1. Jay Huber will bring music for voice and guitar that will feature American composers and an Independence Day flavor, with music written by John Prine, Malvina Reynolds (of “Little Boxes” fame), Woody Guthrie and more. For this performance, he will be assisted by guitarist Zach Kaufman, an engineer at Radio Kansas.
2. Huber is best known for being the local host of National Public Radio's “Morning Edition” at Radio Kansas in Hutchinson for the past 27 years. He started playing the guitar in 1965 and has enjoyed performing in public since 1968. He and other friends perform in area coffeehouses as the group 203.
3. The event is part of the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation's Summer Music Series, a set of free concerts running from May through July this year. Listeners should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. All performances include free popcorn and bottled water.
Why you should
“Some may remember that Jay Huber played in McPherson for the Smithsonian Roots Music exhibit opening event. He has a real penchant for Americana and a folksy, smooth voice that's easy to sit back and enjoy listening to.”
— Carla Barber, executive director of the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation
About the event
When: At dusk on Friday.
Where: Lakeside Park band shell. In case of rain, the concert will take place at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin.
Tickets: The event is free.