Thursday, July 18 is the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale – technically speaking, we’re ‘Uptown’ at 14th & Mass. St. in Lawrence, but rest assured we’ll have lots of deals that day in the store including markdowns on select Gretsch and Fender guitars, Fender amps and more! Stop by, enjoy our air conditioning and check out the savings. One reason we’re marking gear down that day is that the next phase of store renovations will be happening right after, on the weekend of July 20 including brand new carpeting! We will be closed on Monday, July 22 to finish the work, but will be back open on Tuesday the 23rd. Painting and new guitar ‘chandeliers’ will be coming soon after and we’ll finally be cranking up the new electric try out room. We have some big changes in store in addition to the renovations – including more workshops and events in the store and we’re interested in what you’d like to see and learn about – have a request? Drop Anne at line at the store at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Music news – there are so many great events in the works… the Lawrence Field Day Fest is happening THIS Thurs, Fri. and Sat., July 11-13 at the Bottleneck and features a truly dizzying array of exceptional local and regional rock bands including Radkey, the powerhouse young trio from St. Joe who just finished up an extensive tour (including the UK!). Looking ahead to August, the Annual Lawrence Busker Fest Fri., Sat. and Sun. Aug. 23-25 will overtake downtown Lawrence with a carnival-esque vibe of music, diverse performers, and acts that amaze. Also that Sunday is the 33rd Annual Kansas Fiddling and Picking Championships on August 25 at Lawrence’s South Park where we’ll be sponsoring the Fingerpicking contest. We’ll be there, so stop by and say hello.
Gear – Be sure to check out our run down of the latest new lines we’ve added at Mass Street Music and remember we’re always buying used gear too, just give us a call or stop by the store at 14th and Mass Street in Lawrence.
Last but not least, we’re proud to announce that we’re now partial underwriters for The Fish Fry, Chuck Haddix’s long standing, excellent blues/soul/R&B radio show which airs every Friday and Saturday 8pm – midnight on Kansas City’s KCUR public radio station at 89.3 fm. Check us out on Facebook & Twitter for more news, savings and great giveaways. Happy summer!