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Blake Shelton Brings "Friends and Heroes" 2020 Headlining Run to INTRUST Bank Arena March 11
October 16, 2019

Country music superstar Blake Shelton championed his friends and heroes this year more than ever, from sharing singles to sharing stages – and he’s not done yet! 

INTRUST Bank Arena Debuts Fan Friendly Pricing on Select Concession Items in Celebration of 10 Year Anniversary
October 3, 2019

INTRUST Bank Arena announced today the debut of fan friendly pricing on select concession items. The new initiative is part of the Arena’s plans to celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary throughout 2020.

Wichita State Returns Downtown December 14 to Take on Oklahoma
September 27, 2019

Wichita State and INTRUST Bank Arena announced ticket prices and on sale dates for the Shockers' annual downtown game, scheduled for 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 14,  against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Monster Jam Returns for an Action-Packed Weekend of Family Fun Racing Through Wichita From February 22-23
September 17, 2019
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Wichita for another high-octane weekend featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement at INTRUST Bank Arena on February 22 & 23.
Jason Aldean Brings 2020 We Back Tour to INTRUST Bank Arena February 15
September 16, 2019

Reigning ACM "Artist of the Decade" Jason Aldean announced details today for his 2020 WE BACK TOUR.

Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour Including Show at INTRUST Bank Arena on November 2
August 21, 2019
Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA is postponing the remainder of its "50th Anniversary Tour" due to lead singer Randy Owen's ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's All-New Show Brings Back the Phenomenon That Started It All - "Christmas Eve and Other Stories"
August 19, 2019
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 back to Wichita! Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances.
Alabama Recruits The Beach Boys for 50th Anniversary Tour Concert Stop at INTRUST Bank Arena November 2
August 12, 2019
Seven-time multi-platinum selling band and the most decorated country music group in history ALABAMA has added yet another arena performance to its extensive "50th Anniversary Tour." Band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen have tapped very special friends The Beach Boys to join them for a "once-in-a-lifetime" concert on Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. / CT at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
SMG Announces Hiring of Two Security Officers
July 23, 2019
The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena is excited to announce the hiring of two new security officers. Joseph Ratliff and Derrick Wren both began in their new roles in June.
INTRUST Bank Arena Annouces Award Winners from Fifth Annual Wingapalooza
July 20, 2019

SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the results of Wingapalooza 2019. The fifth year event, which was held today, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at INTRUST Bank Arena, hosted a crowd of more than 1,300 guests on the arena’s floor and showcased the culinary flare of 17 local restaurants and chefs.

SMG Welcomes Brent Lackey as Director of Event Services at INTRUST Bank Arena
July 11, 2019
The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena is excited to announce the hiring of Brent Lackey as Director of Event Services. Brent began in his new role on June 29.
SMG Announces Promotion of Heath Adams to Senior Manager of Technology at INTRUST Bank Arena
June 27, 2019
INTRUST Bank Arena, an SMG managed facility, is excited to announce that Heath Adams has been promoted from Information Technology Manager to Senior Manager of Technology, a newly created position.
Godsmack Extends 2019 Summer Tour with Halestorm Including Stop at INTRUST Bank Arena on September 25
June 24, 2019
GODSMACK will extend their in-progress world tour with additional dates taking the band into the fall. The new shows, with Halestorm supporting, kick off September 20 in Green Bay, WI and wrap October 18 in Tulsa, OK. Tickets for the fall shows go on sale Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM (local time).
Guns N' Roses Bring Their Unstoppable Not In This Lifetime Tour to INTRUST Bank Arena October 7
June 17, 2019
Guns N’ Roses is bringing their outrageously successful Not In This Lifetime Tour back to the U.S this fall – and for the first time in 2019.
SMG Announces Promotion and New Hire Within Operations Department
June 6, 2019
INTRUST Bank Arena, an SMG managed facility, is excited to announce the promotion of Parker Tanner and hiring of Don McCormick, both within the operations department.
George Strait Selects Wichita for Rare Concert Appearance on January 24
May 6, 2019

Musical icon George Strait will once again take the stage at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait To Oz, an exclusive one night engagement. The King of Country’s January concert is the first show announced for INTRUST Bank Arena’s 10th Anniversary Concert Series in 2020, a celebration that will feature multiple artists and events throughout the year to commemorate the Arena’s 10th Anniversary. Visit Wichita Presents Strait To Oz will be one of Strait’s rare live performances in 2020. 

Meryl Loop Named to IAVM's 30 Under 30 Class
April 30, 2019
Meryl Loop, SMG Guest Experience Manager for INTRUST Bank Arena, has been named to the 2019 30 UNDER 30 class by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation. In its fifth year, this program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue industry professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership.
Put Your Hair in the Air with Trolls LIVE! in Wichita The Disco-Ball Dropping Dance Party with Poppy, Branch and All Their Trolls Friends Take Over INTRUST Bank Arena January 3-5
April 23, 2019

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit INTRUST Bank Arena January 3-5 for four Trolls-tastic performances. Tickets go on sale May 3, 2019 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 855-755-SEAT (7328) or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Wingapalooza Returns for Fifth Year on July 20
April 22, 2019
SMG Wichita and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the fifth annual Wingapalooza scheduled for Saturday, July 20 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The one-of-a-kind event will again feature Wichita-area restaurants and chefs showcasing their best wings.
Miranda Lambert Brings Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour to INTRUST Bank Arena October 26
April 5, 2019
Two-time GRAMMY Award-winner and reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert returns to the road this fall on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019 – and she’s bringing a heavyweight roster of female powerhouses along for the ride.
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