We value the arts at Johnson County Community College – So much so, we host a series of free, on-campus concerts in the summer called “Light Up the Lawn.”
A collaboration between Carlsen Center Presents and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Light Up the Lawn brings the best and brightest local artists to our lush lawn on the corner of College and Quivira.
We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for the 2018 line-up:
August 17 – Betse & Clarke: Short Round Stringband
Short Round Stringband plays a revival of old-time, country and Southern mountain music that’s fresh and relevant. With captivating personalities and consummate artistry, this duo “has its roots in Ozark old time music, honoring traditional songs and tunes that resonate with human experience.”
August 24 – OLIVIA FOX
Lauren Flynn, Tiffany Smith and Aubrey Callahan form the folk/pop group OLIVIA FOX. Their sound mixes classic folk instrumentation with modern programmed beats to create one voice. The trio’s music is emotional and builds a foundation of tension and relief while the lyrics are honest, deep and heart wrenching.
Make an evening of it! Before OLIVIA FOX takes the stage, JCCC’s Center for Sustainability will hold its 10th annual Harvest Dinner. This three-course meal benefits the JCCC Sustainable Agriculture program and Open Petal Farm. Attendees will savor three courses prepared by Chef Katy Conwell, a graduate of JCCC’s Culinary Arts program and co-executive chef of Stock Hill. Chef Conwell will design the menu using harvest-ready produce.
August 31 – Trio Aztlan
Trio Aztlan has been playing Latin folkloric music since 1992. The trio’s captivating harmonies blend perfectly with traditional acoustic guitars, an upright bass and percussion instruments.
We are proud to showcase local talent while connecting with the community. Mark your calendar, and grab your folding chairs and blankets. We’ll see you on the lawn!
Questions? Call 913-469-4445 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.