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(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG Wichita, operators of INTRUST Bank Arena and organizers of Wichita Ribfest, are set to host thousands of guests in the downtown area this week. Two concerts will take place at INTRUST Bank Arena and the 3rd Annual Wichita Ribfest, a 3-day barbeque and music festival, will take place in City Lot D just east of the arena.

“We’re anticipating hosting more than 25,000 guests in downtown Wichita this week,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager. “It’s exciting to have such a variety of live events going on in our community, this week truly offers something for everyone. We have a great staff within SMG Wichita, who without their hard work and dedication, this week wouldn’t be possible. We also have a great community who continues to support local events and entertainment.”

The Soundtrack of Summer Tour with Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder kicks off the busy week on Wednesday, May 14 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The concert marks the first stop on this tour and tickets range from $39.50 to $95.50. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

The 3rd Annual Wichita Ribfest fires back up Friday, May 16 and runs through Sunday, May 18. The festival takes place in City Lot D at 777 E. Waterman, just east of INTRUST Bank Arena. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. each day and admission wristbands are just $5 and grant you access for all three days. Guests can enjoy $2 lunch admission Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., courtesy of Go Wichita. Military personnel with ID can enjoy buy one get one free admission on Saturday, and on Sunday, admission will be free to guests with a 2014 Riverfest button. Wichita Ribfest is an outdoor festival featuring award-winning barbeque and live music. Full festival details and schedules can be found online at

Brantley Gilbert brings his Let it Ride Tour to INTRUST Bank Arena Saturday, May 17 with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. Tickets still available are priced at $29.75 and $37. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Brantley Gilbert ticket holders get in free to Wichita Ribfest on Saturday, May 17 and can enjoy the Let it Ride Tour Pre-Party with Brian Davis and Timmy Jonas & the Whiskey Militia beginning at 3:00 p.m.


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