By Maggie Dunning
Staff Reporter

The Tallgrass Express String Band will be playing at Southwestern College on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Jeff  Hanson, member of the Kansas Native Plan Society said “This concert was made possible by an anonymous donation to pay the band and the concert hall.”

Hanson is a member of the Kansas Native Plant Society, an organization that encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas.

KNPS is sponsoring the Tallgrass Express String Band concert.

KNPS is also participating in events held during the Annual Wildflower Weekend.

AWW is a weekend filled with events meants for the public to learn about Kansas native plants. AWW is held every fall and always in a different city in Kansas.

AWW is Sept. 21-23 in Winfield this year. “The reason Winfield was chosen to be the host of AWW this year was because we had never been to that part of the country before so it seemed like a good place to have it,” said Hanson.

AWW kicks off with the concert this Firday. The Tallgrass Express String Band doesn’t travel to college campuses often. Usually faculty from Kansas colleges comes to where the band is playing to watch them preform.

Annie Wilson, member of the Kansas Native Plant Society, said “The Tallgrass Express String Band plays about 25-30 concerts a year.” The band will only be in town this Friday at Southwestern College’s Richardson performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

To get information about the band you can look up the bands website at For more information about KNPS you can visit their web page at

Maggie Dunning is a freshman majoring in mass communication. You email her at