Arts in the Park

Welcome to another summer of music, magic, and more!

Arts in the Park is our summer concert series that brings a wide variety of live music to you every Friday throughout the summer from June 4 to July 30. For over 40 years, the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has sponsored, organized, and produced free weekly outdoor concerts for the Manhattan community. Shows start at 8 PM at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park unless otherwise noted.


This summer's lineup. Click for bios!

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June 4 Brothers of Brass Brass Band
June 11 Derek Calvin & the All Nighters Country
June 18 Juneteenth Celebration: Jazz
June 25 Departure Band Topeka Classic Rock
July 2 Michael Kent Comedy Magician
July 9 D and Chi Pop, Rock & Hip-Hop
July 16 Elexa Dawson Folk
July 23 The Box Turtles Rock
July 30 The KC Improv Company Professional Improv
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For more than 100 years, the Manhattan Municipal Band had performed concerts for the community. Their free summer concert series takes place every Tuesday at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park.  For more information on the band or to check their practice and performance schedules, please visit their website.

Mahnattan Municipal Band Schedule

May 31 Sunset Cemetery 9:30 AM
May 31 City Park 7:30 PM
June 8 City Park 7:30 PM
June 15 City Park 7:30 PM
June 22 City Park 7:30 PM
June 29 City Park 7:30 PM
July 4 City Park 6:30 PM
July 13 City Park 7:30 PM
July 20 City Park 7:30 PM