With the long weekend finally upon us, we’ve got a featured list of events for you to enjoy with your friends and family, courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate. It’s live music galore and so much more from concerts and shows to events that remind us all what Memorial Day is really about.
Kansas City Events May 27 – 30
Journey & The Doobie Brothers
Saturday, May 28
Ticket Prices Vary, Starting at $29
Journey and The Doobie Brothers have joined forces to bring the “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour to the Sprint Center this Saturday night. Bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound,” the bands are sure to put on an incredible show along with special guest Dave Mason. Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since. VH1 named the group one of the top 100 artists of all time. The Doobie Brothers have been playing roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. It’s a concert you won’t want to miss.
1407 Grand Blvd.,
Kansas City, MO 64105
Matilda the Musical
May 26 – 27
Thursday & Friday 8 p.m.
2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
Ticket Prices Vary, Starting at $15
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for Starlight Theatre, so bring the kids to see TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, Matilda the Musical, during its Broadway National Tour. With shows on Friday and Saturday night, it’s a magical performance that will dazzle all ages. The winner of 50 international honors, including four Tony Awards, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has thrilled sold-out audiences of all ages with witty lyrics, powerful new music and an enchanting story.
4600 Starlight Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64132
Westport Roots Festival
May 27 – 29
Friday Pre Party Reception: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday Festival: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday Roots Recover Brunch & More Bands: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Festival General Admission: $25 in advance
3 Day Package: $50
For even more music, check out the Westport Roots Festival with events going on all weekend at The Westport Saloon. With an incredibly diverse line up this year, you can expect to hear a variety of sounds and genres including a mix of your favorite Ameripolitan, Muddy Roots and Little Class artists along with an eclectic mix of national, regional and local throwback acts from the 80’s to the early 00’s that represent the evolving “roots” scene of the time. Starting with a pre party and reception on Friday, the full festival kicks off on Saturday, with a hangover brunch and solo artists performing throughout the day on Sunday. Tickets are available online in advance.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Memorial Day Weekend Honoring Those Who Served
May 27 – 30
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Museum Admission FREE for Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel
Half-Price for General Public
Spend your Memorial Day weekend at The National WWI Museum and Memorial. As the commemoration of the Centennial of World War I continues, the National World War I Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during Memorial Day weekend. Admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, while admission for the general public is half-price all weekend. The Museum will also be offering a variety of events during throughout the weekend including a helicopter and vehicle display, story time, a ruck march, a pancake breakfast, a free public ceremony on Memorial Day featuring former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Kansas City native General (Ret.) Richard Myers, and more.
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial,
100 W. 26th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City Symphony’s Bank of America Celebration at the Station
Sunday, May 29
1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
After spending the morning at the Liberty Memorial, head to Union Station for the 14th annual Kansas City Symphony’s Bank of America Celebration at the Station. With activities starting at 1 p.m., this free event includes food trucks, pre-concert entertainment and the Lee Jeans Family Celebration Zone. Special guests include KC’s own jazz legends Bobby Watson and Kevin Mahogany, plus the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Airlifter Brass Ensemble. The Kansas City Symphony will then take the stage for an outdoor concert of patriotic favorites at 8 p.m., followed by the city’s largest fireworks display over the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
30 W Pershing Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64108
We hope you have an enjoyable and memorable Memorial Day weekend. To find out about more going on around the area to keep you busy during the long weekend, check here.
If you’re considering buying or selling a home in the upcoming summer months, head over to our real estate site to find out more.