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The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival is a week-long multidisciplinary arts festival that brings the very best in film, music, art, and ideas to the Lawrence Cultural District each June. This year’s festival includes appearances by comedian and television star Maria Bamford, Radiolab founder and co-host Jad Abumrad, artist and activist Aurora Robson, and a free outdoor concert featuring hip-hop artists Public Enemy.  More announcements coming soon! Visit for a growing schedule of 2016 Festival concerts, films, performances, and events.  VIP passes and Film passes are on sale now!

Maria Bamford Had Abumrad Aurora Robson

Public Enemy


Full schedule, tickets and maps available at!



June 20
June 25
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Downtown Lawrence

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