Local Events: Country Music and Ghosts

As we swing into May a country music singer stops by on his tour and Topekans hoping for a Ghostly encounter will tour the north side of town. I hope you enjoy whatever local events you attend, and to learn or experience more check out the relevant materials that we have at the Library.

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  • Neal McCoy
  • Friday, May 13th; Concert starts at 8 pm
  • Prairie Band Casino and Resort, 12305 150th Road, Mayetta, KS 66509
  • Tickets: $20-25. All attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older and have a Prairie Band Casino & Resort Players card to enter. Purchase tickets online or phone (888) 727-4946.

Neal McCoy has released ten studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, he broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. Neal returned in 2003 with The Luckiest Man in the World, following it with That’s Life in 2005. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.

Extend the Experience

patriotic country 3Continue to enjoy the music of Neal McCoy at home by checking out his album XII (Twelve). He is also featured singing The Last of a Dying Breed on Patriotic Country 3.

ghost toursGhost Tour

  • North Topeka Ghost Tour
  • Friday, May 13th; 8-10 pm
  • Departs from the North Star Supper Club, 1100 NW 25th S
  • Tickets: $17.50; Available online.  Phone 785-851-0856 for more information.

North Kansas Avenue, once considered the party block for well over a hundred years, provides a colorful look at the shenanigans that played out over the years by some not-so-savory characters.

Moose Lodge, considered one of the most haunted locations in Topeka is a favorite go inside stop on the North Tour. Will you be Charlie’s next target? How about the little old lady in the children’s daycare? Everyone will want to hear about Topeka’s most famous ghost, The Albino Lady! Ghost Tours of Kansas stays current with the most recent sighting’s of this iconic ghost in Kansas. Turning into what could be the most captured ghost on film of all the haunted locations thus far, Tuxedo Man of Curtis Family Cemetery seems to enjoy having his picture taken. Reports of a huge, ghostly, black dog seems to be gaining steam as an active participant in Curtis Cemetery also. Overland Station, North Star Supper Club and several other locations included.

All tours depart from the North Star Supper Club, 1100 NW 25th St., Topeka, Kansas. Parking is available behind the building. Do NOT park in the front.

Enhance the Experience

If you are intrigued by tales of local hauntings, check out this list of books from our collection.  Read them if you dare!

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