Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival


2023 Tentative Entertainment Schedule

 * Schedule is subject to change

Master of Ceremonies is Mr. Clarence Small of KCK NAACP 

Saturday, April 15th

11:00 Sheriff's Department - Honor Guard "Presentation of the Colors" - Captain Michael Kroening

11:05 a.m. Shawn and Gloria Derritt vocals "The Star-Spangled Banner" & "America the Beautiful"  

11:30 a.m. Hvartski Obicaj - Croatian String Orchestra 

11:55 Mavka Ukranian Dancers - Kristina Levich

12:10 a.m. Kolograd - Balkan & East European Trio- Jim Baric

12:35 p.m. KCKCC Dedication, Jerry Pope, V.P. of Academic Services 

Mayor Tyrone Garner Dedication - Unified Government Proclamation!

Why This Year's Festival is Special & the Legends of Diversity Awards to Rose Marie Mendez and Brian Patrick - Curtis V. Smith, Ph.D. Coordinator WyCo Ethnic Festival

1:05 Nartan Dancers - Ritu Daga

1:40 p.m. Tez and Tam Liturgical Spirituals - Cortez Liggins

2:10 p.m. Indonesian Dance Troupe - Marti Wilson  

2:25 p.m. HK Chinese Folk Dance - Hoi Kei Au

2:50 p.m. Rose Marie's Fiesta Mexicana - Rose Marie Mendez 

 3:20 p.m. S.V. Blautaler Schuhplatter - German Dancers - Cynthia Pearson 

3:50 p.m. Sabor a Peru - first performance - Cecilia Mosher

4:00 p.m. Driscoll Irish Dancers - Brigid Driscoll

4:30 p.m. Sabor a Peru - second performance - Cecilia Mosher

4:50 p.m. Laotian Dancers 

Sunday, April 16th

12:00 p.m. Deepa Realite Reggae Band 

The founders of the band are Gregory Blumasa Miller - on drums

and Kourage - lead vocals and guitar. 

Dave Green - bass, Aryana Nemati saxophone and vocals

Tommy Mills - guitar and Luciano Rivera - keyboards

Kara Walling Ford - on keys, and Leah Jael Becker -Ricketts on background vocals 

2 p.m.  Rizz Illuminated - eclectic world music 

2:30 p.m.  Thai Chi Fan Dance - Siew Lau

3:00 p.m. Middle Eastern Dance - Theresa Maze (Heart of America Arab Cultural Arts)  

3:30 p.m. Music and Dance from Columbia - Gustavo Restrepo

4:00 p.m. Kenyan Dancers 

Very special thanks to Dr. Ian Corbett of the KCKCC Audio Engineering Department and his students, Cameron Bishop, Ben Brown, Nicholas Brown, Sereena Burton, Patrick Johnson, Caitlyn Marshall, Quincey Murray, Juan Rios, Giancarlo Rojas, Joshua Rosson, Keenan Wagner, Mason Wallace, and Jaylen Ward.