Jammin' on the Green

Join us in 2023 for another year of Shawnee’s hottest FREE concert series – Jammin' on the Green! Admission is always free, and bottled water and snacks are provided. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and limited bench and picnic table seating is available. Be sure to park and enter by the Visitor Center at 11501 W 57th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203. Performances sponsored by the Friends of Shawnee Town. Please note: May and September performances start at 6:30pm.

Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, May 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Our season kicks off with the phenomenal Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra, a longtime partner and fan favorite! Under the direction of Kent Rausch, this 14-piece band will perform the same outrageously exciting music that made Kansas City THE place to be in the 20’s through 40’s. You won’t be able to help but get up and dance!

Betse & Clarke String Band
Wednesday 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Help us welcome a new band to the Jammin' stage...Betse & Clarke String Band! This exciting fiddle and banjo duo is bringing some friends on stage for a performance rooted in Ozark old time music, honoring traditional songs and tunes alongside inventive new compositions!

Grand Marquis
Wednesday, July 26
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sit under the summer sky and enjoy tunes by Kansas City’s own Grand Marquis! Inspired by the Kansas City blues scene, New Orleans jazz, and Memphis soul, Grand Marquis creates a blend of American roots music with plenty of original material and revitalized classics.

AnnaLee and the Lucky So & Sos
Wednesday, August 23
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Help us welcome back AnnaLee and the Lucky So & Sos! A popular Kansas City-based swing band, they celebrate the very best of Kansas City sound from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, the heyday of KC-style jazz, swing, and jump blues. Their repertoire includes Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Julia Lee, Louie Jordan, and so many more, along with with their own original tunes.  

Hot Club KC
Wednesday, September 20
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Close out the Jammin' on the Green summer season with Hot Club KC and their repertoire of 1920s music! Self-described as acoustic jazz musicians, come relax under the stars and listen to their very distinctive and laid-back sound. PLEASE NOTE: Our final event starts 30 minutes earlier than the summer performances. We also suggest bringing a light sweater, in case it gets chilly after sundown.

Jammin on the Green