JCCC plans St. Pat’s Day event


Posted by Bob Evans


                                                                        Johnson County Community College

                                                                            Midwest Trust Center Presents

                                                   We Banjo 3: Live from Ireland

                                                                              March 13, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

WHO:             Johnson County Community College’s Midwest Trust Center Presents

We Banjo 3, quartet of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who seamlessly converge the shared traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with a brilliant command of their banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion instruments. 

 WHAT:           We Banjo 3 hosts their next epic virtual experience, We Banjo 3: Live From Ireland. All four WB3 band members will be TOGETHER & PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE on March 13 – the first time since the pandemic shut down concerts exactly one year ago. Tune in for this special March show – streaming live, in real-time, from the stunning Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin.

                                “We Banjo 3, an Irish quartet transcending even the best superlatives.” – Huffington Post

“Musical genius” – Irish Music magazine

“Freshness and finesse bordering on magical.”  – Wall Street Journal

 #1 Billboard World Album Chart, #1 Billboard Album Chart, Bluegrass Album Chart.

 Listen to WB3’s just released recording of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” here.

 For more information about the program, please visit www.webanjo3.com. High-res photos with IDs can be found here .

WHEN:           Sat., March 13, 2021

                        4 p.m. CST

 TICKETS:      Ticket link: www.webanjo3.com  Each ticket purchase includes on-demand streaming access for 7 days post-event.


About Midwest Trust Center, Johnson County Community College

The Midwest Trust Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly growing county. The Midwest Trust Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50 events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Midwest Trust Center Presents, the annual series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.

 Johnson County Community College has accepted a $1,000,000 donation intended to provide an ongoing endowment to support the College’s Performing Arts Series. These funds will also provide scholarships for students studying creative arts at JCCC. As a feature of the donation, the Midwest Trust Center will in the future bear the name Midwest Trust Center, a local company founded by Brad Bergman. The donors Brad and Libby Bergman are long-time supporters of the College, having co-chaired the JCCC Foundation’s annual Some Enchanted Evening Gala – the largest single fundraising event for student scholarships. Brad has also served as Chair of the JCCC Foundation Board of Directors. The Bergmans have been consistent supporters of dozens of activities at JCCC. They have four children, each of whom has benefited from classes taught at the College. 

Since 2000, with the development of the Midwest Trust Center Arts Education program, the Midwest Trust Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The Midwest Trust Center Arts Education programs include school performances at the Midwest Trust Center, and engagement activities with artists performing in schools. Master classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops, and other opportunities for interaction with students happen throughout the year. The Midwest Trust Center Arts Education also offers support materials for programs, study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculum-building seminars for teachers in arts integration.

 The Midwest Trust Center Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of the Liberty Schools, and again in 2019, adding Kansas City Young Audiences, making it one of two cross-state Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. The Midwest Trust Center Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of Kansas.

 Please visit Midwest Trust Center for more information.


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