EVENT

Love live music, craft beer, local food and the great (urban) outdoors? 
WFI created Wichita Vortex Music Festival for you.

Enjoy an evening line-up of Americana, alt-country, classic bluegrass and thrash grass in the shadow of Blackbear Bosin’s Keeper of the Plains, one of Wichita’s most iconic locations. Concert passes can be purchased alone, or book a campsite and snuggle in for the night. Insomniacs can enjoy a midnight movie and other fun under the stars. Jump-start your morning on Saturday with all-you-can-eat pancakes and Western swing while you pack up camp.

 

DATE & LOCATION:
• Music begins at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4 with overnight camping available and a pancake breakfast and music, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5.
• The event takes place on and adjacent to the grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca in Wichita, Kansas.

 

MUSIC/MAINSTAGE:
Friday, Aug. 4
• Dwight Yoakam
• Pokey LaFarge
• Lindi Ortega
• Moreland & Arbuckle
• Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy

Saturday, Aug. 5
• Cherokee Maidens

MUSIC/CAMPGROUND STAGE:
Friday, Aug. 4
• Julian Davis & the Hay-Burners
• Fast Food Junkies
• Bailey Kate & the Running Late
• Urban Pioneers
• Open mic from 9 p.m. to midnight

 

ACTIVITIES:
• Live music on two stages, one in the concert area and one in the campground area
• Urban camping for tent and RV campers
• Local craft beers
• Food truck rally
• Water balloon fights, watermelon-eating contest, hula-hooping, flamingo toss and other lawn games.
• Midnight movie under the stars
• Late night activities, including glow-in-the-dark horseshoes and more

 

TIMELINE:
Friday, Aug. 4
10 a.m.: Campground check-in and set-up begins
2-9 p.m.: Live music on the Campground Stage
3 p.m.: Concert grounds open
4 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Live music on the Main Stage
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Open Mic on the Campground Stage
12 a.m.: Midnight Movie


Saturday, Aug. 5
9-11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast
9-11 a.m.: Cherokee Maidens
11 a.m. to Noon: Pack Up & Head Out

 

Food Trucks/Vendors, apply here to participate in the festival.

MAP & LOCATION

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Wichita Vortex Music Festival will blossom between the Mid-America All-American Indian Center and Blackbear Bosin’s Keeper of the Plains, at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers.

• The main festival entrance is located between the Mid-America All-Indian Center and the Festival Grounds.
• Food Trucks will park in the lot directly south and west of the Mid-America All-Indian Center.
• Festival Parking is across Seneca to the west. Enter via Museum Boulevard.
• Campgrounds are just north of the northwest end of the Keeper of the Plains Bridge.
• Mainstage is located on the Festival Grounds.
• Campground Stage is located in the Campground.

 
 
 
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Camping Rules & Info

Tent Camping/Campground
• Tent campsites are 20’ by 20’.
• No more than four people can occupy a tent campsite.
• Only tent camping (or sleeping under the stars) will be allowed in the Tent Campground.
• No vehicles will be allowed in the tent campground. This includes motorcycles and scooters.
• Coolers and packs will be allowed in the Tent Campground.
• Outside food and beverage will not be allowed in the festival area and must remain in the campground areas.
• No generators are allowed in the Tent Campground.
• A total of 50 tent campsites are available for $50 per spot (maximum of four people), and include breakfast for up to four on Saturday morning.

Camper/RV Camping
• RV size restriction: 40’ maximum length
• RV camping will be located in the south Exploration Place lot.
• There are no water or electricity hook-ups available.
• Coolers and packs will be allowed in the Camper/RV Camping area.
• Outside food and beverage will not be allowed in the festival area.
• Generators will be allowed in the RV camping area. 
• No fires will be allowed in camping areas or on the festivals grounds.
• A total of 25 RV/Camper spaces are available for $50 per spot, and include breakfast for up to four on Saturday morning.