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Topeka art & music continues in NOTO District

First Friday Art Walk in NOTO this month will feature the Good Sam Club Band, playing August 5, 6pm, at Redbud Park.

First Friday Art Walk hours are 10 am to 9 pm. Entertainment can also be found on First Fridays, at various venues during the art walk up and down N. Kansas Avenue, as well as streetside vendors. The restaurants, locally owned shops, art galleries, antiques and studios have become a favorite art walk destination.

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The three-month NOTO Summer Concert series continues on 3rd Friday’s and will highlight regional musicians as well as local emerging musicians, including family friendly activities, vendors, food truck and a beer garden.

The concert starts at 6pm August 19 with music ending at 10. Bring your lawn chairs and bring some friends. These concerts are FREE to the public.

6-7pm: YouTube sensation Arthur Black

6-7:30pm: VIP Backstage Meet & Greet

7-10pm Hector Anchondo, 2020 International Blues Challenge winner. This prestigious Memphis Cigar Box Guitar Award winner for best guitarist takes the audience on an emotional and personal journey through his powerful brand of blues music. Anchondo is traveling from Nebraska to entertain in NOTO!

You can also visit NOTO every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10am-3pm through October for the NOTO Saturday Market. Various local vendors will be available exhibiting art, antiques, furniture, and handmade wares. Contact NOTO Arts District office for details.

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Other North Topeka area events

SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISES are held every 4th Saturday at The Pad.

HOLY SMOKIN JAMBOREE – Sep. 10-11, Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 NW 46th St. Family-friendly event with great food, drinks, 5K run, car show, bingo, cake walk, crafts, raffles, silent auction, and live music by THE BASH Saturday night. Outdoor Mass and live auction on Sunday. $2 wristbands for all-day kid games & inflatables! Register for the 5K Run/Walk, Car Show, & Poker Run online at https://mtcctopeka.org/…/parish…/holy-smokin-jamboree! Two full days of fun for the whole family.

For more information visit https://explorenoto.org/.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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