2015 Special Events

Thursday Summer Concerts
on Bradley Fair Plaza

June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 2
7:30-9:30 pm

Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone's favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Click here for a printable schedule.

 

Thursday Summer Concerts on Bradley Fair Plaza

- Jeff Kashiwa

June 25
7:30-9:30 pm

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct as he became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.

Having established himself in the 1990's as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte' in tours across the U.S. and abroad.  Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle. For more information, visit jeffkashiwa.com

 

Celebrate America Concert and Fireworks on Bradley Fair Plaza

- Tizer Quartet

July 2
7:30-10:00 pm

Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion.  The band consists of Lao Tizer on keys, Ric Fierabracci on bass, Raul Pineda on drums and Steve Nieves on sax, percussion and vocals. Over the past few years, the group—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”–has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, the Dubai Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival and the Festival International Providencia Jazz in Santiago, Chile.

TIZER has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside Zappa Plays Zappa, Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, George Benson, Soulive, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.  For more information, visit laotizer.com

 

Join us as we light the sky with spectacular fireworks as we Celebrate America. Enjoy the summer concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., then sit back and be amazed as the fireworks dance over the Bradley Fair Lake.

Click below to see our Behind the Scenes video
from the 2014 Celebrate America Fireworks Show
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Opera on the Lake

July 18th
8:00 pm

Once a year, Bradley Fair Plaza is transformed from marketplace to opera-hall as Wichita Grand Opera (WGO) performs highlights from some of the most famous operas. WGO artists and musicians create the drama, passion and musical force of opera vignettes against the backdrop of Bradley Fair Lake. This community event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs for seating and enjoy an evening of beautiful music under the stars. Reserved seating with dinner on the patio of Newport Grill is also available. For information or reservations, call Wichita Grand Opera at 316.683.3444.

Click below to see our fireworks from the 2014 Opera on the Lake:

 

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

Friday, September 18 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 19 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 20 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wichita’s Sixth Annual Fine-Art Tradition. Located on Bradley Fair Parkway, Autumn & Art features nearly 100 artists from across the United States. Stroll the parkway and enjoy culinary arts from Bradley Fair restaurants. Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free and open to the public. Please visit autumnandart.com for further details.

For information on events, call Bradley Fair Guest Services, 316.630.9990.

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