Love live music, craft beer, local food and the great (urban) outdoors? WFI created Wichita Vortex Music Festival for you.Enjoy an evening line-up of Americana, alt-country, classic bluegrass and thrash grass in the shadow of Blackbear Bosin’s Keeper of the Plains, one of Wichita’s most iconic locations. Concert passes can be purchased alone, or book a campsite and snuggle in for the night. Insomniacs can enjoy a midnight movie and other fun under the stars. Jump-start your morning on Saturday with all-you-can-eat pancakes and Western swing while you pack up camp.
DATE & LOCATION:• Music begins at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4 with overnight camping available and a pancake breakfast and music, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5.• The event takes place on and adjacent to the grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca in Wichita, Kansas.
MUSIC/MAINSTAGE:Friday, Aug. 4• Dwight Yoakam• Pokey LaFarge• Lindi Ortega• Moreland & Arbuckle• Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
Saturday, Aug. 5• Cherokee MaidensMUSIC/CAMPGROUND STAGE:Friday, Aug. 4• Julian Davis & the Hay-Burners• Fast Food Junkies• Bailey Kate & the Running Late• Urban Pioneers• Open mic from 9 p.m. to midnight
ACTIVITIES:• Live music on two stages, one in the concert area and one in the campground area• Urban camping for tent and RV campers• Local craft beers• Food truck rally• Water balloon fights, watermelon-eating contest, hula-hooping, flamingo toss and other lawn games.• Midnight movie under the stars• Late night activities, including glow-in-the-dark horseshoes and more
TIMELINE:Friday, Aug. 410 a.m.: Campground check-in and set-up begins2-9 p.m.: Live music on the Campground Stage3 p.m.: Concert grounds open4 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Live music on the Main Stage9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Open Mic on the Campground Stage12 a.m.: Midnight Movie
Saturday, Aug. 59-11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast9-11 a.m.: Cherokee Maidens11 a.m. to Noon: Pack Up & Head Out