April 2017
Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau
In This Issue
Messiah Festival of the Arts 2017
Take 6 in Concert
The Landmark Concert Series presents the Lindsborg Jazz Walk
Instameet in Lindsborg with Jim Richardson
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Additional Messiah Festival Art & Music Events

Additional events in the Messiah Festival schedule include the 118th Midwest Art Exhibit at the Birger Sandzén Gallery, the Messiah Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery, Symphonic Band Concert, and Student Honors Recital. 
Find art events here, music events here and theatre events here   
Discover Your Swedish Roots
April 1 & 2
Sponsored by the McPherson County Old Mill Museum
Call (785) 227-3595 for more information.  

Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery
Ongoing-April 23rd119th Annual Midwest Art Exhibitions
painting by Elaine Lierly Jones
Jim Richardson Exhibit 
ongoing-July 31
Jim Richardson assembled the exhibit from his visual story about the future of Scotland's moorlands for National Geographic Magazine in its May 2017 issue, which pops up on newsstands and in mailboxes in April. 

The show will be on display at Small World Gallery
127 N. Main St. 

photo by Jim Richardson


April13 & 23
Lindsborg Bibliotek
111 S. Main St.
4:00 p.m.
Makers Street Artwalk
April 14
5:00-8:00 p.m.

Downtown studios, galleries and businesses host Makers Street Artwalk every 2nd Friday of the month.
 The public is invited into the studios not only to view the art work, but also to discuss the work with the participating artists involved. 

Chestnut Studios


Swedish Friendship Group & Coffee
Every Friday
10:30 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
Annual Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt

April 15
Swensson Park, 400 block of N. Main St.

Brown Bag Lunch with the Prez!

Meet with Dr. William Jones, President of Bethany College, April 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church, 402 N. First St.
Bring a brown bag lunch!

Dr. William Jones

Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction Exhibition & Live Auction

April 19-28
Consignment Art Exhibition

April 29
Raymer Society Live Art Auction
Trinity United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St.
1:30 p.m. 

Lester Raymer print

Fish Fry

April 28
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Senior Center,
116 S. Main St.
Freewill donation.

Chamber Music at the Sandzén Art Gallery
Dr. Lillian Green
April 30
2:00 p.m.
401 N. First St. 


Messiah Festival of the Arts: April 6-16, 2017

The Messiah Festival of the Arts proudly announces the major concert events and theme for its 2017 season. This year's Festival is titled "Connections: Embracing the Unexpected" and will feature a wide variety of art, music and theatrical events during the 10-day event beginning April 6 and continuing through Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

"Connections abound between music, art, and theatre," Conductor Mark Lucas says. "Great performances and great works of art require painstaking attention to detail and preparation, but there is also that moment when the artist is suddenly inspired. Often by something unexpected. And there are certainly connections in places where you might least expect them, for example the connection between jazz and Bach."

Lucas hopes that audiences will experience and embrace that connection at this year's Festival with events like the TAKE 6 concert, a Jazz Walk, and Improv Theatre Workshop, along-side the traditional Holy Week performances of Bach's "Passion According to St. Matthew," and Handel's "Messiah," both performed by the Bethany Oratorio Society at Presser Auditorium.

The Bethany Oratorio Society will perform its historic and rich performances of J.S. Bach's "Passion According to St. Matthew" on Good Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. and G.F. Handel's "Messiah" on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. The Bethany Oratorio Society has been performing Handel's "Messiah" continuously since 1882 and Bach's "Passion" since 1929. During Holy Week each year in Lindsborg, the more than 300 member community chorus and orchestra are joined by professional operatic guest soloists for the performances. Guest soloists this year include: Nola Richardson, soprano; Daniel Moody, alto-countertenor; Tyler Ray, tenor; and Brendan Fitzgerald, bass.

Tickets for each concert will go on sale January 2, 2017. They can be purchased online at www.messiahfestival.org or by calling the Messiah Festival office at (785) 227-8229, ext. 8235. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more for the Bach performance. For all ticketing information as well as a complete festival calendar, go to www.messiahfestival.org.

photo by Jim Turner of Turner Photography

TAKE 6 in Concert

Join us for a special concert performance by TAKE 6 this Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Ten-time Grammy winning vocal jazz group TAKE 6 will take the stage as the opening act of this year's Messiah Festival of the Arts. The a cappella group has roots in Gospel music and Jazz. They have performed around the world from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the White House and have been featured on television from PBS to Saturday Night Live.
All seats are reserved for this performance. Ticket prices are $45, $40, and $35.
You won't want to miss the group that Quincy Jones calls the "baddest vocal cats on the planet!"
To learn more about this music ensemble, please click here


The Landmark Concert Series presents the Lindsborg Jazz Walk

The Messiah Festival will partner with the Lindsborg Landmark Concert series when it opens its second season with the Lindsborg Jazz Walk. The Jazz Walk will take place on Friday, April 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in historic downtown Lindsborg and will feature celebrated Kansas City percussionists and Bethany graduate, Brandon Draper. 

The walk will begin in the evening and feature different styles of jazz at different locations on Main Street.  

From blues to world music, the audience will be treated to a wide variety of styles of jazz that complement the unique locations throughout the walk.  

Draper will bring widely acclaimed and talented friends to help create the unique experiences to each location. 

Instameet in Lindsborg with Jim Richardson

It's an Instameet in Lindsborg! Get prepared for your Kansas summer road trip and freshen up your photography skills. National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson will give a seminar on "The Secrets of iPhone Travel Photography." 

He will talk about what makes good iPhone travel photos and then turn you loose in Lindsborg.

Sponsored by Kansas Travel and Tourism on April 15th at 12:00 p.m. at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center

photo by Jim Richardson

Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters Open Now

Bodenhamer Family
In a freshly rehabilitated historic space at 113 N. Main Street, Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters is built on Rick Bodenhamer's 16 years in retail outdoor equipment and clothing, as well as the couple's personal commitment to outdoor recreation.

"For two years we've been actively planning on relocating to Lindsborg and opening the store," said Bodenhamer. "Now it's here and it's fun to see it all coming together."

Bodenhamer said the store focuses on "the essentials to go enjoy the outdoors" - camping, hiking, and traveling, either locally or abroad.  Already in stock are well-known brands of equipment and clothing for men and women, with more being added weekly.  By year's end, the Bodenhamers hope to offer several lines of shoes for outdoor recreation.

Hours are Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m./Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m./Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m./Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lindsborg in Bloom

Lindsborg in Bloom, a send-up of the 1960s and a celebration of spring, takes wing April 29th. 

In a day-long event, Lindsborg invites everyone to groove to the pop culture colors and sounds of an era that gave new life in its own way. 

"We'll have food, music and costumes - and plenty for families to see and do," said one of the organizers, Liz Lahodny. "It's like a spring flower. Every Lindsborg in Bloom is fresh."

The event will be in situated in locations across town between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Activity maps will be offered by Lindsborg merchants. There is no admission charge.

For event and travel information, call or stop by the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 104 E. Lincoln, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456.   Ph: (785) 227-TOUR (8687) or Toll free: (888) 227-2227.   E: cvbdir@lindsborgcity.org  W: www.visitlindsborg.com  

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April 1: Promenade for SVHS Prom 2017

Apr 1-2: Swedish Genealogy Workshop at McPherson County Old Mill Museum

Apr 2:  Kansas Dialogue meets in Lindsborg at the J.O. Sundstrom Center

Apr 6-8:  Large antique auto club meeting in Lindsborg with overnights

Apr 6-16:  Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of Arts and  Music www.messiahfestival.org 

Apr 7: Landmark Concert Series Jazz Walk/M Dreier

Apr 9: Performance by Take Six/Palm Sunday

Apr 14: Performance of Bach’s “Passion”

April 14: Makers Street 2nd Friday Art Walk

Apr 15: State Travel and Tourism "Instameet" on photography at J.O. Sundstrom

Apr 16: Performance of Handel’s “Messiah”/Easter

Apr 29: Lindsborg In Bloom, a celebration of the '60s

Apr 29: Raymer Society/Red Barn Studio consignment auction@Trinity Church

May 6-7: Millfest at McPherson County Old Mill

May 6-7: Kansas Sampler Festival/Lindsborg goes to Winfield

May 6:  City-Wide Garage Sale

May 12: Makers Street 2nd Friday Art Walk

May 13: SVHS graduation ceremony at Presser Hall

May 14: Mothers Day

May 21: Bethany College baccalaureate and commencement

May 29: Memorial Day 

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