Sundown Salute finale: Uncle Kracker

By Ben Hopper

It’s hot outside and the live music scene is heating up even more this weekend.

On Friday, Boondogglers and Eddy Green are performing a free concert at 9 p.m. at Auntie Mae’s Parlor. Just around the corner on Moro street, check out up-and-coming country star Kyle Park. Park, a Texas-based recording singer songwriter. The show costs $15 and begins at 10:30 p.m. at Longhorn’s.

Junction City’s Sundown Salute concludes Saturday with a performance by platinum recording artist Uncle Kracker. With hits like “Follow Me” and the Dobie Gray cover of “Drift Away,” Uncle Kracker is breaking in country music.

According to his website, he has collaborated with Kenny Chesney and co-wrote Kid Rock’s mulit-format smash “All Summer Long.”

His “Hometown Tour” takes the stage in Junction City at 9 p.m.

Also performing are Outlaw Junkies at 6:30 p.m. and the Women of Rock at 7:45 p.m. at the Heritage Park Main Stage. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Here’s a look at other events and live music this weekend.


Sundown Salute: Hughesville at 6:30 p.m. and Mark Schultz at 8 p.m. Heritage Park Main Stage, Junction City.



Manhattan Public Library Kids Movie: “Puss in Boots,” 2 p.m. Free. Library Auditorium.

Sundown Salute: Silver Bullet (The Tribute to Bob Seger) at 6:30 p.m.,

Dead or Alive (The Tribute to Bon Jovi) at 7:45 p.m. and Edge of Forever (The Tribute to Lynyrd Skynrd) at 9 p.m. Heritage Park Main Stage, Junction City.

Tallgrass Firkin Friday, 7 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.



Flint Hills Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Staples/Hobby Lobby parking lot.

Downtown Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fifth and Humboldt.

FHDS Bloom Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Display of fresh daylily blossoms from area gardens. Manhattan Town Center Mall.

Three of a Kind, 8-11 p.m. Wild Cat Marina, Tuttle Creek.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.

Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

JP Harris & The Tough Choices, 8 p.m. Free. Auntie Mae’s.

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