musicians playing for a dance

Live Music

Perhaps the best-kept secret in Lawrence is that anyone can hear live folk music in a relaxed, personal environment for $8 or less several times a month. Live music is an essential component of contra culture and a way in which we support local musicians. Although most of our local dance music is Americana, contra dancers may find themselves moving to elements of Celtic, jazz, rock-and-roll, or techno. A change of pace brings delighted smiles, renewed energy and inspired moves! These unexpected twists are what keep the tradition fresh and innovative.

If you know a band that might like to perform at a Lawrence Contra Dance, let the board know via the Contact Us page and we’ll give them a listen.