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12 Must-Attend Summer Concerts in Kansas City (2019)



Starting June 21, the best time of year begins: concert season, of course! As Kansas City venues prepare their green rooms and stages, now’s your chance to run through your favorite artist’s discography, request time off work, and give your ears a pep talk before pelting them with power chords and power vocals. Here are some of 2019’s hottest summer concerts in Kansas City.

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Bad Company & The Cars Tribute Bands

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Knuckleheads (Kansas City, MO)
Details: Throw down a crisp Alexander Hamilton ($10) for a ticket to see Just What I Need and Rock Steady, hometown tribute bands of The Cars and Bad Company, respectively. The Cars plus covers of old-school classics – just the perfect way to start a summer. Visit the Knuckleheads events page for more details or to purchase tickets.

The Head and the Heart

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, MO)
Details: With the release of their recent album, indie-folk darlings The Head and the Heart make a stop at the Starlight in KC right after the Fourth of July. Tickets begin at $35 and can be ordered through the Starlight Theatre website.

98 Degrees

Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City Live! Block (Power and Light District)
Details: Sponsored by Kansas City’s Mix 93.3, the Coors Light Block Party concert series welcomes nineties pop quartet 98 Degrees to the KCPL District. Say, “I Do” to buying your tickets, which begin at just $20, on Facebook. (If you’re a big Nick Lachey fan, upgrade to Club 150 tickets to watch him sweat from a private viewing area over the stage.)

KC Summer Soul Fest

Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Grandview Amphitheater (Grandview, MO)
Details: The outdoor pavilion at the new Grandview Amphitheater comes to life on July 14, as Soul artists Frankie Beverly, Sir Charles Jones, Bishop Bullwinkle, and other talents take the stage. Ticket prices begin at $48. For more details, visit the KC Summer Soul Fest concert’s Facebook page.

Reggae Music & Jerk Festival

Date: July 19-20
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Island Spice Lawn (Westport KC, MO)
Details: Friends of Reggae International partners up with Island Spice Caribbean Restaurant, and together they pull out all the stops for their 16th annual Reggae Music & Jerk Festival. Become a weekend Rastafarian and chow down on some dry-rub ribs without straying too far from your backyard. General admission is $20 at the gate or $15 if pre-ordered. Visit for more details.

Billy Bob Thornton & The Box Masters

Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Knuckleheads (Kansas City, MO)
Details: He’s been a Texas high-school football coach, a disabled man from Arkansas with an affinity for pataters, and an assassin whose career path led him to Fargo, North Dakota. This July, Billy Bob Thornton becomes, well, Billy Bob Thornton, the lead singer of The Boxmasters, whose tour lands them on the Knuckleheads stage in Kansas City. Tickets for this concert start at $27.50.

Tenacious D

Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, MO)
Details: JB and KG are back for a summer tour to promote their “Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto” animated film. That’s good news for all Missouri fans of self-proclaimed Greatest Band in the World, as they’ll be belting out their comedic yet surprisingly sophisticated tunes at the Starlight Theatre in July. Catch the overweight Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel lookalikes for $45 by visiting

Ted Nugent

Date: Friday, August 2
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Ameristar Hotel & Casino (Kansas City, MO)
Details: Five decades as one of America’s most recognized guitarists, the Nugent and his snakeskin cowboy hat will spend the evening of August 2 entertaining you. Smash the piggy bank and pay $60 for tickets to Ted Nugent at the Kansas City Ameristar Casino.

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: To be determined
Location: One Block South (Overland Park, KS)
Details: Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 25th Anniversary Baby Got Back Tour – do you feel as old as I do? – concludes with a stop at Overland Park’s One Block South venue. “Get it goin’ like a turbo ‘Vette” by keeping track of ticket sales at


Date: Friday, August 16
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Missouri State Fairgrounds (Sedalia, MO)
Details: The nostalgic hits keep coming this summer, as Foreigner heads to the Grandstand Stage at this year’s Missouri State Fair. Do you want to know what love is? Pay $25 and one of America’s best-selling arena rock bands will pull at your heartstrings.

Weird Al

Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, MO)
Details: Comedy albums aren’t supposed to be critical hits that make it atop the Billboard charts. But when you’re Weird Al, anything is possible. He’s overcome weird looks, insurmountable odds, and that awkward hair from the eighties to become the quintessential comedy recording artist. Now you get to watch him shred that accordion when he visits Starlight Theatre in August. Buy your $45 tickets online here.

Taking Back Sunday

Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City Live! Block (Power and Light District)
Details: From boyband-pop to alternative rock, the Coors Light Block Party at KC Live! comes full circle this summer. Presented by 96.5 The Buzz, this Kansas City concert features New York-based rockers Taking Back Sunday as they make their way across the country on their 20th Anniversary Tour. Interested? Just $15 allows you to watch Taking Back Sunday on a Friday.


About McCarthy Chevrolet of Lee’s Summit

These Kansas City tunes aren’t the only amazing things to experience this summer. As June gets closer, shop at McCarthy Chevrolet to grab some of the best new and used car deals in Lee’s Summit. With hundreds of 5-star reviews, we’re proud to be one of the most trusted Chevy dealers near Kansas City. Contact our Chevy sales team at 816-356-6610 to schedule a test drive, begin an auto finance application, or learn more about our summer Chevy specials. We’re located at 945 SE Oldham Parkway in Lee’s Summit, just a short drive from Kansas City, and offer impeccable auto service and great prices on used vehicles and new Chevy models.





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