Lawrence Old Guard Productions

In cooperation with the Lawrence Arts Center

FREE (tip jar) Concert Series Featuring Lawrence Acoustic Musicians

Welcome to the Fall 2023 edition of the
17th year of the Tuesday Concert Series

This season features another great line-up of Lawrence musicians, with about half the shows featuring bands new to the series and the other half featuring returning favorites. I continue to be amazed at the variety and quality of acoustic music in this city (defined as having at least one band member from Lawrence). As usual, the schedule is a bit complicated since the Lawrence Arts Center sometimes has other events that have reserved the lobby, so you might want to bookmark this page for reminders.

The final show is the debut of something new to this series - Women Songwriters Night. A variety of Lawrence musicians will be celebrating woman songwriters by presenting their favorite songs by these artists. This will be our fall benefit for the Lawrence Arts Center, our way of saying "thanks" for letting us use this space. Enjoy!

5th - Folk in the Flow - Originals, Americana
26th - With A Twist - Torch ballads, Exotica, Americana

3rd - Ardys Ramberg & Friends - Blues, Jazz
10th - Tonganoxie Split - Americana, Originals
17th - Wakarusa River Band - Folk rock
24th - Alferd Packer Band - Old-time, Americana

7th - Gerald Trimble & Jambaroque - World music
14th - Matthew Mulnix - Americana, Originals

12th - Women Songwriters Night
Nine acts perform songs by their favorite songwriters

Tal (Larry) Carter
Lawrence Old Guard Productions

PS: I've started using my longtime nickname, Tal (rhymes with pal).
However, calling me Larry is also fine.

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire
7:00 SHARP - 8:15ish, Free (tip jar)

See our "Tuesday Concert" page on Facebook for updates & details.

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Beautiful Music Violin Shop

Mandolin Cafe

Lawrence Arts Center
This series has never been a Lawrence Arts Center event. They are showing their support for local musicians by generously letting me use the lobby for free.
Mass Street Music

Support Local

& local artists, local businesses, local farmers,
- heck, as much as you can -


Tuesday Concert is Number 5

OK, that might not sound like much - unless you know this is from the

"Reasons We Love Kansas"

list in the Fall 2014 edition of
Kansas! Magazine

Maybe I'll make t-shirts.

Mission Statement
“None of us succeeds alone, and there’s room enough for all of us out there. You don’t have to love each other’s music. But if you respect each other’s hard work and dedication to the craft, lend a hand and support one another... Come together and help one another succeed!” Anonymous

About FREE Admission

Yes, admission is free. THowever, performers are working just for the tip jar. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors in covering my advertising, 100% of the tip jar goes directly to the evening's artists. As you are able, your generous donation will encourage them to continue making excellent music.

History of the Tuesday Concert Series

This is NOT an official Lawrence Arts Center event. Rather, they have generously allowed me to use their lobby as a guest production. As Lawrence Old Guard Productions I created the Tuesday Concert Series in 2005 to provide a classy, low-pressure venue for local acoustic musicians. My goal was to encourage original music in particular by creating a concert venue where audience members listened intently without distractions from talking, drinking, eating, playing foosball, etc.

The series was originally held at Signs of Life Bookstore in downtown Lawrence until moving to the Lawrence Arts Center in the fall of 2010. In appreciation to the LAC for supporting local musicians, we do two fund raiser events a year for the Lawrence Arts Center. As always, my thanks to Lisa Purdon and the staff at the Lawrence Arts Center, JJ and staff at Beautiful Music Violin Shop, Scott at Mandolin Cafe, and Jim and staff at Mass Street Music for SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSICIANS!

About the Host and Producer
Tal (Larry) Carter is a four-time champion in the Open Division of the Kansas Fiddling & Picking Contest between 1989 and 2010. In addition to solo performances, he plays contemporary folk music in the duo "Jeannie & Tal." As "Lawrence Old Guard Productions," he has produced a wide variety of events since the mid-1980s, including Lawrence Scottish Fest, Lawrence Bhakti Fest, the Chanting By Lamplight series, and, of course, this Tuesday Concert Series.
PS - I've started going by my longtime nickname Tal (rhymes with pal), but "Larry" is fine also.


Would you or your band like to perform in the Tuesday Concert series?

Read these PERFORMER DETAILS and if you're interested contact me.

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