Arts And Entertainment

Dramatic. Toe-tapping. Exhilarating. Heart-pounding. Let us entertain you.

Live music downtown

E 4th Ave

The Fourth and Live Concert Series presented by the Caney Community Betterment Group is a four-part series taking place on Fourth Street in historical downtown Caney on the fourth Friday of each of the scheduled months from May to August. It features both regional and national acts and a variety of vendors set up streetside.

Live theatre and dance

205 E Madison Ave

Bowlus Fine Arts Center is a state-of-the-art performance venue bringing you entertainment with the best leg room in Kansas. It also houses a fine arts education center allowing for exploration in the fields of the visual, musical and dramatic arts as well as productions put on by a local symphony, a barbershop quartet and the Iola Community Theatre.

Historic venue

113 S Main

Located in beautiful downtown Fort Scott, the Liberty Theatre hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including live concerts, weddings, receptions and conferences. You’ll find everything from rock to country to an Elton John performer at this historic venue. And don’t miss the outdoor summer concert series on the patio!

Try your luck at Kansas Crossing Casino

1275 S US-69

Enjoy a Vegas style gaming experience at Kansas Crossing Casino, complete with dozens of slots in denominations from a penny to $10, multiple table games, regular special prize promotions and players’ rewards club bonuses.

The stylishly appointed Hampton Inn hotel offers 123 guest rooms and suites.

Two Brothers Mining Co. restaurant offers delicious casual to upscale fare, and Bronco Bar is the perfect spot to meet friends or catch a game.

The property also hosts multiple live entertainment events, from top names in country music to rock cover bands, comedians and MMA fights.

Celebrate renowned playwrights

1057 W College Ave

The William Inge Theater Festival is unique in the world. It is the official state theater festival of Kansas, and it is dedicated to celebrating playwrights.

The Inge Festival began four decades ago out of love and recognition of native son and playwright William Inge. The three-day festival includes many participatory theater workshops, panel conversations and performance events for folks of all ages and experience levels.

Year-round programs as well as periodic arts events are also held at the William Inge Center.

Region’s premier destination for fine arts

1711 S Homer St

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is the region’s premier destination for the fine and performing arts, located on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

Art, music, theatre, dance – it has it all! Since opening, the center has hosted tens of thousands of audience members for memorable performances from national tours of Broadway shows, VIP lecturers, concerts, plays and more.

View Gordon Park’ works

2108 Horton St
620-223-2700 ext. 5850

The Gordon Parks Museum honors the life and work of Fort Scott native Gordon Parks, internationally known photographer, filmmaker, writer and musician. The museum uses Parks’ remarkable life story to teach about artistic creativity, cultural awareness and the role of diversity in our lives. The museum houses Parks’ awards, personal photos and cameras, paintings, books, clothing and more.

Catch a flick in Southeast Kansas

302 E. Main St. • (620) 431-4167 •
Located in the Katy Park area, this four-auditorium theater features Treat Yourself Tuesday, matinees, retro movies, 3-D films, concessions, sensory-friendly films and more. Chanute Roxy 4 Cinema.

1614 Industrial Rd. • (620) 342-3400 •
If you like comfort, look no further. You can find reclining seats, a clean atmosphere, affordable concessions and the latest movies at Emporia Flint Hills 8 Cinemas.

224 W. 18th St. • (620) 223-0033 •
Home of the $8 movie experience and $4 matinee Monday through Friday all summer. Concessions available. For a safe, affordable and friendly place of entertainment, visit Fort Cinema.

121 W. Laurel St. • (620) 577-2178 •
Find a modern, multiscreen theater featuring mainstream and 3-D films, comfortable reclining eats and delicious seasoned popcorn at Independence Cinemas.

1802 East St. • (620) 365-2255 •
Book your tickets online for the latest movies. Concessions available at this family-owned multiscreen theater. B&B Iola Sterling Six Cinemas.

210 N. 17th St. • (620) 421-4240 •
Parsons Theatre is a multiscreen facilty featuring 3-D films, delicious concessions, comfortable seating, gift certificates and more.

202 Centennial Dr. • (620) 232-2256 •
Discount Tuesdays, refillable popcorn buckets, food and drinks mobile ordering at your local AMC CLASSIC Pittsburg 8.

116 S. Chautauqua St. • (620) 725-5403 •
This is the only theater in the U.S. in a town the size of Sedan operated by an all-volunteer staff showing up-to-date movies and is completely non-profit. Concessions available at the historic Gregg Theatre.