Wingnuts Concert Gives Back to Community
If you love having a great time and giving back to the community, you’re in luck. With the Wichita Wingnuts Community Benefit Concert, you have the opportunity to jam to your favorite country music and donate to local nonprofits at the same time! Hosting the event for the second year in a row, the Wingnuts will promote two local bands and dozens of local nonprofits this year.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 4:30-11 p.m. at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. According to the Wichita Wingnuts' owner, Nate Robertson, last year's benefit concert was a tremendous success.
"The response from the community was great. It was amazing to see all the partnerships forged throughout our great city to make last year’s event such a success on all fronts," Robertson said. "From the standing-room-only crowds that came out to see The Band Perry and Logan Mize at the concert, and the Kansas Stars games during the NBC World Series, to the economic impact on numerous local businesses, and of course all the funds raised to help all of our great non-profit partners from throughout the area. It was an event that’s been talked about non-stop since last year, and I get the sense that people are even more fired up for year 2."
Featuring performances by country music giant Billy Currington and Chris Janson as well as local groups Bryson Michael & The Free Nation and Adam Capps Band, the event is sure to be a ton of fun!
"This is a great way to engage the community because the concert benefits 50 local nonprofits. It is just one way we are hoping to put $1 million back into the community this year," Robertson said.
With 50 partnered nonprofit organizations, the Community Benefit Concert will benefit The Alzheimer’s Association, Carpenter Place, Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Wesley Children’s Foundation, the Wichita Scottish Rite and North High School and many more.
Each partnered organization will have 100 tickets to sell, which are priced at $40 each. Fifty percent of proceeds generated through each ticket sale will go back to the organization that sold the ticket. This will benefit the Wichita community in a big way, with a potential $2,000 dollar gain for each organization. Partnered organizations also have the opportunity to host their very own game night, selling 1,000 tickets at $10 each. To view a full list of partnered organizations and contact information to purchase tickets, visit the Wichita Wingnuts website.
"We want to make Wichita a place where people want to come. We believe in this because it’s the right thing to do and everybody in our city and surrounding area wins," Robertson said.
Wichita Wingnuts Community Benefit Concert
About the Wingnuts
The Wichita Wingnuts have been Wichita’s professional baseball team since 2008. In the past ten years, the Wingnuts have received several outstanding achievements, including a 2010 American Association Organization of the Year award, 2010 Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Award Winner for Local Sports Team of the Year, Central Division Championship 2011-2014, American Association Championship, and South Division Championship 2015-2016. The Wichita Wingnuts bring our city an affordable, family-friendly form of entertainment that runs all summer.
The Wichita Wingnuts will kick off the 2017 season with a home game versus the Laredo Lemurs at 7:05 p.m. on May 18. Learn more.