Event List Calendar

April 25, 2014
Dance Pavilion, Potter Lake

MAW/Drakkar Sauna: KU Common Music Concert

Start: April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Dance Pavilion, Potter Lake
Phone: (785) 864-4270
KU Campus, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: Free

Local acts MAW and Drakkar Sauna will perform for the inaugural KU Common Music concert. The concert is the final event surrounding the 2013 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” In addition to music, the event offers free hotdogs, popcorn, soda and water.

Drakkar Sauna dropped by the KJHK studio on April 9 to record a live set previewing the KU Common Music concert. Listen to a song from that set, “Someone’s Ideal,” on KJHK’s SoundCloud page.

Drakkar Sauna on Facebook

MAW on Facebook

April 26, 2014

KJHK’s 20th annual Farmers’ Ball – finals

Start: April 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bottleneck
Phone: (785) 841-5483
Google Map
737 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $3 for KU students w/ KU ID, $5 for general public

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.

Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands have advanced to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 26 at the Bottleneck. Those bands are: Oils, Paper Buffalo, Psychic Heat, and Westerners. Set order will be determined on the day of the show. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runner-up of the 20th annual KJHK Farmers’ Ball.

Doors for the Farmers’ Ball finals open at 9 p.m. The first band will go on at 10 p.m., and the last band will finish their set at 1 a.m. Voting for audience favorites will be open from 1-1:30 a.m., and the final counts will be announced by 1:45 a.m. You must stay through the final band and be present for the 1-1:30 a.m. voting period to vote.

This show is ages 18 and up. Tickets at the door are $3 for KU students with valid KU ID and $5 for the general public.

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

An interview with OILS

An interview with Paper Buffalo

An interview with Psychic Heat

An interview with Westerners

May 3, 2014
The Bottleneck

Mix/Master Music Conference and Showcase

Start: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: The Bottleneck
Cost: $6-$10

Silly Goose Records, with Five Bar and Tables, KJHK, Ink Magazine, Mass Street Music invite you to a new music industry conference and live showcase on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Bottleneck.

Daytime panels feature local and regional experts giving tips about contracts, royalties, publishing, copyright, radio, bookings, promotion and more.

Tickets: $10 for all-day pass / $6 for the band showcase only

In partnership with Midwest Music Foundation, Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts and InterUrban ArtHouse

Showcase line-up; bands start at 7 p.m. at the Bottleneck:
The Phantastics
Carswell & Hope
Pink Royal

Workshops & Panel Discussions; panels start at noon at the Bottleneck:

12 noon – Copyright, Contracts, Royalties & Publishing
Presentation by Don Simon of Simon Business Consulting, Inc.

1pm – Panel discussion: Radio in the Land of Digital
Featuring: Laura Lorson (KPR), Mark Manning (KKFI), Paul Chandler (formerly Alice 102), Mike Hannah (92.9 The Bull FM), and KJHK Station Manager Lucas Homer (KJHK 90.7 FM)

3pm – A Moving Target: Music Promotion & Growing Your Audience

4pm – Demo Dip: submit your demo to be listener to and review by music industry experts!

Live @ KJHK sessions with showcasing bands:


Carswell & Hope

Pink Royal

May 20, 2014
Liberty Hall


Start: May 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Liberty Hall
Phone: 785-749-1972
Google Map
644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044

Special guest Kristeen Young. All ages show. Doors open 7pm.

Get tickets here 


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