Purple Power Play On Poyntz Kicks Off Thursday

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State University students, alumni, fans and members of the community will fill the streets of Downtown Manhattan Thursday and Friday night to cheer on their favorite Wildcat teams during Purple Power Play On Poyntz.

A record 100 vendors will line Poyntz Avenue selling food and K-State products.

The two-day event is held prior to the first home Kansas State Wildcat football game

Purple Power Play on Poyntz has become one of the largest events in Northeast Kansas with over 20,000 people attending the event over the two days. The event has grown to include an inflatable carnival, a pyrotechnics display, and a diverse group of vendors.

EVENTS:

Thursday, August 30
Willie the Wildcat available for photos, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in Center Court of Manhattan Town Center.
Capitol Federal Savings Inflatable Carnival, 6:00-8:30 pm at 500 block of Poyntz Avenue. Free Admission.

Plaza Stage:
6:00 –6:20 MHS Pops Choir
6:30-6:50 Bates Dance Studio
7:00 – 7:45 Greg Coffey with The Funk Tribe
8:10 pm K-State Pep Rally featuring Head Football Coach Bill Snyder, Coach Brad Hill from K-State Baseball, the K-State Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie the Wildcat!

Friday, August 31
Willie the Wildcat available for photos, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in Center Court of Manhattan Town Center.
Capitol Federal Savings Inflatable Carnival, 6:00-8:30 pm at 500 block of Poyntz Avenue. Free Admission.

Plaza Stage:
6:00 –6:20 K-State Tap Dance Ensemble
6:30 -7:45 Jared Daniels Band
8:10 pm K-State Pep Rally featuring Coach Bruce Weber from K-State Men's Basketball & Coach Deb Patterson from K-State Women's Basketball, K-State Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Classy Cats, Willie the Wildcat!

Sundown Intrust Bank Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display

*Performance times are subject to change


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