Billy Bob Thornton + Four Must See Concerts This Month

Billy Bob Thornton + The Boxmasters bring their bluesy onslaught to Jayhawk Theatre Monday, August 23. Opening is sultry, local blues musician Ellie Smith.

The Boxmasters have opened for musicians like ZZ Top, Steve Miller, and Willie Nelson. The band formed in 2007 and released their debut album The Boxmasters in 2008. Their most recent album, Light Rays, was released in 2020. Billy Bob Thornton has also had a successful career as an actor and screenwriter, winning an Academy Award for 1996 film Sling Blade.

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Eats + Beats

1. Soul Rebel + The Beast

Reggae rock giants Soul Rebel + The Beast sound the alarm on local, live music at Eats + Beats summer concert series Thursday, August 26. The show is from 6:30 – 9p, is all ages and free. Taquerio Mexico Lindo, Tod’s BBQ, It’s A Sweet Treat Day Bakery and Flavor Wagon will be on sight for food purchases.

2. Chance Encounter Rocks NOTO

Redbud Park in NOTO will be pushed to her capacity limits as Chance Encounter rocks the leaves off trees. Free show, all ages. Friday, August 20 at 5p

3. Topeka Jazz Workshop

The Topeka + Shawnee County Public Library present the Topeka Jazz Workshop for Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert series. Be entertained with big band favorites and modern and classic jazz tunes downtown at Evergy Plaza Sunday, August 15 from 3-5p.

Reggae rock giants Soul Rebel + The Beast sound the alarm on local, live music at Eats + Beats Thursday sum

Oleander Cafe’s Lucky Dogs food truck will be there and the splash pad will be on.

TJW has been keeping jazz alive in the Capital City for more than 40 years showcasing local musicians and music educators.

4. Orphan Jon + The Abandoned

Topeka Blues Society presents Orphan Jon, Live and FREE, Wednesday, August 18 at Gage Park Amphitheater, as part of their Blues in the Park Summertime Concert series. Learn more

More must-see shows

  • Velvet Blues @ Brass Rail Tavern – Friday, August 13
  • Steve Kile Band @The Historic Vinewood – Friday, August 20
  • Punk Night @The Trap with Headspace – Saturday, August 21

Live music is alive in Topeka. View our concert calendar for music shows almost every night of the week. CHEERS!

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