As summer approaches, I look forward to all the extra spare time I’ll have, so I can attend the summer music festivals and concerts. There is a concert for any type of music lover, especially during the summer.
Of course, there are always something going on at local clubs, coffee houses, and the like. Here in Abilene, we have the occasional indie shows at local concert venues, such as Monks Coffee House and Play Faire Park, with the occasional big-name concert at the Civic Center.
But for those willing to drive the few hours to Dallas, the music menu is endless.
Of course, I always like to find my most unusual opportunities.
For those who are willing to go to great extremes to experience a great concert, the inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival will be kicked off this summer. Held at the Kansas Speedway on August 5 and 6, organizers are making room for about 100,000 fans. This music festival will feature a variety of musicians and genres. A rather eclectic blend of artists and bands are set to perform, making this an opportunity to experience many different types of music in one venue, like Eminem, Muse, Flaming Lips, A Perfect Circle, Kid Cudi, the Black Keys, Primus and the Arctic Monkeys, just to name a few. Organizers say even more acts will be announced soon.
Despite not being a fan of some of these musicians, I won’t mention which, I think it would be a great opportunity to see all walks of musical life come together for one festival. It would at least make for a very interesting road trip. For those interested, here is a Kansas City news story.
Of course, you don’t even have to leave the house to have a satisfying musical experience. Simply stay connected to The Appetizer.