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Thu, Sep 14



Kansas Music History

What is it like to be a musician from Kansas and what can their music tell us about time and place? Using music and storytelling, this presentation explores informal music traditions, styles, and musicians from Territorial Kansas.

Kansas Music History
Kansas Music History

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

Hays, 100 W 7th St, Hays, KS 67601, USA

About the event

Derrick is a music historian and currently works at the Riley County Historical Society in Manhattan. He has taught music lessons for over twenty years, specializing in piano, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. He currently plays the fiddle in Tallgrass Express String Band, a folk group based in the Flint Hills which plays original songs about the region.

“Kansas Music History” is part of Humanities Kansas's Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

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