FREE Summer Music Events & Outdoor Concerts

 

in Kansas City - 2013

 Have some fun at one of the many FREE outdoor concerts around Kansas City this summer.  Introduce your kids to some new music (or some old music that you love).  There's also kids shows with some much loved performers.  Grab your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

 

Special Event Concerts

 

Jingle Jam

May 25th & 26th at Crown Center

A HUGE 2-day music event for kids and families on Memorial Day Weekend!  Come dance, sing & play with the many performers and activity areas.

 

Celebration at the Station on Memorial Day

May 26th @ 8 pm at Union Station

Celebrate Memorial Day with the Kansas City Symphony as they start the summer off with a bang!  Bring chairs or a blanket and settle in for a wonderful concert, followed by fireworks over Liberty Memorial.

 

CITY OF OLATE

There's always a great line-up of entertainers at these concerts - and also crowds so arrive early!  Shows begin at 7 pm and are held at Frontier Park in Olathe (the "Pirate Ship park", as locals know it!).  Check the website for details.

June 7 – Sam Bush and Monsters ink

June 14 – Exile and Selby/Mills/LeMaire

June 28 – Mike Zito and Samantha Fish

July 19 – Mingo Fishtrap and The Band Of Heathens

July 26 – Liverpool

 

JCCC - LIGHT UP THE LAWN

Enjoy some great music at 8 pm (dusk) on the lawn outside of the Nerman Contemporary Museum of Art.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic (no alcohol, please) and enjoy the show!  See the website for more details

5/31 - Making Movies and Clairaudients

6/21 - The Latenight Callers and the Starhaven Rounders 

8/23 - Samantha Fish and Trampled Under Foot

 

LEE'S SUMMIT

Lee's Summit Concert Series will host concerts from a variety of artists at different venues around the city.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the fun!

 

Weekly Concerts

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

Overland Park Farmer's Market

Get your produce and hear some great music!  The farmer's market is held every Weds. throughout the summer with entertainment provided from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon at the Clock Tower Patio.  Music varies but includes jazz, kids, rock and more.  Check the Farmer's Market page to see who's playing this week.

 

THURSDAYS

 

Park Place - Leawood

Every Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, outdoor concerts are held in Barkely Square.  Music varies each week so take the opportunity to introduce your child to something new!  For a full schedule, visit their website.  Some family-friendly favorites include: 

 

Country Club Plaza - downtown Kansas City

Lots of music at the Plaza in the summer!  Concerts are held in one of 4 locations (their schedule let's you know which courtyard).  Thursday concerts are held from 5 - 8 pm.

 

Jazz on the Square - Zona Rosa

Enjoy many well-known Jazz performers from 7 pm - 9 pm every Thursday this summer at Town Square.  Bring a chair or blanket so you can chill for the evening.  Details have not yet been announced.

 

FRIDAYS

 

Country Club Plaza - downtown Kansas City

Lots of music at the Plaza in the summer!  Concerts are held in one of 4 locations (their schedule let's you know which courtyard).  On Fridays, enjoy music from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

 

Summer Concerts - Zona Rosa

Enjoy music from 6 pm - 9 pm at Town Square every Friday.  You'll enjoy local performers and a variety of music - country, celtic, blues, 80's, pop and more.  Schedule TBA

 

SATURDAYS

 

Country Club Plaza - downtown Kansas City

Lots of music at the Plaza in the summer!  Concerts are held in one of 4 locations (their schedule let's you know which courtyard).  On Saturdays, enjoy music from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

 

Tribute Bands - Zona Rosa

Hear your favorite rock music on Saturdays from 6 pm - 9 pm at Town Square.  Each week, Zona Rosa pays tribute to a classic rock band or singer.  Schedule TBA

 

SUNDAYS

 

Music in the Park - Blue Springs

Sunday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, you can enjoy some great music - country, blues, classic rock and pop - in Rotary Park at Railroad Lake.  Bring your chairs and check the schedule to see who's playing each week.

 

Santa Fe Commons Park - Overland Park

Enjoy a free concert on a Sunday evening (7 - 8:30 pm) during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs or even dinner and enjoy the music.  Many local bands and performers are featured so check the schedule for some of your favorites!

 

Country Club Plaza - downtown Kansas City

Lots of music at the Plaza in the summer!  Concerts are held in one of 4 locations (their schedule let's you know which courtyard).  On Sundays, enjoy music from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm.

 


SUMMER READING   ---   MOVIES   ---   CRAFTS & NATURE PROGRAMS  --- 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS   ---   FUN DAY TRIPS