WebCalendar

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Dempsey's Irish Pub
6:00pm
Another night of great music at a good venue. We'll join The Ready Brothers and fine old-time band the Red State Ramblers. Come to hear the music, or at least to hear The Ready Brothers crack jokes!


Saturday, January 31, 2009
Contra Dance
7:30pm
The Prairie Acre plus special guest Dan Rempel. -- Hear some tunes in old-time music's natural habitat! Woodlawn School, North Lawrence www.lawrence
barndance.org



Sunday, February 8, 2009
Dempsey's Pub
6:00pm
Stringband Summit, part 3: With the always amazing Midday Ramblers and a new group, The Sunflower Colonels. Family friendly. Free popcorn. 623 Vermont St., Lawrence


Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Barn Dance
6:30pm
Times are tough, but dance is cheap! A barn dance at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. Admission: "love" offering. 1263 N. 1100 Rd. 66047 www.uufl.net


Saturday, March 7, 2009
Kansas City Repertory Theater
7:30pm
Get a taste of the music that inspired the production of "Winesburg, Ohio" in this family-friendly celebration. www.kcrep.org


Sunday, March 22, 2009
Kansas Prairie Pickers Association
3:00pm
Auburn KS


Friday, April 3, 2009
Kansas City Repertory Theater
7:00pm
Lobby show for the musical "Winesburg, Ohio." 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. www.kcrep.org


Saturday, April 25, 2009
Barn Dance
7:30pm
Jack-o'-Lantern Ballroom, Westport Road & Main, Kansas City, Missouri http://www.crosscurrentsculture.org/Barn Dance/Barn Dance.htm


Sunday, April 26, 2009
Kansas Prairie Pickers Association
2:00pm
Auburn KS


Saturday, May 2, 2009
Lawrence Farmer's Market
8:00am
We'll be out for the official opening day of the downtown farmer's market. It's about our favorite place to play - grab your coffee and come join us!


Saturday, May 16, 2009
Art Tougeau postparty
3:00pm
See crazy vehicles and have a good time at a Lawrence tradition. Replay Lounge Patio. 946 Massachusetts St.


Saturday, May 30, 2009
Lighthouse Theater
7:03pm
Our tour to support the new album starts here, with our friends, the Harmony Creek String Band. 3078 Lighthouse Lane, Columbia, MO.


Sunday, May 31, 2009
Meshuggah Cafe, St. Louis MO
7:00pm
Please come catch our first St. Louis appearance! 6269 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 726-5662


Monday, June 1, 2009
Floyds Knobs, IN
7:00pm
The Hobknobb Roasting Co. 3700 Paoli Pike, (812) 923-1458


Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Lexington KY
We're taking the show on the road! We're celebrating the release of the new album and heading out to Mt. Airy, N.C. Details TBA.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention
We're excited to visit this festival for the first time - we may even decide to enter the band contest!


Friday, June 12, 2009
Prairie Lake Pickin' Party
6:00pm
Join us for a fun, relaxed festival with some great bands. Prairie Lake, Holton KS. Prairie Pickin' Party


Thursday, June 25, 2009
Noblesville IN
7:00pm
With teen duo Pholly. Noble Tea and Coffee, 933 Logan. $10. E-mail: info@bluestonefolkschool.org


Friday, June 26, 2009
Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering


Saturday, July 11, 2009
Farmer's Market
We'll be out from 8-10 or so. Come out and enjoy the morning with us! 8th & New Hampshire streets in downtown Lawrence.


Friday, July 17, 2009
Private party
Private party


Saturday, July 18, 2009
Americana Music Academy Festival
7:20pm
Great local bands will be at South Park all afternoon and evening. Proceeds will benefit Americana Music Academy, a truly vital part of Lawrence's music scene. We play about 7 p.m.


Saturday, August 8, 2009
Contra Dance
8:00pm
Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Cincinnati OH www.cincinnaticontradance.org


Monday, August 10, 2009
Contra Dance
8:00pm
Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Cincinnati OH www.cincinnaticontradance.org


Sunday, August 16, 2009
Private party
Private party


Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Eat Local Potluck
6:00pm
Community Mercantile is spearheading an Eat Local Lawrence challenge again this year, and the potluck will celebrate all things local! Centennial Park, 9th and Iowa. More details to come.


Saturday, August 22, 2009
Farmer's Market
We'll be out from 8-10 or so. Come out and enjoy the morning with us! 8th & New Hampshire streets in downtown Lawrence.


Sunday, August 23, 2009
Fiddling and Picking Championships
We'll close out the afternoon at the south stage of this annual Lawrence event. South Park, downtown Lawrence.


Saturday, August 29, 2009
Keg Creek Days Festival
7:00pm
Glenwood, Iowa
Photos from last year.


Saturday, September 5, 2009
Uptown Hoedown
7:30pm
We'll be the house band at this monthly community contra dance party. Come on out - they'll teach you everything you need to know for the dances. $5, $3 students. Camelot Ballroom, 1117 Massachusetts St., Lawrence.


Sunday, September 6, 2009
Private party
Private party


Saturday, September 12, 2009
Private party
Private party


Friday, September 25, 2009
Babcock Block Party
6:30pm
We're happy to be a part of this neighborhood celebration. Babcock Place, Lawrence


Sunday, October 4, 2009
Apple Fest - Weston, MO
1:45pm
A great fall festival in Weston's historic downtown. http://westonmo.com


Sunday, October 11, 2009
Replay Lounge
6:00pm
Think good weather for this early patio show. We’ll kick things off at 6, followed by L.A. Fahy and JR and the Juniors. 946 Massachusetts St., Lawrence


Saturday, October 24, 2009
Private party
Private party


Sunday, October 25, 2009
Replay Lounge
6:00pm
Early patio show with Truckstop Honeymoon. 946 Massachusetts St. Lawrence


Saturday, December 12, 2009
Holiday Market
9:00am
Farmers' Market vendors fill up the Knights of Columbus building with one-of-a-kind local goodies. Lots of great gift ideas, yummy food and good music. 2206 E. 23rd Street, Lawrence.


Saturday, January 23, 2010
R Bar
9:00pm
Come catch us in the West Bottoms, at this nifty newish bar/restaurant venue. 1617 Genessee, Kansas City, MO.


Saturday, January 30, 2010
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Kick up your heels in old-time music’s natural habitat! At Camelot II Ballroom, 1117 Massachusetts St. www.lawrencebarndance.org


Saturday, March 6, 2010
Community Mercantile Owners Community Dinner
5:00pm
This is the Merc's first Owners' Appreciation Dinner, a free dinner for Merc Owners and their families. We'll be the entertainment, and child care will be provided. Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. http://communitymercantile.com/


Saturday, March 27, 2010
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Come dance the night away with us and caller Jim Thaxter! It only takes a few minutes and one simple lesson to learn the basics--then you’ll be hooked! St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main St., Kansas City MO 64111 Cost: $7


Saturday, April 10, 2010
Fill the Pantry concert
7:00pm
We're teaming up with The Ready Brothers for this fund-raiser for God's Storehouse, a food pantry in Jefferson County. St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 615 E. Wyandotte St., Meriden, KS.


Saturday, April 17, 2010
Great Plains Theatre
It's been a while, but we're finally making it back to Abilene, KS. Our concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. 300 North Mulberry St.


Sunday, April 25, 2010
Kansas Prairie Pickers
2:00pm
Grab the family, bring your instruments and head on out to Auburn for an afternoon chock-full of performances and jamming.


Saturday, May 1, 2010
Kansas Sampler Festival
Get a taste of everything Kansas has to offer, including our down-home music. It's a wonderful chance to learn more about our state and have some fun too. http://www.kansassampler.org/festival/


Saturday, May 15, 2010
Stringband Rendezvous
A great weekend of camping and acoustic music at Clinton Lake. We'll play at 9 p.m. Saturday. http://www.stringbandrendezvous.com/

Lawrence Farmers' Market
8:00am
Local food and local music. It doesn't get any better. 8th and New Hampshire streets. http://www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com


Saturday, May 22, 2010
R Bar
8:00pm
A great new music venue you don't want to miss. 1617 Genessee St., Kansas City Mo.


Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tour des Fleurs party
7:00pm
We'll be entertaining folks at the end of this tour celebrating Lawrence gardening. Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Pkwy.


Thursday, June 24, 2010
Noblesville, IN
7:00pm
A nice venue, an enthusiastic crowd and rocking ukelele duo Pholly - what more could you ask for? Tickets are $10 at the door. Students cost $5. Brought to you by the Blue Stone Folk School. Noble Coffee & Tea Company, 933 Logan St.


Saturday, June 26, 2010
Fiddle/Banjo workshops
Look for us at the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, where Noah and Tricia will be giving workshops on Saturday. http://www.indianafiddlersgathering.org/


Saturday, July 10, 2010
Lawrence Farmers' Market
8:00am
Local food, local music, lotsa coffee. Mmm-mmm. http://www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com

Chase County Ice Cream Social and BlueGrass Festival
7:30pm
Cottonwood Falls is a Kansas treasure, and we're pleased as punch to make our way back there. We'll kick things off with a concert, but bring your instruments for a jam session afterwards!


Saturday, August 14, 2010
Private party
Private party


Thursday, August 19, 2010
Private party
Private party


Friday, August 27, 2010
Swallow Hill Music Association Concert
8:00pm
Canceled.


Saturday, August 28, 2010
Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
Avogadro’s Number, 605 South Mason St. Fort Collins, Colorado 80524


Sunday, September 5, 2010
Replay Lounge
6:00pm
We're happy to be joining Truckstop Honeymoon for another wonderful Replay patio show. 946 Massachusetts St., Lawrence.


Friday, September 17, 2010
Front Porch Radio
7:00pm
We'll be performing on this campground stage at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. If you can't be there, tune in online at http://www.frontporchradio.net/


Saturday, October 2, 2010
Harvest Festival
11:30am
A gorgeous fall day and the City Market - what could be better? Come check out this historic part of Kansas City. 5th and Walnut Streets, Kansas City MO.


Saturday, October 16, 2010
Osage City, KS
7:30pm
We'll play a concert at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 210 Holliday. $8/person.


Sunday, October 24, 2010
Kansas Prairie Pickers
1:00pm
An afternoon of great music - listening and jamming. Bluestem and The Ready Brothers will also perform. And the whole event is free - you can't beat that! Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th St., Auburn, KS.


Saturday, December 18, 2010
Contra Dance
7:30pm
It only takes a few minutes and one simple lesson to learn the basics--then you’ll be hooked! Cost: Adult $8, Student $3. Camelot II Ballroom, 1117 Massachusetts St., Lawrence. Caller Jim Thaxter.


Saturday, January 15, 2011
R Bar
9:00pm
A cozy music venue you don't want to miss. 1617 Genessee St., Kansas City Mo.


Saturday, January 29, 2011
Contra Dance - Advanced Dance
7:30pm
It's Kansas' 150 Birthday - come celebrate in style! Cost: Adult $8, Student $3. Camelot II Ballroom, 1117 Massachusetts, Lawrence KS. http://www.lawrencebarndance.org/


Friday, February 4, 2011
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Admission: $7.00 ($4.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under). First Christian Church, 101 N. 10th St., Columbia Mo. http://mmtd.missouri.org/


Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Private Event
Private Event


Friday, March 4, 2011
Kansas Music Hall of Fame Unplugged
A celebration of Kansas music. We'll scheduled to play a short set about 7:15. Paddy O'Quigley's Pub and Grill at the Holiday Inn, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence. Free. http://ksmusichalloffame.org/


Friday, March 11, 2011
Replay with The Midday Ramblers
6:00pm
Yee-haw! It's been a long time since we've gotten to play with this group of fine musicians. It's gonna be a foot-stomping good time! 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence.


Saturday, April 30, 2011
Youth Baseball Fundraiser
6:00pm
Perry/Lecompton youth baseball fundraiser, Lecompton ball park.


Sunday, May 1, 2011
Art in the Park
Join us in celebrating the 50th year of this arts showcase. The fair starts at 10 a.m.; we play from 3-5 p.m. South Park, Lawrence. http://www.lawrenceartguild.org/


Friday, May 6, 2011
MerleJam 2011
7:30pm
We're thrilled to lend a hand at this annual concert to benefit heart transplant patients. Other bands include Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders and the Bryant Carter Band. Tickets are $10. Net proceeds from the concert are donated to the Saint Luke's Hospital Foundation-Merlejam Transplant Fund. http://www.merlejam.com/


Saturday, May 7, 2011
Lawrence Farmers' Market
8:00am
The official kickoff of the market season. Let's hope for a beautiful morning - we look forward to this weekend all winter! 8th and New Hampshire streets. http://www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com/

Uptown Hoedown
7:30pm
It only takes a few minutes and one simple lesson to learn the basics of contra and square dancing - then you’ll be hooked! Cost: Adult $8, Student $3. Beginner's class at 7:10 p.m. Camelot II Ballroom, 1117 Massachusetts St., Lawrence


Thursday, May 19, 2011
Free State Brewery
7:00pm
It's American Craft Beer Week, and we'll be playing at one of our favorite places in the whole world. There will be a cask beer tasting and meet-the-brewers event while we play. 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence. http://www.freestatebrewing.com/


Saturday, June 11, 2011
Prairie Lake Pickin' Party
A nice accessible festival set in the shade by Prairie Lake, one mile north and 3.5 miles east of Holton, Kansas. Come camp and spend the weekend listening to some of the area's best string bands. We play at 5 p.m. http://www.accesskansas.org/kppa/


Thursday, June 23, 2011
House Concert
7:00pm
Ripley's Antique Helper, 2764 East 55th Place Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Antique Helper's website


Friday, June 24, 2011
Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
We're honored to be back at this wonderful festival. Looks like we'll be closing the Friday night set and playing again on Saturday afternoon. http://www.indianafiddlersgathering.org/


Thursday, July 7, 2011
Osage County Fair
8:00pm
Osage City, Kansas


Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Bottleneck CD release party
It's high time to have a down-home celebration of our new album, so we're having a CD release party! Konza Swamp, Jenny Mules and some furious fiddlers will join the party. Doors open at 6:30, and showtime is 7:30. Looks like we'll play early on, followed by Konza Swamp and Jenny Mules - plan to get there early and plan to stay late! 737 New Hampshire St., Lawrence KS The Bottleneck calendar



Friday, July 15, 2011
Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
8:00pm
We can't say enough good things about this upstart festival - nice folks, great music and a beautiful setting! We'll kick off the weekend with a concert at Oskar Blues. There will be jamming, square dances, camping and more all weekend. 303 Main Street, Lyons, CO
Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association
http://www.oskarblues.com/


Saturday, July 23, 2011
Lawrence Farmers' Market
8:00am
8th and New Hampshire streets. http://www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com/


Saturday, August 13, 2011
Private Event
Private Event


Thursday, August 18, 2011
Cottin's Farmer's Market
4:00pm
1832 Massachusetts St., Lawrence


Sunday, August 21, 2011
Eat Local Challenge Community Picnic
6:00pm
Bring a dish to share and celebrate the power of local! This event will top off a week of eating locally, sponsored by the Community Mercantile. Centennial Park Shelter, Lawrence.


Saturday, August 27, 2011
Contra Dance
It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics - then you can dance the night away! Beginner class: 7:00 PM; Dance: 7:30 - 10:30 PM Admission - $8 adults, $6 students, $4 12 and under. St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main St., Kansas City, MO Kansas City Barn Dance site


Saturday, September 10, 2011
Abilene, Kansas
4:00pm
5th Annual Downtown Bluegrass Concert, with The Defibulators. Abilene is a gem of a town - come explore Kansas and hear some good music too!


Friday, September 23, 2011
With Truckstop Honeymoon
It's always a blast to share the evening with this fabulous duo. We'll start things off, and Ashes to Immortality will also play. Doors open at 8:30 for this all ages show. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence. http://www.thegranada.com/ The Granada


Sunday, September 25, 2011
Private Event
4:00pm
Private Event


Saturday, October 1, 2011
Bluegrass & BBQ
5:30pm
A benefit for the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, with yummy food and lots of great music. There isn't a set admission, just a free-will donation. 718 High Street, Baldwin KS Lumberyard Arts Center


Sunday, October 2, 2011
Bluegrass in the Park
2:00pm
In the city park at Hill City, Kansas. No charge for admission, but donations accepted.


Sunday, October 9, 2011
Bert Nash Dash and Bash
A block party in the 600 block of Massachusetts, with live music, street entertainment and children's activities. The event is free and open to the public. The fun starts at 8 a.m., and we'll start the music off about 9. Nash Dash and Bash


Saturday, October 29, 2011
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Bloo Moon Advanced Dance. Cost: Adult $8, Student $3. Lawrence Community Building, 11th and Vermont streets, Lawrence KS. http://www.lawrencebarndance.org/


Friday, December 2, 2011
Americana Christmas Concert
7:30pm
We'll be kicking off the night with a few songs at this annual holiday show for Americana Music Academy. The programs will feature a variety of local performers and instructors, as well as students and friends. Tickets are $10, free for children 12 and under. The holiday show is the Americana's annual fund raiser to provide scholarships for those who cannot afford music lessons. Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence.


Saturday, January 28, 2012
Community Dinner
6:00pm
Community Mercantile's Growing Food, Growing Health Community Dinner, celebrating a successful year with their three school gardens. Tickets are $8 for an adult, $5 for a child ages 5-10, and free for children under 5. You can purchase your tickets at the Customer Service Desk at The Merc or at the door the night of the dinner. West Middle School Community Mercantile event listing


Thursday, February 16, 2012
Private event
Playing a contra dance for our kids' grade school ... How fun is that? :)


Saturday, March 24, 2012
Private event
Private event


Saturday, April 21, 2012
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Come kick up your heels with us! Cost: Adult $8, Student $3. Lawrence Community Building, 11th and Vermont streets, Lawrence KS. http://www.lawrencebarndance.org/


Thursday, May 17, 2012
Cottin's Farmers Market
4:00pm
We love this neighborhood market! 1832 Massachusetts Street Cottin's Hardware


Friday, May 18, 2012
Contra dance - Columbia, Mo.
7:30pm
Admission: $7.00 ($4.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under). First Christian Church, 101 N. 10th St., Columbia Mo. http://mmtd.missouri.org/


Friday, May 25, 2012
Lawrence Arts Center
We'll be part of their Final Fridays celebration. Details TBA.


Saturday, June 9, 2012
Private event
Private event


Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Merc Annual Meeting
4:00pm


Sunday, June 17, 2012
Private event
Private event


Saturday, July 21, 2012
Private Event
1:00pm
Private Event


Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships
We're scheduled to play on the north stage while they're finalizing contest results. The time will depend on the number of contestants, but we're guessing we might start between 3:30 and 4. Of course, you'll want to make an afternoon of it: Events start at noon and run until 5. South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets, Lawrence. Free. FidPick site


Saturday, September 22, 2012
Contra Dance
7:30pm
Admission - $8 adults, $6 students, $4 12 and under. Price includes lesson! All dances are taught and called. St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main St., Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Barn Dance site


Saturday, October 20, 2012
Clay Center, KS
Arts Council dinner and concert. Event details


Saturday, November 3, 2012
Millfest
In Kennard, Texas. Details TBA.


Sunday, March 24, 2013
St. Louis contra dance
St. Louis contra dance: Cancelled due to storm.


Sunday, May 5, 2013
Art in the Park
4:00pm
South Park, Lawrence http://www.lawrenceartguild.org/


Sunday, June 9, 2013
Old Shawnee Days
2:00pm