Muzzizi, more live music acts coming up

By Ben Hopper

Get ready to tap your toes and get up and boogie. There are plenty of live music options for all tastes in music.

The final Arts in the Park concert will feature local favorite Muzzizi. The reggae group takes the Larry Norvell Band Shell stage at 8 p.m. Friday in City Park.

Aggie Central Station has several shows this weekend. Local alternative band Humbled Pride with another local band, The Carney Encore, will jam starting at 10 p.m. Friday. Starving with Style, a local post-grunge pop-rock band from Manhattan will open for Mike Borgia at 10 p.m. Saturday. Borgia, an Italian-American singer songwriter from New York, spent his childhood playing in clubs as a guitarist and backup singer in a progressive metal band from age 13-16. He then slowly evolved into different genres of rock, indie and punk.

Dave “Elmo” Bailey and Wayne Goins will entertain from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Cox Bros. BBQ in Junction City. There will also be a special carving table buffet. Goins will also perform Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. at dellaVoce.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Crafty Seniors Craft Show, through Saturday. Manhattan Town Center.

Open Acoustic Jam on the Patio, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Concert in the Park featuring Amy Aviles, Joan Nelson, Steve Seitz and Mary Louise Stahl, 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Friendship Park, First Presbyterian Church.

Second Annual One-Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday. The festival will feature five one-act plays by established, published playwrights, as well as original works by local playwrights. All five plays will be performed each night. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 military or students. This production is not recommended for children. For more information or to order tickets, visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents Hoo Haw, 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. Sunday. Also August 23-25.Hoo Haw is a gut busting comedy performance featuring the KORN county residents and their hysterical antics along with gospel and country songs. Director Troy Hemphill, Drew and Christie Horton, Brad Voth, Mindy Theirolf, Krysten Day, Shelley Rickstrew and Mark Portell will be taking the stage hootin’ and hollerin’. There will be classic and contemporary music featured by the band, Pott. County Posse that will have you tapping your feet.Tickets: $20. Tickets can be purchased online at, over the phone at (800) 899-1893 or at the Columbian Theatre. The box office is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.



Explore Outdoors Storytime, 11 a.m. A lively story and music session for all-ages. Public Library Lawn.



Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy,” 2 p.m. A free public lecture by Art Binford, archivist at Friends University. Public Library Auditorium.

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