October always seems to be a good month for music.

October always seems to be a good month for music. I don’t know why. It just seems to be that way. So I gave myself a little challenge. Can I find a good concert to go to (in the Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Lawrence areas) for everyday of this October? This list below is what I came up with. There were lots of days where I found several good shows on the same day, so there are even more shows to go to than what I’ve listed. I also included a list of shows in just Leavenworth County for those of you who like to stay real close to home. So get out there and enjoy some live music this month.
- October 1st: Screaming Females - recordBar - KCMO
- October 2nd: Ben Howard & Wye Oak - Uptown Theater - KCMO
- October 3rd: BORNS - Uptown Theater - KCMO
- October 4th: Ezra Furman - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
- October 5th: Johnny Mathis - Kauffman Center - KCMO
- October 6th: Making Movies - Open Spaces - KCMO
- October 7th: The National - Starlight Theatre - KCMO
- October 8th: Chris Hazelton Trio - Green Lady Lounge - KCMO
- October 9th: GWAR & Hatebreed - The Granada - Lawrence, KS
- October 10th: Instant Karma - recordBar - KCMO
- October 11th: Wynton Marsalis - Lied Center - Lawrence, KS
- October 12th: Foo Fighters - Sprint Center - KCMO
- October 12-14th: Open Spaces Festival - Starlight Theater - KCMO
- October 15th: Avi Buffalo - The Riot Room - KCMO
- October 16th: Thunderpussy - The Riot Room - KCMO
- October 17th: Various Blonde - recordBar - KCMO
- October 18th: Booker T. Jones - Knuckleheads Saloon - KCMO
- October 19th: Erykah Badu - Sprint Center - KCMO
- October 20th: Gregory Alan Isakov - The Truman - KCMO
- October 21st: Rushmore of Nerdcore - The Riot Room - KCMO
- October 22nd: Titus Andronicus - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
- October 23rd: Matt Hopper Trio - Green Lady Lounge - KCMO
- October 24th: Tall Heights - The Riot Room - KCMO
- October 25th: Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra - The Blue Room - KCMO
- October 26-27th: Outer Reaches Fest - recordBar - KCMO
- October 28th: Sky Smeed - Ryan’s Public House - Tonganoxie, KS
- October 29th: Kamasi Washington - The Truman - KCMO
- October 30th: Tedeschi Trucks Band - The Midland - KCMO
- October 31st: Halloween Party with Of Montreal - The Granada - Lawrence, KS
Leavenworth County October Music Events:
- October 12-14th: Weston Irish Fest - Weston, KS
- October 13th: Lansing Fall Festival - Angel Falls Trail - Lansing, KS
- October 14th: Hot Club KC - Leavenworth Public Library - Leavenworth, KS
- October 19th: Night of Rock n’ Roll & Elvis - Heritage Center - Leavenworth, KS
- October 28th: Sky Smeed - Ryan’s Public House - Tonganoxie, KS
Mike Nickells writes about music in the Leavenworth area. To contact him, send email to mnickells@leavenworthtimes.com