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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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