CARRIE NATION AND THE SPEAKEASY – Wednesday, September 28
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy concluded The Carnegie Concert Series at Heritage Square. Their high energy sound blending punk, bluegrass and Dixieland was born right here in Wichita, KS. CNS has built an international following by playing more than 250 shows in 40 states and completing a European tour.
MOUNTAIN DEER REVIVAL – Wednesday, September 21
Mountain Deer Revival took the Heritage Square stage for our third concert. This Kansas-based band defies genre with music that is parts country rock, Americana and Bluegrass. MDRs fusion of styles, combining the talents of musicians Jake and Jason Coffey, Dale Shuey, Matt Ohm and Connor Edmundson, creates a musical experience unlike any other.
THE MUDBUGS – Wednesday, September 14
The Mudbugs offer up a lively bit of Louisiana-style Cajun and Zydeco care of Wichita, Kansas. Their added layers of country, swamp pop and rockabilly come alive in sets featuring both genre classics and “Cajun-ified” rock/pop numbers. The Mudbugs have found national fame, including an appearance on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Let’s go Mudbuggin’ in Heritage Square.
GOODING – Wednesday, September, 7
GOODING plays honest, fearless, rock and roll, the kind that’s not afraid to feature tender melodies one minute and then huge beats and fiery guitar solos the next. Although the band currently calls Los Angeles home, three of the four members of GOODING were raised in Wichita, Kansas. This Midwest upbringing heavily influences their music, which they refer to as “Rock n’ Roll from the Plains.” A hard-charging, touring band, GOODING has played domestically and abroad and their music has been featured on shows like CSI, Criminal Minds and Bloodline. Beyond music, band members Gooding, Erin O’Neill, Billy Driver and Jesse Rich seek to positively impact future generations through Funding the Future, a non-profit dedicated to teaching kids the importance of financial literacy.