- CULTIVATE – MAY 5 – DOWNTOWN TOPEKA [Downtown Plaza]
All ages Cypher including Rapping, Singing and Dance presented by Create/Uplift and showcasing Topeka’s Downtown Plaza located at 7th + Kansas.
Studio785 Preston Walker and Antione Jackson will be DJ all night playing local and the newest music to date.
Drinks by Serendipity and food by Big Boyz BBQ.
Aunt Nancy’s Face Art will also be in attendance.
Each hour will be something different
7:15: Sudio785 – playing random instrumentals for an Open Mic Cypher
8:30p: Open Performances – Bring your music there will be a sign up sheet for anyone that wants to perform. Each performance has to be under 5 minutes to share the stage.
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- MIDDLE OF THE MAP FEST – MAY 6 – CROSSROADS @GrindersKC
featuring De La Soul and Talib Kwali
Stik Figa (Topeka formerly Cali)
Ebony Tusks (Topeka’s own Martinez Hilliard, front man)
Illphonics (Ferguson, MO)
- PLATINUM EXPRESS – MAY 6 – UNCLE BO’S
This group is high energy, diverse and talented – bringing the ’60s and ’70s back to light.
- SICKO BAKERY ALBUM RELEASE PARTY – MAY 19 – THE TRAP
Topeka’s own SUESS is having his Sicko Bakery Album Release Party at Boobie Trap – Topeka’s Premier Live Music Dive. Come support this young, fast spitter with a healthy collection of tracks to drop on you.
- SOUL REBEL + THE BEAST / STREET LEVEL UPRISING – MAY 20 – LUCIA BAR + GRILL
Topeka reggae sensations, Soul Rebel & The Beast link up again with Street Level Uprising, Lawrence, at Lucia Bar and Grill (formerly Fatsos, located next to the Granada). Great venue with lots of unique diversity for all to enjoy. These two bands, in my opinion, are epic reggae from my town and backyard. Irie Vibes will light up the place. Flags will be waving.
[Views represented are of the authors and not necessarily representative of the staff of seveneightfive magazine. No doubt, each contributor could pick five different shows.]