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Live Concert Kicks Off Fall Semester

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Live performances of two Kansas musicians will kick off Emporia State’s Friday Nights, six straight weeks of events to launch the school year with weekend fun. Lucas Parker Band and Travis Marvin will perform on Friday, Aug. 27, on the Kellogg Circle lawn in front of Plumb Hall.

The free event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. with a D.J. and music followed by Lucas Parker Band at 8 p.m. and Marvin at 9 p.m.

“We are excited to kick off the fall 2021 semester with a live concert to remind Emporia State students how much fun they can have living on and near campus,” said Lydia Barnhart, ESU director of admissions. “Other Friday Nights will showcase great events already happening in Emporia, like First Friday Art Walk, Halfway to Everywhere music festival and No Coast Film Festival.”

Based in Lawrence, the Lucas Parker Band recently finished its Bread & Butter Tour 2021 after playing shows in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas. A native of Ottawa, Travis Marvin is an independent country artist.

Upcoming Friday Nights include Emporia First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 3, Late Night Tailgate on Sept. 10 (the night before the home opener football game), a hypnotist on Sept. 17, carnival on Sept. 24 and Glow ESU on Oct. 1.

Other featured events include the Halfway to Everywhere music festival on Sept. 4 and No Coast Film Festival Sept. 17 through 19.

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