(WICHITA, Kan.) — On a Friday evening, it's not tough to find a local musician setting up for a show. Something that hasn't been deterred by a major venue now occupying a chunk of Wichita's downtown.
"They might come down and check out a big act down at the arena and maybe they might swing through Old Town and see some local musicians later that night."
Jared Brickman is the Executive Director for ROK ICT - an organization working to promote arts in Wichita. He says Intrust Bank Arena has not only turned people on to live music, but has even given local artists a bigger stage to play on.
"Just this past month they had the anniversary event where they invited a bunch of local musicians to come in and play. They had a really big turnout and that's a really great thing for the bands."