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Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

The Nace Brothers

November 30, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Led by fourth generation performers, David and Jimmy Nace this four-piece group’s musicianship and engaging stage presence has earned them appreciative audiences at concert halls, nightclubs and festivals in the Midwest and Southeast. Their warmth lies in the fact that Brothers David and Jimmy have been together over 32 years. Along with T.J. Erhardt (18 years) and newest addition, groovemaster Paul Greenlease on Bass, their music vibe is stronger than ever.

Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds

February 14, 2018


Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds will be in concert on Wednesday, February 14th, at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds going to the revitalization of the Colonial Fox Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seats before they are gone!

Chris Thomas King

April 21, 2018


Multi-talented Grammy Award-winning blues artist, producer, composer and actor, Chris Thomas King grew up among the finest blues musicians in the genre at his father’s famed Baton Rouge blues club, Tabby's Blues Box and at Heritage Hall. Chris began touring with artists like Buddy Guy and B. B. King in his teens. Initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop, Chris Thomas King reached a whole new audience with the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues

June 23, 2018


PSU & the Colonial Fox team up for the finale of the 2018 Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival. Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues out of the smoky caverns of Big John's and Pepper's Lounge and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, Corky reaches across the globe from different sides of the musical landscape, dissolving the walls between genre and people to take us to places we have never been before.

The Brimstone Coolers

August 11, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Lemuel Sheppard (saxaphone), Todd McGeorge (percussion), Tim McGeorge (rhythm guitar) and Joe Robinson (bass) bring their unique blend of blues, rock, reggae, funk and jazz to the stage. The Brimstone Coolers played the Southeast Kansas scene in the early 1990s and reunite after 23 years for this one-night-only concert.

Back to Broadway!

August 18, 2018

3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Experience downtown Pittsburg in a whole new way at the 2018 Back to Broadway Celebration!

The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation, in partnership with Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and Westar Energy, is hosting the Back to Broadway Celebration on August 18, 2018 in conjunction with move-in day for students at the new Block22 housing at 4th and Broadway.

This celebration involves the entire community of Pittsburg in welcoming new and returning PSU students and the Block22 student residents to Downtown Pittsburg by introducing them to the entertainment, shopping, restaurant and service options that their neighborhood and the city has to offer.

At the same time, this enables the Pittsburg to display the Colonial Fox Theatre and surrounding block as they were intended in the past and for the future – for enjoying live music, having great evenings with friends, and gathering as a city to celebrate the incredible revitalization of our downtown hub. 

Where will we be celebrating?

  • In the Theatre – LIVE MUSIC starting at 6:30 featuring two regional favorites – The Diana Louise Quartet and Jacob Tovar & the Saddle Tramps.  Tickets are only $5 for Block22 residents, their guests and other PSU students with a valid Student ID; $15 for everyone else. Because seating is limited, students may purchase their tickets now through July 31.  Tickets will be sold to the general public for $15 starting August 1 at colonialfox.org or by calling 620-235-0622.
  • On the Street – STREET FAIR from 3:00-5:30 for local businesses, restaurants, churches and food trucks. Introduce yourselves and your product to the students, their families, and the community. Booth spaces are $50 for businesses and restaurants, $75 for food trucks. No charge for churches.  Register for booth space at www.colonialfox.org/backtobroadway
  • In the Lot – BEER GARDEN - a shady tented spot next to the Colonial Fox from 3:00-9:30 for enjoying a drink before the shows or just day-drinking in the shade. A few good beers, wines, and a special cocktail will be available for purchase.            

We sincerely hope you will join us to celebrate this milestone for Downtown Pittsburg.

Friday Flix: Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 14, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Featuring the RKO Floor Show Shadow Cast!

Byron Berline Band

October 12, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Known as one of the most sought after session fiddlers, three-time National Fiddle Champion Byron Berline has been touted as “one of the most inventive fiddlers ever.” His skill, versatility and artistry are recognized by his peers, the press and audiences world-wide. Grammy nominee Byron Berline brings his band; Billy Perry, Thomas Trapp, Greg Burgess, Richard Sharp and Steve Short for an exciting evening of traditional bluegrass and Western swing.



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