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Jun 12

Manhattan Arts in the Park 2018

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM by Kristen Isch

Thursday, May 31, 2018   Manhattan, KS -- The first concert to kick off the free concert summer series called "Arts in the Park" is set to kick off at the Larry Norvell Band Shell, Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. with Wood and Wire, coming from Austin, Texas. 

This band along with eight other special performances each Friday night will be free performances for the public and each Friday performance starts at approximately 8 p.m. Seats for performances are open to the public and the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and lawn blankets if desired. 

Most performances will also offer some type of concessions. Each week vendors will vary. 

The complete line-up of performers include:  
  • Friday, June 1 Wood and Wire from Austin, TX - Bluegrass
  • Friday, June 8 Luke Winslow-King from New Orleans, LA - Folk, Jazz, Rock and Roll
  • Friday, June 15 Huntertones from New York City, NY - Horn Driven Jazz and Soul 
  • Friday, June 22 Groovement from Fayetteville, AR - Upbeat Funk/Rock
  • Friday, June 29 Marbin from Chicago, IL - Instrumental Jazz/Rock
  • Friday, July 6 Cash'd Out from San Diego, CA - Johnny Cash Tribute
  • Friday, July 13 Me Like Bees from Joplin, MO - Indie Rock
  • Friday, July 20 Michael Kent from Columbus, OH - Comedian/Magician 
  • Friday, July 27 James Hill and Ann Janelle from Nova Scotia, Canada - Folk Duo 

Concerts will occur rain or shine. We will follow all weather rules for activities as it relates to weather warnings or lighting. 

Manhattan Parks and Recreation will have a community tent prior to the concerts with information about our programs and services. Please join us for a summer of free concert fun for the entire family. To learn and see more details about Arts in the Park please see this link:

Arts in the Park is a concert series that has been a part of the Manhattan community for over 40 years. 

The mission of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is to build a healthy community through people, parks, and programs.  
People - Engaging the diverse residents of our community with parks, facilities, and programs
Parks - Providing open space and connecting our community to our physical, natural, and cultural resources
Programs - Improving physical, social, and emotional well being, positively impacting community health and wellness.

To learn more about Manhattan Parks and Recreation, please visit