At long last the rich (if increasingly distant) concert history at the beautiful outdoor venue known as Burcham Park is revived on a grand scale with this inaugural "Bleeding Kansas." The festival is conceived as an independent music and arts gathering that incorporates activism and community integrity while highlighting the culture, music and art found in NE Kansas, as well as powerhouse national acts like Death Cab, BSS, Keane, Chromeo and many more. If you're not already familiar with these bands, suffice it to say the nearly $40 sticker price is a steal for this show, which you'll no doubt remember for many years as one of the best to go down in Lawrence - thanks in no small part to the beautiful venue, the expansive shady grounds of Burcham Park on the Kaw.Tickets are available at the Love Garden for the flat ticket fee. There the festival costs $37.50 (cash only), which side-steps the service charge of $7.75 per ticket (for credit, convenience, etc.) that Ticketmaster charges.
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Bleeding Kansas toolsFull schedule and txt msg/email event reminders via:› mobile.lawrence.com › Printable stage schedule (PDF)› Stage schedule for iPod (What's that?)› Chat with festival organizer Jacki Becker
"When John Brown stretched forth his arm the sky was cleared. The time for compromises was gone the armed hosts of freedom stood face to face over the chasm of a broken Union and the clash of arms was at hand. The South staked all upon getting possession of the Federal Government, and failing to do that, drew the sword of rebellion and thus made her own, and not Brown's, the lost cause of the century." Frederick DouglassThe years of 1854-1861 were a turbulent time in Kansas territory. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 established the territorial boundaries of Kansas and Nebraska and opened the land to legal settlement. It allowed the residents of these territories to decide by popular vote whether their state would be free or slave. This concept of self-determination was called 'popular sovereignty'. In Kansas, people on all sides of this controversial issue flooded the territory, trying to influence the vote in their favor. Rival territorial governments, election fraud, and squabbles over land claims all contributed to the violence of this era.The presumption that all men were created equal and the constitutionally protected right to own another person was to meet a violent reconciliation in Kansas. As the world watched, "Bleeding Kansas" became the battleground for the soul of a Nation. Three months after Kansas was admitted into the union as a free state in 1861, the Civil War began.Main Stage2:00-2:30 - Aberdeen City2:45-3:15 - Lake Trout3:30-4:00 - Boy Kill Boy4:15-4:45 - Murder By Death5:15-6:00 - Mates of State6:30-7:30 - Broken Social Scene8:00-9:00 - Keane9:30-11:00 - Death Cab For CutieAd Astra Stage2:15-2:45 - Ad Astra Per Aspera3:00-3:30 - Fourth of July3:45-4:15 - Conner4:30-5:00 - Langhorne Slim5:15-5:45 - Flosstradamus5:55-6:25 - Walter Meego6:30-6:50 - Powerful Seahorse7:05-7:50 - Chromeo8:05-8:45 - The Black Angels9:05-10:00 - The Secret Machines10:10-11:00 - The Juan Mac CleanKJHK Local Stage1:45-2:15 - The Terrordactyls2:30-3:00 - Boo and Boo Too3:15-3:45 - Kelpie4:00-4:30 - Davan4:45-5:15 - Approach5:30-6:00 - The Armory6:15-6:45 - Dead Girls Ruin Everything7:00-7:30 - Ghosty7:45-8:15 - Appleseed CastAfterpartiesThe party doesn't have to stop when the festivals over! Stroll on downtown, enjoy more music and more fun! To sweeten the deal your festival wrist band will get you in for FREE.The Granada11:00pm - DJ Konsept12:05am - Superargo12:35am - Chromeo(more info)The Bottleneck11:00pm - Evening Grey12:00am - Moustache1:00am - Murder by Death(more info)The Jackpot11:00pm - Iggy Baby11:45am - Boo and Boo Too12:30am - Walter Meego(more info)The Gaslight Tavern11:00pm - TBD12:15am - The Juan Maclean (dj set)(more info)Liquid11:00pm-4:00amMain Room DJs:Keith ClarkShadowrunnerStormyDave BrockClandestineDrum & Bass Room DJs:MiloJ FortuneBen FullerDJ CandlewaxPatio DJs:High Dollar HookerDave BrockAlan PaulNipplzAmJanda(more info)