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KC Events & Music Festivals Across the Metro

Step into the vibrant rhythm of Kansas City, where the music scene is flourishing like never before! Whether you're craving the pulsating energy of stadium concerts or the intimate vibes of local venues, Kansas City has something to offer every music enthusiast. Dive into the diverse sounds and experiences waiting to be discovered right in your own backyard, with a plethora of regional events lined up for 2024.



Bonner Springs: This summer, Bonner Springs is going to be the place to get your country music fix!  The Country Stampede Music Festival has relocated to Azura Amphitheater for the three-day music festival from June 27-29. Headline artists for each night have been announced and will include Jon Pardi, Riley Green and Chris Janson. Additional artists include Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Locash, Jackson Dean, Dillon Carmichael, Neon Union and Drew Green. Tickets are on sale now for the event.


In August, Bonner Springs will present the annual Tiblow Days Celebration with a line up of “new country/red dirt country” artists! Avery Stinnett, a regional country artist, will headline the Saturday, August 24 evening show with a host of other up-and-coming artists performing throughout the weekend of August 23 and 24. Visit www.TiblowDays.com for more information as it is released.


Leavenworth: Leavenworth is always awash in emerald for St. Patrick’s Day. Our celebration will begin a little early this year with events like the Legend of the Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt on March 16, a family-friendly romp through our historic downtown in search of hidden gold. On the actual day, everyone’s a little bit Irish at our 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which we like to cap off with a visit to one of our craft breweries. You might stop by 11worth Station BrewHouse to wish them a happy one-year anniversary, as they made their grand debut in 2023 after the 40th parade.


Meanwhile, the approach of spring means the return of the First City Film Festival, bringing a full slate of locally made features as well as international shorts, animation and documentaries to Leavenworth March 21-24. The arrival of a new season also gets us in the spirit for garden shows, Easter egg hunts, agritourism adventures and other outdoor pursuits. This spring break, you’ve got plenty of reasons to make a break for Leavenworth!


Lenexa: City Center Live! Presents Kansas City Ballet Second Company on Saturday, March 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall, Community Forum, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy. City Center Live is a free performing arts series featuring a variety of musical and small theatrical acts. It is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council. Grab a drink or bite to eat from the Lenexa Public Market and join us for the show featuring the Kansas City Ballet Second Company.  The KCB II is an emerging professionals program that gives extraordinarily talented young dancers a professional company experience as a prelude to their joining a professional company. For more information:  https://bit.ly/3UZJNy8


Liberty: Make Music Day is an international event held in more than 1,000 cities around the world on June 21, the Summer Solstice. Join the Liberty Arts Commission (www.makemusicliberty.org) for a day full of free, live music! You’ll hear music across Liberty, at venues you might not expect - like local businesses, parks, on the sidewalk in your neighborhood and more! Learn more about the event online here (www.makemusicliberty.org). A schedule of performances will be posted as the event day draws near. 


Merriam: Merriam Drive Live will be held on Saturday, October 5 in downtown Merriam, Kansas. Get ready to rock out at Merriam Drive Live! This year's lineup promises an unforgettable experience featuring local tribute bands paying homage to the classic rock legends who've shaped generations of musicians. Transforming downtown Merriam into a bustling street party, this street music festival offers not only sensational live performances on two stages but also a feast of delights from food trucks and adult beverages to family-friendly activities like face painting and balloon artistry. MDL 2024 guarantees a day filled with incredible music and endless fun for all attendees. Stay tuned for performer announcements - www.exploremerriam.com/events!


Olathe - Immerse yourself in the vibrant music scene of Olathe this March with Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery, a local gem offering a weekend escape filled with live tunes. Nestled in NE Kansas, Stone Pillar Vineyard is the place to be if you want to sip on some delicious wine and get your groove on.  Grab tickets for an affordable $5-$20 and immerse yourself in the local music scene. But the party doesn't end there – join the excitement at KC Wine Co for a one-of-a-kind night out with FREE music bingo events (21+). Imagine the thrill of bingo paired with the joy of music, creating an unforgettable experience. Check out KC Wine Co's upcoming events, tap your feet, mark your cards, and soak in the delightful atmosphere. Don't miss this seamless blend of music and festivities in Olathe this March!

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