River Festival concert acts announced

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Wichita, Kan. -- The Wichita River Festival has announced what musical acts will perform at this year's festival concerts.

Country artist Jerrod Nieman, who was born in Harper and raised in Liberal will headline the Coleman Country Concert on May 31. Chuck Wicks will be his opening act.

On June 1, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will take the stage. Jett is known for her hits "I Love Rock and Roll" and "Bad Reputation."

Grandmaster Flash will DJ the Wet & Wild Neon Dance Party on Wednesday, June 4. The pioneering DJ brought hip-hop and rap to the mainstream as the front man of The Furious Five and their 1982 hit "The Message."

R&B/Blues artist Kelly Hunt will perform during Cajun festivities on Kennedy Plaza on June 5.

On June 6 on the Waterwalk Stage, the eighties rock group the Romantics will perform their hits "Talking in Your Sleep" and "What I Like About You."

Saturday night, June 7, the Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ On the River concert brings Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg to rock downtown Wichita with their critically-acclaimed roadshow tribute to America’s punk heroes, The Ramones. Austin-based blues/funk soul act Black Joe Lewis will open the show.

A number of local and regional acts will perform throughout the festival. For more information, visit Wichitariverfest.com

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