Wichita Riverfest is the largest and longest-running summer celebration in the state and this year, the fun happens June 2-10 in downtown Wichita along the banks of the Arkansas River. The community event features fireworks, diverse stage shows, athletic contests and activities for all ages.

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

Musical artist Shaggy Poses for a photo promoting his upcoming performance

Friday, June 2

Shaggy | Cash Hollistah | DJ Carbon

Time TBA | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

On opening night, the tradition of Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s Twilight Pops Concert on Kennedy Plaza at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center continues. The concert follows the Safelite AutoGlass® Sundown Parade. The evening will end with the Textron Aviation Opening Night Fireworks display.

Members of the band Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors pose for a photo

Saturday, June 3

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors | Wilderado | Reid Haughton

Time TBA | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

Saturday night, Americana band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will headline the night of concerts. Wilderado and Reid Haughton will open for this band of troubadours.

Musical artist Parker Millsap poses for a photo

Sunday, June 4

Parker Millsap

9 p.m. | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

Blues and folk music will fill the night air the evening of the Downtown Get Down when Parker Millsap takes the stage. Other featured artists this night include D’Aydrian Harding, Kevin Harrison and The Brand.

Singer Le'Andria Johnson poses for a photo

Monday, June 5

Gospel Fest featuring Le'Andria Johnson | Blind Boys of Alabama

5:30-10:00 p.m. | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

Family favorite Gospel Fest returns in 2023 to kick off the week and will feature musical artists Le'Andria Johnson and Blind Boys of Alabama. 

Members of The Eli Young Band pose for a photo

Tuesday, June 6

Eli Young Band | Texas Hill 

Time TBA | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

American country music band Eli Young Band will perform with Texas Hill. 

members of the musical group The Gin Blossoms pose for a photo

Wednesday, June 7

The Gin Blossoms | Desure | Haymakers

5:30-10:00 p.m. | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

On Wednesday night, American alternative rock band The Gin Blossoms will provide a night of musical fun. Also performing this night is Desure and local favorite, Haymakers. Additionally, concert-goers can find the Wichita Wagonmasters will be dishing up free ice cream at the Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Social.

Members of the group The Soul Rebels pose for a photo with their instruments

Thursday, June 8

The Soul Rebels | XV | Ernest James Zydeco

5:30-10:00 p.m. | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

The Soul Rebels, an eight-piece band out of New Orleans, will bring their blend of jazz, funk and rock to the Heart of the Country. Local rap star XV and Ernest James Zydeco will also perform during the traditional Goodwill Industries Cajun Food Fest.

Musical artist Eden Munoz poses for a photo wearing a black felt cowboy hat and western jacket

Friday, June 9

Fiesta del Rio | Dj Tynno Morales | Los De LA Sierra | PEPEYO Y LOS DIAMANTES DE OJINAGA | MARIACHI AMERICA | Y Los Humildes HERMANOS AYALA

Time TBA | Walser Auto Campus Kennedy Plaza Stage 

An extensive lineup of talent and the festive atmosphere of Fiesta del Río, including Edén Muñoz, will take over Friday night to keep the weeklong celebration going strong.

The four men of the music grou Parmalee pose for a photo

Saturday, June 10

Parmalee | Jenna & Martin Duo | Pete Gile 

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

The festival will end on a commemorative note when country music band, Parmalee, takes the stage with special guests Pete Gile and the Jenna & Martin Duo. After the concert, the Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale will end the festival with a bang.

Early-bird buttons are on sale now through May 6 at Meineke Car Care Centers in Derby 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 and will be available at area QuikTrip stores. The Wichita Festivals office also carries buttons during the early bird and full price sales periods.

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.