Outdoor music and events host local and nationally recognized talent
By Kady Cramer
Live Music at Red Bridge Shopping Center
Red Bridge Shopping Center presents its live music summer line up. Running varying Sundays and Thursdays May 28 – September 14, live music will be performed on the north side of the center, 11212 Holmes Rd. The series will include artists such as Midwestern roots rock artist Adam Stuber, and Nick Nave covering rock, pop, alternative and country songs. For a full list of times and performances, visit www.redbridgeshoppingcenter.com.
Grandview Amphitheater Events
Located at 13501 Byars Road, The Grandview Amphitheater’s Summer Events will include performances on June 23 and July 14. Gates open at 5 pm and shows will run from 6-8 pm. Concessions will be open. Blankets or lawn chairs encouraged.
Friday, June 23 the Amphitheater will host comedian Mike Bliss for a Comedy & Magic Show. Bliss is a comedian, magician and a pick-pocketer traveling from Branson, MO – having performed shows across the U.S. Bliss has also been featured on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. Admission is $5.
Friday, July 14 the Amphitheater will host guitarist Hunter Thomas Mounce, a Pleasant Hill, MO, native. Originally setting out to become a career firefighter, he found a love for guitar and songwriting. This took Hunter on a path to Nashville, TN where he is working simultaneously as a professional singer-songwriter and career firefighter. Since arriving in Nashville, Hunter has immersed himself into the Music City songwriter scene. Admissions is $10.
Check http://www.grandviewamp.com/ or the Grandview Amphitheater social media pages for updates including rain delay notices. For more information, contact Payton Pfanstiel at 816-316-4887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Live Music at Volleyball Beach
Volleyball Beach, 13104 Holmes Rd, showcases artists who perform original music on the party deck on Sunday nights throug
h June 11. Bands hit the stage from 4-7 pm and include Old No. 5’s and Nick Schnebelen. For more information, visit their VolleyballBeach website.
Summer Concert Series at Ward Parkway Center
Ward Parkway Center’s Restaurant Pavilion, 8800 State Line Rd., features its Summer Concert Series Friday and Saturday evenings from June 2 to September 16. Free and open to the public, the music starts at 7 pm highlighting a different local artist each night. Genres range from jazz groups such as the Little Big Band to contemporary folk due String Theory, from singer/songwriter Brooke Ramel to classic rock band Valentine & EuDaly. For a full list of performances, visit www.wardparkwaycenter.com/events.
The Restaurant Pavilion will also host a special appearance by AllegroKC String Quartet in Classical on the Lawn, Friday, May 26. Music will run from 6-7 pm.
Sunset Music Fest at Town Center Plaza
Advent Health presents Town Center Plaza’s Summer Concert Series on Thursdays, June 8 – 22 at 5000 W. 119th St. in Leawood, starting at 6 pm with live music beginning at 7 pm.
The line-up kicks off June 8 with Grammy-nominated blues artist Danielle Nicole including The Voice’s Casi Joy and Henry Conlon. June 15 features the Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars impersonator tribute band with Quite Frankly, and June 22 hosts Emmy award winning and Kansas Music Hall of Fame Celtic rock band The Elders with Michael Shaun Brown.
The free, family-friendly evening includes local treats and ice-cold beverages from Touring Taps. Free kids’ activities include face painting, balloon artists, and giant inflatable slides. Visit www.towncenterplaza.com for more information.
Make Music KC
Make Music Kansas City is a day of musical celebration on June 21 with concerts and workshops at venues and parks across the metro. The daylong free-for-all will feature performances in a variety of Kansas City venues such as the KC Zoo, Union Station, Crossroads Arts District, and City Market. Locally you can find The Oscar Polk Allstar Band performing “Live on the Drive”, 10901 Holmes Rd., from 5:30-8 pm.(Oscar Polk also performs every second Saturday at the Barrio in Red Bridge.) For a full list of performances and to learn more, visit www.makemusicday.org/kcmo.