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The Concert Truck

8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Tickets start at $25.

Individual Tickets

Impassioned by their love for music and belief in its emotional power, pianists Nick Luby and Susan Zhang converted a 16-foot box truck into a fully functioning mobile concert hall, complete with lights, sound system and piano. Their goal is to engage diverse communities and audiences nationwide with thoughtful, timely programming.

Community Performances

The Concert Truck also will perform several free outdoor concerts in Johnson County during the week of their MTC performance. The community concerts are free and open to the public; no reservations required.

  • JCCC Campus — Wed. May 8 | 12:30 p.m. | COM Plaza, on the west side of Haun Hill, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Meadowbrook Park — Thu. May 9 | 6 p.m. | On the Great Lawn, just outside the clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS 66207
  • Prairiefire — Sun. May 12 | 1 p.m. | Across from Pinstripes, 5661 W 135th St., Overland Park, KS 66223

The Concert Truck has toured the country, presenting concerts in city streets, music and arts festivals, schools, neighborhoods and parks ... anywhere you can park a truck. Nick, Susan and the Truck have been featured by Voice of America – VOA, Minnesota Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, WYPR Maryland and many local TV news stations, online publications and syndicates.

In addition to sharing original programming with local communities, The Concert Truck strengthens relationships between arts organizations and the communities they serve. In the Fall 2020 season, The Concert Truck partnered with The Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera, University of South Carolina, Southeastern Piano Festival and Dallas Symphony Orchestra to deliver great music to their local communities.

The Concert Truck also created an online children’s show in partnership with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival that has been presented to over 40,000 students in North Carolina schools. Other past presenters include Minnesota Public Radio and the Smithsonian.