Wondering where to hear live music in Wichita? We’ve got options for every musical taste.

In addition to larger concert venues like INTRUST Bank Arena, Hartman Arena, The Cotillion, Orpheum Theatre, WAVE and others, Wichita has an active community of intimate venues and bars dedicated to offering live music throughout the week.

Sunshine the Bunny Performing at the Artichoke Sandwichbar

The Artichoke Sandwichbar

The Artichoke Sandwichbar opened its doors in 1984 in the historic Midtown area, just north of downtown. This Wichita institution serves some of the city’s best sandwiches by day, then on weekend nights they clear out a few tables and turn on the stage lights for the finest acoustic music Kansas has to offer.

Live Music at Kirby's Beer Store

Kirby's Beer Store

Kirby’s Beer Store has been a mainstay of the Wichita music community since 1973 and was once included on Playboy magazine’s list of top dive bars in the country. This hole-in-the-wall near the Wichita State University campus has live music nearly every night of the week and no cover charge.

Whitnie Means Performing at Meddy's in East Wichita


Hummus, gyros and … live music? You bet. All Meddys locations (northeastsoutheastOld Townwest) serve delicious Mediterranean food alongside sweet tunes several nights a week. Live music is played on the outdoor patio, making it the perfect place to spend a warm, summer night.

Harrison Steele Performing at Mort's Martini and Cigar Bar

Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar

Besides martinis and cigars, Mort's Martini and Cigar Bar is known for its live music, available most days of the year, including afternoon concerts on Sundays. Indoor seating is limited at this legendary Old Town bar but a cooled and heated partially-enclosed patio is available, and patrons are encouraged to share tables.

Live Music at Nortons Brewing Co

Nortons Brewing Co.

Get a taste of the region’s beer and musical talent at this popular Wichita brewery. Known for its hard-hitting, flavorful brews and dishes, Nortons Brewing Co. is also a great place to take in live music by a wide range of genres.

Live Music at the Brickyard in Wichita

The Brickyard

The Brickyard is the outdoor component of Public, a restaurant serving local foods and craft beer in the bottom floor of a restored warehouse in Wichita’s Old Town District. Besides serving as the patio for the restaurant, The Brickyard also features live music on a regular basis.

See what else nightlife in Wichita has to offer.