Lineup complete for Atchison's July Riverfront concert

Nashville-based duo Kat and Alex will serve as the middle act for Music on the Riverfront, planned for the evening of Friday, July 21, 2023, in Atchison, KS.(Submitted photo)

(KAIR)--Additional entertainment is added to the lineup for this year's streamlined and relocated concert to kickoff Atchison's annual Amelia Earhart Festival, in July.

According to a release, Nashville-based duo Kat and Alex will serve as the middle act for what's been dubbed Friday Night Music on the Riverfront, planned for the evening of July 21.

Kat and Alex, which the release says “embody classic country values, while bringing a Latin twist to their performance,” will perform prior to that night's headliner, country music legends Sawyer Brown, as announced in February by Festival Coordinator Jacque Pregont.

The concert, previously known as “Lakefest,” was held at Atchison's Warnock Lake for more than two decades, prior to the decision to make the move to the riverfront, which Pregont says will provide an enhanced atmosphere for both the concert and adjacent activities that evening, including those which are child-friendly.

The concert's opening act is also in place, with Atchison native Garin Nolan, leading the regionally-known Garin Nolan Trio, to kick-off the music for the evening of July 21.

The concert is a ticketed event, with prices lower than in previous years. According to the release, the tickets go on sale May 10 at the advance price of $10 plus tax. On the day of the concert, the price will climb to $15 per ticket, plus tax. Gates and concessions will open at 4:00 on the afternoon of July 21, at the Riverfront, with the Army National Guard to present the colors at 7:00, accompanied by the singing of the National Anthem.

The Friday night concert will, as tradition holds, kickoff the annual Atchison festival held in honor of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, who called Atchison her childhood home.

Free festival activities will run all day Saturday, July 22, leading up to that evening's aerobatics display, followed by the annual “Concert in the Sky” fireworks display over the Atchison riverfront.

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