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live music

Live music will run from 11:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday, October 14th
on the southeast corner of the Square.


This year's featured act is Haymakers, playing from 3:30PM-5:00PM.
Haymakers  is a non-traditional blues,  bluegrass, folk, Americana, jam-band  which incorporates harmonica along with guitar, a mando-section, and an upright bass. Playing traditional and original music,  Haymakers originates from Wichita, Kansas.  The band will host a Meet & Greet session immediately following their performance until 5:30PM. 

The Holladay Sisters will get the party started & play from 11:15AM-12:15PM.
Sisters Mindi Estes & Nikki Jacobs are long-time Yates Center residents and have been singing & performing together since childhood. They sing a blend of music, consisting of Country & Classic Rock. 

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Steve Coffman & Friends will keep the party going from 1:00PM-3:00PM.
Vocalist & guitarist Steve Coffman is a native of Yates Center and will once again treat his hometown to his musical talents. He will be joined this year by Terry "DIVINE 9" Wallace, a drummer that plays in multiple bands in NW Arkansas, most notably "1Hundred Proof." Joey Evans is a native of nearby Humboldt, KS, and is a skilled guitarist & harmonica player. The trio will treat the crowd to a mix of Folk, Blues, & Rock.

HayFest is an annual festival held on the Historic Yates Center Town Square in Yates Center, Kansas. This annual Fall Festival was re-branded to HayFest in 2022 to pay homage to our long-standing title as "Prairie Hay Capital of the World" and honor the agricultural heritage of Kansas. The festival features hay bale art, food trucks, live music, kids' games, family-friendly activities, a haunted house, a beer garden, and more!

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