Topeka native King D kicked off the first Tunes at Night of the year on Thursday night at the Leid Center pavilion. The show was intimate and loaded with energy. From the start, Dontae McKnight (King D) had the crowd vibing and grooving alongside another member of The Ark, a six-member multi-talented music group formed in Topeka. Producer Tione joined him on stage for the whole set and throughout the night McKnight invited two featured artists up on stage. Their voice was delightful and complemented his style well.
Whether or not you are familiar with the Tunes @ Night, one needs to know that there is free food. Yes, FREE FOOD! This semester the food got revamped with new and exciting selections for each show. On Thursday, there was an ample amount of chips and salsa, an assortment of fruits, and confetti rice crispy treats. Cucumber infused water and pink lemonade were also provided. Although the cheese logs were missed by many on this night, they should be making a comeback for the rest of the shows and let me tell you, you do not want to miss out.
According to King D, last night was his last on-stage performance for a while, however, he will be doing a live in-studio performance with KJHK on February 23rd. To listen to it live, tune into 90.7 at 7 pm on that day or stream it on this very site. If you missed it or can’t catch it for any reason, do not fret because it will be uploaded to Live @ KJHK on youtube at a later date.
The next event in the Tunes @ Night series will be at 8 pm on Tuesday, March 7th with Kansas City alternative rock band, Captiva. Other bands in the line-up include Dream Girl and Toughies. The anticipation is real.