Live Tonight: Week of June 22nd – 28th: Lawrence Field Day Fest Edition!

lawrence field day fest 2015

Kansas City is hitting an all-time high when it comes to festivals. With the amazing lineups and smash hits of Middle of the Map and Boulevardia – but now here comes another one! If you haven’t been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware of the amazing local music scene in Kansas City, Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Some of the best of the best are performing three days at multiple venues down in Lawrence for the 2015 edition of Lawrence’s Field Day Fest. Did I mention it’s cheap? Only $20 for a 3-day pass. Insane! Don’t forget some of these awesome other shows as well! For more information, including venue schedules, click here!

Monday, June 22nd

Smashing Pumpkins with The Eeries, Katie Cole at The Midland 8 PM $40

One of the most important and impressive bands in alternative music history, the Smashing Pumpkins return to Kansas City with an acoustic/electric evening at the Midland. I feel like it was only a few years ago that the band (or maybe just Billy Corgan) was painting themselves a bad picture by weird/terrible live shows, but it seems the band is back in prime form again. A show not to be missed!

Elle King with Gene Jr. and The Family at The Granada 8 PM $15

Pan Astral at Riot Room 8:30 PM $12

Hugh Cornwell with Bent Knee, Jorge Arana Trio at Record Bar 7:30 PM $15

Tuesday, June 23rd

Tyler, The Creator with Taco at The Midland 9 PM $27.50

The leader of the acclaimed hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All and always a spectacle whether it’s on album, on stage, on television or just in the general popular consciousness, Tyler, The Creator returns to the Kansas City area headlining a massive show at the Midland with fellow OFWGKTA member Taco. Half-punk rock and half-hardcore hip-hop, Tyler will bring his A-game, no doubt.

Delta Spirit at Record Bar 9:45 PM $20

Extremely Rotten at The Jackpot 6 PM $Cheap

Michael McDonald at The Uptown 8 PM $55

Wednesday, June 24th

Widespread Panic with Yonder Mountain String Band at Starlight Theater 7 PM $45

Ready for some jammin’? Widespread Panic return with KC/Lawrence-alumni’s Yonder Mountain String Band to headline what’s sure to be a long night filled with awesome tunes at Starlight Theater. Be sure to wear your best tie-dyed shirt.

Sebastian Bach with Wilson at Riot Room 8 PM $25

Heartist with A Complete Mess, Lost In The City, By This Time Tomorrow at Aftershock 6 PM $10

Melissa Etheridge at The Uptown 8 PM $35

Thursday, June 25th

Lawrence Field Day Fest at Various Venues in Lawrence, KS All Day 3-Day Pass for $20

Unwritten Law with Ten Foot Pole, Total Chaos at Riot Room 8 PM $15

Friday, June 26th

Death Grips at The Granada 8 PM $20

There hasn’t been a more divisive, hyped, creative, infuriating, mysterious, brilliant, terrible, historic, critically-acclaimed, hated and absolutely insane hip-hop group (maybe music in general?) than Death Grips in recent years. Over “break-ups”, releasing albums for free in defiance of record contracts and a seemingly never-ending repertoire of material coming out at all times, their notorious live show comes to the Granada on Friday. There better be some moshing!

Lawrence Field Day Fest at Various Venues in Lawrence, KS All Day 3-Day Pass for $20

Kongos with Kangaroo Knife Fight at KC Live 8 PM $FREE

Amanda Fish Band with Stonecutters Union at Replay Lounge 6 PM $3

Saturday, June 27th

Lawrence Field Day Fest at Various Venues in Lawrence, KS All Day 3-Day Pass for $20

The Rolling Stones with Ed Sheeran at Arrowhead Stadium 7 PM $Way Too Much

Houdini Light Machine with Jorge Arana Trio, Pyridial, Existem, The Perfect Pursuit at Riot Room 8 PM $8

The Biff Tannens with Bottlebreakers, Electric Lungs, Nuthatch47 at Davey’s Uptown 8 PM $6

Sunday, June 28th

The Souveneers with Dusty Rust at Replay Lounge 5 PM $3












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