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Johnny Winter Opens Free State Festival

J. Winter 

Texas blues-rock guitarist and singer Johnny Winter is in Lawrence tonight (WED) for a film screening and a concert at the Lawrence Arts Center as part of the Free State Festival. The evening begins with a screening of the new documentary film “Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty”...part of the commemoration of his 70th birthday this year. Winter and filmmaker Greg Oliver will be on hand to discuss the film. That will be followed by a free concert. Johnny Winter spoke with KPR's Tom Parkinson last week about his music and his long and legendary career. He talked about his early years as a working musician. Winter started performing with his brother Edgar before the age of 10. 

A screening of the film “Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty” will happen at 6:30 tonight (WED) at the Lawrence Arts Center followed by a free concert at 8:30. More information at


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