-xx: 12th Annual Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival , Milford State Park (near Junction City). More info call Al Bowyer, (785)762-4995 or email at seadream@kansas.net or visit http://www.milfordlakebluegrassfestival.com

August 25-26: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 12-16: 40th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

September x-October x: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

2013

January 1: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 15-16: 24th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. So far they have the Gibson Brothers, Special Consensus, Shadow Ridge, Triple L Band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado and the Greenhorns. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 6-8: 20th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June 14-15: 11th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, for info contact John Keim (785)467-8971 or visit website at http://browncountybluegrassfestival.com or email at calljo4avon@jbntelco.com.

July 19-21: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, This year will be Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Blue Highway, Driven, Bonham Revue, The McLemores, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Sappa String,Larry Booth & Friends and more. visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

August 9-10: Elmont Opry All-Gospel Show, Elmont United Methodist Church hall, NW 66th & Church Lane, Topeka. Admission $10. Food available 90 minutes before shows. Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. More information call John at 785 246-0156.

August 25-26: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 18-22: 41th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 3-5: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

November 8-9: Elmont Opry Country Music Show, Elmont United Methodist Church hall, NW 66th & Church Lane, Topeka. Admission $10. Food available 90 minutes before shows. Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. More information call John at 785 246-0156.

January 1: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 21-22: 25th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. So far they have Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers, SteelDrivers, Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, Lonesome Road, Driven, and KBA Treblemakers. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 12-14: 21th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

July 18-20: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, This year will be Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Blue Highway, Driven, Spinney Brothers, Driven, Triple L, The McLemores, Sappa String,Larry Booth & Friends and more. visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

September 17-21: 43th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

January 1, 2015: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 20-21: 26th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Bands to be announced. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

2015

June 11-13: 22th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June 19-20: 12th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, for info contact John Keim (785)467-8971 or visit website at http://browncountybluegrassfestival.com or email at calljo4avon@jbntelco.com.

July 17-19: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS. IIIrd Time Out, Spinney Brothers, Rambling Rooks, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Driven, and more. Visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

August 23: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 16-20: 44th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 3: KPPA "Souper" Chili Feed, Prairie Lake near Holton. Bring your favorite chili or soup in a crock-pot (or other method to keep it hot) and the fixin's that go with it (crackers, cheese, veggies, etc). Plan to start eating around 6 p.m. Music jams will be going on through the weekend.

October 1-3: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

2016

2017

January 1, 2017: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 17-18: 28th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Bands to be announced. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 8-10: 24th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

July 14-16: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

August 5: 4th annual Pickin and Potluck, Mac Campbell and Wanda Schumacher are planning this campout and jam, at Prairie Lake over the weekend. A potluck is also planned for Saturday evening around 6 p.m. For more info contact them thru E-Mail: camshu5@gmail.com

August 27: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.fidpick.com

September 13-17: 46th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 5-7: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

2018

January 1, 2018: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 22-23: 30th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. For 2019 the bands include Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius, Volume Five, Short Round Stringband, The Baker Family, Spring Street and the KBA Treblemakers. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 7-9: 25th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

August 26: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.fidpick.com

September 12-16: 47th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

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