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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • To do this weekend: The Sunflower Colonels

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  • Three Event Highlights
    1. McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation Summer Music Series will host the Lawrence-based band, who describes their genre as "American, bluegrass and psychedelic" on their MySpace page.
    2. Their live set includes progressive bluegrass numbers with virtuosic banjo and mandolin playing, original songwriting with powerfully emotive vocals, psychedelic old-time fiddle playing, and lots of surprises, according to their Facebook page.
    3. Attendees should bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Free popcorn will be available from Cinema IV and water will be provided by Culligans.
    Why you should attend
    "It's a free event, and it's a great way to come to the park, enjoy music and have some fun."
    — Brett Whitenack of the McPherson Museum
    About the event
    When: Friday at dark
    Where: Lakeside Park band shell. Rain location at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin.
    Tickets: Free
    Info: www.visitmcpherson.com for event information; http://www.myspace.com/sunflowercolonels for music samples
    Sponsors: Clayworks at Disability Supports, the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau, NCRA, Edward Jones, the office of Gary Hess, McPherson Wal-Mart, Peoples Bank and Trust

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