Xclusive Events to Turn Commerce into Hopping Entertainment Area
Xclusive Events will turn Commerce Street, just South of INTRUST Bank Arena, into a hopping entertainment destination during the 2018 NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament from March 15 - 17, 2018. (See Map Below)
Plans currently include utilizing the Front Row Parking Lot as well as closing down Commerce Street and opening up its shops, venues, and art galleries as pop-up bars. There will be beer gardens, food trucks, shopping trucks, games for all ages, music and more. Each separate venue will have a different theme and feel.
Thanks to Xclusive’s special licensing and permitting, guests will be able to carry their drinks venue to venue throughout the festival area.
“We look forward to being a space for the community to come together in a district that is still developing, as well as a spot for travelers and visitors to get a taste of Wichita, ” Says Cody Lathrop, Xclusive Events co-owner. “We want to provide a quality experience, but not take ourselves to serious.”
With the tournament happening the same weekend as St. Patrick’s Day, Lathrop intends to make Commerce Street the place to be for Paddy’s day.
“It’s perfect, the area around the arena will be a buzz and Commerce Street already has those glowing emerald green lights. Might as well make it a St Patrick’s Day block party,” commented Lathrop