Wichita Riverfest is the largest and longest-running summer celebration in the state and this year, the fun happens June 3-11 in downtown Wichita along the banks of the Arkansas River.

One of the most anticipated parts of the festival includes the popular musical acts that come to town. After you experience the excitement of the daily events and things to do, stick around for these headliners: 

Friday, June 3

8-9:30 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage at Century II

On opening night, the tradition of Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s Twilight Pops Concert on Kennedy Plaza continues. The concert follows the Safelite AutoGlass® Sundown Parade. The evening will end with the Textron Aviation Opening-Night Fireworks.

Willie Nelson & Family

Saturday, June 4

Willie Nelson & Family | Charley Crockett | Chapel Hart | Katie Jo

5:30-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

Saturday night, country music icon, Willie Nelson, will headline on the Wichita Acura Dealers Stage. Katie Jo, Chapel Hart and Charley Crockett will open for Nelson with KFDI-FM as media partner for this event.



Sunday, June 5

WAR | The Freedom Affair | Prodigals

5:30-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

Classic rock and funk will fill the night air the evening of the Downtown Get Down with Prodigals and The Freedom Affair opening for WAR, known for several hit songs including "Spill the Wine," "The World Is a Ghetto," "The Cisco Kid," "Why Can't We Be Friends?," "Low Rider" and "Summer." KEYN is media partner for this event.


Monday, June 6

Gospel Fest featuring Grammy Award-Winning Artist Fred Hammond and Stellar Award-Winning gospel singer Bishop Cortez Vaughn

6-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

Family favorite Gospel Fest returns in 2022 to kick off the week.


Tuesday, June 7

A Salute to Military 

5:30-7:00 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

A Salute to Military is presented once again by Spirit AeroSystems.

Christian Concert

7-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

NewSpring Kansas 


Gov't Mule


Wednesday, June 8

Gov't Mule | Mr. Sipp | Keo & Them

5:30-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

American Southern rock jam band, Gov’t Mule, will rule Wednesday night on the Wichita Acura Dealers Stage, hosted by 104.5 The Fox and T-95. Local favorite Keo & Them and Mr. Sipp, an American blues and gospel singer, will kick off the show. Additionally, concert-goers can find the Wichita Wagonmasters will dish up free ice cream at the Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Social.

The Floozies


Thursday, June 9

Floozies | Tommy Newport | INJN TRBL

5:30-10p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

The Floozies, a funk and electronica infused band, will perform on the Wichita Acura Dealers Stage. Hosted by Channel 96.3, INJN TRBL will open and Tommy Newport will play as well during the traditional Goodwill Cajun Food Fest.

Grupo Pesado


Friday, June 10

Groupo Pesado | Bryndis por Siempre

1:00-10 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

An expanded and better than ever Fiesta del Río will take over the Wichita Acura Dealers Stage on this night, as Radio Lobo hosts Groupo Pesado with Bryndis por Siempre.

The Family Stone


Saturday, June 11

The Family Stone | Rudy Love Jr. | Monophonics | Love Family Band

5:30-10:30 p.m. | Kennedy Plaza Stage

The festival will end on a commemorative note when psychedelic funk legends The Family Stone take over the Wichita Acura Dealers Stage with special guest Rudy Love Jr. for the Rudy Love Sr. and Mike Finnegan Tribute Night. The Monophonics, a psychedelic soul band, will kick off the evening's entertainment. The show is hosted by media partners KEYN and POWER 93.5. After the concert, the Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale will end the festival with a bang.

Early-bird buttons are on sale now through May 5 at Meineke Car Care Centers in Derby, Hutchinson and Wichita: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids 5 years old and younger get in free. After the early-bird sale, adult buttons are $15. Admission to every Riverfest concert is included in the price of an adult or child admission button and VIP tickets are available for an additional cost to some concerts. Keep an eye on our blog for more details as Riverfest gets closer and information becomes available. And don't miss the other great summer festivals in Wichita this year!