‘Sweet Home, Salina!”

Blues Masters at the Crossroads starts this coming weekend!  (If you wait until ‘Stormy Monday” you’ll be too late!  In fact, this is their last ever blues concert!

Blues legends and legends-to-be will perform at Blue Heaven Studios
201 S. Eighth Street in Salina.  Buy your tickets at AcousticSounds.com or by calling 800-716-3553.  So give up some ‘green’ for the blues!

Friday, October 26

  • Bobby Rush – “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit”
  • Mud Morganfield – Son of blues great, Muddy Waters
  • Marquise Knox – Blues guitarist on the rise from St. Louis
  • Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – 79 years old, but she’s still playing the blues

Saturday, October 27

  • Kenny “Real Deal” Neal – Guitar impressario – ‘swamp’ style
  • Robert Finley – soon-to-be-legendary soul singer
  • Larry Garner – Three-time blues writer of the rear
  • Li’l Ray Neal – Guitarist / bluesman from Baton Rouge

Learn about the ‘Renaissance’ at the former Assaria, Kansas high school

Walking toward the Renaissance Cafe, diners might expect to grab a tray and stand in line for Sloppy Joe’s.  Instead diners will be ‘schooled’ to order and enjoy some of the finest dining in central Kansas.  Or anywhere else!

The Renaissance Cafe just announced its new menu:

  • Amuse-Bouche: Red Pear, Bellavitana Merlot, Mint, Dried Cherry
  • Beef Carpacio with Radish and Kumquat
  • Pork Cordon Bleu
  • Seared Tuna with Edamame, Wasabi Cream and Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Salads: Panzanella, Arugula and Caesar

See ‘Kansas” in Kansas

Celebrate (don’t ‘beware’) the Ides of March!

The iconic band Kansas will perform at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina on Friday, March 15 as part of their “Point of No Return 40th Anniversary Tour.”  If you just can’t wait, listen to their live album “Leftoverture Live & Beyond” that was release last year on November 3, 2017.

Until then, buy your tickets for these upcoming performances at the Stiefel Theatre!  All shows start at 8 pm.

  • Friday, November 2: Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games
  • Saturday, November 3: Tedeschi Trucks Bank with Sam Lewis
  • Wednesday, November 7: Straight No Chaser
  • Saturday, November 10: Lindsay Buckingham with J. S. Ondara
  • Thursday, November 15: Josh Turner
  • Friday, November 16: Generation Axe with Vai, Wyld Malmsteen, Bettencourt and Abasi
  • Thursday, November 29: Tommy Emmanuel with Jerry Douglas
  • Saturday, December 1: Mark Chestnutt and Joe Diffie

Traveling in Middle America

Middle America.  The Great Plains.  Flyover Country.  It doesn’t matter what the central United States are called.

Middle America deserves to be seated prominently at the table for all travelers.  Yes, especially the so-called luxury travelers.

Middle America is drenched with adventures and unique experiences that are literally everywhere–especially where travelers may least expect them: small towns and rural communities.

Middle America is easily accessible, reasonably priced and untapped!