PSU’s Summer Music Fest planned for June 

  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:00 PM
  Arts & Entertainment, News, Campus Culture

Pittsburg, KS

Summer Music Fest

Started by Raul Munguia in 2013 as an outreach of the Pittsburg State University Music Department, the 7th Annual Pittsburg Summer Music Fest will bring the community alive with eight diverse musical offerings in six days this June. The lineup includes: 

Monday, June 17 

Jazz Under the Stars, 8:30 p.m., front lawn of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer. Free.  

Summer Music Fest 2019 will open with Summer Kicks Jazz Band with a night of music under the stars on the front lawn of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts just as the sun is setting. The band is directed by veteran music faculty member Robert KehleThe concert is informal, so guests are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and snacks if they wish. Rain location: Inside the Bicknell Center. 

Tuesday, June 18 

Lunchtime music, noon, Root Coffeehouse & Creperie, 402 N. Broadway. Free.  

Summer Music Fest will continue with lunchtime music at Root Coffeehouse & Creperie at Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg at 402 N. BroadwayConcert-goers can purchase a warm or cold beverage, pastry, and listen to some of the area's most talented musicians. 

Vogts Sisters, 7:30 p.m., Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Ticketed, $12 at the door.  

The Vogts Sisters, a dynamic duo that has performed throughout the region since 2012 and gained widespread acclaim for their haunting vocals and tight sisterly harmonies, will perform an indoor concert at the Bicknell. Tickets: $12 at the door.  

Wednesday, June 19 

Kaleidescope of Styles, 7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 306 W. Euclid. Free.  

Faculty, students, and regional artists will collaborate to create an intimate evening of standard chamber music repertoire in the charming St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 

Thursday, June 20 

Lunchtime music, noon, Signet Coffee Roasters, 109 N. Broadway. Free. 

Concert-goers can purchase a soup and salad, sandwich or pastry, a warm or cold beverage, and listen to some of the area's most talented musicians. 

Battle of the Bands, 8:30 p.m., front lawn, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Free.  

The festival returns to the front lawn of the Bicknell Center. Local and regional bands, including the J3 Band from Pittsburg, the 501B Band from Baxter Springs, and others will perform an outdoor concert with an eclectic mix of styles. It's an informal concert — guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacksRain location: Inside the Bicknell Center. 

Friday, June 21 

A Musical Soirée, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine. Free.  

Faculty, students, and regional artists in a variety of ensemble combinations will perform in the newly-restored First United Methodist Church, which provides excellent acoustics, Munguia said. 

Saturday, June 22 

Summer Band Concert, 8:30 p.m., front lawn, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Free.

The festival will conclude with a sunset performance at the beautiful Bicknell Center. Led by PSU Music Department faculty member Andrew Chybowski, the performance will feature patriotic and pop pieces, and standard band literature. It's an informal concert — guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Rain location: Inside the Bicknell Center. 


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