Art For Your Ears

2015 Summer Music Series

Expand your artistic experience with this free summer concert series featuring lively acoustic music, and singer-songwriters both locally grown and from around the country. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears!

Art For Your Ears concerts are located at McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries) on the WSU campus. Rain location is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater.

All performances will begin at 7 p.m. and museum galleries are open until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nikki Moddelmog and Shane Marler with Dennis Hardin

Doug MacLeod

The Calamity Cubes!

Nikki Moddelmog and Shane Marler with Dennis Hardin

Nikki ModdelmogModdelmog has been singing and songwriting for 14 years, playing with Hardin for 12 years, and Marler for the last 2.  Marler has been writing his own songs for 2 years, and writing and playing for 25 years with the likes of O’Phil and Nouveau Quintet.  Hardin has 35 years under his belt playing guitar, mandolin and ukulele in multiple bands in the Wichita area.  Moddelmog and Marler write in an array of styles, but focus on jazz infused folk songs.  


Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There's A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition.

He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward a valuable tradition. MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.  As a youth he overcame abuse and a crippling stutter by turning to music. After he picked up a guitar, and tried to sing - he found his voice.


The Calamity Cubes!

Calamity Cubes

The Calamity Cubes!, a Kansas based roots band, with members Brook Blanche, Kody Oh, and Joey Henry play a very original style of music, hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar make up the instrumentation. The music would best be classified as a blend of traditional Country, Folk & Bluegrass, with the fire of an 80's Punk Band. They take heartache and pain seriously, you can hear it in many of their tracks, the Cubes! always deliver a song for any emotion. The Calamity Cubes! travel the country on tour, regularly.

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