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NOTO LIVE is back in North Topeka this weekend

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District and Envista Credit Union once again are bringing NOTO LIVE to North Topeka. It is a celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and talent of all kinds.

This family-friendly event is Saturday, September 11, from 11:30am to 8:00pm, and will feature performers sprinkled throughout the arts district, with special acts at Redbud Park and Compass Point, and a grand finale by Last Carnival Act to end the evening.

The new Otto’s Adventure Area will provide special interactive art stations and opportunities for the little ones to try a little busking of their own.

The event is free and open to the public, but individuals may purchase VIP tickets. VIPs will have access to the NOTO LIVE VIP Backstage where they can partake in art activities, enjoy refreshments, and be wowed by close-up specialty performances offered exclusively to VIPs. From 4:30 – 7:00, the “Hire Wire Reception” includes adult beverages and appetizers.

All VIP ticketholders will receive specialty coupons from participating businesses and will be eligible for NOTO prize drawings. Finally, limited seating will be reserved for VIPs at the two main stages. Purchase VIP Tickets at https://explorenoto.org/product/noto-live-vip-ticket/.

Performance Schedule

The following is a list of scheduled performances and acts. Art demonstrations, buskers, and other activities will be ongoing throughout the district.

11:30 Topeka Big Band (Redbud Park)

12:00 Steampunk Science (Otto’s Park)

1:00   Topeka High School Drumline (Begins at Compass Point; Ends at Redbud Park)

2:00   Lady Shakes Theater Group (Compass Point)

2:15   Last Carnival Act: Flying Fun (Redbud Park)

2:20   Story Time & Songs (Otto’s Park)

2:45   Tim Dingus: Party Tricks for Friends (Redbud Park)

3:00   Art Fusion: Live Art by a Community of Artists (Redbud Park Pavilion)

3:15   Steven Massey Dance Theatre: A Girls Life (Compass Point)

3:30   Last Carnival Act: Defying Gravity (Redbud Park)

3:45   Shawnee Heights High Drumline (Ace Courtyard)

4:15   Ballet Folklorica: Bailes Regiones de Mexico (Redbud Park)

5:00   Electric Guitar and Vocals – Austin Flanders (Redbud Park)

5:30   Topeka Civic Theater: Senior Class Improv Comedy (Compass Point)

5:45   Last Carnival Act: High in The Sky (Redbud Park)

6:15   Flint Hills Fairies (Redbud Park)

7:15   Last Carnival Act: Grand Finale (Redbud Park)

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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