West Side Folk

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Montage of Spring 2004 Performers

Your help makes these concerts possible!

West Side Folk works because of its volunteers and supporters. Bringing the world's best folk, celtic and bluegrass music to Lawrence, Kansas is an expensive and risky undertaking. West Side Folk has no paid staff, tries to keep expenses low, and relies heavily on volunteers. Your financial and volunteer support are crucial!  Here's how you can help:
  • Volunteer

    We especially need help in these areas: CD/Ticket sales and artist hospitality at shows, people to put up posters, skilled computer graphic artists to design posters, people with excellent ears and electronic aptitude to be trained to help run sound, and strong people to help set up and take down sound equipment. If you can help in one of more of these ways, please contact Jim Kurtz at or call 816-444-9013.

  • Buy Season Tickets

    Your season ticket purchases help build our finances and, when you share tickets with friends and clients, you help build the folk music audience.

  • Make a tax-deductible financial contribution

    Even with volunteer help, your financial contributions are critical. They make it possible to book the best artists even though that often entails the risk of considerable financial losses. They also make it possible to improve our sound system and to better promote folk music to a wider audience.

    West Side Folk is a not-for-profit corporation qualified under 501(c)(3) of the federal tax laws, making contributions to West Side Folk tax deductible. Please send your check to West Side Folk, c/o McWilliams, 3026 Longhorn Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049, and indicate that it is a contribution. Thanks!

  • Wear a West Side Folk T-Shirt or cap, or use a West Side Folk mug
    WSF t-shirt Support West Side Folk and advertise your support of folk music in general with a T-shirt, cap, mug, or other item emblazoned with one of our logos. Available in a range of styles, colors, sizes at www.cafepress.com/westsidefolk.
  • Thank our sponsors

    Let our sponsors (Mass Street Music, Kansas Public Radio, and The Merc! know how much you appreciate their support of live folk music in Kansas, and West Side Folk in particular.

  • Thank our volunteers

    Let our volunteers know how much you appreciate all their hard work to make these concerts happen.

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