Live Music + Food + Drinks + Good Times

Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | Noon-Midnight

7th Avenue & Merchant Street, Downtown Emporia, KS

General Admission tickets are FREE • VIP tickets $150

Kick-off Labor Day weekend with a day of live music hosted outdoors in downtown Emporia, Kansas. Halfway to Everywhere is presented by Kansas Free for Arts. Shows are all ages. This event spans two city blocks and features over thirty bands performing on four intimate stages, fine art displays, vendors, food trucks, and tons of fun.



Making Movies ★ Dale Watson ★ Possessed by Paul James ★ Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy ★ Recycled Funk ★ Ladee J ★ Mire Pral ★  Rachel Ammons No Man Band ★ RCO ★ Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations ★ Wyrmwood ★ Granny Tweed ★  The Dewayn Brothers

Mountain Deer Revival ★ AJ Gaither ★ Cory Phillps and the Band of Light ★ The Cavves ★ Opal Agafia ★ The Fighting Side ★ Half Tiger Half Bear ★  Eric Murphy ★ Godzillionaire ★ Pretend Friend ★ Joe Foster ★ Sunshine Trucking ★ Elexa Dawson ★ Pablo Sanhuez and Los Subtropicales ★  The Travel Guide ★ Brentwindler ★  Comfort Revue ★  BPM Trio ★  Sean Richey ★  Stranded in the City ★ Scarlet Sound


General admission tickets are FREE and shows are all ages. VIP tickets are available for $150 and help support Kansas Free for Arts.

Make it a weekend

After a full day of music on Saturday, stay a night and check out these other things to do in Emporia on a lazy Sunday.


Commercial Street Diner
If you're craving a hearty breakfast after a night out, Commercial Street Diner will not disappoint.

614 Commercial St
Open 6am-2pm Sundays


Disc Golf
Emporia is home to top-tier PDGA tournaments and has some of the best courses in the U.S.

Parks throughout Emporia
Open dawn to dusk

Photo Credit Trox Gallery

Trox Gallery and Gifts
Shop an affordable selection of arts, crafts, gifts, jewelry and wearable items, all made by local artists.

729 Commercial St
Open 10am-2pm Sundays


Trolley House Distillery
One of only 6 microdistilleries in the state of Kansas. Easy sipping spirits and a laid back atmosphere.

502 S Commercial St
Open Noon-8pm Sundays


David Traylor Zoo
See lemurs, prairie dogs, tamarins, a mountain lion and more in a peaceful setting. Admission is free.

75 Soden Road
Open 10am-4:30pm Sundays


The Sweet Granada Chocolate Cafe
Get your sugar fix with an assortment of truffles, fudge, macarons and chocolates. Definitely try the pop-choc.

803 Commercial St
Open 11am-4pm Sundays

Save the Date

Saturday, September 4,  Noon-Midnight | Downtown Emporia

Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival

Free Admission