At 7 p.m. Oct.1, at the McPherson Opera House, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series will launch its 2017-18 season with Pokey LaFarge and his big band returning to our stage with their hot sound of old timey swing, early jazz, ragtime blues and classic folk.

Tickets for this concert are by reservation at or by calling the Opera House box office at 620-241-1952. Cost of tickets are $33 or $27.