SHOWS & FESTIVALS

FESTIVALS

Festival of Butterflies, July 31-Aug. 2 and Aug. 7-9, Powell Gardens. PowellGardens.org

Heart of America Hot Dog Festival, Aug. 1, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.HOAHotDogFestival.com

Paint the Night Street Fair, Aug. 1, Park Place. ParkPlaceLeawood.com

Atchison County Fair, Aug. 4-8, Atchison. AtchisonKansas.net

BBQ & Fly-In on the River, Aug. 14-15, Excelsior Springs. BBQOnTheRiverContest.com

Sly’s Rock the Block, Aug. 15, Union Station. KCParks.org

Ethnic Enrichment Festival, Aug. 21-23, Swope Park. KCParks.org

Parkville Days, Aug. 21-23, English Landing Park. ParkvilleMo.org

BaconFest, Aug. 22, Ameristar. BaconFestKC.com

Buffalo Bill Days, Aug. 22-23, Leavenworth. BuffaloBillFestival.com

Chippendales, Aug. 22, Ameristar. Ameristar.com

KC Aviation Expo & Airshow, Aug. 22-23, Charles B. Wheeler Airport. KCAirshow.com

Tiblow Days, Aug. 27-29, Downtown Bonner Springs. BSEdwChamber.org

Roots Festival, Aug. 28-29, Paola Park Square. RootsFestival.org

Jazz in the Roses, Aug. 30, Loose Park Rose Garden. KansasCityRoseSociety.org

Kansas City Irish Fest, Sept. 4-6, Crown Center. KCIrishFest.com

Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival, Sept. 4-7, Independence Square. SantaCaliGon.com

Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Sept. 5-Oct. 18, Bonner Springs. KCRenFest.com


THEATER

“The Addams Family,” July 16-Sept. 20, New Theatre Restaurant. NewTheatre.com

“Forbidden Broadway,” July 16-Aug. 30, Chestnut Fine Arts Center. ChestnutFineArts.com

“Mary Poppins,” July 24-Aug. 1, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

“Equus,” July 31-Aug. 15, Barn Players. TheBarnPlayers.org

“Seussical,” Aug. 7-9, Gladstone Theatre in the Park. GladstoneTIP.com

“Wouldn’t It be Loverly?” Aug. 13-30, Musical Theatre Heritage. MTHKC.com

“Bye Bye Birdie,” Aug. 20-22, Paradise Park. SummitTheatreGroup.com

“A Prairie Home Companion,” Aug. 22, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Disney on Ice, “Frozen,” Aug. 26-31, Sprint Center. SprintCenter.com

“The Oldest Boy,” Aug. 26-Sept. 20, Unicorn Theatre. UnicornTheatre.org

“A Murder Foretold,” Sept. 4-Oct. 24, Mystery Train. KCMysteryTrain.com


COMEDY

Hypnotist Thom Kaz, Aug. 15, VooDoo. VoodooKC.com

Kevin Hart, Aug. 22, Sprint Center. SprintCenter.com

 

VISUAL ART

“Tides & Trade Winds,” Aug. 7-Sept. 25, Buttonwood Art Space.ButtonwoodArtSpace.com

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC/DANCE

Wichita Grand Opera, “Turandot,” Aug. 30, Yardley Hall. JCCC.edu/TheSeries

 

SPORTS

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race, Aug. 8, Snow Creek Ski Area. RuggedRaces.com

Rivalry Run, Aug. 15, Power & Light District. TheRivalryRun.org

Kansas City Chiefs exhibitions vs. Seattle, Aug. 21, vs. Tennessee, Aug. 28, Arrowhead.KCChiefs.com

United States Modified Touring Series plus USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods & Grand Nationals, Aug. 21, Lakeside Speedway. LakesideSpeedway.net

Wipeout Run, Aug. 29, Kansas Speedway. WipeoutRun.com

Heartland Heat Triathlon, Sept. 5, Tiffany Hills Park. KCParks.org


MUSIC

Clint Black, Aug. 7, Ameristar. Ameristar.com

Dave Koz, Aug. 7, Music Hall. Ticketmaster.com

Fireworks, Aug. 7, Jackpot Music Hall. Ticketmaster.com

Shania Twain, Aug. 7, Sprint Center. SprintCenter.com

Charli XCX and Bleachers with Børns, Aug. 8, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Chase Rice with Brian Davis, Aug. 8, Kearney Amphitheater. KearneyAmphitheater.com

10 Years with Nonpoint and the Family Ruin, Aug. 11, Granada. TheGranada.com

Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla, Aug. 11, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Trevor Hall, Aug. 11, Riot Room. TheRiotRoom.com

Idina Menzel, Aug. 12, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Jerrod Niemann, Aug. 13, Kansas City Live PowerAndLightDistrict.com

My Morning Jacket with Hippo Campus, Aug. 13, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Paul Thorn, Aug. 14-16, Knuckleheads. KnuckleheadsHonkyTonk.com

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Aug. 14, Uptown. UptownTheater.com

Boz Scaggs with Booker T., Aug. 15, Uptown. UptownTheater.com

KMFDM with Chant and Inertia, Aug. 16, Granada. TheGranada.com

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band with Lou Ann Barton, Aug. 17, Knuckleheads. KnuckleheadsHonkyTonk.com

Buzz Under the Stars featuring Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon, Aug. 19, KC Live PowerAndLightDistrict.com

Fifth Harmony with Common Kings, Natalie La Rose and Bea Miller, Aug. 20, Uptown.UptownTheater.com

Logan Mize, Aug. 20, Kansas City Live PowerAndLightDistrict.com

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, Aug. 21, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Foo Fighters with Royal Blood, Aug. 21, Sprint Center. SprintCenter.com

Lady Antebellum, Aug. 21, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. CricketWirelessAmp.com

Danielle Nicole, Aug. 22, Knuckleheads. KnuckleheadsHonkyTonk.com

Levee Town with Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band, Aug. 22, Kearney Amphitheater. KearneyAmphitheater.com

Spirit of KC Fest featuring Samantha Fish, the Rainmakers and more, Aug. 22, Crossroads KC. CrossroadsKC.com

Incubus & Deftones with Death From Above 1979 and the Bots, Aug. 23, Starlight Theatre. KCStarlight.com

Hot Country Nights TBA, Aug. 27, Kansas City Live PowerAndLightDistrict.com

The Psychedelic Furs with the Church, Aug. 27, CrossroadsKC. CrossroadsKC.com

Slightly Stoopid, Aug. 28, Crossroads KC. CrossroadsKC.com

Little Big Town with David Nail and Ashley Monroe, Aug. 29, Starlight Theatre.KCStarlight.com

Parmalee with State Line Drive, Aug. 29, Kearney Amphitheater.KearneyAmphitheater.com

Boston with Blue Oyster Cult and Shooting Star, Aug. 30, Starlight Theatre.KCStarlight.com

Gwar with Butcher Babies and Battlecross, Aug. 30, Granada. TheGranada.com

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