Friday Night Sound Bites

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Live music + food trucks = Friday Night Sound Bites

Starting April 28, the Lenexa Public Market’s Friday Night Sound Bites series is coming back for the outdoor season! Join us for free, live music and rotating, local food trucks on the patio every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. April 28-October 27 on the Lower Commons. 

Food and drinks are available for purchase from the Public Market merchants and guest food trucks outside. Patio seating is available, but we encourage BYOC—bring your own chair.

Outside alcohol is not allowed. You may purchase alcoholic beverages from Public Market merchants.

No tickets necessary. Come and go or stay until close. Grab a friend, get some grub and groove into the weekend.

Upcoming acts

Each of the following events will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Watch for special themed Sound Bites, starting with our first event of the season. 

Friday, April 28 (Utepils celebration)
Band: Post Clarity
Food truck: The Corndog Company 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner)

Say cheers to outdoor beers with us on April 28! Utepils is a Norwegian term for enjoying a first beer outdoors each spring. Celebrate the return of warmer weather and our live music series with samples from local craft breweries, our beer'd and mustache contest and more during the first Friday Night Sound Bites of 2023.

Friday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo celebration with Made in KC)
Band: TBD  
Food truck: TBD 

We are partnering with Made in KC and Underground Homies for a Cinco de Mayo-themed Friday Night Sound Bites!

Be entertained with live music (band to be announced soon), shop handcrafted products all made from Hispanic/Latina owned businesses, and try specialty dishes from guest food truck(s) (to be announced soon), and Lenexa Public Market merchants.

Friday, May 12
Band: TBD  
Food truck: TBD 

Friday, May 19
Band: Just Add Water
Food truck: Irvzilla's Hawaiian Grill 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner)

Friday, May 26
Band: Ronni Ward Band
Food truck: A Taste of Soul by SAM 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) 

Friday, June 2
Band: The Butch Carson Band  
Food truck: Twisted Taters 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Shivers Ice House 6-10 p.m. (Dessert) 

Friday, June 9
Band: KC Groove Therapy  
Food truck: Eat Schmidt 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Tasty Unicorn 6-10 p.m. (Dessert)  

Friday, June 16
Band: Suburbans  
Food truck: Papa Scott's Street Eats 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Taste of Aloha 6-10 p.m. (Dessert)

Friday, June 23
Band: TBD  
Food truck: Bull Creek BBQ 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Pop's Sweet Shop 6-10 p.m. (Dessert) 

Friday, June 30
Band: Velvet Jackson 
Food truck: TC's Fully Loaded 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner) & Pineapple Dream Topeka 6-10 p.m. (Dessert)

Sponsorship opportunities 

Would you like to have your company name visible to the attendees at Friday Night Sound Bites? We have several sponsorship opportunities with affordable rates. Expected attendance of 600 to 1,200 people throughout the night.

Apply to be a sponsor

Interested in being one of our bands? 

The City of Lenexa is always looking for entertainers at:

  • Friday Night Sound Bites and other Public Market events 
  • Major festivals and events (various times throughout the year)
  • Lenexa Farmers Market

Learn more and apply to be a musician.