Wichita Riverfest announces major headliners

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita Riverfest announced the headliners and major support acts on Kennedy Plaza and the RedGuard Stage for this year’s festival. The festival will run from June 3 to June 11th in downtown.

KSN News talked to Wichita residents are already gearing up for the summer event.

“I’m super excited. I can not believe the acts they are bringing in. It’s awesome to see how far it’s progressed in the last several years is incredible, from being a smaller festival to now being a musical destination,” said Wichita resident, James Bobetsky.

Increased costs of the buttons, which serves as a pass throughout the whole event, has helped sponsor the shows financially this year.

“We got this great line up. We were brave and went out and invested in these artists that would come out and be memorable. Now, we just need to go out there and sell a whole bunch of buttons,” explained Mary Beth Jarvis, the CEO of Wichita Festivals.

Last year’s festival brought in 410,000 people. This year, Jarvis says she’s expecting more.

“We fully expect that this year can exceed that. Not only the great line up, but additions like Black Top Nationals and some of the innovative things that we’re doing with partners all across the city,” Jarvis said.

Buttons are $7 from April 11 to May 5 at Cox Solution Stores.  Adult buttons are $10 starting May 6.  Children’s buttons are $3 all the time.

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KENNEDY PLAZA CONCERTS

Saturday, June 11 on Kennedy Plaza: Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River featuring The Roots and Kaweh

Friday, June 10 on Kennedy Plaza: Indie Showcase featuring Reel Big Fish and Fishbone

Thursday, June 9 on Kennedy Plaza: Koch Industries presents Elle King and The Suffers

Wednesday, June 8 on Kennedy Plaza: Hip-Hop Dance Party with Naughty By Nature

Tuesday, June 7 on Kennedy Plaza: Festival of Broadway starring Music Theatre Wichita, Roxy’s Downtown and Mosley Street Melodrama

Monday, June 6 on Kennedy Plaza: Gospelfest starring Tasha Cobbs and Zacardi Cortez

Sunday, June 5 on Kennedy Plaza: Coleman Country Concert starring Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses

Saturday, June 4 on Kennedy Plaza : Violent Femmes

Opening for Violent Femmes on Saturday, June 4 on Kennedy Plaza: Meat Puppets and Radkey

Friday, June 3 on Kennedy Plaza: Twilight Pops Concert featuring the Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Wichita Symphony

RED GUARD STAGE CONCERTS

Friday, June 10 on the RedGuard Stage: Red Dirt Country Showcase with William Clark Green and Hugh Masterson

Wednesday, June 8 on the RedGuard Stage: Moreland & Arbuckle

Tuesday, June 7 on the RedGuard Stage: Sinbad & Rudy Love

Monday, June 6 on the RedGuard Stage: Brave Combo

Sunday, June 5 on the RedGuard Stage: IIII FlagT

Friday, June 3 on the RedGuard Stage: Andy Frasco & The U.N.

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