Wine, Art and Concert July 27 In Downtown Fort Scott

Stroll the Historic Downtown Main Street, enjoy some art and country music this Friday.

Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll,

Art Walk and Blane Howard Concert

 Historic downtown Fort Scott will be bustling the night of Friday, July 27, with the crowd at the second Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll, Art Walk and Blane Howard concert. Main Street will be closed at 3:30 p.m. to foot traffic only between 1st and 2nd Streets so participants can safely enjoy the event.

The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. and features a variety of events to appeal to a broad audience and all ages. The art walk, coordinated by the BCAC, is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the works displayed by area artists and the sounds of local musicians.

For participants age 21 years and older, the wine stroll will feature 1.5-ounce samplings of wines from several Kansas wineries and vineyards. Cost for the wine stroll is $25 and includes a commemorative wine glass and logoed reusable wine bag for purchases. A valid ID is required at check-in located outside of 119 S Main. Only paid participants with a valid wristband are allowed to sample alcohol.

New to the stroll this year are two distilleries, TJ’s Brew & Microdistillery and Ornery Brothers Distilling, plus Fossil Springs Winery and Get Drizzled, a wine drizzle used for food toppings. Returning for the second year are Aubrey Vineyards, Flustered Blonde Vineyards, Smoky Hill Vineyards and Vogel Family Vineyards. Wine vendors will have unopened bottles of wine for sale. According to Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations, distilleries may only offer product samples. Patrons may purchase food from Sam and Louie’s Food Truck.

Topping off the night, country music sensation Blane Howard will have folks dancing at Liberty Theatre beginning at 8:30 p.m. Howard recently signed a big recording contract so this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy him perform locally. Tickets for the Blane Howard concert are $35 each.

Patrons can save $10 if they purchase both the wine stroll and concert tickets for $50. Tickets are available online at

The Mercy Health Foundation Board is excited to host this event once again as an opportunity for people to enjoy the history and revitalization of our lovely Main Street,” said Tina Rockhold, Mercy Health Foundation executive director. “We are grateful for the collaboration with the City of Fort Scott, the Bourbon County Arts Council (BCAC), Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Union State Bank, the local liquor stores, and APS Staffing to make the event possible.”

All proceeds from the Hit the Bricks event will help Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott, a nonprofit 501(C)3 corporation, purchase a new transport ambulance. Cost for the ambulance is $80,000.

To learn more about the Mercy Health Foundation or make a donation visit or call 620-223-8094.

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