Event Information
Kurt Friese Memorial Fundraiser
Featuring: Greg Brown, Dave Zollo, Awful Purdies, Slewgrass
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 7:00 PM
$15 - $75 + Fees (see below for more information)

Net proceeds from this event will be shared equally by Field to Family and Slow Food of the Heartland. Both are non-profits co-founded by Kurt Friese

6:30pm Doors

7:00pm Seating

Ticketing Details:

Zone 1 = $75 VIP – Reserved Seating

 - Limited Availability

 - Premium Seat in the First 3 Rows.

 - Pre-show reception with food prepared by former Devotay chef, Dan Knowles.


Zone 2 = $15 - $30 – Reserved Seating

 - $25 Advanced / $30 Day of Show

 - $15 Students (w/ Student I.D.)

Note: Student Tickets are not available on the day of the show.

Friends of the Englert could order tickets early!

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Englert please click here or contact the box office.


Event Pricing
Zone 1 VIP - Reserved Seating - $75.00
Zone 2 Day of Show - Reserved - $30.00

Ticket Selection
Ticket Availability

Kurt Michael Friese, chef, local food advocate and Johnson County Supervisor, was sadly taken from us in 2018. In order to honor Kurt and to carry forward his work and passions, we are presenting a memorial fundraiser in his name to benefit two local non-profits that Kurt co-founded. Those two groups are Field to Family and Slow Food Heartland. Kurt was also a huge fan of local music so we thought it would be fitting to have a benefit concert with local musicians providing the entertainment.

The benefit concert takes place at The Englert Theatre on Wednesday, Sept 18 at 7 pm. Performing artists are Greg Brown, Awful Purdies, Dave Zollo and Slewgrass. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 day of show and $15 student (advance only). A limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for $75 that include a gallery reception at 5:30 pm with heavy appetizers and beverages sourced from local producers and prepared by former Devotay Chef Dan Knowles.