Bradley Fair and KEYN announce summer concert series lineups. Here’s who’s playing.

Summer’s here and the time is right for the return of two longtime concert series to the Wichita area.

Bradley Fair’s concert series begins this week, with performances from 7:30 to 9:30 each Thursday night, highlighting local and regional talent.

“The Concert Series gives these bands an opportunity to perform on a bigger stage to what could be a new audience,” spokesperson Jennifer Strong McConachie said. “And of course the concerts are a family friendly series with activities for kids as well.”

The 24th season includes:

  • June 6: Keo & Them, a neo-soul group from Wichita with influences ranging from ‘70s pop/R&B to contemporary neo-soul, alt R&B, and beyond, according to its website.

  • June 13: Pretend Friend, a Wichita bluegrass band known for its improvisational jams.

  • June 20: King Cabbage Brass Band, billed as “Oklahoma’s only brass band,” performing pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, New Orleans music and original tunes.

  • June 27: The Canterberries, a Kansas City-based indie female trio who have been friends since age 5 and began singing cover songs in 2020.

  • July 4: Daydream, a nine-piece funk band from Wichita including several local college music professors and Wichita Symphony members, performing original compositions. Fireworks will follow the July 4 performance.

Waterside picnic-style seating and plaza seating are available.

KEYN’s summer concert series begins June 14 and continues through Aug. 16 at Wichita’s Naftzger Park and the Capitol Federal Amphitheatre in Andover.

“Whether you’re a dedicated music lover or just looking for a fun way to spend your summer evenings, we look forward to spending time with our fans this summer,” said Becky Domyan, senior vice president and market manager of Audacy Wichita, KEYN’s parent company.

The schedule:

  • June 14, Naftzger: Across the Pond, a Wichita based band that plays British music from the 1960s and ‘70s, including The Beatles, The Who, The Zombies and The Kinks.

  • June 28, Andover: Llew Brown Band, a five-person Wichita group that plays a mix of rock, country and pop.

  • July 12, Andover: Big Fat Fun, a Wichita band “covering your favorite party tunes from the past 50 years,” according to its Facebook page.

  • July 19, Andover: The Banned, a Wichita hair metal band with hits from the 1980s.

  • July 26, Andover: The Source Band, a Wichita-based “high energy party band” with dance music from big band to Top 40, Motown and disco.

  • Aug. 2, Naftzger: Fast Lane, classic rock covers from the 1960s through ‘80s.

  • Aug. 9, Naftzger: Lucky People, a Wichita variety band with hits from the ‘80s to now.

  • Aug. 16, Naftzger: The Roadhouse Saints, specializing in classic rock from the ‘60s to ‘80s.