Tuesday Concert Series


John Prine Fest

Sunday, Oct 24th, 7-9 PM

Lawrence Arts Center big theater

Admission by donation, proceeds going to the Lawrence Arts Center

another Lawrence Old Guard production


Unfortunately, the fall Tuesday Concert Series is still cancelled due to Covid. I hope it will be safe to start the weekly series again in March, 2022.

However, there will be ONE SHOW during the fall, 2021 - our First Annual John Prine Fest, a benefit for the Lawrence Arts Center featuring a whole bunch of Lawrence's fine acoustic musicians. Come hear your favorite and obscure John Prine songs performed by 10 acts (in no particular order):

Smoke Damage - Megan Luttrell - Max Paley - Jay Keim
Bob Freeman - One Boot Band (Melvin Litton & Mando Dan Hermreck)
Larry Carter & Jeannie Zandi - Alonzo Beardshear & Tim Fry
Holly Taylor - Maria Anthony

Lawrence Old Guard productions
Larry Carter

IMPORTANT - The LAC's current protocols require everyone in the building, audience and performers, to wear a mask EXCEPT for performers on stage in the big theater, since performers there are able to social distance.

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Beautiful Music Violin Shop

Mandolin Cafe

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, local...
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. However... thanks to the generosity of our sponsors in covering expenses, 100% of the tip jar goes directly to the evening's artists. There has been a rennaisance in acoustic music in Lawrence over the 14 years of this series, and I'd like to think having this series where audience members listen intently without distractions has been a large part of the reason why. As you are able, a generous donation, purchase of a CD, or both, will encourage them to continue making excellent music.

About the Series

As Lawrence Old Guard Productions I created the Tuesday Concert Series in 2005 with the goal of providing a classy, low-pressure venue for local acoustic musicians. It was held at Signs of Life bookstore in downtown Lawrence until moving as a "guest production" to the Lawrence Arts Center in the fall of 2010. In appreciation, we do two fund raiser events a year for the Lawrence Arts Center, Bob Dylan Fest in the spring and, starting 2021, John Prine Fest in the fall.

As always, my thanks to Clay and staff at Signs of Life , 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
Larry Carter is a four-time champion in the Kansas Fiddling & Picking Contest between 1989 and 2010. In addition to solo performances, he does original children's music/storytelling, contemporary folk with Cordelia Brown in Forest Green and spiritual chanting with Whole Earth Kirtan. As "Lawrence Old Guard Productions," he produces this series (including "John Prine Fest" in fall and "Bob Dylan Fest" in spring), the occasional Chanting by Lamplight series, and the annual Lawrence Bhakti Fest.

Previous "Tuesday Concert" Performers
Lawrence is blessed with an abundance of outstanding musicians who have graced this series with their talents, including Ashley Davis (left) who set the record for the most audience members. See who has performed over the last 12 years at Tuesday Concert.


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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