Open House

On Saturday, October 3, the Wichita Carnegie Library opened its doors to the public to learn about its history and restoration as part of our Centennial celebration. This family-friendly event honored the original purpose of the building with a public book reading.

Moreland & Arbuckle

The Centennial Concert series closed with an after-work performance by Moreland & Arbuckle. Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle met in Wichita and joined together to create a sound they call “Roots Rock from the Heartland.” With influences including Delta blues, rock, folk, traditional country and soul, M&A’s brand of music is ever-evolving. They’ve shared the stage with blues and rock legends like ZZ Top, George Thorogood, and Jonny Lang to name a few. They’ve taken their show on the road to places as far as Iraq where, in 2008, they played shows for American troops.


All three members of GOODING—Jessie Rich, Billy Driver and 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, they seek to positively impact future generations through Funding the Future, a non-profit dedicated to teaching kids the importance of financial literacy.

Mountain Deer Revival

Mountain Deer Revival took to the Heritage Square stage for our fourth Centennial Concert. The Kansas-based band defies genre with music that is parts country rock, Americana and Bluegrass. MDRs fusion of styles, combines the talents of musicians Jake and Jason Coffey, Dale Shuey, Matt Ohm and Connor Edmundson, created a musical experience unlike any other.


The third Centennial Concert, Driven brought their “bluegrass without mercy” to Heritage Square. The five members of Driven include twin brothers Brandon and Blake McLemore, Jimmy Campbell and husband and wife Jake and Rebekah Workman. They combined fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, and violin with harmonic vocals to create a festive bluegrass sound.

Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing

Our second Centennial Concert featured the Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing. The trio Jennifer, Pettersen, Monica Taylor and Robin Macy brought their western swing and vintage flair to Heritage Square for an all-American musical experience.

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy kicked off the Centennial Concerts at Heritage Square. Their high energy sound blended punk, bluegrass and Dixieland was born right here in Wichita, KS. CNS has built a following across the nation by playing more than 250 shows in 40 states. Their performance at Heritage Square was on the heels of their first European tour. We welcomed them home while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wichita Carnegie Library.