The Tallgrass Express String Band will perform Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration building on the campus of Southwestern College. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge to attend.
The concert, sponsored by the Kansas Native Plant Society (KNPS), kicks off the 2012 Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW). The schedule also includes a meeting in Wroten Hall at Southwestern, and tours of the Chaplin Nature Center in Arkansas City, the Slate Creek Wetland in Oxford, and the Snyder Ranch in Dexter. Membership to the KNPS is not necessary to attend any or all of these events.
The Tallgrass Express String Band performs original songs that are inspired by the prairie. This concert will feature songs about Flint Hills plants and animals such as “Big Bluestem: King of the Prairie” and “Wildflower Reunion.” The four-member string band sings and plays a variety of instruments including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, upright bass, dobro, harmonica, and concertina.
Devices to assist those with hearing problems are available in the box office, and an area is reserved for handicapped patrons and their companions in the rear of the hall.
For more information contact Jeff Hansen at (785) 806-6917 or visit the KNPS website at www.kansasnativeplantsociety.org.