Baldwin City Birthday Bash

Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 6:00 pm

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6:00 pm

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Celebrate Baldwin City's 151st birthday in Sullivan Square, with free and fantastic live music, food trucks, beer, and family friendly fun with fireworks at 10pm to finish the evening. Commemorative Baldwin City items for sale, plus freebies for kids of all ages.

6pm: Food and beer sale begins

7pm: Tigirlily

8:30pm: Celebrated Nashville songwriters Danny Wells, David Malloy, Frank Myers, and Jimmy Nichols. Hear the stories behind some of the greatest songs ever to come from Nashville, and listen to the songwriters' performances of well-known songs.

10pm: Fireworks

Jimmy Nichols, Frank Meyers, David Malloy, and Danny Wells are bringing a wealth of Nashville talent to downtown Baldwin City! Ya'll really don't want to miss this one. Come hear the writers behind an incredible number of big hits.

Danny Wells wrote Check Yes or No (recorded by George Strait), These Days (Rascal Flatts), Couldn't Last a Moment (Collin Raye), among other well-known songs.

Jimmy Nichols has played and sang on over 40 top ten and number one hits, and has made recordings with artists as varied as Reba, Faith, Tim McGraw, Elton John, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood, just to name a few.

David Malloy produced and co-wrote huge hits for Eddie Rabbitt, and also had huge success with artists like Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, and Rosanne Cash. His production of You & I with Eddie and Crystal Gayle not only became one of the biggest country hits of all time, but held the top position of BMI's most played singles of all time.

Frank J. Meyers was a guitarist with Eddy Raven for 9 years, and Marie Osmond for 4 years. He and Gary Baker co-wrote Once Upon a Lifetime, sung by Alabama, and I Swear, recorded by John Michael Montgomery. He also co-wrote I'm Already There (Lonestar), My Front Porch Looking In (Lonestar), and Tomorrow (Chris Young). He’s had 12 number ones and 20 top tens and is a 2021 Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Nominee.


Location:
Sullivan Square
Owned and maintained by the City of Baldwin City, this multi-use town square is home to a stage, a large green space, a splash pad, and a multi-purpose building with restrooms and a concession stand. This facility may be rented or reserved by contacting the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.
710 High Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006