Updates from Johnson County Community College: Mark your calendar with these upcoming events

JCCC’s Harvest Dinner, on Sept. 2, directly supports student scholarships.

JCCC brings high-quality events, activities and performances to campus – all to educate and connect with our community. Whether you’re a current Cavalier, a future student or a neighbor, we offer informational and entertaining events for everyone.

Enjoy entertainment under the stars

Join JCCC’s Midwest Trust Center for the 2022 Light Up the Lawn Concert Series featuring some of the best live music in Kansas City.

The Midwest Trust Center’s Light Up the Lawn series brings some of the best local artists to the lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art every summer. Community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to these free concerts. All start at 8:30 p.m. This year’s line-up includes:

Fund the future of sustainability (and enjoy a good meal!)

Invest in the future of Sustainable Agriculture while directly supporting student scholarships! JCCC’s annual Harvest Dinner takes place Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Capitol Federal Conference Center. Featuring three courses prepared by local legend, Chef Anourom Thomson, this meal incorporates fresh produce from JCCC’s Open Petal Farm and other nearby producers.

Following dinner, don’t forget about the free Light Up the Lawn concert in front of the Nerman Museum with Victor & Penny!

Celebrate culture with an afternoon of food, music and art

Celebrate culture with an afternoon of food, music and art!

In partnership with the Latino Arts Foundation, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an afternoon of community creators sharing their art, music, food and passion. The annual Latino Arts Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. on the JCCC campus. This event is free, open to the public and features:

  • More than 30 vendors, including candy maker Carmona’s Chamoy KC, food by Ruby’s Banquets and local boutique Capax by Mitzy
  • KC Lowriders, and Lowrider Hop performances
  • Local creative artists including Laura Flores and sisters Daisy and Lesley Escamilla
  • Live performances from local bands, dancers and DJ Munch

 Make strides for student scholarships

Every fall, JCCC welcomes hundreds to the Lace Up For Learning 5K that benefits student scholarships.

Dust off your tennis shoes and start stretching those quads because JCCC’s Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk is around the corner. On Oct. 9, racers of all ages will come to campus to raise money for scholarships.

Runner registration is open; register early to receive this year’s commemorative race t-shirt. Registered participants are also offered chip timing, special team pricing, food and beverages and a gift at the finish line. All proceeds from this event support JCCC Foundation scholarship opportunities.

Don’t miss out

 This is only a glimpse into the wide range of upcoming events we have planned for the JCCC community. Check out our events calendar for a full list of upcoming concerts, performances, lectures and more.