Lied Center of Kansas announces its reopening for the 2021–22 season

JULY 6, 2021 — The Lied Center of Kansas has announced that it will open at full capacity for the 2021–22 season with some new performances in the lineup. A few highlights of the season include Grammy Award-winning artists, like Rosanne CashAmerica–50th Anniversary Tour, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, as well the Broadway hits BEAUTIFUL–The Carole King Musical, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and much more. The Lied Center will also continue presenting its Folk, Chamber Music and Just Friends Jazz Series’ performances.

The first event of the season is September 17, and it will mark the first in-person Lied Series performance in the venue since February 2020. During the pandemic, the Lied Center continued to fulfill its mission of sharing performing arts experiences with the community by offering dozens of free virtual programs and more than twenty outdoor pop-up performances.

“We are beyond ecstatic to be able to welcome the community back to your Lied Center of Kansas! Thank you so much to the Friends of the Lied for supporting us throughout the last 16 months. We look forward to once again experiencing the transformative power of the performing arts in a communal setting with all of you,” commented Lied Center Executive Director Derek Kwan.

Tickets for shows in the 2021–22 season are on sale now to Friends of the Lied and can be purchased at the Ticket Office or by phone. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 19 at 9 a.m. and will be available at the Ticket Office, by phone and online at Those interested in becoming a Friend of the Lied to enjoy advance ticket sales and discounts, while supporting the arts in the Lawrence community, can visit or call 785-864-2788 to learn more.

In accordance with the CDC’s recommendations and KU’s updated health and safety guidelines, it is strongly encouraged for patrons who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask inside the Lied Center to protect themselves and others.

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Betsy Ostrander
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Lied Center of Kansas