Free downtown Lawrence country music concert, pep rally to highlight Homecoming Week activities at KU

A concert and pep rally in downtown Lawrence will be among the largest celebrations during the University of Kansas’ Homecoming festivities next week.

KU has announced that it and partners are hosting the “Rock Chalk Block Party” at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 as part of the university’s homecoming celebrations. The block party will feature a free concert by country artist Chris Lane, and also will include games and a pep rally in downtown Lawrence.

KU’s homecoming football game is set for 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 against Iowa State.

In addition to the downtown concert and pep rally, the KU Alumni Association is hosting an on-campus homecoming celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the plaza area at the Kansas Union, featuring free treats and other activities.

KU will host a homecoming week kick-off celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union that will feature a performance by the KU Spirit Squad and other guests.


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