2016 Special Events


Thursday Summer Concerts on Bradley Fair Plaza

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
7:30-9:30 pm

Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone's favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Each week at intermission we will be drawing winners for front row spots at the next week’s concert, an Eddie Bauer camp chair & gift card, Newport Grill lunch and coffee and dessert from Barnes & Noble Café. Make sure to register for prizes at the Bradley Fair Guest Services table at the top of the plaza. You must be present to win.

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Thursday Summer Concerts on Bradley Fair Plaza
- Elan Trotman & Althea Rene

June 23
7:30-9:30 pm

Quickly becoming one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers, Elan Trotman continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards named him best male jazz performer, and he’s been nominated for Boston Music Awards in the jazz category. Born and raised in Barbados, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Trotman approaches jazz in his own way. Blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures, his playing is full of surprises. For more information, visit elantrotman.com

Althea René was born in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at the tender age of four. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style.

For more than 10 years she was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff in Detroit, Michigan. Today, she is a full-time performing/recording artist and some regard her as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists. She made history by becoming the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot. For more information, visit althearene.com


Celebrate America Concert and Fireworks on Bradley Fair Plaza

- Lin Rountree

June 30
7:30-10:00 pm

Soul-jazz trumpeter, Lin Rountree’s playing is best described as soulful and funky. He is an accomplished recording artist, producer and live performer. Lin began playing the trumpet in Alexandria VA., when he was just 11 years old and frequently attended music development programs at The Duke Ellington School for performing arts in Washington, D.C. Upon his graduation from high school, Lin was recruited into the music program at Florida A&M University. He gained international attention after appearing in the Whitney Houston hit film Sparkle in 2012.

His fifth studio CD, aptly named Soulfunky, is a 12 song, self-produced collection featuring some of the hottest musicians and producers in the business. With five solo projects, twelve Top 20 Billboard singles, and numerous collaborations with some of the industry’s top R&B/ Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is poised to be one of the most renowned artists of his generation. For more information, visit linrountreemusic.com


Join us as we light the sky with spectacular fireworks as we Celebrate America. Enjoy the summer concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., then sit back and be amazed as the fireworks dance over the Bradley Fair Lake.

Click below to see our Celebrate America Fireworks Show:


Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

Friday, September 16 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 17 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 18 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wichita’s Seventh Annual Fine-Art Tradition. Located on Bradley Fair Parkway, Autumn & Art features nearly 100 artists from across the United States. Stroll the parkway and enjoy culinary arts from Bradley Fair restaurants. Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free and open to the public. Please visit autumnandart.com for further details.

For information on events, call Bradley Fair Guest Services, 316.630.9990.

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