Slow Ya Roll in Concert

Step out of the summer heat and clap to the catchy grooves, sweet harmonies and upbeat lyrics of Slow Ya Roll, an energetic funk/soul/bluegrass/gospel/blues/jazz/rock/ reggae band here at the library.


Enjoy Live Jazz at the Library April 13

Local musician Cliff Manning leads the big band performing Dixieland and jazz standards. Listen to these talented musicians, tap your toes, and even dance if you like. It all happens April 13 at 3pm.

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Sunflower Music Festival 2013

27th Annual Sunflower Music Festival   Washburn University’s White Concert Hall will feature a free concert series, the 27th annual Sunflower Music Festival, June 7th through 15th.  Professional and student musicians from around the country will perform chamber and orchestral classical works, as well as a program of jazz music. Major pieces featured this year […]


The Jazz Era Comes to Life during Bessie’s Blues, featuring Queen Bey

Experience the stories and songs of Bessie Smith, the most popular female singer of the ‘20s, Sat., March 2 at 6:30pm in Marvin Auditorium at the library. Bessie’s Blues is the finale of the NEA’s The Big Read, a community reading initiative. Kansas City Ambassador of Jazz Queen Bey recounts the story of Bessie Smith, […]

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Check out our Music CDs

New expanded shelving allows customers to browse the library’s music CD collection more easily. Visit the Media Center in the library to explore the selections for yourself!