Event List Calendar

March 2, 2014

KJHK’s 20th annual Farmers’ Ball – band submission deadline

Start: March 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Phone: (785) 864-4745
Cost: Free

Submissions for bands interested in competing in KJHK’s 20th annual Farmers’ Ball battle of the bands are due by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014. Submit your music online at

Now in its 20th year, KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a chance for bands from the Lawrence area  to revel in the glory of bragging rights, new fans and cash prizes. A staple in the Lawrence music scene for two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is being co-presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities.

This year, KJHK and SUA will be blowing up Farmers’ Ball beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, and the runners-up receive great promotional prizes as well.

All eligible bands must submit their music online, at, by March 2, 2014. In a band or know someone who is? Submit your music today! Go to for all relevant rules, regulations and submission information.

KJHK and SUA student staff will listen to and review all submissions, and narrow down the field to 16 acts selected for a preliminary online voting round. Those 16 bands will be unveiled on Monday, March 24.

Online voting to narrow down the field to 8 semi-finalists will open at noon Monday, March 24 and close on Friday, April 4. The 8 semi-finalists for Round 1 of Farmers’ Ball will be announced on Sunday, April 6. Those bands will compete for audience votes at the live semi-finals show on Saturday, April 19 at the Bottleneck.

Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands will advance to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 26 at the Bottleneck. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runner-up of the 20th annual KJHK Farmers’ Ball.

Prizes for the winner and runner-up, announced at the Farmers’ Ball finals on Saturday, April 26:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000

May 10, 2013

KJHK Stop Day show

Start: May 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Cost: free w/ kuid//$7

Fusing futuristic R&B and post-rock for a slick one-two punch, Bad Rabbits draw on a diverse array of influences to produce music that, at its heart, is designed to make you get on down. Listen to the band at

April 27, 2013

Farmer’s Ball finals

Start: April 27, 2013 10:00 pm

The 2nd and final round of KJHK’s own Farmer’s Ball. Watch the final 4 bands battle it out for the proverbial crown!

April 20, 2013

Farmer’s Ball prelims

Start: April 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Round 1 of KJHK”s Farmer’s Ball, watch the first 8 bands compete for the 2nd round and the all hallowed title!

Pink Royal
Haunt Ananta
Brain Food
Real Sugar
Y(our) Fri(end)
Spirit is the Spirit

April 20, 2013

KJHK announces Bonnaroo contest winner!

Start: April 20, 2013

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April 12, 2013
Jackpot Music Hall

KJHK presents: Fourth of July/ACBs

Start: April 12, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Jackpot Music Hall
Phone: 785-832-1085
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943 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044

Fourth of July’s record release party’


February 28, 2013

Yonder Mountain String Band (in studio)

Start: February 28, 2013 3:00 pm

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February 18, 2013
Kansas Union Ballroom, Level 5, Kansas Union

Peter Sagal

Start: February 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Kansas Union Ballroom, Level 5, Kansas Union
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1301 Jayhawk BLVD, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: free w. KUID/$5 general admisison

Peter Sagal, playwright/screenwriter/actor and the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” will be giving a speech titled “Current Events: Why Satire is the Only Reasonable Response to the Times We Live In” on level 5 of the Kansas Union in the Ballroom. KJHK will be moderating the event.

February 14, 2013
Liberty Hall

Purple Rain movie+karaoke

Start: February 14, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Liberty Hall
Phone: 785-749-1972
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644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044

What better way to spend your Valentine’s day than watching the Prince classic Purple Rain?!

February 5, 2013

The Travel Guide in-studio

Start: February 5, 2013 6:45 pm
Venue: KJHK
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