Summer’s almost here, and concert season is coming along with it. Whether you’re a fan of pop stars, country music, hip-hop, or classic rock ‘n’ roll, the Kansas City area has something on the docket that you’re sure to enjoy. Here’s a list of the 10 best Kansas City concerts that promise to please.
- Barenaked Ladies, KT Tunstall, and Better Than Ezra – June 2 at the Starlight Theatre. Fans of the 90s alternative scene will remember the Barenaked Ladies (“One Week“) and Better Than Ezra (“Good“), key components of the relaxed-rock style that dominated the decade. They’ll be accompanied by brilliant Scottish solo artist KT Tunstall. Yes, the Starlight is primed to rock old-school come June. (Tickets: $25-95.)
- Boyz II Men – June 21 at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Just like 90s alternative fans will want to be at the Starlight, classic R&B aficionados won’t want to miss this. Boyz II Men (“End Of The Road“) bring their iconic style to Arvest Bank as the headliner for Rock the Ribbon III, a fundraising concert for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sway to their greatest hits and raise money for cancer research in one unforgettable evening. (Tickets: $38.50-$150.)
- Ke$ha and Macklemore – June 26 at Sprint Center. A pair of powerhouse talents, Ke$ha (“TiK ToK“) and Macklemore (“Thrift Shop“) are teaming up for a nine-week tour. In late June, they’ll be in KC, tearing the roof off the Sprint Center. (Tickets: $30.50-$100.50.)
- Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling – July 6 at the Starlight Theatre. Evanescence (“Bring Me To Life“) blew up the music scene in the early 2000s; Lindsey Stirling (“Crystallize“) is a violin maestro who mixes in dubstep beats and astonishing choreography to create a show that you’d have never imagined possible. If you want to see a pair of powerhouse women on stage, you can’t beat this Kansas City concert. (Tickets: $39.50-$135.)
- Styx, Tesla, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – July 10 at the Starlight Theatre. Classic rock, ahoy! If you’ve never lost your ability to groove, come see some of the old heroes of rock ‘n’ roll who can still bring the thunder. (Tickets: $29.50-$149.)
- Kenny Chesney – July 14 at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans of Kenny Chesney (“The Good Stuff“) go to his concerts knowing what they’re going to get: songs about good friends, sunshine, and memories. It’s enough to fill football stadiums with audiences singing along to every lyric, and you can be a part of the Chesney love this summer. (Tickets available here.)
- Imagine Dragons and Grace VanderWaal – July 14 at Sprint Center. If country’s not your thing, head over to the Sprint Center on July 14 and jam along with Imagine Dragons (“Radioactive“), a band working to save the modern rock scene. And check out fourteen-year-old wunderkind Grace VanderWaal (“I Don’t Know My Name“) as the co-headliner. (Tickets available here.)
- Travis Tritt – August 15 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. There’s nothing quite like a Missouri fair and some good country music, especially with a star on the level of Travis Tritt (“Love of a Woman“) leading the way. The Fairgrounds will certainly be alive all night. (Tickets: $30-50.)
- Wyclef Jean – August 24 at CrossroadsKC. One of the pre-eminent rap superstars of the 90s, as a member of the Fugees, Wyclef Jean (“Gone Till November“) eventually went solo and has continued his success into 2018. Still touring, he comes to Crossroads with Blackalicious this August to keep hip-hop alive in KC. (Tickets: $28-76.50.)
- Taylor Swift – September 8 at Arrowhead Stadium. This is just a public service announcement letting everyone know Taylor Swift is coming to KC. You don’t need convincing: it’s Taylor Swift. (Ticket pricing available here.)
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