The Topeka Blues Society (TBS) annually presents the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, scheduled every 4th of July at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, in Topeka.   Opening ceremonies begin at approximately 11:00 a.m., and music continues until dark.  The festival ends with a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the sky, sponsored by Capitol Federal Savings and Loan. 

Attendees may bring shade tents (there will be a designated area), coolers/food, blankets and chairs. There are Food Trucks and Arts & Crafts vendors near the festival area.

Please, for safety reasons, NO GRILLS are allowed in the festival area.

This festival is not free to produce, but through community support and donations, the Topeka Blues Society is able to offer free admission to all attendees of the Blues Festival, thereby exposing the blues to a large audience on Independence Day.  A donation will allow us to continue to bring quality, nationally recognized Blues bands to this festival, inspire continued growth for the Spirit of Kansas celebration, and generate additional commerce for area businesses.  The festival has shown much growth, and it gets bigger and better each year.     

We need your support.  Would you please consider donating your dollars to help us with the Annual Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival?  Follow this link to make a donation:

We sincerely thank you for your consideration.