From acoustic jam sessions at the local coffee shop to professional productions at the historic McPherson Opera House, there is no shortage of live entertainment in McPherson. Enjoy a summer evening at Concerts for a Cause, an outdoor event highlighting local talent and non-profit organizations. Become entranced by bagpipers at the annual McPherson Festival of Cultures. Dance under the stars at the All Schools Day street dance.
The presence of two liberal arts colleges offering degrees in the performing arts solidifies the overall availability of diverse repertoire and performances in McPherson. Students develop musicianship and leadership skills at McPherson College by participating in ensembles, musical theatre, Broadway musical revues and specialized tours. Students attending Central Christian College are taught practical skills and encouraged to utilize their knowledge toward a life of service. Both colleges offer concerts, public performances and student recitals.