Kansas Cowboy Jubilee Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel and Hot Club of Cowtown
Kansas Cowboy Jubilee

7 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 | Yardley Hall

$28 - $44 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package

All-day celebration including FREE events starting at 11 a.m. (see details below)


"Lone Star State of Mind"


Hot Club of Cowtown and Asleep at the Wheel cap a full day of activity at the Kansas Cowboy Jubilee, which includes a free performance by the Quebe Sisters at 4:30 p.m. 

Asleep at the Wheel

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia, 46 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Asleep at the Wheel, now traveling as an eight-piece band, is bringing a fresh look and sound. Recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you'll be dancin' down the aisles and swingin' all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

Hot Club of Cowtown

You’d think a band from Austin, Texas, with the word “Cowtown” in its name spends its time off from touring herding cattle at a West Texas ranch, or maybe in Nashville writing songs about whiskey and loose women. Not the Hot Club of Cowtown. “We recently took a band vacation to the Gypsy Festival at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer,” says the band’s fiddler and vocalist, Elana James. The band also features Whit Smith, Hot Club’s guitar player, and vocalist and bass player Jake Erwin.

Kansas Cowboy Jubilee

Before the musicians rosin up their bows, a full day of free, family-friendly fun is on tap at JCCC. Starting at 11 a.m. and running until 4 p.m. in the Carlsen Center, you will find:

Kansas Studies Institute Guest Lecturers

  • Topics on Kansas history presented by university professors, Kansas historians, authors and Kansas ranchers.

Lobby Exhibits and Vendors

  • Exhibits include trick roping, cowboy art and sculpture, quilts, cowboy boots, hats and saddle displays, Flint Hills Discovery Center, ranch exhibits, steer roping, art activities for the kids and the Mahaffie Stagecoach. NEW this year: cowboy memorabilia for sale!

Performances and Audience Interaction – Polsky Theatre

  • Cowboy songwriting and sing-a-longs, barn dancing, trick roping, photo-to-canvas art and cowboy sculptures.
  • The day ends with a free performance by the Quebe Sisters, 4:30 p.m. in Polsky Theatre!

And if you work up an appetite, there will be a barbecue lunch for sale.

Kansas Cowboy Jubilee Daytime Events and Schedule

September 30, 2017

11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Free Events and Entertainment
Carlsen Center Lobby and Polsky Theatre

Kansas Studies Institute Guest Lecturers - Carlsen Center
Topics on Kansas history presented by university professors, Kansas historians, authors and Kansas ranchers.

Lobby Exhibits and Vendors
Exhibits including trick roping, cowboy art and sculpture, quilts, cowboy boots, hats and saddle displays, Flint Hills Discovery Center, ranch exhibits, steer roping, art activities for the kids, and the Mahaffie Stagecoach. NEW this year, cowboy memorabilia for sale!

Performances and Audience Interaction – Polsky Theatre
Cowboy songwriting and sing-a-longs, barn dancing, trick roping, photo to canvas and cowboy sculptures.

BBQ Lunch for sale

4:30-5:30 p.m. - Quebe Sisters FREE – Polsky Theatre

When the Quebe Sisters, from Texas, take a stage and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.

It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

Not surprisingly, the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) win standing ovations at just about every show.

7 p.m. - Tickets Available for Purchase to Hot Club of Cowtown and Asleep at the Wheel - Yardley Hall